The Nehlen – Ryan contest is much bigger than who gets the Republican nomination in one congressional district in America’s heartland: It’s about whether, going forward, the Republican Party is the political home of America’s limited government constitutional conservative country class citizens, or an oligarchy of insiders who are so fearful of competition that they won’t even allow conservative ideas six feet of table space at their convention.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Michael Del Rosso is not a professional politician and he’s not a member of the Good Ole Boys’ Club in Richmond, but, as an expert on national security, cybersecurity and the threat radical Islam presents to constitutional liberty, he is exactly the kind of citizen representative we need in Congress today.

Far from being in “denial,” Ted Cruz’s choosing Carly Fiorina as his running mate is a sign of hope that her talents will supplement his to present a complete package for voters. Plus, Bruce “Call me Cait” Jenner uses women’s restroom in Trump Tower, news media goes nuts; Yet another sign the establishment sees the devil in Ted Cruz, and, Are we ready for 25 percent of the electorate to sit out November’s election?

Our friends at the American Family Association are calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores. So far the AFA’s boycott petition has been signed by over 900,000 commonsense Americans who say enough is enough to Target’s unconscionable cave-in to far-Left political correctness. We urge CHQ readers to sign the petition to make sure it crosses the 1 million mark TODAY.

Ted Cruz's decision to make Carly Fiorina his running mate would seem to preclude a grand populist - conservative alliance to break the Washington Cartel. Now the Republican National Convention will be a three army battle in which Trump’s populists, Cruz’s movement conservatives and the dark forces of the Republican establishment all vie against each other for dominance and the Republican nomination for president, and at this point no one can predict which way the battle will turn.

Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday, a bold move that could change the race once again. Plus, At this do-or-die moment in the 2016 campaign, Mike Pence needs to come down off the fence; Indiana could easily show how un-inevitable Trump really is, and, Democrats already mocking Carly as Ted’s running mate.

Did Ted Cruz's announcement that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate change the dynamics of the remaining Republican primaries? Will it help Cruz get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

CHQ Exclusives

The Nehlen – Ryan contest is much bigger than who gets the Republican nomination in one congressional district in America’s heartland: It’s about whether, going forward, the Republican Party is the political home of America’s limited government constitutional conservative country class citizens, or an oligarchy of insiders who are so fearful of competition that they won’t even allow conservative ideas six feet of table space at their convention.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Michael Del Rosso is not a professional politician and he’s not a member of the Good Ole Boys’ Club in Richmond, but, as an expert on national security, cybersecurity and the threat radical Islam presents to constitutional liberty, he is exactly the kind of citizen representative we need in Congress today.

Far from being in “denial,” Ted Cruz’s choosing Carly Fiorina as his running mate is a sign of hope that her talents will supplement his to present a complete package for voters. Plus, Bruce “Call me Cait” Jenner uses women’s restroom in Trump Tower, news media goes nuts; Yet another sign the establishment sees the devil in Ted Cruz, and, Are we ready for 25 percent of the electorate to sit out November’s election?

Our friends at the American Family Association are calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores. So far the AFA’s boycott petition has been signed by over 900,000 commonsense Americans who say enough is enough to Target’s unconscionable cave-in to far-Left political correctness. We urge CHQ readers to sign the petition to make sure it crosses the 1 million mark TODAY.

Ted Cruz's decision to make Carly Fiorina his running mate would seem to preclude a grand populist - conservative alliance to break the Washington Cartel. Now the Republican National Convention will be a three army battle in which Trump’s populists, Cruz’s movement conservatives and the dark forces of the Republican establishment all vie against each other for dominance and the Republican nomination for president, and at this point no one can predict which way the battle will turn.

Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday, a bold move that could change the race once again. Plus, At this do-or-die moment in the 2016 campaign, Mike Pence needs to come down off the fence; Indiana could easily show how un-inevitable Trump really is, and, Democrats already mocking Carly as Ted’s running mate.

What Trump is demanding is that the referees call the game in the middle of the fourth quarter; we disagree and think the teams should play until the delegates vote and the clock runs out at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Everyone knew Donald Trump would do well on Tuesday, but no one could have foreseen victories of this magnitude in five states. Plus, What came first, cable news exposure or Donald Trump’s frontrunner status?; Danger ahead! Cruz and Kasich are vetting VP choices, and, Cruz again tells Trump to get in the (debate) ring.

Only 2 percent of those polled were satisfied with today's Senate Republican leadership, while 93 percent think a housecleaning is needed and the entire Senate GOP leadership should be replaced by conservatives.

