CHQ invites you to join us and our conservative movement partners in #AmericaProud. While the progressive left is intent on growing government, eroding man’s natural dignity from God as anchored in the Declaration of Independence, and threatening prosperity and sovereignty, we conservatives understand that millions of Americans remain committed to the foundations of American exceptionalism. #AmericaProud is a celebration of all that makes America exceptional.

The Export – Import Bank’s charter officially expired at midnight last night and those opposed to its cronyism and corruption rightly celebrated its demise. But the celebration may be just a little premature as the corporate vampires who have gotten fat sucking the taxpayers dry through Ex-Im and other crony government deals haven’t given up on maintaining their subsidized loans and insider deals.

Observant Christians and Jews will be particularly put to the test and some, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, have already caved-in to the demands of the secular left that they abandon their beliefs and accept the Supreme Court’s decision as final. Others, such as we here at CHQ, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, our friends at the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, and others, see the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex “marriage” for what it is – a profoundly political decision that can be undone through political means.

When judges take upon themselves the legislative power to order such routine state functions as the specifications for a medical clinic, then it is time to recognize that these judges have become the masters of the people, not impartial weighers of law and fact. Congress has the power to set the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the time is now to bring the reign of these unelected oligarchs back within the limits of the Framers’ vision lest they render all other branches of government, especially the States, irrelevant.

The European story is reaching its climax and no one knows how it is going to end. Greece and the European establishment might yet come to terms and the Euro might stagger along. But this almost certainly is not the Eurozone’s last crisis.

The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex "marriage" will now pit the power and resources of the federal, state and even local governments against individuals, churches, businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges, home schoolers, and all legally recognized -- and regulated -- human endeavors that communicate and act in ways consistent with the religious and ancient tenet that marriage is exclusively between one man and one woman.

Our friend Mark Skousen, producer of FreedomFest, reports this year's FreedomFest promises to be another intellectual feast, and perhaps the summer's best collection of thinkers on economics and politics with over 250 speakers, panels and debates gathered under one roof. Time is short to register; use this link for FreedomFest 2015 registration or go here to view the complete program and here to view the list of speakers, including Glenn Beck, economist Stephen Moore, John Stossel of Fox News, columnist and author John Fund, Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, WND's Joseph Farah and Steve Forbes. 

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The Export – Import Bank’s charter officially expired at midnight last night and those opposed to its cronyism and corruption rightly celebrated its demise. But the celebration may be just a little premature as the corporate vampires who have gotten fat sucking the taxpayers dry through Ex-Im and other crony government deals haven’t given up on maintaining their subsidized loans and insider deals.

Observant Christians and Jews will be particularly put to the test and some, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, have already caved-in to the demands of the secular left that they abandon their beliefs and accept the Supreme Court’s decision as final. Others, such as we here at CHQ, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, our friends at the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, and others, see the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex “marriage” for what it is – a profoundly political decision that can be undone through political means.

CHQ invites you to join us and our conservative movement partners in #AmericaProud. While the progressive left is intent on growing government, eroding man’s natural dignity from God as anchored in the Declaration of Independence, and threatening prosperity and sovereignty, we conservatives understand that millions of Americans remain committed to the foundations of American exceptionalism. #AmericaProud is a celebration of all that makes America exceptional.

When judges take upon themselves the legislative power to order such routine state functions as the specifications for a medical clinic, then it is time to recognize that these judges have become the masters of the people, not impartial weighers of law and fact. Congress has the power to set the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the time is now to bring the reign of these unelected oligarchs back within the limits of the Framers’ vision lest they render all other branches of government, especially the States, irrelevant.

The European story is reaching its climax and no one knows how it is going to end. Greece and the European establishment might yet come to terms and the Euro might stagger along. But this almost certainly is not the Eurozone’s last crisis.

The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex "marriage" will now pit the power and resources of the federal, state and even local governments against individuals, churches, businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges, home schoolers, and all legally recognized -- and regulated -- human endeavors that communicate and act in ways consistent with the religious and ancient tenet that marriage is exclusively between one man and one woman.

Our friend Mark Skousen, producer of FreedomFest, reports this year's FreedomFest promises to be another intellectual feast, and perhaps the summer's best collection of thinkers on economics and politics with over 250 speakers, panels and debates gathered under one roof. Time is short to register; use this link for FreedomFest 2015 registration or go here to view the complete program and here to view the list of speakers, including Glenn Beck, economist Stephen Moore, John Stossel of Fox News, columnist and author John Fund, Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, WND's Joseph Farah and Steve Forbes. 

