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Conservatives To Mitch McConnell: Do Your Job or No Vacation

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to tell him there should be no August recess until the spending bills are passed, the Wall is funded and President Trump’s nominees are confirmed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump-supporting would-be Democrats earn scorn for telling the truth

Regardless of who speaks on the Trump administration, it’s going to stir notice and comment from the self-absorbed media. Saying nice things about the president is akin to treason to Trump’s enemies – and if you’re a member of a protected Democrat class (like Kanye West), prepare yourself for the flak storm to come.

Novice politician astounds the world by keeping his campaign promises

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

For years, it has been standard accepted protocol in the United States for all politicians to promise moving the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s capital during the campaign. Standard accepted protocol then dictates that, once elected, politicians renege on that promise. When Mr. Trump revealed that he, in fact, intended to keep his campaign promise, U.S. politicians and reporters covering them were shocked and dismayed and issued statements denouncing Mr. Trump for believing that stupid American voters and taxpaying suckers should have any say in government affairs, particularly overseas.

Brutalized by Trump’s Winning, Liberals Nip at Conservatives’ Ankles

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

So many ankles, so many bites. But fortunately we don’t have a President Jeb! who actually cares what the lying media and the weaselstablishment think. Trump supports his performers and ruthlessly culls the non-hackers. Have you noticed that whenever he fires people for being useless the media and establishment wet themselves? Give them nothing, Mr. President. Not a head, not a scalp, not even an ankle to sink their tiny teeth into.

Trump’s consequential presidency is beginning to show

Ed Rogers, Washington Post

For all the misfires within the Cabinet, the staff shake-ups, the tweets and the media obsessions, the elements of a truly consequential presidency are visible around the edges. Trump is making his mark diplomatically, and the economy in the United States has solidified and is turning toward real growth. As mainstream Republican voters become used to — or at least numb to — Trump’s crudeness and behavior, they are willing to see progress as it presents itself. Yet the Trump presidency could be an exploding cigar. Just as you begin to settle in and get used to it, the whole thing could blow apart. Only Trump can destroy Trump.

Evangelicals Celebrate Opening Of Jerusalem Embassy

Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas gave the opening prayer Monday at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel, delivered the benediction at the ceremony.

Send A Get Well Card To Melania Trump

Trump haters couldn't resist attacking the President even as his wife was recovering from surgery. Imagine the outrage if someone had said the same thing about Mrs. Obama? Please click this link to join us in sending get well wishes to Mrs. Trump by signing our CHQ “Get Well Soon Melania” card.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: John McCain rips up the tracks as he exits the Washington swamp station

No one can say for sure what John McCain’s final legacy will be; for all we know a few chapters are yet to be written. One thing seems certain, however – McCain won’t exit quietly. Conservatives should be prepared for more surprises as the old “maverick” rides into the sunset.

As Jerusalem Embassy Opens, Is Trump Fixing Middle East Too?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Israeli PM Golda Meir famously said, “Peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” After many years. some are apparently beginning to get this message.  Will the Palestinians? Who knows?  But facing reality, hard as it is, is the only way to their salvation. And, ironically, Donald Trump -- the man they love to burn in effigy -- moving the embassy could be the first step to their accepting the truth and eventual peace. The process will be arduous, but it may have started Monday -- in Jerusalem.

President Trump, deny your creatures access so they can’t sell it

Editors, Washington Examiner

President Trump doesn’t have the power, even if he wanted it, to rid Washington of the corruption, the revolving door, and the cash-for-access and quid-pro-quo dealing that infects K Street. But he does have the power to drain a bit of the swamp. He could say “knock it off” to all the friends and associates who followed him to Washington in hope of making a fortune from their connections to him. He could set a policy of refusing access to anyone brought to his door by swamp creatures such as Michael Cohen and Corey Lewandowski.

Trump Supporters Celebrate The Return Of ‘Last Man Standing’

Scott Morefield, Daily Caller

The upcoming return of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” had conservatives and Trump supporters excited at the prospect of seeing one of their own, the iconic character Mike Baxter, back on the small screen. Leading the pack, of course, was Allen himself, who is clearly chomping at the bit to get back to work. Others, including actor James Wood, former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka, and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, expressed their delight via Twitter.

Jerusalem Embassy Opens, What’s Next?

T.E. Lawrence described how to earn the respect of the Arab tribesmen he helped rally to defeat the Ottoman Turks this way: The Arab respected force a little: he respected craft more, and often had it in enviable degree: but most of all he respected blunt sincerity of utterance… It doesn’t get much blunter than moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Should Trump change so as to appeal to a broader demographic of voters?

It’s hard to tell whether President Trump’s victories of late will translate to more respect from young voters or serve to increase his approval ratings with independents and the last remaining vestiges of #NeverTrump. Success begets success – and it seems to be coming in droves for Trump.

*Sigh* No, Being A Christian Does Not Require You Meekly Submit To Leftist Tyranny

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Supporting Trump does not mean validating everything he allegedly did or does – though it is fun to do it once in a while to watch the liberals and the Cruise Ship Crew freak out. Supporting Trump means making a choice not to submit. Is that immoral? No. You see, there is no combination of facts, rules, obligations, or commandments that requires us to take actions that will lead us to submitting to tyranny. I will not submit. I choose Trump, because Trump, while being an imperfect vessel, indisputably constitutes the clearest path to maintaining the freedom with which our Creator endowed us.

Trump is actually following through on his campaign promises

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Trump, who has never been house-trained as a politician, is more immune to pressure from the establishment. He might crave the approval of respectable opinion, but he’s also perfectly content to outrage it. When Trump was elected, it seemed he might be endlessly flexible and up for grabs. He certainly is willing to say anything at any time. But he hasn’t shifted or shrunk from the core commitments that defined his candidacy. So far, “he said he would do this,” has been a remarkably reliable guide to the Trump agenda.

Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

It took a half-century for historians to concede that the feisty Truman had solid accomplishments, especially in foreign affairs. Even his vulgarity was eventually appreciated as integral to the image of “Give ’Em Hell” Harry. But if he’d had access to Twitter, or had a Robert Mueller to hound him, the loose-cannon Truman probably would have self-destructed in a flurry of ad hominem tweets. Yet in the end, Truman proved successful because of what he did — and in spite of what he said.

Trump Is Righting Wrongs of Last Admin on Iran Deal

Tony Perkins, CNS News

Starting May 8, America will be on a 90-day track to re-impose sanctions on a regime that continues to fund terrorist activities and secretly pursue a nuclear program. It also goes a long way to dismantling another one of the left's proudest accomplishments: cozying up to a nation that has neither the interest nor the intention of operating on the world's terms. We're grateful for the administration's courage in righting the wrongs of the last administration. It's a relief to have bold leaders who are willing to stand up for America's best interest – even if it means standing alone.

Trump Brings Home Christians Held By North Korea

Tony Kim,  Kim Hak-song and Kim Dong-chul were engaged in Christian missionary work in North Korea. Each of the former detainees was targeted because of his Christian faith and as a faithful Christian each was seen as an existential threat to the North Korean regime.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tuesday’s GOP primaries could equate to more conservative troops in DC

As would be expected Tuesday’s GOP primary election results were a mixed bag for both conservatives and the establishment. Several good people ended up winning – now the hard work begins for grassroots groups to get these candidates elected and headed to the swamp next year.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Trumpism’ may be a myth but hostility to the president is very real

Questions over the meaning of “Trumpism” will continue long past Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House. Trump’s supporters believe the outsider president is bringing a refreshing new approach to efforts to drain the DC swamp; Trump’s enemies can’t bash him enough. Where’s the middle ground?