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Capitol Hill GOP Must Clean House To Unify Party

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Like the wandering tribes of Israel we conservatives are not going to get to the political Promised Land unless we get new leaders. The resignation of John Boehner is a good start, but until a whole new generation of conservative leaders takes the reins on Capitol Hill, stands for conservative principles, and fights to defend the prerogatives of the House on issues like defunding Planned Parenthood, stopping executive amnesty, securing the border and bringing the endless spending, deficit and debt to a close the Republican Party will remain a house divided and I predict the wandering will not end.

A Conservative Catholic Grades the Pope’s Address to Congress

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Pope’s failure to use the great opportunity and vast media audience his address to Congress provided to restate the timeless moral teachings of Christianity and call Christians of all denominations to defend them was a missed opportunity of historic proportions, because if there was ever a time when vigilant guard dogs are needed, that time is now.

We Explain Why Mitch McConnell Will Betray Conservatives And Actually Help Obama Fund Planned Parenthood

Ted Cruz is right – if the Republican “leadership” actually tried to win, they would vote on one bill after another that funded specific programs of the federal government, while defunding Planned Parenthood in the same bill. But we don't think Mitch McConnell will ever fight to defund Planned Parenthood because he's supported the abortion industry over and over again throughout his 30-year Senate career.

Boehner coup talk puts House GOP on edge

Scott Wong, The Hill

Talk that conservatives might use a government-funding showdown to overthrow the powerful Ohio Republican has triggered a flurry of behind-the-scenes jockeying among lawmakers eager to move up the leadership ladder.

Boehner on conservatives: Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage

Jake Sherman, Politico

Boehner told Politico that you can get used to anything – which includes dealing with conservatives in his own caucus who are getting increasingly frustrated with his unwillingness to advance the causes Republicans were elected for.

Numbers are there for Conservative Coup of Boehner

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Conservatives are brewing a plan to oust John Boehner if he cuts a bad deal on funding the government— including if he can't cut federal subsidies to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Leadership is worried about it, according to a Washington Post report.

Rush Limbaugh is Right on This, Too

Erick Erickson, RedState

There are a growing number of self-congratulatory pundits on the right who’ve never worked a day in their lives, but have terrifically mournful stories of the time their nanny didn’t cut the crust off their peanut butter and jelly sandwich back in the day. These guys not only think the pen is mightier than the sword, but they want to pooh-pooh anyone who dares to get sweat on his brow actually advocating for something.

What Should Congress Do First?

The Republican establishment “leaders” who run Capitol Hill are notorious for not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time and appear to be genetically unable to deal with more than one major issue at a time. Please tell us which of these important issues Congress should deal with first; defunding Planned Parenthood, defeating the Obama – Corker Iran nuclear weapons deal, the Meadows resolution to oust Speaker Boehner or the need to pass appropriations to fund the federal government for the fiscal year starting October 1?

Surrender Monkey Mitch McConnell Caves On Planned Parenthood

If there is one individual who represents the face of the stale, tone-deaf, timid, moss-covered and obtuse leadership of the GOP establishment, it is Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell emblematizes the rudderless leadership, vacuous core, and duplicitous tendencies of the powers that be within the Republican Party.

Just Be Yourself Mr. Trump

While Jeb Bush is cramming for this week's GOP presidential candidates debate Donald Trump doesn’t have to. He’s at the top of the national polls not because he managed to memorize a bunch of poll-tested lines fed to him by rented “friends,” consultants and advisers, but because he’s speaking for millions of country class Americans who are fed-up with government by the political class, of the political class and for the political class.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Prohibit Government Contracts to Companies that Donate to Planned Parenthood

“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," said principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Bridenstine upon introducing H.R.3245, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood.

The G.O.P. Base Clamors for Confrontation, Candidates Oblige

Jackie Calmes, The New York Times

While tensions between the ideological purists of the base and the pragmatists of the party establishment have simmered for decades, the breach has widened in recent years to nearly unbridgeable. Many Republicans now lament that the divide goes a long way to explain why their party lately has had so much trouble governing in Congress and picking a presidential nominee.

Attack on Ted Cruz: Can the GOP’s Capitol Hill “Leaders” Get Any Lower?

What really got Ted Cruz in trouble was not calling Mitch McConnell a liar – everyone in Washington already knows McConnell is a liar – what got Cruz in trouble with DC’s inside operators was telling the truth about how Capitol Hill works.

Establishment’s Games Will Only Solidify Trump’s Support

RedState.com

A recent poll reveals that Donald Trump’s comments on John McCain were not as damaging as predicted and the establishment’s continued attempts to undermine Trump will only end up making him more popular with a very angry conservative Republican voting base.

It's Down to Three! CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

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Conservatism: A better future for American liberty, prosperity and security

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and our colleague constitutional lawyer Mark Fitzgibbons made the argument in a recent op-ed in The Washington Times that two debates dominating our politics today show that, while conservatives, neocons and libertarians often make common cause in politics, the conservative formula of constitutional government informed by God's laws offers a better future for American liberty, prosperity and security.

Let’s Play Two

We don’t know if the late Chicago Cubs baseball great Ernie Banks was a Democrat or a Republican, conservative or liberal, but we do know that Bank’s infectious enthusiasm for the game of baseball and his perennially “in the cellar” Cubs has a lesson for conservatives in today’s political environment.

Raul Labrador Rips Senate GOP on Immigration

Scott Wong, The Hill

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) criticized Mitch McConnell Weds., arguing he needed to stand up to Obama on immigration. “It’s uncanny to me that our leadership is sending the message that we’ve already lost this battle,” Labrador said at a conservative lawmakers event.

The Closing of The Repub. Mind

Erick Erickson, Red State

If R's raise taxes, particularly while ignoring the concerns of their base toward religious freedom and other issues, they might find their grasp on power comes up short. After all, they have to win all the races. Conservatives only have to disrupt a few. And we will.

Don’t Pick Political Fights With Pope Francis

Rachel Lu, The Federalist

Conservatives have everything to lose and nothing to gain from getting mad at Pope Francis for his public comments on homosexuality, global warming, free speech, and more.