The Puerto Rico bailout had been expected to pass the House last week but was delayed when conservatives objected that it would allow Puerto Rico to refuse to pay almost half of its debt.  Conservatives also oppose any taxpayer bailout, which Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership have mentioned as another possibility.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not share values with America, democratic or other. Saudi Arabia is at best a slightly more civilized variant of the Islamic State.

The Ted Cruz/John Kasich cooperation plan could reveal whether the not-Trump forces are strong enough to stop Trump’s nomination. Plus, Even Cruz’s campaign admits today will be a tough one for Ted; After the Republican National Convention, everyone must focus on #NeverHillary, and, New national poll shows Trump nearly even with Hillary.

Front Page Headlines

  • Sara Gonzales, RedState

    Mike Lee spoke to Mark Levin Thursday evening and didn’t hold back when addressing John Boehner’s attack on Ted Cruz.  Keep in mind, Mike Lee is basically the most mild-mannered person in the entire senate, and even he isn’t tolerating this nonsense anymore.

  • Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

    Sources close to the Cruz campaign tell me the trends have been in the right direction for them and all these data points tell me the Cruz campaign is not the only group seeing it. The collective freak out over Cruz yesterday — a man with supposedly no shot anymore who can safely be ignored — says a lot.

  • Kyle Cheney, Politico

    Virginia GOP insiders with knowledge of the state’s delegate selection process expect Cruz backers to overrun this Saturday’s state convention and use their numbers to guarantee that the 13 statewide delegates to the national convention lean Cruz.

  • Steve Berman, The Resurgent

    Should Trump be the nominee, they’ll gleefully eviscerate the man and turn Hillary into Mother Teresa. The best possible thing Republicans could do is nominate Ted Cruz, because once he’s beaten Donald Trump, he’s already beaten Big Media. And with Big Media defeated, Hillary cannot possibly win.

  • Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

    I’d been thinking that maybe Mr. Trump’s appeal is simple: What Trump supporters believe, what they perceive as they watch him, is that he is on America’s side. His statements radiate the idea that he’s not at all interested in ideology, only in making America great again—through border security and tough trade policy, etc. He’s saying he’s on America’s side, period.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Military intervention for reasons of ideology or nation building is not an Eisenhower or Nixon or Reagan tradition. It is not a Republican tradition. It is a Bush II-neocon deformity, an aberration that proved disastrous for the United States and the Middle East.

  • Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

    Under President Obama's immigration policy changes, many criminal immigrants are being ignored even though local police and sheriff have urged ICE to take control of criminals in their jails and deport them.

  • Aaron Goldstein, The American Spectator

    Should Donald Trump have fewer than 1,237 delegates at the time of the GOP Convention, Republicans must refuse to be intimidated and ensure his defeat for the good of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the very existence of the Republican Party as a home for conservatives.

  • David Limbaugh, Human Events

    Trump's new narrative is that the race is effectively over and he is the nominee, but Trump understands that he’s getting shellacked in the delegate selection process in the states — which means he probably won’t be the nominee if he doesn’t reach 1,237 delegates before the convention.

  • Ian Hanchett, Breitbart

    Carly Fiorina, the running mate for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, told Mark Levin that, unlike Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, she never hired illegal immigrants when she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and accused Trump of only complaining about nominating rules when they don’t help him, which is “how you game the system.”

  • Mary-Lou Lang-Byrd, The Daily Caller

    The Marion County School Board, in a 4-to-1 vote, overturned a policy created by the district’s superintendent, which allowed students to pick their own bathroom based on “gender identity.”

  • Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

    It turns out there is no floor to the politically correct insanity of our political class.  Republicans Joe Heck, Martha McSally, and Chris Gibson joined the Democrats in passing this amendment and attaching it to the NDAA.  The vote tally was 32-30.

  • Steve Berman, The Resurgent

    Trump has not reached 1,237, and it’s not a foregone conclusion that he ever will. The Cruz campaign has spent a year building the most professional, principled, and committed grassroots organization in the history of the GOP. That will all go to waste if you give up.

  • Leon H. Wolf, RedState

    Ted Cruz understood that it was important to give the media something else – anything, really – to talk about. And give them something to talk about he did, by announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Substantively, the pick of Fiorina is relatively inconsequential to the ongoing fight with Donald Trump. From a media standpoint, it was a rousing success.

  • Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico

    Following Ted Cruz’s announcement that he will name Carly Fiorina as his running mate if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, the former Hewlett-Packard executive admitted Wednesday that she was wrong in her criticism of the Texas senator earlier this year.