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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Prohibit Government Contracts to Companies that Donate to Planned Parenthood

“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," said principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Bridenstine upon introducing H.R.3245, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood.

The G.O.P. Base Clamors for Confrontation, Candidates Oblige

Jackie Calmes, The New York Times

While tensions between the ideological purists of the base and the pragmatists of the party establishment have simmered for decades, the breach has widened in recent years to nearly unbridgeable. Many Republicans now lament that the divide goes a long way to explain why their party lately has had so much trouble governing in Congress and picking a presidential nominee.

Attack on Ted Cruz: Can the GOP’s Capitol Hill “Leaders” Get Any Lower?

What really got Ted Cruz in trouble was not calling Mitch McConnell a liar – everyone in Washington already knows McConnell is a liar – what got Cruz in trouble with DC’s inside operators was telling the truth about how Capitol Hill works.

Establishment’s Games Will Only Solidify Trump’s Support

RedState.com

A recent poll reveals that Donald Trump’s comments on John McCain were not as damaging as predicted and the establishment’s continued attempts to undermine Trump will only end up making him more popular with a very angry conservative Republican voting base.

It's Down to Three! CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

It's down to three! While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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Conservatism: A better future for American liberty, prosperity and security

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and our colleague constitutional lawyer Mark Fitzgibbons made the argument in a recent op-ed in The Washington Times that two debates dominating our politics today show that, while conservatives, neocons and libertarians often make common cause in politics, the conservative formula of constitutional government informed by God's laws offers a better future for American liberty, prosperity and security.

Let’s Play Two

We don’t know if the late Chicago Cubs baseball great Ernie Banks was a Democrat or a Republican, conservative or liberal, but we do know that Bank’s infectious enthusiasm for the game of baseball and his perennially “in the cellar” Cubs has a lesson for conservatives in today’s political environment.

Raul Labrador Rips Senate GOP on Immigration

Scott Wong, The Hill

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) criticized Mitch McConnell Weds., arguing he needed to stand up to Obama on immigration. “It’s uncanny to me that our leadership is sending the message that we’ve already lost this battle,” Labrador said at a conservative lawmakers event.

The Closing of The Repub. Mind

Erick Erickson, Red State

If R's raise taxes, particularly while ignoring the concerns of their base toward religious freedom and other issues, they might find their grasp on power comes up short. After all, they have to win all the races. Conservatives only have to disrupt a few. And we will.

Don’t Pick Political Fights With Pope Francis

Rachel Lu, The Federalist

Conservatives have everything to lose and nothing to gain from getting mad at Pope Francis for his public comments on homosexuality, global warming, free speech, and more.

Senate Won't Defund O's Amnesty

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

Conservatives, determined not to cave in on calls for a “clean” funding measure, are insisting on a bill like the 1 the House passed Weds., complete with riders that block or defund Obama’s exec.

To Reconcile Obamacare

Erick Erickson, Red State

Reconciliation is a potent weapon in the Senate arsenal because it only requires 51 votes to succeed. So why are certain Senate Republicans talking about using it for tax reform, instead of repealing Obamacare?

Sen. Ted Cruz: GOP Must Keep Promises or Risk Getting ‘Walloped’ in Future Elections

In remarks to Heritage Action, Ted Cruz said that Republicans should take this opportunity to lead with "a big, bold agenda that focuses on jobs, on liberty and on security.”

McConnell Claims to Change Senate; Ingraham Blasts Kowtowing to D's

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

"The president is the only one who can bring his party on board," McConnell said. "We're calling on the president to ignore the voices of reaction and to join us." Laura Ingraham blasted MM on Twitter for wanting to mend fences with Dems but not conservatives.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: January 2015

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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Pope Francis Splits with GOP?

Kevin Cirilli, The Hill

According to the media, Pope Francis is increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church with his agenda, which mirrors liberals' calls to address income inequality and limit climate change.

Will You Fire The First Shot In The Battle To Govern America According To Conservative Principles?

Please send this letter, or your iteration of it, to the editor of your local newspaper to help begin the process of recruiting a primary opponent for any Republican who betrayed conservative principles and voted for the "CRomnibus."

Cruz Fights Obamacare Subsidies – GOP Leaders Attack Him

Cruz is right to oppose H. R. 4414, not only on the general policy that revisions to Obamacare should apply to all consumers, but because hidden in the bill is a precedent that undercuts the phony economics of Obamacare and will lead to even greater taxpayer subsidies in the future.

Boehner Kills Online Sales Tax Bill—for Now

Brendan Sasso and Billy House, National Journal

A last-ditch push by about 30 R's to convince John Boehner to allow lame-duck action on an online sales-tax measure failed, but those attending the closed meeting said he is promising to revisit the issue early next year, which would enrage conservatives.