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Trump border wall: Funded by taxes on Americans, not Mexico

Throughout his campaign for president, Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized his promise to build a big, beautiful, technologically advanced wall on the border between the United States and Mexico. Not only did he promise to build it, he promised that Mexico…

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Trump is president. What’s next?

  Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Android | RSS The big day has arrived. Republicans now have possession of the ball. But does that mean we have already scored? Absolutely not! Now is when the work begins. In this episode…

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GOP Establishment vs. a kingdom of conscience

I received a lot of feedback on yesterday’s commentary about how Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have traded their Conservative principles for compromising politics; needless to say, it was a mixed-bag of supporters and detractors. One of the glaring arguments…

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Rubio and Cruz trade conservative principles for compromising politics

During the Republican primaries, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) were the last two so-called “Conservatives” to fall to Donald Trump. For many, they represented the hope of having a true Conservative in the White House. But now,…

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Rubio and Cruz trade conservative principles for compromising politics

During the Republican primaries, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) were the last two so-called “Conservatives” to fall to Donald Trump. For many, they represented the hope of having a true Conservative in the White House. But now,…

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Draining the swamp directly into the White House

Much has been made of Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, a clever way of saying that he will get rid of the business-as-usual establishment politicians responsible for turning government into the disaster it has become. Unfortunately, when…

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Are there any conservatives left in politics?

With Republicans continuing to echo Democrat talking points and premises on health care and many other issues, Daniel asks an unsettling question in this episode of The Conservative Conscience: Are there any conservatives left in politics?

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Trump uses CNN as distraction to cover ethical failures

After going nearly seven months without a press conference, the man who once mocked Hillary Clinton for avoiding the media finally held his first formal post-election meeting with reporters. The headline-grabbing story coming out of his first presser was Trump’s…

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James Baker proves Rex Tillerson should be rejected as Secretary of State

This week we’ll witness the beginning of the confirmation hearings on Trump’s cabinet picks. And while it’s likely that the Democrats will engage in some political shenanigans as they try to gum-up the works for the president-elect, there are a…

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GOP kneels to Trumpism and keeps most of Obamacare

In my commentary yesterday I referenced a piece by Steve Deace at Conservative Review, and I quoted the talk radio host about how, in post-conservative America, we would see “everyone of our conservative heroes … bow the knee to Trumpism,…

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Obama advises Trump against abusing executive power

First, a disclosure. Despite how today’s commentary might sound, this is not a “fake news” story nor is it a good piece of satire. In fact, if you are looking for a way to describe it, you could put it…

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Conservative Christians and pastors identify groups they say had greatest influence on election

While the SAGE Con Weekly previously reported on the media personalities who had the greatest impact on the minds of conservative voters (Click Here to November 16 release), there were many other entities besides the media pundits who had significant influence…

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Trump names Putin’s favorite CEO as Secretary of State

Following revelations by Roger Stone–the sleazy advisor to the Trump campaign behind the National Inquirer “articles” about Ted Cruz’s non-existent extramarital affairs, and “confirmed” that Ted’s father (Rafael) was an accessory in the JFK assassination–that Trump only interviewed Mitt Romney…

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Trump children setting policy, running Washington and lining their pockets

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece about the ethical conflicts facing president-elect Trump between his role as president, and how he is using it to benefit his businesses and his children who run them. But recent news about his…

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Crony Capitalist Mike Pence does convincing George W. Bush impersonation

  It turns out that Vice President-elect Mike Pence is an extremely talented individual. For instance, did you know he can do a pretty convincing impression of George w. Bush? Not bad. In fact, pretty darn good. Unfortunately for America…

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Trump takes another swipe at the First Amendment

From the beginning of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for president, a major concern held by Constitutional Conservatives has been his ignorance and/or indifference about the Constitution. From gun rights to freedom of the press, Trump has displayed a frightening lack…

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Trump indirectly supports Jill Stein’s recount effort

By now you’re probably aware of Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein’s recount effort in three pivotal battleground states, and that she has registered her first victory in Wisconsin, where the recount is scheduled to begin on December 1,…

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Republicans are the epitome of Einstein’s definition of insanity

There’s an old axiom often attributed to Albert Einstein about the definition of insanity, which you’ve probably heard before, and it goes like this: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” While the tongue-in-cheek definition…

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Stephen Bannon, Trump Pravda, and the death of a free press

Allow me to take you back to June, 2013. It was a time of great frustration in our nation’s capitol as the Washington Elite, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Chuck Schumer, grappled with an issue that Graham called…

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Trump and GOP establishment betrayal has officially begun

Last week, I wrote about how GOP-controlled Washington, from Donald Trump to Congress, needed to “put up or shut up” concerning their campaign promises. Unfortunately, even before Trump is sworn-in, it appears that Trump, McConnell and Company are preparing to…

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