Just Who Are these Donald Trump’s Supporters?

Robert Tracinski,  The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trump’s supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by… [Read More]

When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek. Alternatively, the federal government could shut down. Scenarios in between these extremes are also possible, but congressional aides said outcomes… [Read More]

Trump calls for deportation of illegal immigrants, end to birthright citizenship

Donald Trump vowed to deport illegal immigrants and end the policy known as birthright citizenship as he unveiled a tough immigration platform which by Monday was meeting mixed reviews on both sides of the aisle.  The Republican presidential front-runner sought Sunday to detail his policies on several fronts, after weeks of criticism that his campaign… [Read More]

Twitter picks winner after debate; one candidate blows others out of water with new followers

Michael Schaus,  If the hope was to generate a buzz on social media, one Republican stood far above the rest in Thursday’s debate. With 10 candidates on stage vying for the support of GOP voters, Dr. Ben Carson managed to pick up more Twitter followers during the debate than any of his competitors – by a long shot…. [Read More]

Long Overdue: GOP lawmaker files motion to boot Speaker Boehner

House lawmaker files motion to oust Boehner. In a move unprecedented in the history of the House of Representatives, a Republican lawmaker filed a motion Tuesday to remove House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, from his post, in another sign of dissatisfaction with Boehner’s leadership by a number of House conservatives. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., filed… [Read More]

Small business loans resume after Congress lifts guarantee cap

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation renewing federal loan guarantees for small businesses that were exhausted last week and also raising the overall cap on the program. The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved the Small Business Administration loan program in a bill the Senate had already passed. The measure sets the… [Read More]

Changing Times: Boy Scouts lift ban on gay adult leaders, employees

 The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy… [Read More]

If GOP Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood, They Don’t Deserve 2016 White House

Todd Starnes,  House Speaker John Boehner may or may not defund Planned Parenthood, telling reporters that he wants to get the facts first. You want facts, Mr. Speaker? Okay – call up Planned Parenthood and see what the going rate is for an aborted baby’s backbone. You want facts, sir? How about more than a… [Read More]

Election 2016 Walker Leads: However Trump is Second in Iowa in Latest Poll

 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading businessman Donald Trump among likely Iowa Republican voters in the latest poll released by Monmouth University on Monday. Walker, who officially entered the race for the White House a week ago, is leading Trump by 9 percentage points in the home of the first presidential caucus, in the Monmouth… [Read More]

GOP rivals UNITE in outrage over abortion mill’s ‘body parts sale’; guess which party’s quiet?

Michael Schaus,   The fractious Republican presidential field was unified Wednesday in demanding an investigation of the nation’s largest abortion provider after a high-ranking executive was caught on videotape  discussing how to “harvest” and sell the body parts of aborted babies. “Today’s news regarding allegations that Planned Parenthood is possibly selling the body parts of the babies… [Read More]