Tea Party vs. Amnesty

Betsy Woodruff, National Review Online

Tea Party leaders are comparing the Gang of Eight bill to Obamacare in terms of federal overreach.

K St. Stunned at Farm Bill Defeat

Erik Wasson, The Hill

A thing of beauty: lobbyists whining over a slight hiccup in their big government gravy train.

House Conservatives Preparing To Battle Rubio Immigration Bill

In light of the Gang of Eight’s latest phony “compromise” on border security – we call it a phony compromise because it was the Gang compromising with itself, not with one of the bill’s critics, such as Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Jeff Sessions -- House conservatives are gearing-up for battle.


M. Stanton Evans' critique of the Gang of Eight immigration bill, and exposure of the liberal interest groups behind Senator Marco Rubio’s attempt to scam conservatives into supporting it, should carry special weight with movement conservatives.

The Rand Paul Moment

Rich Lowry, Politico

True, the issues seem to be breaking his way, but there’s also an “interesting” quality about him.

GOP Leads in Criminal Justice Reform

Neil King, Jr., Wall Street Journal

Is the prison reform push our most vital social reform effort since the ‘70’s Pro-Life movement?

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 4

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House: Senate Amnesty Bill is DOA

Jake Sherman and Seung Min Kim, Politico

House conservatives aren’t at all swayed by what the Senate’s done, vowing to forge their own way.

Why Sarah Palin Continues To Lead CHQ Straw Poll

Attributing Palin's lead in the CHQ straw poll to her active online community of supporters or popularity at the grassroots strictly to her sometimes colorful speeches is much too shallow an analysis to explain Palin’s enduring popularity.

Abortion Ban Bill Advances in House

Jim Abrams, Associated Press

The House passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that’s a milestone in the 40-Year Pro-Life cause.

Gov’t ‘Study’: Conservatives Racist

College Fix Staff

A tax-funded “study” implies conservatives want to keep racial divides & are more racist than libs.

Open Borders Pols are Anti-American

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

If pro-amnesty supporters call us anti-immigrant, then we’re just as apt to label them anti-American.

Marco Rubio’s Iowa Problem

Steve Deace, Politico

Conservatives in Iowa aren’t likely to forget Rubio was the face of a policy they roundly despise.

Think IRS is Bad Now? Just Wait

Sen. Orrin Hatch, WSJ

The govt’s tax collector already has big issues, but what happens when Obamacare arrives?

We Need S. Palin Back in the Arena

Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker

“There is no one…who inspires the masses to follow and act on their convictions like Palin.”

POLITICO Hits Bachmann And Conservatives With Standard-Free Headline

To tell POLITICO's editors what you think about their phony headline attacking Michele Bachmann go HERE, click the button to indicate the subject of your comment is “Editorial Inquiry” and tell the Editors of POLITICO what you think. Be sure to put “Attention John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei” at the beginning of your comments, as they are the founders and top editors of POLITICO.

NSA And IRS Scandals Show The Leviathan Has Slipped Its Chains

The NSA and IRS scandals have shown Americans that the federal Leviathan has slipped its chains – it is now up to the limited-government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party, libertarian and conservative movements to rally the people to bring it to heel.

Congressional Conservatives Leading On Prison Reform

“Right on Crime” exemplifies the big-picture conservative approach to prison reform. It focuses on community-based programs rather than excessive mandatory minimum sentencing policies and prison expansion. Using free-market and Christian principles, conservatives have an opportunity to put their beliefs into practice as an alternative to government-knows-best programs that are failing taxpayers and prisoners.

Viguerie Holds Boehner to Hastert Rule

Emma Dumain, Roll Call Blog

CHQ’s Viguerie joined others in urging codification of a rule to stop votes sans a majority from passing.

Rubio’s Dead to Conservatives

Selwyn Duke, American Thinker

“Agreeing to facilitate law-breaking isn't compromise - it's capitulation.”