Chuck Grassley

Hillary Clinton, Alger Hiss and the Schism in the American Soul

Just as in the 1950s the American Left and the Democratic Party tried to convince their fellow citizens that the objective truth of Communist penetration of the American government did not exist, so today's Democrats maintain the lie that the Clintons have done nothing worth investigating.

DOJ Lifts Gag Order On Clinton - Uranium One Informant: What’s Next?

Now that the gag order has been lifted it is time for Attorney General Sessions to choose a side in the much larger question: Why was the nondisclosure agreement put in place to begin with, who demanded the informant sign it, and what was their relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton?

Conservatives Giving Senate GOP One Last Chance On Obamacare Repeal

This is the last chance Capitol Hill’s establishment Republicans have to get right with the GOP’s conservative majority. If this Obamacare repeal bill fails then it will be obvious to all that the only sure path to repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, rebuild our economy and build the border wall lies through the Republican Primary Elections.

Cruz Endorses Latest Senate Obamacare Repeal, So Do We

The latest Senate Obamacare repeal bill is, given the weak-kneed GOP leadership, as close to repeal as we're going to get. Ultimately, the final answer to repealing Obamacare and restoring a free market in health insurance is to be found in only one place: The Republican primary elections.

Conservatives Got Aggressive And McConnell Blinked

The problem in the Senate Republican Conference is Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to actually pursue conservative alternatives to Obamacare. We've won one round, now it's time for conservatives to hang tough and force McConnell to move the Consumer Freedom Option.

Grassley follows the money to find source of ‘dodgy dossier’

Dan Boylan, Washington Times

Grassley is 83 years old and has been in the Senate since 1981. His career in Washington began in 1975 when he served in the House of Representatives. During 42 years in Washington, the Iowan has endured Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, Valerie Plame and Benghazi. For him, the dossier presented a Washington-style follow-the-money angle that investigators needed to pursue. The real question remains: Who paid Mr. Steele for the material?

Conservatives to Mitch McConnell: Confirm Attorney General Jeff Sessions NOW

Democrats announced long ago that they wouldn't vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and broke all the traditional rules of Senate decorum and comity in opposing him on a very personal level – their delaying tactics are owed no deference. We urge CHQ readers to use the Capitol Switchboard toll free line (1-866-220-0044) to contact the Judiciary Committee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to demand Jeff Sessions be confirmed immediately.

IRS’s Lerner Targeted GOP Sen. for Tax Exam

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, tried to get her agency to conduct an exam on a sitting U.S. senator, according to emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Comm.

GOP-E: We'll Move Immigration Reform if We Regain Sen.

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Gang of 8 that passed a comprehensive reform bill last year, said he'd craft a better legis. approach if R's control in '15. Grassley agreed. D's threaten that if the House doesn't pass comp. reform now the issue'll be dead in '15-'16, sinking the GOP among Hispanics.

Dem's War on Judicial Independence

Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy (D) may change how his committee handles nominations after R's created a procedural blockade in response to Reid's nuclear option move. Sen. Grassley noted, “Nominations are going to be given added scrutiny."

Obama DHS Nom Thumbs Nose at Senate

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Jeh Johnson, Obama's choice for Secretary of Homeland Security, was confirmed 78 to 16. Reid's nuclear option move allowed Johnson to sail through without a single Republican vote. 

Public Notice: Congress Exempting Itself from Obamacare

Spending-hawk nonprofit Public Notice is rolling out a national online ad campaign titled “Inconvenient,” letting Americans know Congress plans to exempt itself from Obamacare and arguing that Congress “should live with the laws it passes.”