By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise claimed in a recent email that Republicans are in danger of losing the House because the GOP’s base – grassroots conservative voters like you and me – aren’t giving establishment Republican politicians like him enough money.

In Trump’s analysis, the latest North Korean verbal assault was an obvious prelude to cancelling the summit, and the necessary counter was to cancel before they did, putting his adversary in the weaker position of having to ask him to come back to the table.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy's speech to a room full of leaders of conservative organizations fell flat because everyone in the room knows the problems of abortion and internet and social media censorship of conservatives – they want to know what Congress, and particularly the House Republican Conference, of which Kevin McCarthy is leader, is going to do about it.

Democrats are renowned for saying anything to coax the overly emotional to vote them back in office. Juan Williams could be right – Trump is motivating liberals like never before; when push comes to shove, however, are American voters really going to buy what they’re selling?

Exactly when Stefan Halper began his work spying on the Trump campaign, his contacts with campaign officials, to whom he reported and what information he gathered remains unknown, but one thing is clear; the first target of Halper’s spying was not Donald Trump, it was Obama administration critic LTG Mike Flynn and it began two years before Trump announced his campaign for President.

We’ve said many times that we think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired, but his latest round of tone deaf pronouncements ought to be the final straw for the President and Attorney General.

American political leaders change every two, four or six years but cultural changes seem to evolve more slowly. We all hope we can reach a day where wearing a hat or a T-shirt in public won’t earn us scorn and intimidation from the intolerant left – but here’s thinking it won’t come anytime soon.

CHQ Exclusives

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise claimed in a recent email that Republicans are in danger of losing the House because the GOP’s base – grassroots conservative voters like you and me – aren’t giving establishment Republican politicians like him enough money.

In Trump’s analysis, the latest North Korean verbal assault was an obvious prelude to cancelling the summit, and the necessary counter was to cancel before they did, putting his adversary in the weaker position of having to ask him to come back to the table.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy's speech to a room full of leaders of conservative organizations fell flat because everyone in the room knows the problems of abortion and internet and social media censorship of conservatives – they want to know what Congress, and particularly the House Republican Conference, of which Kevin McCarthy is leader, is going to do about it.

Democrats are renowned for saying anything to coax the overly emotional to vote them back in office. Juan Williams could be right – Trump is motivating liberals like never before; when push comes to shove, however, are American voters really going to buy what they’re selling?

Exactly when Stefan Halper began his work spying on the Trump campaign, his contacts with campaign officials, to whom he reported and what information he gathered remains unknown, but one thing is clear; the first target of Halper’s spying was not Donald Trump, it was Obama administration critic LTG Mike Flynn and it began two years before Trump announced his campaign for President.

We’ve said many times that we think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired, but his latest round of tone deaf pronouncements ought to be the final straw for the President and Attorney General.

American political leaders change every two, four or six years but cultural changes seem to evolve more slowly. We all hope we can reach a day where wearing a hat or a T-shirt in public won’t earn us scorn and intimidation from the intolerant left – but here’s thinking it won’t come anytime soon.

The Farm Bill that failed in a humiliating defeat last week for RINO Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, was about a lot of things, but it was almost nothing about farming, or at least farming as the 98 percent of Americans who are not engaged in farming or ranching understand the term.

Tennessee’s establishment Republican Gov. Bill Haslam will allow a bill to prohibit sanctuary cities in the Volunteer State to become law without his signature. And his handpicked successor megamillionaire Randy Boyd is equally weak on illegal immigration having given at least $250,000 to Far Left La Raza affiliated organizations.

If rumors circulated there was a “coup” in the works involving Mitch McConnell, conservatives wouldn’t require much prodding to flock to the insurgents’ banner. One way or another Republicans need new congressional leaders – a factor that would play well in this year’s elections.

The Republican establishment would like to make the contest for Speaker out to be a race between liberal Nancy Pelosi and RINO Kevin McCarthy – two decidedly non-conservative Californians – but that is hardly the case with over 100 conservative leaders urging principled limited government constitutional conservative Jim Jordan to run.

The U.S. is at war in Yemen. Special Forces are on the ground in Saudi Arabia, while Washington is providing Riyadh’s military with munitions, targeting assistance, and aerial refueling. All to bomb a nation whose people have done nothing against Americans.

