US Congress

House Takes Action on Gun Checks

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

The House approved an additional $19.5 million in funding for background checks. The vote represents one of the most significant legislative actions taken by the House on guns since the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Right, Left Rip Cantor on Immigration

Olympia Meola, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Conservative challenger Dave Brat says, "Eric Cantor represents large corporations who want a never-ending supply of cheap, low-wage foreign labor.” A Cantor advisor stated that Cantor's been consistent in his opposition to the Senate comprehensive amnesty bill but thinks there should be places to reach common ground.

It's the Primaries, Stupid! Incumbent TX GOP Rep. Ralph Hall Defeated

John Ratcliffe's victory in the TX-4 runoff marks the first triumph for conservatives over an incumbent Republican lawmaker this year.

Targeted? Gun Sellers Say 'High Risk' Label From Feds Restricts Business

Kelly Riddell, Washington Times

Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.

Chamber of Commerce To GOP: Pass Immigration Reform Or Sit Out 2016

Elise Foley, Huffington Post

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue promised to keep pushing for immigration reform, quipping that the GOP should just stay home in the next presidential election if it doesn't address the issue.

Boehner: Could Jail Lois Lerner but Won’t; Waiting for Holder to ‘Do His Job’

Matthew Burke, Tea Party News Network

Boehner says that while Congress has the constitutional authority to arrest Lerner, he’s depending on corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder, who himself was held in contempt of Congress, to “do his job.” 

Tom Cotton Rips Dem's During Benghazi Speech

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) blasted Democrats for expressing “fake outrage” and claiming the investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is purely political. He cited some of the “lessons” he learned while serving in the Army to make his point.

Holder Yawns After House Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt of Congress

Holding Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress isn’t a bad idea or unconstitutional as Democrats claim. The problem is that successfully prosecuting Lerner hinges on the action of Attorney General Eric Holder, himself a target of a contempt of Congress resolution. Sign our petition to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder here.

Tea Party Winning

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author, Conservative Activist & CHQ Chairman

In TAKEOVER I outline a plan of how conservatives can take over the Republican Party and govern America according to conservative principles by 2017. The results in North Carolina show that our issues are driving the agenda, now we must cinch up our belts, organize, call meetings and use the plan I outline in TAKEOVER to win the vote.

Boehner’s Mixed Messages on Immigration: Blames R's, Then Obama

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

House Speaker John Boehner has emerged as the key figure of immigration reform legislation this year, and he has sent dramatically mixed signals about whether Congress will approve a bill.

House to Focus on IRS Targeting, Senate Takes on Keystone

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

The House this week will vote on whether to hold a former top IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, while Senate lawmakers will grapple with legislation that would green light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

Mark Levin: Beating Your Chest On FOX Is Not Enough

Real Clear Politics Staff

"The House leadership must smartly and strategically confront the president. They must subpoena some of the people around the president. Get them under oath and demand answers. Interrogate Obama and ask him a about the various scandals; focus on Benghazi."

Lawmaker Predicts Boehner Won’t Run for Speaker Again

Russell Berman, The Hill

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) who supported Speaker John Boehner  in '13 is predicting Boehner won’t run for the job again and says he would be surprised if he could win reelection by the House.

Huelskamp: Most House Repubs. Have Had Enough With GOP Leader

Pete Melfi, Tea Party News Network

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, in an exclusive interview with Tim Constantine on The Capitol Hill Show,  boldly called for change in the GOP House leadership. “I think most Republicans in the House have had enough.”

GOP Leaders Ignite Civil War, Take Shots at TEA Party

Dr. Rich Swier, Virginia Free Citizen

The first law of politics, and war, is secure your base. Ruling class Republicans should take heed of that maxim. If you tread on the Tea Party it may come back and bite you in 2014 and again in 2016.

Tea Party Vows to Move U.S. Congress to Right

David Lawder, Reuters

"It's about winning a civil debate, not a civil war," said Senator Mike Lee, a Tea Party Republican from Utah elected in 2010.

McAuliffe’s Commerce Sect. Target of Fed. Investigation

Washington Free Beacon Staff

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s commerce sect. Maurice Jones improperly lobbied Congress as a member of the Obama admin., according to an internal federal investigation launched by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.

The Capitol Hill GOP Leaders Are Frauds

For decades CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has been hammering away on the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill for trying to dupe limited government constitutional conservative voters. Now a new generation of conservatives is joining Viguerie in calling out the Republican congressional “leaders” as frauds. Sign and share the "Fire Boehner" petition.

Repub. Lawmakers Blindsiding GOP’s Conservative Base

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.