Writer, journalist and conservative movement pioneer David Franke shares his memories of the wit, wisdom and precocious intellect of his friend and mentor the late M. Stanton "Stan" Evans and recalls Stan's contributions to the creation of the modern conservative movement.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

You’re going to see a record number of Republican House members that are going to be challenged in the primaries in 2016 and that is where the battle for the future of the country lies, not in forming a third party that will guarantee a Democratic Party victory and the extinction of any possibility of reversing Obama’s unconstitutional actions. I urge you to join me in this important battle for the soul of the Republican Party and the future of this great country.

The revelation that Jeb Bush is likely to support same-sex "marriage" and abandon the social conservative leg of the Reagan coalition, and the news that the Speaker’s best friend is funding a million-dollar attack on the limited government constitutional conservative leg of the post-Reagan Republican coalition, makes us wonder exactly who will be left to vote Republican when November 2016 actually rolls around?

M. Stanton Evans, author of the Sharon Statement, newspaper editor and invesitgative reporter and biographer of Senator Joseph McCarthy and other important works on the influence of communism in America has died in his 81st year. ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard A. Viguerie issued a brief statement memorializing his long-time friend saying, "On a short list of the 4-5 most important heroes of the conservative movement, Stan Evans is there alongside of Buckley, Goldwater and Helms." The Sharon Statement, the orginal organizing statement of Young Americans for Freedom written by M. Stanton Evans, remains, fifty-five years after it was signed at William F. Buckley Jr.'s home in Sharon, Connecticut, perhaps the most recognized summary of the central ideas of modern American conservatism. Click here for more on the Sharon Statement.

Here's the question Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress will ask, no matter what words he says: Right now, because of your long range nuclear strike capability the United States is, whether you want the role or not, the dominant military power in the Middle East. Why would you give that role up to Iran to the detriment of your allies and your own national survival? Use this link to watch this important speech live online at 11:00 a.m. TODAY, March 3, 2015

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Writer, journalist and conservative movement pioneer David Franke shares his memories of the wit, wisdom and precocious intellect of his friend and mentor the late M. Stanton "Stan" Evans and recalls Stan's contributions to the creation of the modern conservative movement.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

You’re going to see a record number of Republican House members that are going to be challenged in the primaries in 2016 and that is where the battle for the future of the country lies, not in forming a third party that will guarantee a Democratic Party victory and the extinction of any possibility of reversing Obama’s unconstitutional actions. I urge you to join me in this important battle for the soul of the Republican Party and the future of this great country.

The revelation that Jeb Bush is likely to support same-sex "marriage" and abandon the social conservative leg of the Reagan coalition, and the news that the Speaker’s best friend is funding a million-dollar attack on the limited government constitutional conservative leg of the post-Reagan Republican coalition, makes us wonder exactly who will be left to vote Republican when November 2016 actually rolls around?

M. Stanton Evans, author of the Sharon Statement, newspaper editor and invesitgative reporter and biographer of Senator Joseph McCarthy and other important works on the influence of communism in America has died in his 81st year. ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard A. Viguerie issued a brief statement memorializing his long-time friend saying, "On a short list of the 4-5 most important heroes of the conservative movement, Stan Evans is there alongside of Buckley, Goldwater and Helms." The Sharon Statement, the orginal organizing statement of Young Americans for Freedom written by M. Stanton Evans, remains, fifty-five years after it was signed at William F. Buckley Jr.'s home in Sharon, Connecticut, perhaps the most recognized summary of the central ideas of modern American conservatism. Click here for more on the Sharon Statement.

Here's the question Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress will ask, no matter what words he says: Right now, because of your long range nuclear strike capability the United States is, whether you want the role or not, the dominant military power in the Middle East. Why would you give that role up to Iran to the detriment of your allies and your own national survival? Use this link to watch this important speech live online at 11:00 a.m. TODAY, March 3, 2015

“In order for our movement to grow, we need leaders who understand conservatism.  Its principles must be properly articulated, taught, and advocated.  It's time to recapture and renew conservatism, not re-brand or remake conservatism as some establishment Republicans want," said Laura Ingraham when announcing that she would serve as National Chairman of Citizens for the Republic, the Political Action Committee founded by Ronald Reagan.

The top potential presidential candidates repeatedly criticized GOP leadership on Capitol Hill for the way the immigration fight with Mr. Obama has gone, and the activists at CPAC on Saturday booed when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s name was read as fifth place in the straw poll. Fifth place. To tell Jeb Bush you don't support his 2016 presidential bid please sign our open letter TELLING JEB BUSH THAT YOU DON'T SUPPORT HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

Betraying your base on an 80% plus issue is political suicide for Republicans. It would of course be much better if a constitutionalist like Jim Jordan were the Speaker of the House, but if conservatives don't have the votes to oust Boehner perhaps, led by Jim Jordan, they can still push the Speaker and those Republicans who are at least smart politicians, if not principled conservatives, to do what is in the political self-interest of the GOP.

The People's Republic of China doesn’t easily fit into the Western experience.  However, one lesson clearly applies.  The best way to minimize political confrontations between church and state is to reduce government restraints on religion.  Christians have no unified view of politics, but believers everywhere agree on the importance of being allowed to worship God.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the newly-minted frontrunner in many early primary state polls focused on foreign policy during his CPAC speech. The CPAC audience rose to its feet several times as Walker spoke, with deafening cheers from the crowd when he said he wants a commander-in-chief who will “do everything in their power to ensure the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil."

It was standing room only as Senator Ted Cruz brough his unique blend of energy, conservative principles and truth-telling to CPAC. Said those in attendance should demand that leaders “stand up against” not only President Barack Obama‘s policies, but also against “career politician” Republicans who won't fight for conservative principles.

“Being principled means you’re being a conservative every single day, and not just on the campaign trail,” Senator Mike Lee told CPAC. And in terms of a candidate being “proven,” he said he means someone “that has shown he can win elections and then showed he deserved to win those elections.

Front Page Headlines

  • Kyle Whitmire, AL.com

    "As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for 'marriage' between only one man and one woman," the order said. "Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty."

  • Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

    The Republican establishment admitted defeat after a month-long effort to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, and passed a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that leaves Obama’s plan intact. The vote came after dozens of House Republicans fought to the bitter end to reject the “clean” DHS bill, in an effort to oppose what they see as an unconstitutional action from Obama. The House passed the bill 257-167, and sending it to the White House for Obama’s signature into law.

  • By Richard Manning, Special to Fox News

    The big reveal in Boehner's cave-in is that the entire anti-Executive Amnesty play in the House was nothing more than theatrics led by a leadership team that not only never had any strategy for victory, but through their actions showed that they never even wanted to win.

  • Ryan Ellis, Forbes

    The 2016 presidential race is barely underway, and one of the early controversies surrounds former Florida governor Jeb Bush’s refusal to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "The Pledge” is a commitment made–in writing–to the American people that, if the signer is elected president, he won’t support any net tax increase, and there's no "read my lips" provision in it.

  • Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post

    The WaPo now has a reporter keeping tabs on what the former Florida governor says in English and Spanish on the campaign trail and in interviews with Spanish-language news outlets. Bush gave slightly different answers to the same question. 

  • David Lawder & Richard Cowan, Reuters

    Speaker Boehner surrendered to Obama's lawlessness and the House passed 257-167 the DHS funding measure stripped of language attacking Obama's amnesty orders, which lifted the threat of deportation for millions of illegal aliens.

  • David Knowles, Bloomberg

    The Wisconsin governor said he will sign a state bill prohibiting the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and favors national legislation that does the same.

  • Stephen Collinson, CNN

    "We have been told that no deal is better than a bad deal. Well this is a bad deal. It is a very bad deal. We are better off without it," Netanyahu said, building a case that Iran was not just bent on developing nuclear weapons but was determined to "gobble" up defenseless countries in a wider play for dominance in the Middle East.

  • The Orange County Register

    The Obama administration wants Israel and the American people to accept – on faith – that Iran will be more compliant with the long-term nuclear agreement it is negotiating with the United States and the other five world powers than it has been with the short-term nuclear pact agreed to in 2013, and which it already has violated.

  • David Knowles, Bloomberg

    Fresh off appearances at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, and the Club for Growth's annual winter meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, Walker is setting his sites on South Carolina, where he will headline four fundraisers during a two-day March swing.

  • Lillis, Shabad and Marcos, The Hill

    House Democrats on Monday said they expect Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a clean Homeland Security bill to the floor this week, effectively ending the fight over funding for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.), the House Democratic whip, said he is confident that a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through September will soon reach the floor.

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Barry Jackson and Mike Shields the former chiefs of staff to House Speaker John Boehner and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus respectively are part of American Action Network's concerted effort to target House conservatives with advertisements aimed at pressuring them to cave to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty and fund it in its entirety through the end of the fiscal year.

  • Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, POLITICO

    The nonprofit American Action Network says its ad campaign, which also includes radio ads on nationally syndicated shows and digital ads in dozens of other districts represented by House conservatives, is the opening salvo of a larger effort to help Republican leaders pass legislation backed by establishment interests.

  • Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

    Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah announced they planned to sponsor financial assistance for a “transitional period” and that states would be allowed the freedom to improve their health care systems. They provide no detail on how much assistance they would propose, its duration or how to pay for it. Nor do they say how they would address divisions among Republicans or Obama administration opposition to improving or repairing the 2010 law.