There’s a Big GOP Convention Fight Brewing — And It Doesn’t Involve Trump

The debate over who will be the GOP presidential nominee is not the only battle Republicans will face at their national convention this summer. A divisive fight is developing on whether or not to include the issue of gay marriage on the official party platform in 2016. The issue of gay marriage has been a contentious one in 2016, and it is now an issue that splits the business and evangelical wings of the Republican Party. This fact has never been more evident, as behind the scenes top GOP donors are raising money and support to remove the issue of gay marriage from

Pro-Life Demonstration on College Campus Meets with Severe Backlash

The George Washington University chapter of Young America’s Foundation (a conservative student group) hosted a pro-life memorial yesterday, called the Cemetery of the Innocents. According to the student group’s Facebook Page, the event’s “purpose is to raise awareness of abortion and encourage a civil and open dialogue.” Some on campus didn’t take too kindly to this. Almost immediately after setting up the display at 7 a.m., protesters of the event began showing up. Then the university police was dispatched. Officers from the GW University Police Department came and questioned the pro-life students, demanding they show proof that they had permission

Trump Voices Support for Churches’ Tax-Exempt Status

In an interview with CBN’s “Brody File” yesterday, Donald Trump said that he believes churches should not lose their tax exempt status for engaging in political activity. Trump claimed that more faith leaders would endorse him if they didn’t fear backlash: I know people who want to endorse me, but they’re afraid to endorse anybody because they don’t want to get political. So essentially, they’ve taken a lot of the power away from the church. Then, alluding to the growing threat to religious liberty, Trump spoke of the waning clout churches hold at the expense of the federal government: I

Left-Leaning Group Hammers Christie on Abortion, Guns

Not even a day after Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) referred to pro-life activists as “divisive” in an apparent shift left, a Democrat-leaning group has begun running social media ads hitting him on his stances on gun rights and abortion. The ads, produced for the group American Bridge 21st Century on Facebook and Twitter, begin with Christie telling a detractor to “sit down and shut up” and highlight Christie’s record of vetoing legislation restricting citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights. They also bring up his decision to cut off state funding for Planned Parenthood. These attacks come at a time when Christie is facing

Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz in Unusual New Video

The Rand Paul Campaign continued to hammer Sen. Ted Cruz for his absence on the Audit the Fed vote, this time in the form of a strange web video. The video, titled “Audit the Ted” involves a dialogue between two cartoon characters about Paul’s commitment to auditing the Federal Reserve in an attempt to distinguish himself from Cruz: “Did you hear about audit the Fed?” the male character says in a robotic voice. “Yes, Rand Paul is trying to stop the out of control Fed,” the female character replied in an equally robotic voice. “Do others support audit the Fed

Cruz Stands by Commitment to Audit the Fed

Sen. Ted Cruz reaffirmed his commitment to auditing the Federal Reserve in an email statement to radio host Glenn Beck late Tuesday night, despite not showing up for the vote earlier that day. Facing backlash from fellow Republicans about his absence, he had this to say: I strongly support auditing the Fed. Indeed, I was an original co-sponsor of Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill. Unfortunately, it was clear early on that yesterday’s vote wasn’t going to succeed (it fell 7 votes short). And, at the same time that the vote was scheduled, I had longstanding commitments to be in

Ron Paul Questions Cruz’s Absence on Audit the Fed Vote

The Senate failed to pass a measure Tuesday that would have provided for the consideration of legislation to audit the Federal Reserve. Falling seven votes short of the necessary 60, Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) legislation would have mandated an audit and greater transparency in monetary policy-making from the Federal Reserve. The measure had near-unanimous Republican support, with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) casting the only GOP ‘nay’ vote. Prior to the vote, Sen. Paul called on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to vote in favor of the legislation in an attempt to put their money