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Senators Cornyn, Rubio and Young: It’s time for action against Iran

Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Marco Rubio, Senator Todd Young,  “Action,” Mark Twain once observed, “speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”  Unfortunately, this observation aptly describes the last administration’s Iran policy. In April 2015, as President Obama tried to sell the deeply flawed Iran nuclear agreement to Congress and the American people, he

Trump’s tax, infrastructure promises face pushback from GOP lawmakers

President-elect Donald Trump vowed to rebuild the country’s infrastructure on the campaign trail — but a closer look at his $1 trillion proposal to give the nation’s highways, bridges and railways a makeover shows the freshman politician faces a rough road of his own with members of the GOP. During his victory speech, Trump pledged

Will Democrats filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?

Democrats are squirming at the thought of Donald Trump’s upcoming opportunity to nominate a justice for the Supreme Court. And while they’re thinking about giving the Republicans a taste of their own medicine by obstructing any nominee, it could come with a potentially crippling cost. The Democrats are still smarting over their counterparts’ treatment of

President Signs Carter/Cornyn POLICE Act, Opens Active Shooter Training to More Emergency Personnel

Congressman John R. Carter, The threat of an active shooter is increasingly real. Sadly, Central Texans and all Americans are all too familiar with responding to active shooters. The deadly attacks in Killeen, Fort Hood, Dallas, joined with the tragic events outside of Texas, including those in San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech, are

U.S. House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the plan in a conference call with lawmakers. Democrats, who staged a 25-hour sit-in on the

Trump clarifies stance on guns in clubs after NRA pushback

After facing pushback from the NRA over his suggestion that “people” at the Orlando club targeted in the June 12 terror attack should have been armed, Donald Trump clarified Monday he was only talking about security guards and club employees. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tried to set the record straight on Twitter, after two

Lynch mum on suspects, possible arrests in Orlando club massacre

Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined Sunday to say whether the FBI will charge anybody in connection with the Florida nightclub massacre and expressed support for a proposal from a Republican senator to tighten gun control. Lynch, the country’s top law enforcement official, told “Fox News Sunday” that federal investigators are “in the middle of a

Fierce Trump Critics Who Now Endorse Donald Trump (In their Own Words)

Daniel Bukszpan, How the GOP leaders fell in line (in their own words). When Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee in May, those within the party who had resisted him began to line up behind him. They may have had their misgivings, but their constituents had spoken, and they would listen. One man, however,

GOP Leaders Surrender To Trump

John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist Donald Trump went to Washington last week, and the GOP establishment jumped on the Trump train. They’re going to tell conservatives to do the same. It sure didn’t take long for Republicans in Washington to capitulate to Donald Trump. With the exception of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is still

Newt Gingrich: Building a Republican Party for the future

It’s good practice for teams, businesses, and even political parties to learn as much from failure as they do from success. That was the principle Republicans applied after losing the White House in 2012, when under the leadership of Chairman Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee launched the Growth and Opportunity Project to study how

Cruz and Senate Face Choices as `Lucifer in the Flesh’ Returns

Texas Senator Ted Cruz returns to the Senate this week, and he shouldn’t expect a warm embrace from one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. But to get much of anything done, they’re going to need him. The freshman Texas senator, who came in second to Donald Trump in the epic fight for the Republican

Trump’s Wins Have Republicans Moving From Denial to Acceptance

When it comes to Donald Trump, Republicans in Congress are past denial and anger. Some haven’t quite given up on bargaining, still dreaming of a contested convention.  But after Trump’s dominance in Tuesday’s five-state presidential primaries, most are moving through depression toward acceptance. Now, those finding themselves at the fifth stage of grief are starting to