Senate

100 years of the Blue Slip courtesy

Sen. Chuck Grassley, The Hill

The fact of the matter is that the Senate confirmed 329 of President Obama’s judicial nominees—more than President Bush had confirmed. President Obama’s judicial nominees received a fair shake by the Senate. President Trump’s nominees are entitled to the same.

A Necessary Turning Point on Judicial Confirmations

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Roll Call

Recently, I have taken to the floor to denounce these dilatory tactics by the Democrats. As I argued during past administrations of both parties, nominees should be debated and processed based on the merits, not tit-for-tat political games. Last week, the Republicans in the Senate showed that we plan to get this job done, one way or the other.

Inside Republicans' plot to ensure Trump's federal judge victories

Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner

Republicans controlling Congress in the Trump era are moving at a much faster clip than Democrats ever did during Obama's tenure. Four federal appeals court nominees were confirmed by the first anniversary of Obama’s inauguration, while Trump already has placed eight judges on the appeals courts, according to data compiled by the Federal Judicial Center.

Kelli Ward Takes Commanding Lead In AZ GOP Primary

Even with Dr. Kelli Ward leading the GOP field and likely Democratic rival Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Senate Leadership Fund, which is run by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s allies, has said it will do everything it can to ensure Ward is not the next senator from Arizona.

Poll: Senate Democrats Should Be Very Worried About The 2018 Elections

Henry Rodgers, Daily Caller

Only three of the ten Democratic Senators up for re-election in 2018 are above a 50 percent approval rate in states that favored President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Jon Tester of Montana are the only three with above a  50 percent approval rating, which is not a good sign for the future of the Democratic party, a Morning Consult poll revealed.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives See 2018 Elections Moving Senate to the Right

Almost 97% of those responding to the poll predict that “Trump supporters will overcome the establishment to win many Senate seats in 2018,” while less than 2% say that McConnell will be able to keep the Senate under his control after the elections.

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

In 1977 and 1978 conservative giant Howard Phillips visited every congressional district in America to recruit candidates. During a trip to New Hampshire in 1977, only five people showed up for a meeting. One of them was Gordon Humphrey, who volunteered to run against Democrat Thomas J. McIntyre and became one of three New Right senators elected in 1978.

Conservatives Should Walk If Their GOP Senate Candidate Supports Mitch McConnell

We like state Senator Leah Vukmir in the Wisconsin GOP primary, but we think support for McConnell is a deal-breaker for most conservatives. That said, there’s still plenty of time for Leah Vukmir to join CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie and other conservative leaders in calling for McConnell's ouster.

Four GOP Senators Standing in the Way of Progress

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

When Steve Bannon speaks of "primarying" politicians like this, he isn't really being a bully or an extremist, as the media likes to paint him.  He is actually making quite a bit of sense.  Trump appears to know this and, from the look on his face at Monday's joint press conference, McConnell does too.

I Told Mitch McConnell To Resign, So Can You

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Yesterday, I, along with Ken Cuccinelli II, Brent Bozell, Jenny Beth Martin, David Bozell, and Adam Brandon, told Mitch McConnell that due to his incompetence and betrayals it was time for him to resign as Senate Majority Leader, I urge you to add your voice to the thousands of other conservatives who demand McConnell must go by adding your signature to our letter.

Viguerie and Other Conservative Leaders Demand New GOP Senate Leadership

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Today, CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie joined other conservative leaders in a letter making the case that Mitch McConnell has become an anchor around the neck of Republican Senators who stand to lose their primaries if McConnell remains Majority Leader.

Conservatives Demand McConnell Stop Stalling Trump Judicial Nominees

Through the Conservative Action Project, conservative movement leaders and activists call upon Mitch McConnell to IMMEDIATELY schedule committee and floor action on President Trump’s judicial nominees and to begin working a full week, EVERY week, until all nominations have been acted upon.

Outsider Erik Prince Looking At Challenging Establishment Senator John Barrasso

While Erik Prince’s views on the conservative agenda need to be explored further before we can make any kind of endorsement, we do know a lot of things we don’t like about Senator John Barrasso, and first among them is his crony relationship with Mitch McConnell.

Marsha Blackburn launches Tennessee Senate bid

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Thursday made official her plans to run for Senate in 2018. Blackburn has spent the days since Corker announced he would step down at the end of his second term lining up grassroots and financial support. She begins the race with a potential advantage over other possible contenders: The strong support of influential conservatives in Washington, among them David Bossie of Citizens United, who is closely aligned with President Trump.

When Judge Roy Moore Comes to Washington

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Moore, should he win, is going to become an object of fascination in The Secular City. Yet his questions and concerns are those of the silent millions on the losing side of America’s culture war. If elected, Judge Moore, one imagines, will not be rendering respectfully unto the new Caesar.

Libertarian Republicans seek Rand Paul reinforcements

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

"Libertarians have a messaging problem, not an ideas problem," said Austin Petersen, 36. Ambitious and energetic, he is running for Senate in Missouri, a state President Trump carried by nearly 19 points in November, hoping to win the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Liberty-minded Republicans are running in other states as well.

Jeff Flake: A Book By A Fake Conservative With No Conscience

We urge CHQ readers to skip Flake’s screed against the voters he has failed as a member of Congress and read the original Goldwater – Bozell version of Conscience of a Conservative instead.

McCain's Revenge

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

Following his back-stabbing vote, John McCain, as sympathetic a character as his health issues might make him this week, deserves to feel the sting of a Republican senator. If McCain never returns to the Senate, it is fitting that the last vote he casts will be one which, unfortunately for the nation, adds some credence to the words “He’s no hero.”

It's Time To Drain The Swamp In The GOP

We conservatives need to translate the grassroots rage over the betrayals of Republican elected officials into a national conversation about the future of the Republican Party and a wave of national activism to nominate and elect “Drain the Swamp” Republicans to the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

Senate votes to move forward on Obamacare repeal

Kimberly Leonard, Washington Examiner

Republican senators voted Tuesday to move forward on their seven-year pledge to repeal portions of Obamacare, with Vice President Mike Pence issuing the tie-breaking vote to unlock hours of debate to assemble details of a final healthcare bill. The vote began as much as 20 hours of debate on the House-passed healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act, and a new bill will be swapped in its place.