Conservatives

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.

Conservatives Scoff at Boehner Amnesty Deal

Lauren French, Anna Palmer and Burgess Everett, Politico

Conserv. R's are expressing their dissatisfaction with the plan outlined by Boehner. Instead of a spending bill that keeps the gov't funded through Sept. with a chance to review Homeland Security’s funding in March, the lawmakers want to pass a much shorter resolution.

Right Voices Opposition to Funding Plan

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

Leading conservatives are voicing opposition to a plan that would avoid a gov't shutdown by funding most of the gov't through next Sept. The lawmakers described the plan as a concession and called on House R's to only agree to a short-term funding bill for the gov't.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: December

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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Clock Ticking Amid Fiscal Showdown

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

The GOP's response to Obama's immigration action will top the week. Many conservatives want to defund the executive action through the new spending bill to keep the government open past Dec. 11.

GOP Leaders' Hearts and Heads Not in Amnesty Fight

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

Conservatives Must React to O Speech with Courage, Energy

Mark Davis, TownHall

The Obama speech was not even a defining moment. It was a roadblock that needs to be worked around so that we can craft legislation that people can actually support, and that a much better president can actually sign.

Dear GOP: Do Your Damned Job

Steve Deace, a nationally-syndicated talk show host and author of the new book, “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again,” has some sage advice for Republicans. “Forget what your consultants tell you is politically possible. You’re up against an opponent who doesn’t care about possible, let alone legal.”  

GOP Hawks Sink Libertarian Bid to Lead Key Conserv. Bloc

Lachlan Markay, Washington Free Beacon

Defense-oriented conservs. won out in races for the chairmanships of key House panels, and in at least one case, a member’s perceived weakness on defense issues may have scuttled his bid to lead an influential bloc of House conservs.

Progressivism's Last Call

J.R. Dunn, American Thinker

What conservatives must let no opportunity pass to shout the death of progressivism. The GOP will attempt to soothe their “friends across the aisle.” In the end, it was and will be the people of this country who set the agenda. 

McConnell Urged to Repeal Obamacare with Budget Move

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

Conservatives demand that Sen. Repubs. pass a full repeal of OCare next year, even it if means a veto. With Sen. Dems likely to filibuster any stand-alone repeal bill, conservatives say Mitch McConnell should use a procedural maneuver (reconciliation) to push through a bill with 51 votes.