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Conservatives On Why ‘America First’ Doesn’t Mean ‘America Alone’

March 2, 2019 by

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By Courtney Joyner ~ Does the slogan “America first” also mean “America alone?” That was the question asked Friday during the Conservative Political Action Conference, following President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Among panelists discussing Trump’s “America first” foreign policy were Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the […]

The Real Indian For President

October 20, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is the real deal. Even better, she’s a real Indian, unlike 1/1024th Indian Elizabeth Warren: Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley brought laughter to the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York City on Thursday when she riffed on Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Haley was […]

Republican Balderson Declares Victory In Close Ohio Special Congressional Election

August 8, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson appeared to have a slight edge in the Ohio special House election Tuesday, marking what could be a disappointment for Democrats, but a potential warning sign for the GOP. With 100 percent of precincts in, Balderson, 56, led Democrat Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, 31, 101,574 […]

Congressional Republicans Unite Behind Conservative Budget

July 6, 2018 by

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By Dody Eid and Romina Boccia ~ The Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus of 158 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, releases an annual budget called “A Framework for United Conservatism.” Its aim is to unite conservatives in Congress behind a long-term fiscal plan. This year’s Framework builds on the RSC’s fiscal year […]

The Can’t Do Republicans

April 29, 2018 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Back in ‘92, the late Paul Weyrich and I held a press conference during the Republican National Convention to make two announcements. First, we were endorsing George Bush 41’s re-election. Second, we’d just made the most meaningless endorsement in history. He had so thoroughly bungled his first term […]

The High Cost of Waiting to Drain the Swamp

July 3, 2017 by

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By Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Founder of The Heritage Foundation ~ Congress’ Inaction on Trump’s Agenda Costs America Nearly 1,000 Jobs Per Day “Drain the swamp!” It was the battle cry of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Many Republican members of Congress echoed that call as well, riding it to victory — and control of both […]

Heavily Funded Democrat Falls Short As Georgia House Seat Stays Republican

June 21, 2017 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ Republican Karen Handel soundly defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s closely watched, historically expensive race for the congressional seat once held by GOP superstar Newt Gingrich. Handel, 55, a businesswoman who was Georgia’s secretary of state, had 127,021 votes or 53 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Ossoff, 30, a documentary filmmaker and former […]

CPAC To Focus Its Message On ‘We The People’

February 23, 2017 by

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By Morgan Walker ~ This week, thousands of conservatives will travel to the nation’s capital for the 43rd annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The four-day conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union, will be centered around the first three words of the U.S. Constitution, with the theme being “We the People: Reclaiming America’s Promise.” “We […]

Theodore Roosevelt And The Pursuit Of American Greatness

September 15, 2016 by

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By Jean Yarbrough ~ Preface from TonyfromOz: I relish any articles about Theodore Roosevelt, and that may sound a little odd coming from someone who lives here in Australia. Back in the early 1970’s, while still only in my early twenties, my Mother gave me a book on American history, and in it were articles […]

5 Places Paul Ryan Wants Republicans To Make A Mark In 2016

January 16, 2016 by

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By Philip Wegmann ~ BALTIMORE—House Republicans sought to come of age the past few days at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. During their annual policy retreat, an introspective Republican caucus took up the question posed by House Speaker Paul Ryan: “How do we offer the country a very clear and compelling choice?” At issue is the legislative direction Republicans will take […]

New Republic Writer: Ben Carson A ‘Genial Fanatic’ Who Can ‘Dog-Whistle’ To GOP’s ‘Hard Right’

September 17, 2015 by

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By Tom Johnson ~ The stage for tonight’s prime-time Republican presidential debate will be occupied by businesspersons, U.S. senators, current and former governors, and, in Jeet Heer’s words, a “genial fanatic,” whom you probably know better as retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. The New Republic’s Heer opined in a Wednesday article that Carson “combines extreme ideas […]

Blogger Charles Pierce: Trump ‘One Of The Purest Products’ Of America’s ‘Loud…Stupid’ Reagan Era

August 14, 2015 by

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By Tom Johnson ~ There’s going to be a Top Gun sequel, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is coming back, and Bloom County has already returned. Still, suggests Esquire blogger Charles Pierce, when it comes to things that have the 1980s written all over them, these days Donald Trump is the king of the […]

Conservatives Versus ‘The Real World’

August 12, 2015 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ As she runs to hold on to her base against an openly declared socialist in the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton is declaring she intends to go even further than President Obama and his radical executive amnesty efforts. She continues to defend Planned Parenthood even after those horrific videos […]

Terrifying The Republican Establishment

March 27, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Would you vote for a man who openly says he would repeal ObamaCare? Would you vote for a man who openly says he favors a fair tax and wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service? Would you vote for a man who opposes Obama’s efforts to offer illegal aliens amnesty and promises […]

Let’s Elect Mike Huckabee President

January 6, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I am going to miss the Huckabee show on Fox News every Saturday evening When he closed his show on January 3 he announced that he would no longer host it because he would decide whether to run for President in the “late spring.” I cannot think of any Republican whom I would […]

A Real Agenda For The GOP Congress

December 10, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Clearly President Obama did not get the message the voters sent in the November midterm elections, electing enough Republican Senators to shift power in the Senate and to increase it in the House. Many Presidents in their second term encounter this shift, particularly if they are seen by the voters to […]

A Remarkable 37th President

August 8, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of President; the first and only President to do so. I was just into my thirties in 1968, the year Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President of the United States. What I recall most of that year was […]

President Chris Christie?

June 13, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ A fatal crash on the George Washington Bridge this morning caused major backups, trapping commuters for up to three hours and stalling traffic back to the Garden State Parkway and other highways leading to the bridge. After Gov. Chris Christie spent two hours answering every question reporters asked following the revelation […]

Can The Tea Party Take Over The GOP?

June 5, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “Republicans never, ever win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda—drawing a sharp contrast between the Democrat worldview and the conservative worldview.” That’s Richard A. Viguerie offering his insight and advice in his new book, “Takeover” ($27.95, WMD Books) and, if you have been wondering […]

It’s Hard Being A Black Conservative

April 23, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “We’re not being governed. We’re being ruled by incompetence.” It is refreshing to read a book that reflects one’s own views and “Guardian of the Republic” by Allen West, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army for over twenty years and a former, one-term congressman from Florida, who is perhaps […]

The War Within The GOP

April 14, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I started out a Democrat because my parents were Democrats. When I was old enough to conclude that the Democratic Party was so socialist I could not remain one, I became a Republican. In her nineties, even my Mother registered as a Republican. Times change and people change. Now I am […]

If It Can’t Go On Like This, It Won’t

April 12, 2014 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ Republican leaders don’t like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, or Congressman Trey Gowdy (pictured at right) of South Carolina. Both are trying to do what they promised their constituents: shrink government. In the process they’re driving Senate Minority Leader McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner crazy. McConnell and Boehner don’t really […]

Straw Votes And Real Votes

March 11, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is over after three days of speakers and seminars. It drew a huge crowd of mostly younger voters, many drawn from the Young Republicans for Freedom who, in 1973, teamed with the American Conservative Union for the first conference. Over the years roughly half of […]

The GOP Needs Major PR

January 10, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ As someone who started out his career as a newspaper reporter and editor, discovering that those in public relations pitching their stories were making much more, it didn’t take long for me to enter that profession. For me, the truth is always the best PR. As the mainstream print and broadcast […]