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Conservative Leaders To Ryan: Pass Budget Resolution Now!

Conservative leaders, including CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie have written to Speaker Ryan telling him to stop stalling around on passing a budget because the quickest path to passing a tax reform bill is to move directly to a House vote on the Senate-passed budget resolution.

Democratic Dreams of Retaking Congress are a Fantasy

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Two-thirds of the 435 districts are effectively off the table, and only 50 or so seats are regarded by both parties as competitive. Sad, but true, and it takes something really, really yuuuuge to upset that arithmetic, and only inside the media bubble is Donald Trump likely to be that yuuuuge. His numbers are bad, but would have to get considerably badder to be yuuuge enough be catastrophic.

The House’s Job Now? Keep Calm

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

House Republicans have an obligation to their struggling constituents to embrace any idea that can make the bill better—even if it isn’t their own. They also have an obligation to work as open-mindedly with the Senate as they recently did with each other. The enemy isn’t fellow Republicans. It’s ObamaCare.

Republicans Hold the Senate on a Night that Defied the Odds

Eliana Johnson, National Review

Republican Senate candidates spent most of the election season running away from Donald Trump, fearful that supporting him would sink their campaigns and cost their party the Senate majority. And yet it was in part Trump’s shocking electoral-college victory against Hillary Clinton that helped Republicans hold the upper chamber against long odds.

The McMullin Fantasy and the 12th Amendment

Editors, Washington Examiner

A victory in Utah won't make McMullin president. If it accomplishes anything, it will be to encourage both parties to reflect about the processes that gave us the two most unpopular presidential nominees in modern history.

So Far, Trump Is Not Sinking Down-Ballot Republicans

Michael Barone, National Review

So far, down-ballot contests look less like the straight-ticket battles of recent years, in which few candidates ran significantly ahead of or behind party nominees. Instead, they look more like 1970s and 1980s contests, in which many incumbents and challengers, mostly Democrats but also Republicans, continually improvised and created individual personas tailored to their constituencies and capable of distinguishing them from unpopular national party leaders.

Which party will win the Senate and House?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Turnout has been declining, not increasing, during the Obama years, and the Clinton campaign is clearly worried about low turnout, especially among millennials. The Senate and House contests may turn on which side's turnout sags most.

House Votes 245-182 for Conscience Protection Act

CNS News Staff

The Conscience Protection Act, which prohibits government from discriminating against health-care providers who do not want to perform or cooperate in abortions. The bill also gives such health-care providers the power to bring civil action if they are targeted by such discrimination.

House conservatives push for strong majority of majority rule

Scott Wong, The Hill

Conservatives extracted a promise from Paul Ryan last fall before he agreed to serve as Speaker of the House: The Wisconsin Republican would only bring immigration bills to the floor if they had backing from the majority of the GOP conference. Now some conservatives are saying that may be too narrow an application of the GOP practice known for years as the “Hastert Rule.”

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say “No” to Paul Ryan’s Puerto Rico Bailout

The Puerto Rico bailout had been expected to pass the House last week but was delayed when conservatives objected that it would allow Puerto Rico to refuse to pay almost half of its debt.  Conservatives also oppose any taxpayer bailout, which Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership have mentioned as another possibility.

I Endorse Dr. John Fleming for Senate in Louisiana

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I have every confidence Dr. John Fleming will maintain the same steadfast commitment to conservative principles he displayed in the House if he is elected to the Senate. I urge my friends and family in Louisiana to vote for John Fleming to ensure that a reliable full-spectrum conservative serves as Louisiana’s next United States Senator.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Hillary and GOP Both Responsible for Benghazi Cover-Up

Conservatives responding to FedUp PAC’s poll see the failure to protect the Benghazi compound as a disqualifying event for Clinton, with 96% saying it shows her to be unfit to serve as commander in chief. But they are equally critical of Capitol Hill Republican leaders, with 96% are concerned, and 90% of those are “very concerned”, that eyewitness testimony regarding the “stand down” order was not included in the report of the House committee investigating the attack.

Tea Party class reassesses its record

Scott Wong, The Hill

Tea Party conservatives from the 2010 class recognize they have done little to dismantle the two-term president’s legacy, and they are expressing some misgivings about their record. “The former leadership did a masterful job of cutting the class apart and attempting to make us ineffective,” Huelskamp told The Hill. “We were the majority-makers, and few us of had any say under Speaker Boehner. ... They co-opted the class pretty early.”

5 Days to Save America: Will Your Representative and Senators Have Jim Bridenstine’s Integrity?

Republican leaders claim defeating Obama's agenda is too complicated for them to handle, but Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has a simple solution: “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.”

For conservatives and the House Freedom Caucus, a time to build

Jim DeMint, Washington Examiner

It's not a perfect situation, but it'll be what conservatives make of it. If the House Freedom Caucus keeps the GOP leadership honest and stays true to their revolutionary spirit, 2016 will be a lot more productive for conservatives than 2015.

Cruz: Obama – Boehner Budget Deal Ridiculous, Deceitful, and a Disgrace

Senator Ted Cruz perfectly articulated our view of the Ryan -- Obama -- Boehner budget deal, “For anyone wondering about the source of the American people’s volcanic frustration with Washington, one need look no further than so-called ‘Republican’ majorities in both houses of Congress increasing the budget and our debt by more than $400 billion. It’s ridiculous, deceitful, and a disgrace.” We urge you to call your Representative, the House switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell him or her you demand a NO vote on the rule to bring the #ZombieBudget to the House floor.

Speaker’s Race Still Wide Open – Just Say NO To Paul Ryan

Back in January, 25 Republicans voted against John Boehner and the number of those dissatisfied with the establishment Republican “leadership” of the House has only grown since then. For conservatives to win this fight your Representative needs to hear from you NOW on the phone and through social media and email. Here's how to contact your Representative to demand they vote for a principled limited government constitutional conservative, like Daniel Webster of Florida, for Speaker.

Hillary’s Benghazi Hearing Performance

Those optimistic Republicans who thought Hillary Clinton would come before the Benghazi Committee to ask forgiveness from the families of the four Americans killed by her dereliction of duty during the attack on our consulate, and then breakdown and also cop to personally shooting Vince Foster and accepting bribes through the elaborate ruse known as Whitewater, were unfortunately disappointed by Hillary Clinton's performance at yesterday's Benghazi Committee hearing.

Here’s How The Election For Speaker Of The House Is Going To Play Out

Members of the Freedom Caucus, the House Liberty Caucus, the Tea Party Caucus, the Conservative Opportunity Society and other conservatives still have the votes to stop Paul Ryan and his plan to eliminate the last vestiges of democracy in the House of Representatives. If the remaining patriots in their ranks will stand fast we can still win this fight. Here's how to contact them to demand they oppose Paul Ryan's power grab and vote for a limited government constitutional conservative for Speaker.

Paul Ryan sold Freedom Caucus a Bill of Goods in private meeting

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

If he moves forward with a bid for the House Speakership after failing to receive the endorsement of the House Freedom Caucus–something he and his office said they would not do–even members in the Freedom Caucus who would have supported him will have reason to believe that Ryan is entirely untrustworthy and dishonest and withdraw their previous support for him.