Exclusive: Conservative Lawmakers’ Blueprint Would Trim Nondefense Spending, Balance Budget in 8 Years

by Rachel del Guidice   House conservatives propose to cut nondefense spending and balance the federal budget within eight years in a blueprint released Wednesday. The document produced by the Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of GOP lawmakers in the House, includes a long list of policy goals such as repealing Obamacare,…

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Chappaquiddick Film Goes Deeper Than Politics

Chappaquiddick movie

by Ray Nothstine   It was nearly 50 years ago that an infamous incident finished off the hopes of returning another Kennedy brother to the White House. A film about “Chappaquiddick,” released this month, offers more than a historical retrospective. It reminds us of important truths that lay beneath the tumultuous world of…

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Bezos-Owned Washington Post Omits Amazon’s Questionable Workplace Practices

By Natalia Castro   “Democracy dies in darkness.” This is the motto the Washington Post proudly proclaims as the guiding principle of their publication; unfortunately, if this is true, the Washington Post is an accomplice in the death of democracy. While pretending the defend journalistic integrity, the Post’s recent silence on…

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Report: The Endangered Species Act Doesn’t Work Because It Hammers Landowners With Draconian Regs

by Tim Pearce   The Endangered Species Act (ESA) may protect nearly every listed species from extinction, but the law’s recovery rate for threatened and endangered populations is dismal, so far. The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) released a report Wednesday pointing out a severe shortfall of the ESA: only two percent…

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Tennessee General Assembly Passes Aggressive Anti-Sanctuary City Bill

State Sen Mark Green w State Rep Jay Reedy

Repeated efforts by House members to derail the anti-sanctuary city bill were unable to stop it from passing on a 64 – 23 vote. Bill sponsor Rep. Jay Reedy carefully explained that sanctuary policies are intended to obstruct cooperation with federal immigration authorities and that these policies protect people who…

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Nashville Fraternal Order of Police Deliver Blow to Briley Mayoral Campaign, Vote Not to Endorse Him

On Monday, the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police dealt a blow to the campaign of Acting Mayor David Briley, the front runner in the May 24 special mayoral election, when they decided not to endorse him. “The FOP Mayoral endorsement process has concluded. Our endorsement rules require that a candidate…

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Senate Confirms ‘the Neil Gorsuch of Louisiana’ to High-Ranking Federal Bench

by Tiffany Bates and Elizabeth Slattery   The Senate voted 50-47 on Tuesday to confirm all-star appellate lawyer Kyle Duncan to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Duncan is President Donald Trump’s 15th circuit court nominee to be confirmed since taking office. Dubbed by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as “the…

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John Harris Commentary: The Waffle House Shootings Demonstrate There Are More Homicides in a Gun-Free Zone

by John Harris, executive director of the Tennessee Firearms Association   On Sunday April 23, 2018, a nude assassin walked into a gun free zone. This one happened to be a Waffle House. Waffle House reportedly has a corporate policy that guns are banned at its properties. Apparently, the nude,…

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Commentary: Leading Conservative Organizations Unite Behind Jim Jordan For Speaker

Jim Jordan

by CHQ staff   The count of conservative organizations urging principled limited government constitutional conservative Representative Jim Jordan (OH-4) to run for Speaker of the House has now passed ten, with FedUp PAC, headed by CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, coming out in favor of Jordan to replace RINO Speaker Paul…

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Republican Wins Special Congressional Election in Arizona, Thwarting ‘Blue Wave’

Former State Senator Debbie Lesko (R-Phoenix) defeated Democrat Hiral Tipirneni by five points, 52 percent to 47 percent, in the special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, thwarting the much hyped Democratic “Blue Wave.” While the results were closer than the 21 point victory President Trump secured in…

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State Senator Reginald Tate Commentary: Champions for Children

By State Senator Reginald Tate   Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has accurately called “literacy attainment the equity issue of our time.” I agree. I will take it one step further: Education is the civil-rights issue of our generation. Education is also the key to Tennessee’s future. In Tennessee, public…

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Kanye West’s Shoutout to Conservative Commentator Underscores Need for Civility, Respect

by Paris Dennard   Everyone is making a big deal about rapper Kanye West’s admiring tweet about conservative Candace Owens after another one of her provocative comments went viral. “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” West tweeted Saturday morning in the first of a string about paying attention and thinking…

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Vocal House Democrats & Certain Republicans Voted to Stop Sanctuary Cities in 2009, But Now They Are For Them

State Rep Charles Sargent

Some of the most vocal House Democrats and Republicans trying to kill this session’s anti-sanctuary city bill sponsored by State Rep. Jay Reedy (R-Erin) had, in 2009, voted “yes” to pass a bill that prohibited establishing sanctuary cities in Tennessee. The 2009 bill passed the House with a 80 yes…

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Retiring House Members Throw Curveball at Harwell’s Bid for Governor

In an unexpected turn during the House Finance Committee yesterday, two long-time supporters of Speaker Beth Harwell, voted against the anti-sanctuary city bill which 67 members of her Republican caucus is co-sponsoring. Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) and Rep. Steve McDaniel (R-Parkers Crossroads), both listed as co-sponsors of…

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Radio Host Dave Ramsey and Churchill Mortgage Founder Mike Hardwick Endorse Carol Swain for Nashville Mayor

Conservative Republican Dr. Carol Swain picked up two more key endorsements Monday in her bid to become the Nashville’s next Mayor as financial expert, best-selling author, and nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, along with businessman and Churchill Mortgage founder and president Mike Hardwick, added their names to the growing list of…

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Amy Swearer Commentary: If Current Laws Had Been Followed, There Would Have Been No Waffle House Shooting

by Amy Swearer   On Monday afternoon, Tennessee law enforcement officers captured a 29-year-old Illinois man suspected of opening fire on diners at a Nashville Waffle House, despite the man having had his firearms seized on multiple occasions in the last two years. Four people died and several others were wounded by…

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Conservatives Want a House Speaker Who Will Deliver on Promised Reforms

by Rachel del Guidice   Conservative lawmakers say they want the next speaker of the House to be committed to issues Republicans ran on, and to making important procedural reforms. “More important than who the speaker is next year is what Republicans do this year,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The…

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TFA Criticizes Briley for ‘Calling for Gun Control Rather Than Encouraging Citizens to Own and Learn How to Safely Use Firearms for Self-Defense’

The Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) issued a stinging rebuke of Acting Mayor of Nashville David Briley’s call for more gun control on Monday. “In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 22, 2018, shots rang out as 4 innocent victims were murdered and others were injured. One man chose to confront…

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Democrats Clear Path For Pompeo’s Nomination as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo

by Robert Donachie   Three Senate Democrats have announced their support for President Donald Trump’s pick to replace former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, making it almost a virtual guarantee the Senate will confirm the nomination of Mike Pompeo. “When I met with [CIA] Director Pompeo, we had a productive conversation about…

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SOURCES: Most Of What EPA’s Leaker Told Dems About Scott Pruitt Is ‘False’

EPA Chief Scott Priutt

by Michael Bastasch   A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official likely behind negative media stories about Administrator Scott Pruitt doesn’t have all his facts straight, according sources familiar with EPA’s inner-workings. Former Trump campaign official Kevin Chmielewski, who’s also former EPA deputy chief of staff operations, gave congressional Democrats a list of…

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Author of The Book ‘Gosnell’ Pens New Play ‘$18 Billion Prize’ Exposing the Climate Change Fraud

by CHQ Staff   Regular CHQ readers will recognize the name Phelim McAleer from the Gosnell book and movie about now-imprisoned abortionist and murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell or the Ferguson Play. Mr. McAleer tells stories that the establishment and the mainstream media want to ignore, so we thought we’d tell CHQ…

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Nashville Mayoral Candidate Carol Swain Raises $20,000 in One Day with Rick Santorum and Pete Hegseth Events

Carol Swain with Pete Hegseth and Rick Santorum

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–About two hundred supporters of Nashville mayoral candidate Carol Swain donated more than $20,000 to her campaign on Monday at events with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth held at the Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom, the new entertainment venue owned by and featuring…

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High School Student Teams From Across Tennessee Will Be Competing for Constitution Bee State Championship in Franklin on Saturday

Students from eleven high schools across Tennessee and one home school group will be competing for the first ever Tennessee Star Constitution Bee High School Team State Championship in Franklin on Saturday. The High School Team State Championship is a new feature for the Constitution Bee, a semi-annual event held…

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Tennessee Star Poll Shows Partisan Divide Among Davidson County Voters Regarding Bredesen-Blackburn Senate Race

