leadership

Congress' regular spending fiasco

Editors, Washington Examiner

Republican leaders promised long ago to move individual appropriations bills through the committee process, which is supposed to finish up in September. But here we are again, months late, with lawmakers having to choose between accepting a monster they have not inspected or, in the alternative, being blamed for a government shutdown. If regular order were observed, a Republican majority would theoretically be able to hold spending down. But the opportunity to do this is being missed again. And partly as a result, there may not be a Republican Congress around to pass the next set of appropriations bills.

Trump’s Health Care Victory: He Never Gives Up

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Every single challenge Trump faces as president is greeted with this “Never Give Up” state of mind. Whatever the objective, whatever the goal, Trump is going to take it head on — and if he fails he will re-group and come back. Over, and over and over again. Until his mission of the moment is accomplished.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Want to See One of Their Own in Senate Leadership

Only 2 percent of those polled were satisfied with today's Senate Republican leadership, while 93 percent think a housecleaning is needed and the entire Senate GOP leadership should be replaced by conservatives.

Rep. Walter Jones’ Letter & Rumors Of Scandal Blow GOP Speaker’s Race Wide Open

A letter from Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina to the House GOP admonishing Members seeking leadership positions to withdraw if there were any skeletons in their closet and "to drop out if they might one day embarrass the party because of past indiscretions" hit like a bombshell in the House Republican Conference.

Phyllis Schlafly Asks The Right Question: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Gives The Wrong Answer

In our latest coverage of the House Republican leadership races we contrast the word salad Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz dumped on Chris Wallace’s desk during Fox News Sunday with the straightforward commitment made by Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida to eliminate the dysfunctional anti-conservative process House establishment Republicans have used to thwart the conservative agenda.

I have a concern about Jason Chaffetz

Erick Erickson, RedState

If Chaffetz was so willing and eager to play lapdog for leadership, how would he behave as Speaker. It is very clear that Chaffetz repeatedly takes the side of leadership. He was not one of those who dared to defy Boehner privately or publicly at the beginning of 2015. He relies on his frequent Fox News appearances to claim conservatives love him.

This is Big: Trump, Cruz to Hold Joint Event to Defeat Iran Deal

The great – and most important message of a Trump – Cruz media event on the Iran nuclear weapons deal isn’t that two Republican presidential candidates are against it; it is that the two populist conservative message carriers are going to get together to let the American people know that we have been betrayed by Obama and the Capitol Hill Republican leadership.

Ted Cruz and the Real ‘War on Women’

Steve Deace, Townhall

Ted Cruz is a master at reversing the Left’s premise and using it against them.  Detailing what Obama’s policies have done to women and families, and then discussing the powerful relational impact of the most important women in his own life.

A Super Bowl Lesson for Conservatives

The political lesson from Super Bowl XLVIII is that the team (candidate or movement) that comes to the field to win – who wants it the most – has a mighty advantage.

Boehner – Slow Learner or Traitor?

Joseph Farah, WND

The Speaker is reportedly bending over backwards to give Obama a debt ceiling increase – but why?

K St. Stunned at Farm Bill Defeat

Erik Wasson, The Hill

A thing of beauty: lobbyists whining over a slight hiccup in their big government gravy train.