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For House Majority Whip We Back Stutzman Over Scalise and Roskam

The contest for House Majority Whip is not between Reps Steve Scalise, Peter Roskam and some hypothetical perfect conservative. It is between Scalise, Roskam and the only candidate in the race with a record of standing for conservative principles when the chips are down – Marlin Stutzman.

GOP-E VOWS NO MORE SURPRISES' FROM TEA PARTY IN '14

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The mainstream media and GOP Estab. seem to think that nothing like the Cantor loss will happen ever again. But Cantor's defeat could (and likely will) fuel grassroots uprisings against Cochran, Pat Roberts, Landreiu, and Lamar Alexander.

Herman Cain: Tea Party Still a Powerful Force

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Former pres. candidate Herman Cain said the tea party is growing in power & influence despite recent GOP primary setbacks. Cain said that the conservative movement has pushed the GOP into listening to fresh opinions while encouraging it to concentrate on its limited-government core values.

Mississippi Voters Stagger Cochran and K Street

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Unlike Mississippi voters, corporate earmark recipients and their K Street lobbyists are fighting to keep Thad Cochran in office. Liberal GOP lobbyists Haley Barbour and John Feehery count on having Cochran on their side to help them grow the influence (and purses) of their corporate, special interest clients.

Jeff Bell Wins N.J. Senate Primary

James Hohmann, Politico

Jeff Bell, 70, has narrowly won the four-way GOP primary to challenge New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker. Bell is a true conservative and former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.

Reagan, Then and Now

Craig Shirley, National Review

Commentators and politicians are underestimating Reagan- again. Some have suggested that Reagan couldn't survive in today’s GOP because he was “a man of his times.” In fact, given his principles, his vision, and his moral convictions, Reagan was a man for all times, for all seasons.

Restore the 4th Amendment: It’s the Primaries, Stupid!

John Engle, Heartland Institute Blog

The only way to challenge the system would be to mount primary challenges. The GOP is being convulsed by such a process now, but the Dems. remain largely unperturbed. Citizens who value their rights cannot permit the political actors who represent them to ossify policies directly antithetical to their express will. 

A Free Market Guide To Assessing Reform Conservative Policies

Scott Lincicome, The Federalist

The right’s reform agenda should be based on a few fundamental, free market principles on which most conservatives and libertarians can agree.

Tea Party Continues Winning

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

How the GOP-E has beat the tea party challenge this year is to join them. Running candidates more in harmony with tea party demands and claiming to be conservative, is what the estab. has done successfully this year. The tea party will be waiting to pounce if R's stray from the path of financial responsibility.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 40

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Chamber of Commerce To GOP: Pass Immigration Reform Or Sit Out 2016

Elise Foley, Huffington Post

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue promised to keep pushing for immigration reform, quipping that the GOP should just stay home in the next presidential election if it doesn't address the issue.

GOP Asks That State Put TEA Partier on Ballot

Michael Levenson, The Boston Globe

The Massachusetts Republican Party asked the state Monday to certify Tea Party movement activist Mark R. Fisher as a candidate for governor, as the party seeks to end a tumultuous fight that had divided its ranks and drained its resources.

TEA-PARTY AGENDA 'NOT DEAD YET'

WND Staff

A prominent conservative strategist is taking strong exception to the perception that the tea-party movement is losing ground among voters. Richard Viguerie, author of “Takeover,” is urging activists to contact media and refute the idea that the GOP establishment has silenced the tea party.

Report: GOP Has 82 Percent Chance of Winning Senate

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

R's have an 82% chance to pick up the six seats needed to regain the Senate in Nov., according to a new election model. Many of the seats D's need to defend are in R.-leaning states. Strong R. candidates should emerge because their chances of winning are higher.

House Dems: No Political Motivation in IRS Targeting

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Democrats are working hard to counter GOP efforts to keep the IRS controversy center stage.

GOP Rep. Aims to Cut Funding for Fed. 'Paramilitary Units' After BLM Dispute

Fox News Staff

Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart wants to crack down on the proliferation of armed law enforcement units within the federal government, on the heels of the standoff last month between supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and a federal land agency.

Dems Double Down on Strategy of Bashing Koch Bros.

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Will the strategy even work considering that most people don’t even know who the conservative billionaire industrialists are?

WaPo: Amnesty Not the Answer to Repubs' Demographic Woes

Breitbart News Staff

How can the GOP start winning larger shares of non-white voters? Reforming the immigration system might not be the answer. Why not? Because reforming the nation's immigration laws could very well create a whole bunch of new Dems, including in some key swing states.

Pryor Dismisses Cotton's Military Service As 'Entitlement'

Strident Conservative, Red State

"In the Senate we have all types of different people that have come from all types of different backgrounds—and I think that’s part of that sense of entitlement that he [Cotton] gives off is that, I served my country, let me into the Senate. But that’s not how it works in Arkansas, " Pryor said.

Florida GOP Primary Big Win for RPaul, Political 'Outsiders'

John Gizzi, NewsMax

Along with fueling the candidacies elsewhere of fellow businesspeople candidates and "anti-politicians," Clawson's primary win in the district vacated by GOP Rep. Trey Radel is a boost for Rand Paul. Paul came out strongly and early for Clawson.