Conservatives

Feisty Conservatives in Tennessee Phase Out ‘Hall Tax’ on Unearned Income

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

In a powerful victory for conservatives, the Tennessee General Assembly voted to phase out the state’s controversial “Hall Tax” on unearned income in a drama filled final week of its 2016 session. Tennessee, which has never had a state income tax on earned income, is now on its way to having no state income tax on income of any kind.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Want to See One of Their Own in Senate Leadership

Only 2 percent of those polled were satisfied with today's Senate Republican leadership, while 93 percent think a housecleaning is needed and the entire Senate GOP leadership should be replaced by conservatives.

Puerto Rico Bailout Shows Corruption of Paul Ryan and Establishment GOP Leadership

One segment of the elite political class – Congress – is demanding that the taxpayers bailout another segment of the elite political class – Puerto Rican public employees. And Speaker Ryan wants your Congressman to to betray you, and indeed the very idea of a constitutional representative government, by asking rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time comes for a vote on the bailout bill.

Conservative challengers irk Establishment senators

Burgess Everett, Politico

Some of the GOP’s biggest-name incumbents and front-runners must beat back nagging challengers from the right who promise to motivate an angry conservative base frustrated with politicians who abandon them once they get into office.

Speaker Paul Ryan's Budget Makes Major Contribution to Trump Campaign

Establishment Republicans, increasingly desperate to derail Trump’s candidacy, seem completely unable to understand how they have made Trump’s rise possible. To simplify it for Speaker Ryan (and Mitch McConnell and all the lobbyists on DC’s K Street) Trump is winning because he’s running against you, not Hillary Clinton; he’s running against your failure to put so much as speed bump in the road of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

Mike Lee to run for Senate leadership post

Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim, Politico

Sen. Mike Lee will run for a Republican leadership post currently held by Sen. John Barrasso, a surprise move that instantly roils the Senate GOP. The announcement could set up a clash between the first-term Utah senator and Barrasso, a low-key Wyoming senator, for the No. 4 slot of Republican Policy Committee chairman.

Trump vs Cruz Battle Must Not Break the Conservative Movement

The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan

Wisconsin’s Most Important Election Wasn’t Yesterday’s Presidential Primary

The most important vote for Wisconsin conservatives and populists was not counted last night. It is the coming August 9 Republican congressional primary. Until Paul Ryan is defeated, and Paul Nehlen nominated and elected, the Washington Cartel will remain firmly in control of the US House of Representatives. #NeverRyan

The Full Spectrum Conservative In Today's Wisconsin GOP Primary

Ted Cruz is the only candidate who can credibly run for president as a full-spectrum conservative, build a winning conservative coalition AND who can be trusted to, without question, govern according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. We urge our friends in Wisconsin to vote for Ted Cruz in today's Republican primary election.

Charles Hernick: Taking Constitutional Liberty into the Liberal Lion’s Den

Don Beyer is the liberal Democratic incumbent in Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District.  Auto dealer and former Virginia Lt. Governor Don Beyer, is one of the old dogs of Virginia’s jaded liberal establishment. Beyer’s answer to any problem is more government, more taxes and less liberty for Virginians. Charles Hernick looks like exactly the kind of sharp, thoughtful constitutionalist needed to take on the knee-jerk liberal Democratic incumbent.

In Wisconsin Trump Hits the Limit of His Stream of Consciousness Campaign

The arrest of Donald Trump’s campaign manager for grabbing a female reporter, and Trump’s ridiculous attempts to lie and tweet him out of the rap in the face of clear video evidence drove Trump’s numbers with women even lower. But Trump hit the limit of his stream of consciousness campaign with the truly bizarre statement that women who have an abortion should somehow be punished if abortion is illegal.

Donald Trump can’t quite speak the language of conservatives

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump's conservatism, as explained in an interview with the Washington Examiner in January, was never of the movement variety. He is very much a nationalist rather than a limited-government person, a pre-Reagan Republican.

Paul Nehlen: Speaker Ryan Gets A Conservative Challenger

Conservative businessman Paul Nehlen has confirmed he will challenge Paul Ryan for the Wisconsin District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Conclusion: Should Conservatives Support Trump If He Wins The GOP Nomination?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman and George Rasley, Editor, CHQ
The idea that movement conservatives should join forces with the Republican establishment to deny Donald Trump the nomination would be an unforgivable betrayal, perpetuate the near-treasonous sellout of our country, and be a disaster for the conservative movement. We urge Trump and Cruz delegates to form an alliance and to stand together to ensure that the Republican National Convention nominates a conservative – populist ticket.

Part 2: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

What we see on the part of the Republican establishment is not an effort to deliver the nomination to Senator Ted Cruz, but an effort to create a chaotic situation in which no outsider has a majority, thereby delivering to the Washington Cartel’s powerbrokers and insiders the ability to choose the nominee at the Republican National Convention. If that happens, then conservatives will have to face the reality of working with Donald Trump or opposing him at the GOP Convention.

Part 1: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

Part One Of A Four Part Series: Trump won Arizona handily with a near-majority of 47 percent and his current cache of at least 739 delegates pretty much seals the math against any other candidate approaching a majority of 1237 delegates going into the Republican National Convention. So what should conservatives do if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee? Today we examine the first of four scenarios.

Ted Cruz: The Only Conservative for President

The question now before Republican voters is not Trump vs #NeverTrump, it is who can best unite all of the elements of the winning Republican coalition. And as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has pointed out on numerous occasions, that candidate is Ted Cruz.

Cruz Surges in Florida While Rubio Loses His Way

As a former supporter of Marco Rubio, I appeal to my fellow Floridians: It's time to join arms with Ted Cruz. A strong finish in the Sunshine State increases the speed at which Cruz will to overtake Trump nationally, and thus secure the gold medal for conservative principles and for a better America.

Conservative Leaders Demand Trump Disclose Hidden Tax Returns

The American people have a right to know that the man or woman who would lead them is beyond reproach in matters of personal finances. If you will not make your returns public we can only assume, at this point, that you are hiding something. Something which, if revealed, could seriously damage your quest for the White House.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Trust Cruz More Than Trump

A plurality of 45% of conservatives say Cruz is more honest than Trump, while 38% give Trump the edge. Trump’s attacks on Cruz as a liar appear to have had little effect except among Trump’s own voters.