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Jim DeMint moves on to new endeavors after Heritage Foundation

Philip Wegmann, Washington Examiner

More than biding his time, DeMint has been planning a wholescale political revolution by completely nonstandard political means. This is significant and shouldn't be chalked up to simple cynicism. Republicans won't fix things. And though not for a lack of effort, neither will the conservatives at the Heritage Foundation or the populist in the White House. Something new is needed, something DeMint dreamed up in his month off.

Take Us Out Mr. President

We urge CHQ readers to use this link to contact the White House. Tell President Trump it is time to fulfill his campaign promise to protect American workers by taking us out of Obama’s unconstitutional Paris climate deal.

The Heritage Foundation And Jim DeMint: Both Vital To The Conservative Movement

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I was there, so to speak, at the beginning of the Heritage Foundation and what many people in Washington seem to have forgotten is that Heritage was founded to be a movement conservative force independent of the Republican Party and establishment Republican leaders.

RIP Kate O’Beirne

What made Kate O'Beirne so effective was the strength of her convictions and her ability to craft a brilliant argument. She believed that a more conservative America was a better America for everyone. And it was impossible to persuade her otherwise.

Harvard Attacks CHQ as “Biased”

Harvard University's library website now features a new page titled, "Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda." And ConservativeHQ.com and other conservative and right-leaning organizations, think tanks and news portals make-up the core of the list.

Establishment Republicans Eat Their Own

Two establishment Republican Senators have defected and plan to vote NO on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. Their defection is truly bizarre because Ms. DeVos, at least on the surface, looks like President Trump's most establishment-friendly Cabinet nominee.

Montenegro Doesn’t Belong In NATO

Montenegro is a quaint, but geopolitically irrelevant. Balkan state. If Montenegro's admission to NATO is approved by the full Senate, Americans will have yet another essentially useless defense dependent, this one a corrupt, long-time gangster state.

Trump vs the Cult of Political Correctness

When we look at this week’s protests during the Trump -- Pence inauguration and their potential for violence we need to see most protesters for what they are; victims of Far-Left propaganda and the cult of political correctness.

‘The Voice Of The Silent Majority’ For A Half Century, Lee Edwards Has Lived Conservative History Like None Other

Christopher Bedford, The Daily Caller

Lee Edwards is not just an historian of the conservative movement, he’s someone who helped shape it. Goldwater, National Review, Young Americans for Freedom, Bill Buckley, Russell Kirk, Human Events, he's been part of it all.

The Heritage Foundation is Trump’s shadow transition team

Katie Glueck, Politico

“We’re just thrilled with what we see from the transition, it gets better every day. To the extent Heritage is involved in it, hats off to Heritage,” said Richard Viguerie. “Conservatives would expect Heritage to be at the center of anything that’s important to dealing with conservative issues, causes, the movement.”

TEA Party Leader: Death to Ex-Im Bank

Kevin Cirilli, The Hill

In a more than 7,200 word essay for National Affairs journal, Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham urged the new Repub. members of Congress to stand firm in their conservative ideals ahead of the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Political Games Endanger America’s Military

Mike Needham and Steven Bucci, Daily Signal

As members of the House and Senate prepare to vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, it appears the bill will be saddled with extraneous non-defense measures. This threatens the integrity of both defense policy and the NDAA process.

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.

Yes, Obama’s Amnesty Will Raid Social Security and Medicare

Obama's White House staff has admitted that many illegals who will be protected from deportation by Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty plan will be eligible to receive a “wide array” of government benefits, including Social Security and Medicare. The admission verifies that, once again, Americans are being fed a lie by Barack Obama. 

Heritage Foundation: 53% of Hispanic Births Out of Wedlock Due to Dem Policies

Robert Wilde, Breitbart

Mike Gonzalez, a Senior Fellow of the Heritage Foundation and former Bush administration official, said that conservatives can reverse the trend of Hispanics' lopsided support for Democrats by endorsing policies of education choice, family values, and financial freedom.

Heritage Foundation Event, Thursday, August 21: 24/7 Sobriety and HOPE Programs

On Thursday August 21 at 12 noon, our friend Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, at the Heritage Foundation is hosting a program on two creative—and successful—new state programs to deal with alcohol abuse, illicit drug use, and crime.

Would a Boehner v. Obama Lawsuit Weaken or Strengthen the Constitution?

While the merits of any lawsuit against President Obama for abusive unilateral actions may seem clear, the issue of congressional standing is anything but that. And John Boehner is no constitutional strategist. 

True Patriotism Is Axing Taxes to Keep Companies in US

Stephen Moore, The Daily Signal

The politicians who defend a tax system that exports American jobs overseas have the real “patriotism problem.”

Jim DeMint Speaks Out For Liberty

Teresa Mull, American Spectator

"The issue of religious liberty has come to the forefront and it’s important that we understand this is not merely the 'freedom to worship.' Individuals should be free to work, speak, and serve according to their deeply held beliefs throughout their lives." 

DeMint: GOP Can Repeal Obamacare

Greg Corombos, WND

GOP-E leaders recently vowed to work for massive reforms within OCare's existing structure but all but gave up on repeal. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that’s not good enough, and he believes the party can unite around a strategy that still includes repeal.