Make no mistake about what happened on Monday – this was not a win for conservatives. All that happened was that Democrats and open borders “Republicans” such as Senators Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake have been given three more weeks to line-up the pro-amnesty votes in Congress and hammer President Trump in the media.

More than 54% of conservatives responding to the FedUp PAC poll take the position that Trump “should continue to say the same thing in the same way about merit-based immigration.” Another 39% agree with Trump about the necessity of moving to merit-based immigration but say that he “should be more careful about the language he uses.”

Trump shouldn’t let the Democrats off the hook. If America’s elected officials are ever going to address the nation’s issues – including the national debt – they need to stop making excuses and face reality. Neither Trump nor the process is the problem; it’s DC’s swamp mentality.

It is inconceivable to us that Republican “leaders” cannot grasp what a strong political position they now hold vis-à-vis the Democrats, and how the future of their majority now balances on a knife’s edge. We urge CHQ readers to call the toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senator John Cornyn, tell them conservatives will bolt the GOP if they trade ending the #SchumerShutdown for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Donald Trump isn’t Joseph Stalin. There’s no Gulag waiting beyond the Blue Ridge for reporters who say things critical to the administration. In his “Fake News Awards” Trump also praised “many great reporters;” the people will be the judge on who’s in the right on this one.

Increasing intolerance shown to religious minorities by Islamists represents something much deeper which threatens even the secularists who currently dominate government. The rise of intolerant Muslim fundamentalism is corrupting Bangladesh's political process, and undermining the development of sustainable democracy.

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Make no mistake about what happened on Monday – this was not a win for conservatives. All that happened was that Democrats and open borders “Republicans” such as Senators Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake have been given three more weeks to line-up the pro-amnesty votes in Congress and hammer President Trump in the media.

More than 54% of conservatives responding to the FedUp PAC poll take the position that Trump “should continue to say the same thing in the same way about merit-based immigration.” Another 39% agree with Trump about the necessity of moving to merit-based immigration but say that he “should be more careful about the language he uses.”

Trump shouldn’t let the Democrats off the hook. If America’s elected officials are ever going to address the nation’s issues – including the national debt – they need to stop making excuses and face reality. Neither Trump nor the process is the problem; it’s DC’s swamp mentality.

It is inconceivable to us that Republican “leaders” cannot grasp what a strong political position they now hold vis-à-vis the Democrats, and how the future of their majority now balances on a knife’s edge. We urge CHQ readers to call the toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senator John Cornyn, tell them conservatives will bolt the GOP if they trade ending the #SchumerShutdown for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Donald Trump isn’t Joseph Stalin. There’s no Gulag waiting beyond the Blue Ridge for reporters who say things critical to the administration. In his “Fake News Awards” Trump also praised “many great reporters;” the people will be the judge on who’s in the right on this one.

Increasing intolerance shown to religious minorities by Islamists represents something much deeper which threatens even the secularists who currently dominate government. The rise of intolerant Muslim fundamentalism is corrupting Bangladesh's political process, and undermining the development of sustainable democracy.

President Trump called the deal proposed by Senators Flake and Durbin “horrible” on border security funding, the President also said the deal was “very, very weak” when it came to the White House’s preferred changes to the legal immigration system. "It's the opposite of what I campaigned for," the President.

We urge CHQ readers to join the social media campaign to release the memo on Obama's abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to the public by tweeting #ReleaseTheMemo, posting this article on Facebook and other social media and calling your Representative (The Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell your Member of Congress you want the document released to the public immediately.

Republicans and Donald Trump aren’t the only ones who have relationships to repair. The media will blow any potential intraparty GOP differences way out of proportion. A year after President Trump was inaugurated the establishment is on the run and the party is largely unified.

What drives Senator Flake’s animus toward President Trump is not a love of constitutional liberty – it is that the American people, in their righteous indignation over the abuses they have suffered for the past several decades, have finally withdrawn their consent to the kind of government that was being imposed upon them by the establishment political parties, and their allies among the media and cultural elite.

President Donald J. Trump, will address the 45th annual March for Life live from the White House Rose Garden via satellite on January 19th, 2018. President Trump will be the first sitting U.S. president in the March for Life’s 45-year history to address the event via satellite from the White House.

Americans are compassionate but they’re not stupid; there may be a need to compromise on immigration but it must be a two-way street. Democrats who believe they’ll win the political battle over a government shutdown are sorely mistaken -- thankfully they won’t realize it until November.

Front Page Headlines

  • John Fund, National Review

    Democrats who precipitated the shutdown love to cite statistics that show that 80 percent of Americans want to allow the Dreamers to stay — as no doubt any final resolution will allow. But they should worry that the longer the shutdown debate is focused on immigration, the more Americans will come to realize it’s about our underlying U.S. immigration policy — and Democrats are coming to realize just how shaky defending that ground might become.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    “The best test of truth,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes, “is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.” But in our world, more and more people believe, and rightly so, that truth exists independent of whether people accept or reject it. And there are matters, like the preservation of a unique people and nation, that are too important to be left to temporary majorities to decide.

  • Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

    These media attacks on John Solomon, Sara Carter, and Sean Hannity reek of Washington Establishment panic that in fact as Hannity and others have said what is being uncovered here is indeed “worse than Watergate.” As the noose tightens — the journalists are attacked? There is one way to find out and keep pursuing the truth in Woodward and Bernstein style. Release the Memo — and let Solomon and Carter and whomever else out there has the tenacity to get the truth continue do just that. And let the chips fall where they may.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    The Senate, for a decade has been defined by the number 60. That’s the number of votes it takes to break a filibuster. Historically, though, the most important number in the Senate has been one. That's not one as in the majority leader is the one senator who decides what is voted on, but one as in it takes only one senator to offer an amendment or introduce legislation.

  • Jen Kerns, Fox News

    While the Women’s March last year certainly served as an outlet for liberals to gather and share their “election depression,” there was no real call to action. There was no plan for attendees to return to their respective hometowns, run for office, nor do anything differently than they had done before the 2016 election. Quite frankly, without that kind of action the Women’s March risks becoming nothing more than annual group therapy.

  • Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

    So perhaps the problem is the way the money is getting spent, not the amount. We need to break up government school monopolies and harness the power of the market by giving parents and students genuine school choice. For what it’s worth, there’s strong evidence that choice produces good outcomes in the limited instances where it is allowed in the United States.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Washington Times

    President Trump ran for office arguing for a merit-based system that lets in the best and the brightest but turns away criminals — even if they do have a relative here. It’s a commonsense idea. After all, employers don’t roll dice when deciding who they want to hire. Our incredible military doesn’t draw straws when deciding whom to accept. But for some reason, when we’re picking new Americans — the future of this country — our government uses a randomized lottery system and chain migration.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    At this point, some Republicans would have a problem with their base if they didn't release the memo to the public. The memo has become a subject of passionate interest among Trump supporters who are following the dossier investigation. The hashtag #releasethememo has been everywhere on Twitter, and Republican lawmakers have noticed. In the end, even if there is any reluctance among some members or leadership, voter interest is likely to prevail. "It's amazing what the pitchforks and the torches will do," said one lawmaker.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    In addition to expanding its Office for Civil Rights by creating the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, HHS has announced a new regulation that will protect care providers from being coerced into performing medical procedures, including abortions, that violate their consciences. The new OCR division and conscience regulation will enforce existing laws that were routinely violated or simply ignored by the bureaucrats of the Obama administration.

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    Even if there is no evidence of a criminal conspiracy — and right now, there appears to be none — the ongoing congressional and special-counsel investigations are supposed to be about determining the extent and nature of Russia’s interference in our election so that we can guard against provocations. One can’t complain about the millions in foreign donations that flowed into the Clinton Foundation and ignore the possibility that foreign donations poured into GOP coffers. Like the earlier iterations, Collusion 3.0 may not implicate the Trump campaign. But that is not the only collusion with Russia worth worrying about.

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

    Since 1973, liberal feminists have celebrated the "right to choose abortion" without admitting the horror — over 60 million lives have violently and prematurely ended since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade. The liberals who champion abortion are far more comfortable panicking that abortion "rights" are always in danger, especially when Republicans control Washington. So it's not surprising that a hot trend among novelists is feminist themes, like imagining the terror of abortions banned.

  • Newt Gingrich, Fox News

    The first year has seen some disappointments. Failing to repeal ObamaCare was painful. Not getting started on infrastructure has been disappointing. Failing to develop conservative solutions for poverty in America has been unfortunate. Allowing symbolic language and arguments about race to drive people apart has been counter to the promise inherent in President Trump’s Inaugural Address. However, on balance, it is fair to say President Trump has already achieved so much that he rivals Reagan as an effective, focused leader. We are incredibly fortunate to have him in the White House as our nation’s 45th president.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Although Trump’s commitment to the pro-life cause has previously been doubted by many pro-lifers, he has made the right choice here in safeguarding government respect for the moral judgment of medical professionals. As today’s marchers exercise their First Amendment rights, they can take heart in that, at least.

  • Scott McKay, The American Spectator

    With Trump in the White House you won’t have national monuments shut down or military payroll not met; he’s going to define “essential” functions of the government differently than Obama did. In fact, most Americans probably wouldn’t notice a government shutdown at all. But the ones who will probably won’t like the thought that it’s happening out of homage to illegal aliens at their expense. And they might like it even less if they believe Durbin trumped up a lie as a smokescreen for the whole thing.

  • Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

    A federal judge in Alabama ruled Alabama’s ID law for both in-person and absentee voting is constitutional and does not violate the Voting Rights Act. Alabama thus joins more than a dozen states that have implemented sensible, nondiscriminatory voter ID requirements—requirements that have been upheld in the courts in almost every state with only a few exceptions.