Jon Schweppe


Jon Schweppe is the Communications Director for American Principles Project. Follow him on Twitter @JonSchweppe

Today, the House of Representatives was set to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed Obamacare and diverted funding away from Planned Parenthood and toward community health centers that do not provide abortions. Immediately before the vote was scheduled to take place, after hours of debate on the House floor, […]


Four innocent people are dead in London after a terrorist used a vehicle to run over dozens of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge right outside of the Houses of Parliament. After stopping his vehicle, the terrorist lashed out violently, fatally stabbing one police officer before being gunned down by other officers on the scene. According to The […]


Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress that the FBI had launched an investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. Democrats and political journalists are in an absolute Russia frenzy right now, believing that this announcement — that there’s an investigation after months of hysterical partisan shrieking — is […]


It’s time for my “Final Thoughts” on Tomi Lahren, written, unfortunately, in the inimitable style of Tomi Lahren. Last week, 24-year-old know-it-all firebrand Tomi Lahren, a supposedly “conservative” media superstar known mostly for her viral rants against black people, melted like the ideologically vapid snowflake she is on The View when asked about abortion. Check […]


Remember when Donald Trump advocated for the gold standard on the campaign trail? GQ remembers: Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money. And as Bloomberg’s Michelle Jamrisko highlighted last May, the GQ interview did not […]


Generally, the first 50 days of the Trump Administration have been an absolute joy to watch. The media and the Left have been apoplectic as President Trump largely honors his campaign promises and does exactly what he said he would do. Truthfully, Trump has been everything we hoped he would be and more. Still, that’s […]


Perhaps you’ve heard about today’s “Day Without a Woman” protest. Pro-abortion feminists across the country are staying home from work, refusing to buy products or services, and otherwise withdrawing from society in an effort to demonstrate against President Trump. The protest has largely been a flop. Most people in “Real America” aren’t even aware it’s taking […]


Perhaps the biggest surprise on Election Night last year was Wisconsin. Nobody — well, almost nobody (apologies to The National Pulse’s Steve Wagner who, after all, is a somebody) — expected Donald Trump to win Wisconsin, and even fewer people thought Republican Sen. Ron Johnson could win re-election, yet he did, shocking former Sen. Russ Feingold […]


A staple in his campaign speeches in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump frequently promised to get rid of Common Core: I always say, ‘thumbs up for the Second Amendment. Thumbs down for Common Core.’ We’re gonna bring education back to the states and back to the people and the parents. – Donald Trump, Tulsa, Okla., January […]


The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a pro-life organization based in Washington, D.C., has released a new television advertisement urging Congress to redirect funding away from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, toward comprehensive health care centers that better serve women. Check it out below: Narrator: What is Planned Parenthood really about? Breast […]


Every year, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) concludes with a straw poll. In past years, during President George W. Bush’s second term and President Barack Obama’s two terms, the highlight of the poll was determining who the conference’s attendees thought the best Republican candidate would be to run for president. Past winners include: 2005: […]


In what could only be described as anti-climatic, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon joined Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp to have a heart-to-heart discussion about the state of the White House and how the first month in office has gone. If one were […]


Conservative, College Student Silenced on Campus

If you are a student on a college campus, there’s a very high likelihood you’re having your free speech rights violated — especially if you’re a conservative. Yesterday, on the first day of #CPAC2017, I attended a lecture called “Understanding Your Rights On Campus” given by Casey Mattox, senior counsel and Director of the Center […]


There’s no doubt President Donald Trump knows how to get what he wants in a deal — he literally wrote the book on deal-making. So let’s hope he understands that religious freedom is a complete non-negotiable. Some of us may have hoped that, by merely electing Trump, his very presence in the White House would […]


According to multiple reports, Andy Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, has withdrawn from consideration for the post. I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I’m honored to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me. — Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) February 15, 2017 Puzder was opposed by […]


I know it’s way too early to talk about 2018, but — come on — have you looked at the Senate map yet? 2018 favors the GOP in a way that few cycles ever have historically. Of the 33 Senate seats up for election in 2018, just eight are currently held by Republicans, while 23 are held by […]


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All of this demonizing and otherizing is getting exhausting.


Everyone got it wrong… well, almost everyone. Frank Cannon, president of American Principles Project, and a respected conservative political strategist with more than 30 years of experience, got it right consistently throughout the 2016 election cycle: Taking Trump Seriously (03-13-15) Jeb Bush Is Not A Convincing Frontrunner (04-16-15) Ted Cruz Will Be A Serious Contender (04-24-15) […]


With just a few hours now separating us from the first election results, here are the five states I’m watching most closely tonight: 1.) North Carolina Obviously, North Carolina is a key swing state in the presidential race, which is likely to be very close, but I’m even more interested in the results of the […]


Tomorrow is Election Day. Tomorrow, we vote. I want to talk a little bit about why I am voting for Donald Trump. Early on in the GOP primary, I did not support Trump. My feelings on Trump were mixed. I thought his debate performances were entertaining. I enjoyed watching him destroy squishy establishment Republicans like […]