Conservatives Put On The Brass Knuckles

“What I want to do with the Article III Project is take off the gloves, put on the brass knuckles and fight back,” Mike Davis, an Iowa native who was the chief nominations counsel for Senator Charles E. Grassley, told Carl Hulse of the New York Times.

Beto Launches Apology Tour, Beats Out Bernie In First Day Haul

Like Obama, O’Rourke is an empty vessel who sees himself as a man of destiny, and like Obama he has turned apologizing into an artform, indeed his readiness to apologize for anything and everything was our primary takeaway from his first few days on the campaign trail. Given that, Beto is shaping-up to be the perfect white guilt candidate for a Democrat Party who’s only organizing principle is racial and social animus.

Democrats In 2020: One Creep Out, One Creep In

With Michael Avenatti’s departure from the scene the creep factor for Democrats' 2020 primary did not go down, in fact it may have gone up a couple of notches with the announcement that #CreepyJoe Biden is actively considering running for the Democrats’ 2020 nomination.

The Politicians Who Killed Mollie Tibbetts

Mollie Tibbetts was killed so that somebody in Iowa could have cheap labor, and she was killed so that members of the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce could hit this quarter’s earnings target, and most shamefully, she was killed so that virtue signaling liberal politicians could get reelected.

Obama Minions Poised To Attack Iowa’s Conservative Senator Chuck Grassley

Obama has trained 40,000 Far Left agitators to disrupt Republican townhall meetings this summer. We encourage all our CHQ readers and friends in Iowa to attend Senator Grassley’s townhall meetings today and tomorrow to counter the Obama, Soros, Holder disruption planned by Indivisible Iowa.

Obamacare Is Working Great… In DC

DC Health Link has 20 private health insurance options to choose from, big companies like CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente. For 2017 small businesses -- like the United States Congress -- have 151 health plan options from Aetna, CareFirst, Kaiser and United. However, if you live in Virginia, Iowa, Tennessee or someplace else in flyover country you may be down to one or no choice in health insurance.

Viguerie: Trump’s ‘Balloon has been punctured’

Paul Bremmer, WND

“He underperformed and I think his balloon has been punctured,” said Richard Viguerie, chairman of and a direct mail fundraising pioneer. “The only person who has gone after Trump and has won is Cruz, and now I think others are going to be emboldened to do that.”

Iowa ruins the ‘Inevitable’

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham

The results in the Iowa caucuses are a rebuke to the notion that the national media have all the influence over America's voters. Donald Trump has been the overwhelmingly dominant figure on television news. Even his decision to duck a debate was treated as bigger news than the actual event, and he almost fell to third place in Iowa.

A Good Night for Conservatives

The Editors, National Review

Ted Cruz didn’t play the expectations game in Iowa. He said he was going to win the caucuses, and he did. What’s more, he did it even while bucking the conventional wisdom that candidates who seek to win Iowa must genuflect toward ethanol subsidies — and earning the hostility of Republican governor Terry Branstad for his refusal. Senator Cruz deserves congratulations for his performance.

For Santorum, Iowa a Field of Dreams No More

Tom Bevan, Real Clear Politics

This time around, with four days until Iowans caucus, there is no hint of a late surge for Santorum. No overflowing crowds. No sense of momentum. And bashing Ted Cruz for not being liked by those in Washington isn’t helping his cause.

Pro-life Leaders Urge Iowans to Support Anyone But Trump

A group of pro-life women leaders from Iowa as well as the heads of national pro-life organizations have released a devastating letter urging pro-life voters to support anyone but Donald Trump in the upcoming Republican primaries.

Cruz To Iowa Pastors: Trump ‘Unstoppable’ If He Wins Iowa And NH

Kerry Pickett, Daily Caller

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a group of Iowa pastors in Cedar Rapids Monday that if Donald Trump manages to win the Iowa caucuses next week and later win the New Hampshire primary, the New York billionaire will be impossible to beat.

Ben Carson suspends campaign after volunteer death

Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson canceled all of the day's remaining campaign events Tuesday after three volunteers and a staffer were involved in a car accident requiring medical care. On Tuesday evening, Carson's camping confirmed that one of the volunteers, 25-year-old Braden Joplin, had died.

Cruz Committing Regicide Against King Ethanol in Iowa

Give Ted Cruz his due, ethanol appears to an issue on which he put principle before politics. Whatever one thinks of his presidential ambitions, we all would benefit if Iowans engaged in regicide against King Ethanol.

Could College Kids Be Rand Paul’s Saving Grace In Iowa?

Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul has largely been seen as an underdog during the Republican 2016 presidential primary – but his team says the support he’s garnered from the younger demographic may lead to some surprises in the early states.

Iowa Ground Game: Conservatives Crush Establishment in 2016

Patrick Howley, Breitbart

Politicians are saying one thing behind closed doors and another thing on cable news. Political consultants are busy trying to screw over their own candidates to score petty political points. And clueless mainstream reporters are covering the damn thing like they’re “Richie Rich” having to show up to public school for the first time. Turn off your television. Tune out the noise. The story of the 2016 Iowa caucus is an epic. Here’s what’s really going on.

Ted Cruz takes back the lead in Iowa

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

In the Des Moines Register poll, Cruz has a three point lead. Likewise, in the newest ABC News poll, Cruz has the highest popularity among Republican voters, which Gallup’s polling also reflects…Other campaigns are beginning to admit Cruz has outworked them on the ground in Iowa. He has operations in every county, he has Steve King’s endorsement, he has Bob Vander Plaats’s endorsement, and he has the highest popularity.

Ted Cruz Puts On a Show in Iowa

Rebecca Berg, Real Clear Politics

Bus tour? Call it the Ted Cruz road show. As he has barnstormed Iowa this week on a six-day jaunt, the Texas senator perhaps best known on Capitol Hill for his bombast has showcased another quality: his sense of humor. He has punctuated his stump speech with well-practiced one-liners even as he warns crowds that America is in “crisis.”

Cruz adds another big Iowa endorsement

Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts

Since Cruz has jumped into the race I believed he lined up well with my values, beliefs and standards. He now has my wholehearted support here in Iowa and beyond.  He may not have been my first choice in this race (Bobby Jindal), but I will happily work to see him win Iowa.