In a ruling sure to spark a wave of protests and civil disobediance, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision mandating same-sex marriage that upends millennia of history and guts the rule of law. The 5-4 decision redefines marriage and strips states of their authority to define marriage as between one man and one woman. More on this developing story will be posted as the implications of the decision become clearer.

What Justice Roberts’ opinion and the Supreme Court majority said to Congressional Republican leaders in King v. Burwell was, in essence, “don’t expect us to save you from the bad policies previous Congresses passed into law,” so “man-up” and do the work the Constitution gave you to fix them or live with them. And the way we see it, this tough love from Justice Roberts to the Republican leaders in Congress applies to other areas of Obama overreach and governmental “jiggery-pokery" as well.

We join the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer in suggesting that the winnowing process for 2016 begins today. Republican presidential candidates who publicly pledge to vote for or sign into law the repeal of ObamaCare will still be viable conservative candidates. Those who won’t make that pledge ought to be toast. 

United States Supreme Court released its decision in the King v. Burwell Obamacare case upholding the current subsidy scheme, which on its face conficts with the plain language of the statute Congress enacted. More on this developing story will be posted as the implications of the decision become clearer.

Senator Ted Cruz has weighed in on Washington cronyism with a powerful speech at the Heritage Foundation that we think every American should see. “Washington has done a great job of one thing – picking winners and losers,” said Senator Ted Cruz, “except it’s clear each time who the losers are: it’s American families... What’s happening in Washington is no accident... It is a concerted effort by corporate lobbyists and establishment politicians. Lobbyists and career politicians make up the Washington Cartel." 

Front Page Headlines

  • Real Clear Politics

    Walker 18, Carson/Trump 10, Paul/Cruz 9, Bush 8

  • Maria Stainer, The Washington Times

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and real estate mogul Donald Trump lead the GOP presidential candidates in a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday, but the poll shows they both still lag behind former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat.

  • Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

    The Obama administration still hasn’t fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.

  • Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

    The United States and Cuba are set to announce the restoration of diplomatic relations on Wednesday, the result of a two-year courtship between former Cold War rivals who severed ties in 1961.

  • Shelby Sebens, Reuters

    Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast.

  • Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

    Same-sex marriage was already allowed in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Now, as wedding bells ring across much of the nation, here's a look at the states that have been less than enthusiastic about the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

  • Andrew V. Pestano, UPI

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States will end operations tonight as Congress failed to reauthorize its charter before the July 4 recess. The bank will not be able to arrange new loans for the first time since it was implemented 81 years ago. Democrats and a few Republicans are attempting to renew the bank's charter, which could see the bank's rebirth by late July.

  • Linda Feldman, Christian Science Monitor

    Four years ago, donors begged Governor Christie of New Jersey to run. Then Bridgegate brought him low. On Tuesday, he announces his presidential campaign and has nowhere to go but up.

  • AP

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release 33 years of his personal income tax returns today, including before and after his two terms as Florida governor.

  • Claire Groden, Fortune

    In an op-ed Monday night in the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama called for an overhaul of overtime regulations so that millions more Americans can be eligible to receive time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours. He proposed bumping the ceiling from $23,660 to $50,440.

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart
    Cruz’s new book, A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, goes on sale this coming Tuesday, June 30. In it, according to a summary document also obtained by Breitbart News, Cruz doesn’t disappoint—breaking tons of news and walking through his backstory and how he got to where he is. He focuses on what he thinks needs to happen to reinvigorate the United States, end back room deals in Congress, and get the U.S. government back to what it’s supposed to be doing: Representing Americans nationwide.
    That’s why Cruz exposing Rove so harshly is significant.
  • Kelly Shakleford and Ken Blackwell, IBD

    Observant Christians — and adherents of other faiths — are reeling from the Supreme Court's declaration of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and preparing for an unprecedented struggle for their right to express their beliefs and live their lives accordingly, as new battles will now be waged unless and until a future Supreme Court reverses course.

  • Christine M. Flowers, Philly.com

    Those who oppose same-sex marriage are now susceptible to lawsuits even if their objections are based on legitimate religious or moral principle. The First Amendment is a mighty thing, but we have seen how this court's fluid majority can circumvent its mandated protections.

  • Seth Lipsky, Haaretz

    In the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex "marriage," the majority shockingly made no mention of the constitutional right to free exercise of religion - no wonder that religious Christian and Orthodox Jewish groups are worried.

  • Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish Blog

    There is a Republican Party. The purpose of the party and its politicians, much like that of its Democratic counterpart, is to obtain money and privileges for its major donors. Expecting them to care as much about your issues as you do is unrealistic. They will only do the right thing insofar as it helps them do certain things which Greenfield lists in this article.