Front Page Headlines

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    U.S. threats to crush Iran and North Korea may yet work, but as of now neither Tehran nor Pyongyang appears to be intimidated. Where, then, are we headed? Surely, a partial, verifiable nuclear disarmament of North Korea is preferable to war on the peninsula. And, surely, a new nuclear deal with Iran with restrictions on missiles is preferable to war in the Gulf. Again, we cannot make the perfect the enemy of the good.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Any deal with Kim must have a serious payoff to be worth the price. Ideally, that would be North Korea’s complete denuclearization, but at a minimum it must involve the verified dismantling of North Korea's ballistic missile program. Those weapons are the means by which Kim could strike the U.S. homeland. Any deal that sustains those weapons would be disastrous for the long-term security of the U.S.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    What started in late 2015 with promise ended in panic, with British sources for the alleged Trump-Russia collusion going silent or mysteriously disappearing. A few days after Trump’s inauguration, the director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, abruptly resigned, prompting the Guardian to wonder if the sudden resignation was related to “British concerns over shared intelligence with the US.” All of this raises plenty of questions, but one conclusion about this epic fiasco requires no spying: the fingerprints of the British are all over it.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    We cannot have a functioning republic where about half of the population actively supports the trappings of tyranny. We can’t. No nation, especially one full of citizens who zealously guard their freedom, can tolerate a double standard for political behavior. It won’t be double for long. The New Rules, should they become ingrained in our systems, will inevitably go both ways. They are going to hate the New Rules.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    In both the Iran deal and a potential North Korea deal, the United States has enormous leverage — and it should never forget that fact. Global sanctions can wreck the relatively small and vulnerable Iranian and North Korean economies. Even American sanctions alone and the ripples from them can injure Tehran and Pyongyang. The U.S. can also deter Iran and North Korea in a variety of other ways. For all their obnoxious bluster, the rogue governments of North Korea and Iran are more vulnerable than ever.

  • Ben Shapiro, CNS News

    When Trump fulminates about the supposed sins of the "deep state," few Americans are exercised. Most shrug; some even nod along. Democrats seethe but have no new fodder for their ire — and every day that passes with the media chumming the waters and coming up empty drives down enthusiasm even more. And Trump's focus on Russia means that he spends less time tweeting about other topics — which helps him, since he's less likely to make a grave error on those fronts.

  • Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, USA Today

    Two Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinions hold that a sitting president is constitutionally immune from indictment. Mueller, appointed under executive authority, is obliged to follow them. Why, then, does he seek the president’s testimony? It can only be to provide it to Congress for impeachment proceedings. If Mueller does not have evidence of collusion after 22 months, he should not be fired. He should call it quits.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    Doesn't pushing the idea that Trump colluded with the Russians require "a conspiratorial mind"? Is it fair to speculate endlessly on CNN and MSNBC about how special counsel Robert Mueller might prove collusion, when he hasn't done so after a year of trying? The media don't have to prove their Trump conspiracy theory to damage Trump's political standing. It can keep that black cloud of speculation hanging over his head on every front page and every newscast.

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    From the “late spring” on, every report of Trump-Russia ties, no matter how unlikely and uncorroborated, was presumed to be proof of a traitorous arrangement. And every detail that could be spun into Trump-campaign awareness of Russian hacking, no matter how tenuous, was viewed in the worst possible light. The Trump-Russia investigation did not originate with Page or Papadopoulos. It originated with the Obama administration.

  • Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

    Has an outgoing administration ever worked to delegitimize and dislodge its successor incoming administration like this? We hear many complaints, some justified, about Trump’s departure from standard political norms. But the greater and more dangerous departure from norms may be that of the Obama officials seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 election.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    The time is up for professional gatekeepers like Comey and Rosenstein to control what the public knows. They have done nothing but add to distrust of the FBI and that will not change if their ilk makes the final decisions. By insisting that the documents go online, Trump would be letting taxpayers see for themselves what the government was up to, and what it was hiding. And to connect the dots between the various agencies involved.

  • Justin Haskins, The Federalist

    By taking guns away from innocent people, the government would not only be violating people’s basic human rights, it would also be putting everyone at greater risk. America doesn’t need additional gun bans, it needs more law-abiding gun-owner heroes like Stephen Willeford (who intervened in the Texas church shooting). The sooner the public realizes that, the better off we’ll all be.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    The fact that Trump never served in the military or held a political office before 2016 may explain his blunders and coarseness. But such lacunae in his résumé also may account for why he is not constrained by New York–Washington conventional wisdom. His background makes elites grimace, though their expertise had increasingly calcified and been proved wrong and incapable of innovative approaches to foreign and domestic crises. In the end, only the people will vote on Trumpism. His supporters knew full well after July 2016 that his possible victory would come with a price — one they deemed more than worth paying given the past and present alternatives.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    As much as I do dislike the method, I think we really do need a special counsel this time. Immediately.  It's certainly going to slow things down and maybe, just maybe, Atty. John Huber, whose presence working on the case in Utah was announced by Sessions in that same March letter, will do the necessary job.  (And to do that he would have to be ruthless, willing to put a number of our highest officials, perhaps friends, in orange suits. Otherwise this will be much ado about nada.)

  • Carrie Severino, Washington Examiner

    Confirming the president’s extraordinary judicial nominees is a top priority for me and my organization, the Judicial Crisis Network, and we are committed to doing whatever necessary to end this Democratic obstruction. That’s why we’ve launched a campaign in support of Sen. James Lankford’s gridlock reform. It’s time to tell the Senate Democrats who are obstructing Trump’s picks that they must stop playing games and start voting for qualified judicial nominees. Our courts—and our country—deserve better.