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Congressional Conservatives should be against an increase in the gas tax

We’re barely into the new term of the 114th Congress, and already some Republicans are caving on taxes. Since when should the GOP be pushing tax increases? In the last few days, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Thune (R-SD), Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have all signaled publicly [1] that they would support an increase in the gas tax. Hatch went so far as to call it “a small price to pay for the best highway system in the world.” Um, sure… It’s time to remind elected officials, once again, that Americans need a break from Washington tax hikes. The last time we checked, middle-class families weren’t ...

Conservatives to GOP: Americans Expect Republicans in Congress to Fight for the Conservative Agenda

Election 2014: A Conservative Victory November 5, 2014 Washington, D.C. The American people sent an unmistakable message to Washington: Voters expect Republicans in Congress to listen and fight for the conservative agenda they ran on. - Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran on the full repeal of Obamacare. In most competitive races it was the top issue. Over 40,000 ads against Obamacare were run on behalf of winning candidates. The Republican House and Senate must now keep those campaign promises and use reconciliation to send a bill repealing Obamacare to the President. - All but one of the newly elected Republican Senators ...

Secret IRS Group Collecting Conservative Donor Lists

Another batch of IRS e-mails has been unearthed through Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which was filed nearly a year ago. As more light is shed on the communications between key members of the agency’s corruption ring, it confirms just how insidious the political targeting of conservative groups was under the direction of Lois Lerner, Steve Miller and others. The latest discovery of a “secret research project” could be thus far the most disturbing news of this scandal. The Wall Street Journal notes, “[T]he new documents show that IRS officials had some sort of “secret research project” going that related ...

Time to thank House conservatives

One week ago Friday, conservatives in the U.S. House stood firm on principle and prevented a bad bill [1] from getting to the president’s desk. This is what we elected our conservative leaders to do; it’s important we thank them for defending our values and the rule of law. Leading up to the vote there was enormous pressure to pass sweeping immigration reform, while giving President Obama $2.7 billion (in the Senate bill) to deal with the current crisis on the border. Yet no one and no piece of legislation were actually going to deal with the root of the problem: our lax border security. President Obama can chide House conservative and ...

Jenny Beth Martin delivers speech at Western Conservative Summit

Jenny Beth Martin delivers a speech at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The speech covers her recent experiences along the Texas/Mexico border, and underscores our need for protecting our borders and to oppose attempts at a "border bailout". The text of her speech is as follows: I bring news from the Rio Grande Valley, the breach point for the largest invasion of American territory since the British occupied and burned our capital city in the War of 1812. Just yesterday morning, I awoke in McAllen, Texas, having spent the better part of the past week seeing for myself – and for you – exactly what is happening along our ...

Where’s the Conservative Leadership?

A few days ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the New York Times that in 2014, conservative insurgents - meaning Tea Party supporters - have no chance against his GOP establishment. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” said McConnell. [1]   We’ve got news for the 30-year Senator from Kentucky: if the GOP establishment learned to fight for conservative principles every once in a while, his title might be “Majority Leader” instead of “Minority Leader.”   It’s in large part because of the Tea Party movement that the Republican Party even has the majority in one-half of Congress. Yet McConn...

House Conservatives on Debt Ceiling

Last week, the monthly Conversations with Conservatives took place on Capitol Hill. Moderated by Heritage Foundation’s Robert Bluey, over half-a-dozen fiscally conservative Representatives participated, discussing issues like the NSA, the farm bill, and immigration. Bluey was kind enough to give me an opportunity to pose two questions about the debt ceiling. The questions, as well as all answers from the gathered Members, can be seen in the video below, starting at 4:08. The answers and subsequent discussion were enlightening into how much is still unknown about the House’s strategy on the debt ceiling. Video streaming by Ustream The ...

How book publishing fits into the conservative movement – an interview with Regnery President Marji Ross

Regnery Publishing, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book publishing firms, with over 60 books having reached the New York Times bestseller list. Located in Washington, D.C. it is part of the Eagle Publishing coalition, which includes the storied Human Events and online powerhouse RedState.com. Marjory Ross (“Marji”) is the first female President & Publisher of Regnery. We bumped into each other at CPAC, and she was kind enough to sit down for a short phone interview discussing how book publishing fits into the conservative movement and how fiscal conservatives can better reach out to women.   Dustin Siggins: What does ...

Fiscally conservative states pulling away from the pack

Last week, Texas made news for tremendous budgetary and economic projections by the state’s comptroller. Less widely discussed are the positive fiscal situations in which Indiana, Iowa, Florida, and Michigan find themselves. These states, empowered by sound tax and spending policies, are the antithesis of flailing states like high-tax, high-spending California and Illinois. As of this week, it looks like the good tax policies of these several states may have two new friends in the near future. From Erika Johnsen at Hot Air comes news that Nebraska’s governor is looking at eliminating all corporate and income taxes in his state. Of course, special ...

Call Boehner about the House conservative purge

Well, it’s happening. Speaker Boehner is taking some of his most vocal fiscal opponents out of influential budget-related committees. Via Roll Call: Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference. The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said. Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina ...