Once the power to track someone is granted to the Department of Justice the criteria for tracking will surely expand. We urge CHQ readers to call Congress (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell your Representative to oppose H.R. 4919 when it comes up under suspension later today.
Now that Dr. Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to join his administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we hope he understands that running HUD isn’t brain surgery, but it will still require a team of skilled surgeons, like Wendell Cox, and CHQ contributors John Anthony and Tom DeWeese, who know the issues and are prepared to excise the cancerous anti-constitutional policies Barack Obama has put in place.
A group of conservative leaders is urging both houses of Congress to “establish and fund permanent standing committees to conduct hearings and investigations, take testimony, and issue reports on all foreign-funded influence operations inside the United States, and on organizations and movements and fraudulent tax-exempt foundations devoted to the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.”
I believe the limitation is constitutionally valid. Since it is not effective policy, I would prefer to see Congress repeal it; and at a minimum Congress should waive it so the highly deserving General Mattis may serve as secretary of defense. I believe, however, that the waiver is necessary.
Some Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), want to lower individual and corporate tax rates at the same time. They say focusing on corporate rates alone would leave out smaller businesses that are taxed under the individual code. Others just want to tackle the corporate tax first.
The bottom line even for many Republicans skeptical of Trump is that they are delighted to have an incoming GOP president sitting atop a unified government — especially when the alternative would have been a Hillary Clinton presidency, and likely gridlock on Capitol Hill.
America has rarely been so divided. It falls to Trump to heal those divisions. Few people, even among his supporters, might think of him as right for that emollient role. But he has surprised everyone repeatedly in the past 18 months, and he now needs to do so again.
Our economy and security are increasingly dependent on the Internet. We should not be taking a blind leap into the unknown. But that is exactly what the Obama administration is proposing by handing over control of the Internet to an unelected body that includes anti-constitutional authoritarian governments and state sponsors of terrorism.
In short, a path is emerging for a Republican Congress in 2017, whoeven gets to the White House. As much strife and division as this year's crazy presidential season has created within the Republican tent, the shared goal of keeping GOP majorities on Capitol Hill is now within sight, if not yet securely within reach. It's something that every good-faith conservative should decide to achieve on Nov. 8.
Days after Democrats again demanded a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to urge him to disband a House panel investigating possible illegal harvesting of unborn baby parts, two panel members and a spokesperson for Ryan indicate they will stay the course.
The most important step in the campaign to govern America according to conservative principles is to turnout conservatives in Republican primaries to defeat RINOs and nominate conservatives for every office, especially Congress and state legislator. Which is why Donald Trump's remark that voters should stay home from the West Virginia Republican Primary infuriated Mountain State conservatives and proved he still has a lot to learn about leading an issues-based political party.
Today the Supreme Court hears the challenge to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on the issue if illegal immigration, and being the message carrier for America’s forgotten country class voters on that issue has sustained Trump through a series of blunders that would have destroyed any other candidate. Will the Supreme Court rein-in Obama, or will the people have to have the ultimate say at the ballot box?
Don Beyer is the liberal Democratic incumbent in Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District. Auto dealer and former Virginia Lt. Governor Don Beyer, is one of the old dogs of Virginia’s jaded liberal establishment. Beyer’s answer to any problem is more government, more taxes and less liberty for Virginians. Charles Hernick looks like exactly the kind of sharp, thoughtful constitutionalist needed to take on the knee-jerk liberal Democratic incumbent.
Tea Party conservatives from the 2010 class recognize they have done little to dismantle the two-term president’s legacy, and they are expressing some misgivings about their record. “The former leadership did a masterful job of cutting the class apart and attempting to make us ineffective,” Huelskamp told The Hill. “We were the majority-makers, and few us of had any say under Speaker Boehner. ... They co-opted the class pretty early.”
Even without support from many of the measure’s most avid backers, however, the omnibus passed, and the H-2B expansion along with it — leaving a bad taste in the mouths of immigration hawks who are vowing to learn from the loss.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The filing deadlines in six states (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina) have already passed and the deadline for Mississippi is tomorrow, January 8, but that leaves 43 states and the other U.S. jurisdictions where conservatives can and should file for office – any office.
Three Days to Save America: Keep the “Strengthen Employment and Seasonal Opportunities Now Act” out of the CR
We have 3 days to stop Washington’s inside elite from the destroying the quality of life for millions of America’s working families; it is time to tell Republicans in Congress that we demand an end to the “show votes” and that instead of giving Obama and Big Business a blank check they must represent the best interests of America’s citizen workforce, not foreign “guest workers.” Please join us in demanding an end to this dangerous folly by signing our open letter to House and Senate Republican leaders.
As the clock ticks down to the final vote a group of conservative House members, led by CHQ endorsed Representative Ken Buck of Colorado, have stepped forward to demand that the House “leadership” take a comprehensive approach to defunding Obama’s agenda by using its Article I constitutional power to serve as the basis for funding priorities in appropriations bills. Please sign our open letter to Congress demanding that Republicans defund Obama's dangerous and unconstitutional agenda.
Republican leaders claim defeating Obama's agenda is too complicated for them to handle, but Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has a simple solution: “It is sad that both parties in Congress are complicit in continuing to fund Planned Parenthood through last minute, massive spending bills like CRs (continuing resolutions) or omnibus bills. I have not and will not vote for any spending bill that sends one cent to Planned Parenthood.”
As Senator Jeff Sessions pointed out unless GOP leaders in Congress—the party controls both chambers, the House and the Senate—do something to pull back on Obama’s “blank checks” for potentially-ISIS-connected Syrian refugees and other potential terrorists, there’s no way to stop Obama from bringing them in. Please join us by signing our open letter to House and Senate Republican leaders demanding they use their "overwhelming power" to stop Obama’s dangerous policies and unconstitutional actions.