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Where Not to Eat in DC During the Inauguration

If you are attending the Inauguration and wish to avoid patronizing establishments that support organizations, like Planned Parenthood, with “agendas that are effectively the opposite of the incoming president’s” here's the list, as of January 5, of restaurants to avoid.

Ted Cruz Defends Decision Not To Endorse Trump: What Do You Think?

At some point Ted Cruz’s feud with Donald Trump and the insults traded between candidates during the Primary are not our problem. What is our problem, however, is living in an America governed by Hillary Clinton. Click here to take our CHQ poll and tell us what you think: Did Ted Cruz commit political suicide by refusing to endorse Donald Trump?

Forgotten Americans Find Their Champion

Far from being dark or dystopian, we found in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech the first glimmer of hope for the restoration of our country and the real change for which Mr. Viguerie has long campaigned: My message is that things have to change and they have to change right now. Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned.

Ted Cruz Committed Political Suicide On National TV

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Ted Cruz pleased the 5% of #NeverTrump Republicans and disappointed and angered the vast majority in the conservative movement. In doing so Ted Cruz lost his chance to be the leader of the conservative movement, and effectively handed that mantle over to Mike Pence, in whom conservatives are now likely to invest their time, energy, resources and hopes to advance the conservative agenda.

Mike Pence Just Made Himself De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

How long that leadership lasts, or if it will be contested, remains to be seen, but by joining the Trump ticket, and last night through his remarks to the Republican National Convention, Mike Pence showed he understands the Trump coalition is the future, and he showed real leadership by making himself an essential element of that coalition’s success in the 2016 election; future-focused conservatives now have the leader they’ve been looking for and it's Mike Pence.

Trump Bounces Back

Shane Goldmacher, Politico

Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to bring his convention back from the brink of disaster. The focus on Clinton provided a glimpse of unity for a party that, at times, has seemed to be splitting at the seams during the primaries. And it came on the night that Trump formally became the Republican nominee in a roll call vote that went surprisingly smoothly as days of noise and unrest from Never Trump forces fizzled.

Strange Bedfellows: How Trump and #NeverTrump Defeated Long Overdue Reform Of The RNC

The reality is that the Blackwell - Cuccinelli reform package had nothing to do with #NeverTrump or unbinding Trump delegates and by defeating it the Trump delegates made the Republican National Committee and the state party organizations considerably less democratic, open and transparent and made the rise of another populist candidate like Trump that much more difficult – if not impossible.

The Most Important Speech At The GOP Convention Last Night Was Not Delivered By Chris Christie

In a campaign that is all about communicating brand before policies and ideas Tiffany Trump’s remarks stood out as what may very well be the first speech about love delivered to a national political convention and for that distinction we deem it the most import speech of the evening.

The Melania And Rudy Show Built The Trump Brand

Trump’s goal, as we see it, was to build and reinforce his brand, as much through non-verbal as through verbal communications. By keeping establishment Republicans like Paul Ryan, that millions of Americans hate, off the stage, and by putting Mrs. Trump, the very embodiment of the Trump brand, plus a highly targeted group of political outsiders on the stage, Trump went far in accomplish that goal.

The RNC wants the Republican convention to act as a campaign 'turning point'

Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner

Until now, voters tuning into a Donald Trump campaign rally don't expect to hear detailed policy proposals. But at the convention, the RNC will make clear that "this is the time to show the respect for the office of the president," said GOP convention Executive Producer Phil Alongi.

Party Pushes for Unity at Convention

Emily Goodin and James Arkin, Real Clear Politics

Party unity is the main item on the agenda for Republicans as their national convention begins here Monday. But whether the GOP can unify behind its divisive presidential nominee remains to be seen.

GOP Convention Report: The Secret Rule To Make The GOP The Party Of Priebus And Ryan

UPDATE: Speaker Paul Ryan has been busted! Ryan has been outed making phone calls to delegations trying to get them to rescind their request for a Rollcall vote on the Rules. What the establishment media isn't reporting is that there is battle going on over the Rules that will decide whether the Republican Party is a grassroots-driven Party, or whether is it is little more than a corrupt money machine to be looted by cronies of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Speaker Paul Ryan. We urge you to use the contact list at the end of this article to contact your RNC representatives to urge them to vote for the Blackwell - Cuccinelli Rules package.

Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules

Kyle Cheney, Politico

The pro-Trump victory was the main event of the Republican rules fight that ended at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday when the committee passed a package of rules that will govern the party for the next four years. Despite all the tension surrounding the rules fight, very little actually changed.

It’s Not Just Who IS Speaking At The Donald Trump Convention, It’s Who ISN’T

Caleb Howe, RedState

The list of speakers for the Donald Trump Convention is in, and it's significant not just because of who is on it, but who is not. Who is are a lot - a LOT - of not politicians. Who is not is...

GOP not in partying mood in Cleveland

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Republicans won’t be in a partying mood when they gather in Cleveland next week to nominate Donald Trump for president. GOP aides and lobbyists say there has been a big drop-off in invitations, compared with past presidential conventions, with many establishment Republicans and corporations shunning the event.

Where Not To Eat In Cleveland

Even though Cleveland Chef Michael Symon has millions of dollars of potential GOP Convention bookings at his restaurants, he says Donald Trump is not welcome in any of his establishments. Symon's biting the hand that feeds him leads us to ask why Republicans would wish to support their political enemy and patronize one of Michael Symon’s restaurants when they visit Cleveland for their Convention?

The Summer Revolution Part 2: Democrats to Spend $800,000 to Disrupt GOP Convention

It wouldn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Jeb Bush was leading the Republican field – a summer of radical Leftist violence is coming, and it was planning, building and organizing long before Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican candidate for President. And in their plans to disrupt the GOP Convention Democrats will be working hand-in-glove with their allies on the far-Left, many funded by Leftist billionaire George Soros.

#NeverHillary or #NeverTrump?

In our four-part series on what conservatives should do if Donald Trump is leading the field when the Republican National Convention opens, CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and I argued in favor of a Trump populist – Ted Cruz conservative alliance to oust the Republican establishment, break the Washington Cartel, and bring about a conservative-populist political realignment. But now we are not so sure that is even possible.

RNC in turmoil over proposed change in convention rules

Alex Isenstadt and Shane Goldmacher, Politico

An all-out internal power struggle has erupted at the Republican National Committee, just days before a critical party gathering in Florida, as the head of the RNC’s powerful rules committee has accused his own party leadership of a “major breach of trust” in trying to block a rule change that he said would make it harder to reopen the GOP nomination fight at a contested convention this summer.

Trump vs Cruz Battle Must Not Break the Conservative Movement

The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan