Jon Schweppe


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

After several long walks in the woods and months of sober self-reflection, Hillary Clinton thinks she has figured out why she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. Clinton sat down with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times at the Women in the World Summit to talk about the election. She listed off four primary reasons for […]


This is a live blog. Stay tuned for more updates as the day progresses. 11:30 A.M. At approximately 11:00 A.M. today, the U.S. Senate took a vote to limit debate to just 30 more hours on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This motion would set the stage for a confirmation […]


Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Senate plans to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court this week, whether the Democrats filibuster or not. WALLACE: “You have promised that the Senate will confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court by […]


As Dominic wrote earlier this week, the #FakeNews media has run with a ridiculous narrative that President Trump’s approval ratings have plummeted because of the GOP’s failure to pass the new health care replacement bill. However, polls demonstrate that this narrative is, in fact, misleading — voters are not blaming the failure of the health […]


President Trump is still unhappy with last week’s health care bill failure, and he’s found the perfect scapegoat to blame: the conservative Freedom Caucus: The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) […]


Yesterday, liberals on Twitter — and dozens of journalists — rushed to retweet a story from the Associated Press claiming that the North Carolina so-called “bathroom bill” law, HB2, cost the Tarheel State an estimated $3.76 billion in economic impact over 12 years: Over the past year, North Carolina has suffered financial hits ranging from scuttled […]


Today, the House of Representatives was set to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed Obamacare and diverted funding away from Planned Parenthood and toward community health centers that do not provide abortions.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