Conservatives

House: Senate Amnesty Bill is DOA

Jake Sherman and Seung Min Kim, Politico

House conservatives aren’t at all swayed by what the Senate’s done, vowing to forge their own way.

Why Sarah Palin Continues To Lead CHQ Straw Poll

Attributing Palin's lead in the CHQ straw poll to her active online community of supporters or popularity at the grassroots strictly to her sometimes colorful speeches is much too shallow an analysis to explain Palin’s enduring popularity.

Abortion Ban Bill Advances in House

Jim Abrams, Associated Press

The House passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that’s a milestone in the 40-Year Pro-Life cause.

Gov’t ‘Study’: Conservatives Racist

College Fix Staff

A tax-funded “study” implies conservatives want to keep racial divides & are more racist than libs.

Open Borders Pols are Anti-American

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

If pro-amnesty supporters call us anti-immigrant, then we’re just as apt to label them anti-American.

Marco Rubio’s Iowa Problem

Steve Deace, Politico

Conservatives in Iowa aren’t likely to forget Rubio was the face of a policy they roundly despise.

Think IRS is Bad Now? Just Wait

Sen. Orrin Hatch, WSJ

The govt’s tax collector already has big issues, but what happens when Obamacare arrives?

We Need S. Palin Back in the Arena

Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker

“There is no one…who inspires the masses to follow and act on their convictions like Palin.”

POLITICO Hits Bachmann And Conservatives With Standard-Free Headline

To tell POLITICO's editors what you think about their phony headline attacking Michele Bachmann go HERE, click the button to indicate the subject of your comment is “Editorial Inquiry” and tell the Editors of POLITICO what you think. Be sure to put “Attention John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei” at the beginning of your comments, as they are the founders and top editors of POLITICO.

NSA And IRS Scandals Show The Leviathan Has Slipped Its Chains

The NSA and IRS scandals have shown Americans that the federal Leviathan has slipped its chains – it is now up to the limited-government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party, libertarian and conservative movements to rally the people to bring it to heel.

Congressional Conservatives Leading On Prison Reform

“Right on Crime” exemplifies the big-picture conservative approach to prison reform. It focuses on community-based programs rather than excessive mandatory minimum sentencing policies and prison expansion. Using free-market and Christian principles, conservatives have an opportunity to put their beliefs into practice as an alternative to government-knows-best programs that are failing taxpayers and prisoners.

Viguerie Holds Boehner to Hastert Rule

Emma Dumain, Roll Call Blog

CHQ’s Viguerie joined others in urging codification of a rule to stop votes sans a majority from passing.

Rubio’s Dead to Conservatives

Selwyn Duke, American Thinker

“Agreeing to facilitate law-breaking isn't compromise - it's capitulation.”

Blame Conservatives for IRS Targets?

David Morgan and Kim Dixon, Reuters

A Repub IRS manager claims he and a colleague gave Right groups extra scrutiny. Case closed?

A Conservative Case for Prison Reform

Conservatives known for being tough on crime should now be equally tough on failed, too-expensive criminal programs. They should demand more cost-effective approaches that enhance public safety and the well-being of all Americans.

EPA Cheats Conservative Groups

Eric Shawn, Fox News

The EPA is said to be charging conservative groups FOIA fees while largely exempting liberal groups.

Amnesty Bill Lacks 60 Needed Votes

David Drucker, Washington Examiner

Border security concerns will likely force it to be partially rewritten to win Senate approval.

Wanted: Good Disruptive Candidates

Erick Erickson, Red State

At CHQ, we call them “boat rockers,” folks willing to go to DC to fight for principle over politics.

What Conservatives Are Trying to Conserve

In the final installment of "Why I'm A Conservative, Not A Libertarian," Writer Ben Hart says he's a "William F. Buckley, Jr. conservative" and argues that what conservatives are trying to conserve is nothing less than what has made America exceptional in world history. Please tell us what you think by posting your comments or submitting your rebuttal to chqeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.

Immigration Questions to Ask Rubio

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

There are a number of things House conservatives should be asking when the Gang bill arrives.