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GOP considers cancelling August recess

Alexander Bolton and Niv Elis, The Hill

Alarmed by the stalemate on healthcare reform, lack of progress on tax reform and appropriations bills that are far behind schedule, Republican lawmakers across Congress are increasingly willing to consider cancelling the month-long August recess.

Trump and the End of the Beginning

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

Success has a way of blotting out or at least marginalizing criticism. As Trump forges ahead, quietly racking up victory after victory, the yapping chihuahuas are going to appear more and more absurd to the public.  Those pups are yapping, but as the old Arab mot puts it, the caravan is nevertheless traveling on. Forecast: 10% chance of crisis, 90% chance of sun.

When Normalcy Is Revolution

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For all the hysteria over the bluntness of the mercurial Trump, his agenda marks a return to what used to be seen as fairly normal, as the U.S. goes from hard left back to the populist center. Trump promises not just to reverse almost immediately all of Obama’s policies, but to do so in a pragmatic fashion that does not seem to be guided by any orthodox or consistently conservative ideology.

Trump: Ready to Lead in First Hundred Days

Conrad Black, National Review

It is obvious to everyone except the myopic Washington press, fumbling about like punch-drunk prizefighters too often concussed to swing at a moving target accurately, that Donald Trump is preparing to come out of the gate like a fire engine and join Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan as a transformative president.

Congratulations, America

Laura Ingraham, Lifezette

During the transition, Trump should go to the big cities in Blue America — especially New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — and he should make clear that he is going to be president for everyone. Trump should make very clear that his policies are designed to help all Americans, and that he will not stop until he has ended the distinction between the red states and the blue states.

Donald Trump's Best Debate of the 2016 Presidential Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Trump was the winner on points. However, Trump failed to lay out a clear understanding of the two world views that are on the ballot this election. Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies’ radical agenda for America mostly went undiscussed.

Memo to House Republicans: Ryan’s Agenda Will Help Trump and Cruz

Speaker Ryan is completely tone deaf to what is driving the outsider candidacies of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. They are not winning the Republican Primaries by campaigning against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – they are winning by campaigning against Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus and the rest of the feckless, principle-free Capitol Hill Republican leaders. Ryan’s plan for this year’s budget will only fuel their candidacies.

The Most Important Question Donald Trump Must Answer Tonight

The attitude that everything is negotiable is at its core is why conservatives have come to despise the current establishment Republican leadership on Capitol Hill and celebrate Senator Cruz as the leader of principled constitutional conservatives in Congress. Mr. Trump remains an effective message carrier for grassroots frustration with Washington, but he has yet to tell conservatives what he would actually do if elected and answer the most important question of the campaign; “change to what?”

Will Lois Lerner Ever Be Prosecuted?

It’s pretty clear that Lois Lerner knew what she was doing was wrong, took active steps to cover her tracks – including conducting government business on a private email account under the phony name "Toby Miles"  – and yet she has not been called to account before any judge or jury.

Cruz and Cornyn, Bold Colors vs. Pale Pastels

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Who’s right?

Ted Cruz Talks Religious Liberty and Ebola

Bob Price, Breitbart

Senator Ted Cruz said the City of Houston and Mayor Annise Parker have “no legal authority, no constitutional authority and no moral authority” to issue subpoenas to pastors for their sermons and personal communications. Cruz also addresses the issue of an Ebola travel ban.

Cruz Sets Republican Priorities for 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, USA Today

Republicans — poised to take control of Congress — should set our sights on three big goals to make Americans feel confident in their futures once again: jumpstart the economy, safeguard constitutional liberties, and strengthen our national security.

Cruz: Dem's Arguments Against an Ebola Flight Ban Don’t Make Sense

On Sunday’s CNN State of the Union program with Candy Crowley, Senator Ted Cruz talked about the importance of implementing flight bans from Ebola-stricken countries in order to prevent more cases from coming into the U.S. He also discussed the mission against ISIS.