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Ken Cuccinelli For Secretary Of Homeland Security

Our preferred replacement for acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli has three things that McAleenan lacked – a commitment to the Trump border security agenda, a willingness to fight Democrats and the Republican establishment to make the President’s agenda a reality, and the effective TV presence necessary to sell it to the American people.

103 Conservative Leaders Sign Letter Backing Cuccinelli for Secretary of Homeland Security

The conservative leaders participating in the Conservative Action Project have just released a memo in support of Ken Cuccinelli for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security saying 'Cuccinelli is a champion of conservative policies, and a man of unimpeachable character. We have no doubt that he will execute the president’s agenda with the integrity, commitment, and excellence that we have known him to bring to every other position. He has our strongest support.'

Conservatives Launch Letter in Support of Menashi Appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

A group including many of conservatism’s most active constitutionalists has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebutting the stream of lies and smears leveled at Steve Menashi by Rachel Maddow and the Left and urging that Menashi be promptly confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Conservative Leaders Oppose the Nomination of Judge Halil Ozerden

The toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044). Call your Senators today and urge them to vote NO on the confirmation of Judge Halil Ozerden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. We also invite CHQ readers to call President Trump via the White House comment line (1-202-456-1111) and urge him to withdraw this ill-advised nomination.

Call To Action: Demand Your Senator Vote To Confirm Steven Menashi

Rachel Maddow is intentionally distorting what conservative Steven Menashi’s law review article said about Israel and ethnonationalism because she shares the Left’s anti-Semitism and because she can’t countenance the idea of a well-qualified Jewish member of the Trump White House Counsel’s staff sitting on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Jordain Carney, The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it occurs during the 2020 presidential election. The Senate GOP leader has viewed confirming judicial nominees as his top priority and one of the party's best chances at having a long-term impact. With 53 seats, Republicans could confirm a nominee over the objections of Democrats. Democrats quickly blasted McConnell over his comments, with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling him a "hypocrite." McConnell indicated during an interview with Fox News that which party controls the Senate and the White House is a crucial factor.

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.

Trump Stuffs Democrats Harris And Feinstein On Ninth Circuit Judges

President Trump’s decision to nominate a slate of solidly conservative judges to the Ninth Circuit vacancies is another demonstration of Trump’s acumen in recognizing the nexus between politics, policy and the judiciary and the Senate is about to change its rules to end the Democrat obstruction that has stalled many of Trump's best conservative nominees.

New Poll: Conservatives Say Kavanaugh Will Boost GOP In Midterms

Almost 95% of those polled by FedUp PAC say the Kavanaugh nomination will boost the GOP in the midterms because “most Americans support the Constitution and want Supreme Court justices who will follow it.”  Less than 4% think the nomination will hurt Republicans this fall.

Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand For Property Rights?

There’s lots of talk about where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on the Roe v Wade abortion decision and if he would vote to rescind it. There is another very controversial Supreme Court decision made just a few years ago, supported by Anthony Kennedy, the Kelo decision, that conservates should be asking about during Judge Kavanaugh's vetting.

Kavanaugh's baseball debts: Why the nominee's opponents are striking out

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

I've seen the Kavanaugh story slip down the lineup on many MSNBC opinion shows, and that seems to me to reflect a grudging recognition that he is extremely likely to be confirmed. There will be plenty of sound and fury, but given the supportive comments of Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, the Republicans look like they'll get to 50 votes. If the opposition is down to stories about baseball debt, they're going to strike out.

The Left's dismally weak case against Brett Kavanaugh

Editors, Washington Examiner

Kavanaugh is more of a peacemaker in the mold of Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts than he is a clone of Justices Antonin Scalia or Neil Gorsuch. But unless liberal activists and the army of opposition in the press get much better dirt on Kavanaugh, President Trump looks likely to place another conservative justice on the Supreme Court, giving it its first conservative majority in a lifetime.

Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Any Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

On Kavanaugh's chances to be confirmed by the time the new Supreme Court session begins in October, Grassley said that "with the possibility of getting five or six Democrats and all the Republicans sticking together, yes, but if all the Republicans don't stick together and the Democrats smell blood, then I don't think we'll get any Democrats." "So, I think we've got to work from the standpoint that most of the Democrats have said they're going to vote 'no,'" he added.

If Republicans Really Control The Senate…

If Republicans really control the Senate, then why are they making confirming Republican President Donald Trump’s department heads and subcabinet posts so difficult? A case in point is the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as administrator of NASA, whose nomination has languished since September 2017.

We’ll Send You Home Again, Kathleen: Energy and Politics

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Whatever might be said regarding heat and cold, the climate of opinion seems unlikely to change anywhere there’s a chance to spear the oil companies and, in passing, those with a patient word for the fuel that made modern America. That fuel is now denounced, expected to participate cheerfully in its own demise. What Kathleen Hartnett White hoped to say to the capital city was: Hold it; no rush to judgment, please; no sentence without verdict. Alas, that’s the only kind of sentence progressives know how to pass out when the culprit has oil beneath his fingernails.

Neomi Rao Nomination A Win For Constitutional Conservatives

Many in Congress will not welcome her nomination and will seek to stop it. However, limited government constitutional conservatives should welcome the nomination of Prof. Neomi Rao to head OIRA as a major victory for constitutional government and fight tooth and nail to secure her confirmation.

Democrats Prepare to Bork Tom Price

David Catron, The American Spectator

If confirmed, Tom Price will be the best qualified HHS secretary in a generation. His nomination has been received enthusiastically by the health care industry. Moreover, unlike Kathleen Sebelius and Sylvia Burwell, he spent twenty years actually treating patients. He knows the system and why Obamacare isn’t working. If the Democrats successfully Bork him, it means that they can’t be trusted with even a modicum of power.

Rule Change Pushed By Harry Reid Could Allow Trump To Get All Of His Appointments Confirmed

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller

In 2013, Sen. Reid and other Democrats pushed forward with a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters for all presidential nominations except Supreme Court justices. This means that a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes is necessary to confirm executive office appointments.

GOP rallies around court blockade

Burgess Everett, Politico

Dire warnings that GOP unity over the court blockade would splinter after Trump’s ascension have yet to materialize. And a pressure campaign on vulnerable Republican senators — backed by polling data and liberal groups disrupting campaign events back home — hasn’t budged anyone.