Congress

Republicans still have their work cut out for them

Editors, Washington Examiner

With the massive tightening in just two years of Georgia's 6th District, along with the other too-close races where Republicans have squeaked by so far this year, the GOP has received its wake-up call. Republicans will not face such record-setting campaign spending and national attention in many other races, but they need to figure out what works and what doesn't if they expect to continue as a governing party after November 2018.

House Freedom Caucus To Ryan: Cancel August Recess

We agree with our friends in the Freedom Caucus; it’s time to go big on tax reform, and to do that Congress must work through the August recess to get a bill on the President’s desk.

Trump's impatience with GOP establishment grows

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

An impatient President Trump is putting new pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to get rid of the filibuster in order to speed progress on legislation repealing ObamaCare and reforming the tax code. In a message posted Tuesday on Twitter, Trump urged Republican senators to invoke the so-called nuclear option and “switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy.”

Limbaugh: Republicans 'Don't Want to Cut Taxes,' 'Don't Want to Help Trump'

Theresa Smith, CNS News

Schumer’s predictable opposition was not the main problem, Limbaugh said. The roadblock exists because of the Republicans. Limbaugh pointed out, “The Democrats don’t have the votes in the House to stop Trump. The Democrats don’t have the votes in the Senate to stop Trump, although there is the 60-vote cloture requirement.”

Special Counsel Means Congress Must Start Legislating

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Congress should absolutely go back to their day job -- enacting legislation -- immediately. It might be hard work and less glamorous than pontificating about the state of the nation or the malfeasances of the current administration -- they may actually have to read something -- but it was what they were elected to do, what we pay them to do. The high-profile investigations can go on hold while Mueller goes about his work.

Conservatives Want A 'No Excuses Budget' From The GOP Congress

We urge our conservative friends and readers to call their Representatives and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand funding of the border wall in the soon-to-be-passed continuing resolution. Tell them no excuses; no border wall funding – means a no vote.

Congress has been stalling border wall funding

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

President Trump says he remains committed to building the wall. Already, he has done more than the last five presidents and 40 years of Congresses to fix the problem. Just since taking office, border crossings have plummeted by an unthinkable 70 percent or more. Mr. Trump has earned the credibility to get the money he wants for the wall from a Congress that has proved itself utterly incompetent when it comes to fixing the border.

The Republican Congress Must Get Its Act Together NOW

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace.  They can't get it together to compromise on anything and move forward -- no tax reform, no healthcare, no nothing.  They are overwhelmed by a combination of overweening ego and rigid ideology -- a lethal cocktail.  What their behavior is doing is creating an inevitable situation where they lose control of Congress and ultimately the White House to the Democrats.

Gorsuch Asks The Right Questions

Asking the right questions doesn’t mean that Justice Gorsuch will reach the right decisions in these or any future case before the Court.  However, conservatives can take encouragement that Justice Gorsuch is starting from the plain language of the Constitution and the statues Congress has passed, not the whims and fantasies of other judges.

Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell’s Do Nothing Congress

A close look reveals that the last two months have not been characterized so much by what has happened but by what has not. It is time Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got something remotely resembling President Trump’s legislative agenda moving.

Selective Blindness Or Conspiracy Of Anti-Trump Judges?

Our friend Michael Patrick Leahy has shown that there’s more than willful blindness behind the bizarre rulings against President Trump's Executive Orders on travel from terrorism hotspots. There’s a potential conspiracy involving Democrat holdovers at the Department of Homeland Security, Muslim sympathizers in the media and the shadowy “immigrant rights” groups and Democratic state Attorneys General that have brought the lawsuits to overturn the President’s Executive Order.

Another Reason To Impeach Anti-Trump Judge Theodore Chuang

The Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution’s Due Process Clause to require judges to act impartially and with the appearance of impartiality. The conduct of Judge Chuang raises serious questions about his impartiality. We urge Congress to hold hearings on Judge Chuang's impeachment at its earliest opportunity.

The Most Important Thing President Trump Will Say Tonight

Rather than adopt the compromising tone so beloved by Capitol Hill’s Republican swamp-dwellers, we urge the President to hold the Republican leadership's feet to the fire. Unless and until he does so he will remain limited in what he can accomplish on his ambitious agenda to make America great again.

Another Reason To Impeach Some Federal Judges

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Heller and McDonald, many of the most liberal lower federal courts have flaunted Heller and the clear language of the Constitution and have been making up their own anti-constitutional rules restricting the Second Amendment.

Tennessee Star: Nashville to Host Impeach Rogue Judges Rally

“We will urge our Representatives [in the United States House of Representatives] to impeach, and for the Senate to try, convict, and remove [Federal District] Judge James Robart in Washington and [Federal District] Judge Leonie Brinkema in Virginia,” The Spirit of America Rally organizer Mark Skoda told our friends at the TennesseeStar.com.

Thank Judges Robart and Brinkema When This Comes to America

The need for “extreme vetting” of supposed “refugees” from failed states and terrorist hotspots is demonstrated almost daily in the media, should Judges like Leonie Brinkema and James L. Robart choose to take judicial notice of such news reports. A particularly frightening example was recently revealed during the trial in Sweden of an asylum-seeking war criminal.

Another Federal Judge Seizes Presidential Power

If terrorism, as proven in the same court house where Judge Brinkema sits on the bench, isn’t a “rational basis” for President Trump’s Executive Order 13,769 then what, in the Judge’s eyes, would justify pausing immigration from a country known to harbor people hostile to the United States? The answer, of course, is that it is not Judge Brinkema’s role in our federal republic to make such decisions, it is the President’s constitutional prerogative to do so.