Marsha Blackburn, Phil Bredesen

It is not surprising that former Democrat Governor and Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen has a significant lead over Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn among likely voters in heavily Democrat-leaning Davidson County. What is a bit concerning for Republican supporters of Blackburn in the level of support that Bredesen receives from Davidson…

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Nashville Mayoral Candidate Carol Swain: Waffle House Shooting ‘Another Example of the Rise in Violent Crime Plaguing Our Fair City’

Former Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, a candidate for Mayor of Nashville in the May 24 special election, issued a statement late Sunday condemning the shootings at an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House earlier in the day. “What happened today in Antioch is a terrible tragedy. It is another example of the…

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Raul Lopez Commentary: We Are a Nation of Immigrants, But We Are a Nation of Laws First

Recently, immigration enforcement in East Tennessee generated headlines. The scenes were tragic and heart-wrenching as families were being torn apart. Unfortunately, instead of encouraging legal immigration to this country to prevent these scenes from playing out again in the future, progressive special interest groups used the immigration raids as an…

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Second District Congressional Republican Primary Fundraising Details Show a Race That is Heating Up

The Republican primary to fill the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN-02) is heating up as Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, businessman Jason Emert and State Rep. Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City) vie for the job. First quarter 2018 fundraising reports reveal that all three will…

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‘Hacked’ DNC Servers Under Scrutiny As Possible Data Manipulation and Loss Point to Purposeful Destruction

Hillary Clinton

By Robert Romano   On Twitter on April 20, President Donald Trump has said if there’s an upside to the DNC lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks and Russia, he said “we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI…” But according to the DNC’s filing,…

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Nunes: ‘Major Irregularities’ In State Department’s Handling Of Trump-Russia Info

by Chuck Ross   The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman provided an update on Sunday of the panel’s investigation into what he says are “major irregularities” at the State Department regarding its handling of information about President Donald Trump’s campaign. California Rep. and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s…

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The Connection Between Russia and Two Green Groups Fighting Fracking in US


by Kevin Mooney   New Yorkers who are missing out on the natural gas revolution could be victims of Russian spy operations that fund popular environmental groups, current and former U.S. government officials and experts on Russia worry. Natural gas development of the celebrated Marcellus Shale deposits has spurred jobs and other…

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Acting Mayor of Nashville David Briley Calls for Gun Control After Waffle House Shootings, Carol Swain Criticizes His ‘Pandering’ for Votes

David Briley Waffle House Tragedy

Acting Mayor of Nashville David Briley called for more gun control measures on Sunday, hours after 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois allegedly shot and killed four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee in the early hours of Sunday morning. More casualties were avoided when 29-year-old David Shaw,…

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Nashville-Based Author Brad Thor Says He Will Challenge President Trump in 2020 GOP Primary

Best-selling author Brad Thor, a resident of Nashville, says he “will challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary,” according to the Daily Caller News Foundation, which reported Thor confirmed his challenge on Saturday: The conservative author’s biggest problem with the Trump presidency is the man himself. “He’s mentally…

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JC Bowman Commentary: Legislators – One Last Thing Before You Go!

The continued feasibility of using a complicated statistical method as an evaluation tool for teachers will certainly be further debated by stakeholders and policymakers in the foreseeable future. However, the issue that members of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly must address before leaving for home is making sure our teachers are not penalized by flawed test results and scores from this year on a teacher’s 3-year average.

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Enthusiastic Crowd at Grand Opening of Carol Swain for Mayor Headquarters in Nashville

Carol Swain HQ Opening

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee–An enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 supporters joined Nashville mayoral candidate Carol Swain at the grand opening of her campaign headquarters on White Bridge Road Saturday afternoon. The former Vanderbilt professor spoke at the event, highlighting the major themes of her campaign for mayor: opposition to the…

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Congressman Chris Stewart: Memos Show Comey ‘Dishonest …From the Very Beginning’

Former FBI Director James Comey’s redacted memos released Thursday detailing his early conversations with President Donald Trump show that Comey “was dishonest with the president from the very beginning and continues to be” to this day, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said Thursday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

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Elected Officials and Law Enforcement Ignore Existing Laws Prohibiting Political Activities and the School Walkouts They Organize

By Robert Romano   Indivisible.org is at it again, openly organizing more than 2,300 school walkouts on April 19 and April 20 to call for a “nationwide protest of our leaders’ failure to pass laws that protect us from gun violence,” urging more nationwide gun control laws in the wake of the Parkland,…

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