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Trump Demands DOJ 'Fess Up About Spying On His Campaign

President Trump has dropped a bomb on the Department of Justice by demanding answers about why Stefan Halper, a long-time CIA operative with extensive links to the Bush family who was responsible for a dirty and likely illegal spying operation in the 1980 presidential election was engaged to spy on his campaign.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Post Texas, will reason prevail against the ‘Do Something!’ lynch mob?

Friday’s tragic school shooting in Texas won’t bring us any closer to solving what appears to be a growing societal quandary. There are too many issues at play to throw together a hasty “solution” that effects millions simply because the political class deems it necessary. Will common sense prevail?

A Trump Doctrine for Singapore and Beyond

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump ran on a foreign policy that may fairly be described as a Trump Doctrine: In the post-post-Cold War era, the United States will start looking out for America first. This does not mean isolationism or the abandonment of our allies. It does mean a review and reassessment of all the guarantees we have issued to go to war on behalf of other countries, and the eventual transfer of responsibility for the defense of our friends over to our friends. In the future, the U.S. will stop futilely imploring allies to do more for their own defense and will begin telling them that their defense is primarily their own responsibility.

Must See Rep. Jim Jordan Video

Watch this video of a speech Rep. Jim Jordan delivered yesterday and then ask yourself if Paul Ryan or John Boehner kept their promises. If you want a Speaker who will actually keep their promises, we urge you to call Rep. Jim Jordan through the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) tell Rep. Jordan you want him to be that Speaker.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media hypocrites way off base to jab at Mike Pence for doing his job

Donald Trump’s asking Mike Pence to be his running mate two years ago could be his best and most lasting decision, a pronouncement that continues to pay dividends to this day. Pence is the epitome of a loyal subordinate no matter what the media reports to the contrary.

Trump needs to see when the Korean glass is 80 percent full

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Trump is realistic about what Kim Jong Un will give up and what U.S. security needs require, he will see that total denuclearization is not the only acceptable outcome. This tactic, demanding 100 percent but being prepared to accept 80, is not one that comes naturally to Trump, and therein lies a danger. He is thin-skinned and finds it difficult to accept any loss of face. But if he gets most of what he’s asking for — enough to make the Korean Peninsula, its neighbors, and the American homeland much safer — we hope he will not walk away in a rage.

Trump Eyes Wide Open On North Korea

President Trump seems to share President Reagan’s genuine horror at the thought of nuclear war, a deeply held belief that drove Reagan to engage Soviet Premier Gorbachev in both diplomatic negotiations to reduce nuclear weapons and a strategic competition that eventually brought down the Soviet Union.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Look closely – the tide is receding quickly on the left’s 2018 blue wave

The only thing that makes sense in 21st century America is to argue for limited government principles, adherence to Constitutional confines and returning power to the states and local entities that can make real improvements in citizens’ lives. Republicans would be wise to follow the blueprint.

Trump’s Common Sense Realism

Robert Curry, American Greatness

Common sense, in its common and its uncommon degrees, is something very different from “lizard wisdom,” whatever that might be.  It seems clear that Trump has common sense in a degree well beyond the ordinary. That is something altogether more valuable than the ability of foreign policy “experts” to come up with rationalizations for the Obama policies which encouraged the mullahs’ aggression and raised the threat level for America.

Conservatives To Mitch McConnell: Do Your Job or No Vacation

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to tell him there should be no August recess until the spending bills are passed, the Wall is funded and President Trump’s nominees are confirmed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump-supporting would-be Democrats earn scorn for telling the truth

Regardless of who speaks on the Trump administration, it’s going to stir notice and comment from the self-absorbed media. Saying nice things about the president is akin to treason to Trump’s enemies – and if you’re a member of a protected Democrat class (like Kanye West), prepare yourself for the flak storm to come.

Novice politician astounds the world by keeping his campaign promises

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

For years, it has been standard accepted protocol in the United States for all politicians to promise moving the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s capital during the campaign. Standard accepted protocol then dictates that, once elected, politicians renege on that promise. When Mr. Trump revealed that he, in fact, intended to keep his campaign promise, U.S. politicians and reporters covering them were shocked and dismayed and issued statements denouncing Mr. Trump for believing that stupid American voters and taxpaying suckers should have any say in government affairs, particularly overseas.

Brutalized by Trump’s Winning, Liberals Nip at Conservatives’ Ankles

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

So many ankles, so many bites. But fortunately we don’t have a President Jeb! who actually cares what the lying media and the weaselstablishment think. Trump supports his performers and ruthlessly culls the non-hackers. Have you noticed that whenever he fires people for being useless the media and establishment wet themselves? Give them nothing, Mr. President. Not a head, not a scalp, not even an ankle to sink their tiny teeth into.

Trump’s consequential presidency is beginning to show

Ed Rogers, Washington Post

For all the misfires within the Cabinet, the staff shake-ups, the tweets and the media obsessions, the elements of a truly consequential presidency are visible around the edges. Trump is making his mark diplomatically, and the economy in the United States has solidified and is turning toward real growth. As mainstream Republican voters become used to — or at least numb to — Trump’s crudeness and behavior, they are willing to see progress as it presents itself. Yet the Trump presidency could be an exploding cigar. Just as you begin to settle in and get used to it, the whole thing could blow apart. Only Trump can destroy Trump.

Evangelicals Celebrate Opening Of Jerusalem Embassy

Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas gave the opening prayer Monday at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel, delivered the benediction at the ceremony.

Send A Get Well Card To Melania Trump

Trump haters couldn't resist attacking the President even as his wife was recovering from surgery. Imagine the outrage if someone had said the same thing about Mrs. Obama? Please click this link to join us in sending get well wishes to Mrs. Trump by signing our CHQ “Get Well Soon Melania” card.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: John McCain rips up the tracks as he exits the Washington swamp station

No one can say for sure what John McCain’s final legacy will be; for all we know a few chapters are yet to be written. One thing seems certain, however – McCain won’t exit quietly. Conservatives should be prepared for more surprises as the old “maverick” rides into the sunset.

As Jerusalem Embassy Opens, Is Trump Fixing Middle East Too?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Israeli PM Golda Meir famously said, “Peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” After many years. some are apparently beginning to get this message.  Will the Palestinians? Who knows?  But facing reality, hard as it is, is the only way to their salvation. And, ironically, Donald Trump -- the man they love to burn in effigy -- moving the embassy could be the first step to their accepting the truth and eventual peace. The process will be arduous, but it may have started Monday -- in Jerusalem.