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Boehner Kills Online Sales Tax Bill—for Now

Brendan Sasso and Billy House, National Journal

A last-ditch push by about 30 R's to convince John Boehner to allow lame-duck action on an online sales-tax measure failed, but those attending the closed meeting said he is promising to revisit the issue early next year, which would enrage conservatives.

Conservatives Scoff at Boehner Amnesty Deal

Lauren French, Anna Palmer and Burgess Everett, Politico

Conserv. R's are expressing their dissatisfaction with the plan outlined by Boehner. Instead of a spending bill that keeps the gov't funded through Sept. with a chance to review Homeland Security’s funding in March, the lawmakers want to pass a much shorter resolution.

Right Voices Opposition to Funding Plan

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

Leading conservatives are voicing opposition to a plan that would avoid a gov't shutdown by funding most of the gov't through next Sept. The lawmakers described the plan as a concession and called on House R's to only agree to a short-term funding bill for the gov't.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: December

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Clock Ticking Amid Fiscal Showdown

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

The GOP's response to Obama's immigration action will top the week. Many conservatives want to defund the executive action through the new spending bill to keep the government open past Dec. 11.

GOP Leaders' Hearts and Heads Not in Amnesty Fight

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

Conservatives Must React to O Speech with Courage, Energy

Mark Davis, TownHall

The Obama speech was not even a defining moment. It was a roadblock that needs to be worked around so that we can craft legislation that people can actually support, and that a much better president can actually sign.

Dear GOP: Do Your Damned Job

Steve Deace, a nationally-syndicated talk show host and author of the new book, “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again,” has some sage advice for Republicans. “Forget what your consultants tell you is politically possible. You’re up against an opponent who doesn’t care about possible, let alone legal.”  

GOP Hawks Sink Libertarian Bid to Lead Key Conserv. Bloc

Lachlan Markay, Washington Free Beacon

Defense-oriented conservs. won out in races for the chairmanships of key House panels, and in at least one case, a member’s perceived weakness on defense issues may have scuttled his bid to lead an influential bloc of House conservs.

Progressivism's Last Call

J.R. Dunn, American Thinker

What conservatives must let no opportunity pass to shout the death of progressivism. The GOP will attempt to soothe their “friends across the aisle.” In the end, it was and will be the people of this country who set the agenda. 

McConnell Urged to Repeal Obamacare with Budget Move

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

Conservatives demand that Sen. Repubs. pass a full repeal of OCare next year, even it if means a veto. With Sen. Dems likely to filibuster any stand-alone repeal bill, conservatives say Mitch McConnell should use a procedural maneuver (reconciliation) to push through a bill with 51 votes.

Conservative Leaders Challenge GOP Congress

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The Conservative Action Project, a group of 40 prominent conservative leaders including CHQ's Richard Viguerie, have documented GOP winners' campaign promises and plan to hold them to those promises. If that doesn’t happen? Conserv. gusto for preventing another Senate flip could prove fatal to GOP control.

Conservatives, Take Heart: America Rejects Obama's Leftward Lurch and Democratic Politics of Race and Gender Division

This midterm election upset a lot of the assumptions about 2016 and demonstrated a resilience and energy among conservatives that should position the GOP for a battle for the White House that looks much more competitive than the Democrats thought only a few days ago.

Will GOPers Break Old Habits?

Bill Kassel, American Thinker

R's are noted for losing their reformist edge. The combined influence of well-connected lobbyists, well-financed pressure groups, etc. tends to dampen enthusiasm for being tagged a loose cannon by standing on principle. 

Top 7 Observations from Election Night

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Election night was a referendum on Obama, Dems are an urban party, young voters waking up, people want less government, now there are only 7 states where D's control the trifecta of state gov't, & R's haven't done enough to defend marriage & state’s rights.

All Republicans Ran and Won as Born-Again Conservatives

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The GOP has an obligation and mandate to undo, obstruct and oppose Obama’s policies: Click this link to view CHQ's Conservative Leaders Post Election Press Conference hosted by CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, and featuring Ken Blackwell, former Ambassador U.N. Human Rights Commission, David Bossie, President, Citizens United, L. Brent Bozell III, Chairman, ForAmerica, Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List, Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots, Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council.

State of the Races Election 2014 -- Ride the Republican Wave

Republicans Win Senate Majority -- Republicans have picked up Senate seats in North Carolina, Iowa, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, Colorado, Alaska and Montana -- more than enough to give them a majority in the Senate.  Virginia remains close, though Mark Warner claims victory. Republicans win big in governorships, too.

McConnell Vows Major Changes as Majority Leader

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some conservative Senate aides and activists believe McConnell only wants to play “small ball” instead of pushing bold proposals to repeal ObamaCare or overhaul the tax code. McConnell says he wants to change the tone of the Senate and show Republicans can govern. We’ll see.

Michael Barone's Guide to Election Night 2014

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

For political junkies, Election Night is the most fun night of the year — at least until it becomes clear that your side is getting clobbered. Here is a guide to the order in which the returns are likely to come in, based on states’ poll closing times, focusing on the states with seriously contested Senate and governor races.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: November

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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