COMPASS: Can the Senate take on China?

May 17, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, where most of DC’s COVID capacity restrictions will be lifted or reduced starting on May 21. Last week, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks indoors, but says that students, who are at lower risk than vaccinated adults, should continue wearing masks for the […]

COMPASS: Senate takes up election overhaul bill; House votes on Liz Cheney’s leadership

May 10, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. A happy belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, we are grateful for you! The House and Senate are back in session this week. The Senate makes its first move on a hotly contested election overhaul bill this week when the Rules Committee marks up the For The […]

COMPASS: Biden addresses Congress, will he address the border?

April 26, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The Supreme Court announced this morning it will hear arguments in NY State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. V. Corlett, a case regarding whether or not there is a constitutional right to carry firearms outside the home for self-defense. This is the first Second Amendment case the court has granted in over a decade. The […]

COMPASS: GOP senators roll for Biden nominees; border in flames

March 24, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The cherry blossoms are halfway to peak bloom! The House has left town for a three week recess. The Senate is in session this week, however, and will confirm a handful of Biden nominations. Among them is Dr. Rachel Levine, Biden’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department […]

COMPASS: Democrats respond to border crisis with more incentives

March 15, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Over the weekend, DC residents began protesting the four-mile fence that remains around the U.S. Capitol, manned by 2,200 National Guard troops who will remain in DC through the end of May. The House and Senate are in session this week. As the border crisis intensifies — there are nearly 9,500 unaccompanied children […]

COMPASS: COVID legislation passes, Manchin equivocates on filibuster

March 8, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The National Guard has announced as many as 2,200 troops will stay in Washington for another two months to protect the Capitol from very dangerous online threats, like the one that sent the House home on Wednesday last week. According to Nancy Pelosi, House members were in peril from a deadly insurrection being planned […]

Compass: House passes $1.9 trillion in more COVID cash; earmarks on the horizon?

March 1, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, where there are still 7,000 National Guard troops deployed, 5,000 of which will remain in Washington DC beyond the originally anticipated departure date of March 12. Security theater is now part of our daily lives. (Related: Conservatives to Pelosi: tear down this wall.) The House and Senate are in session this week. Early Saturday […]

COMPASS: Senate Democrats test the Byrd Rule

February 22, 2021

Good afternoon from soggy Capitol Hill. The House and Senate are back in session this week. Both chambers are breaking land speed records as they pursue a budget process, the goal of which is a reconciliation package that can pass the Senate with a simple majority vote (as opposed to needing the usual 60 votes […]

COMPASS: The Democrat’s de-platforming agenda

February 8, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Over a month after the events of January 6, a wall is still up around the U.S. Capitol. With many other pressing issues on the table, the Senate will be spending the week impeaching Donald Trump. Again. The conviction of the former president is unlikely to succeed, given that 17 […]

COMPASS: COVID relief and budget reconciliation

February 1, 2021

Good afternoon from snowy Capitol Hill. While the major blockades are gone, roads around the Capitol continue to be blocked off, and leaders are contemplating making the wall around the Capitol a permanent fixture. The rhetorical divide between Members of Congress and their constituents is about to become a literal one. The House and Senate are […]

Weekly Compass: The Omnibus Albatross

April 25, 2018

Good afternoon from D.C. where a Chick-fil-A just opened in Union Station, changing the game forever when it comes to lunch options on the Senate side of Capitol Hill. The House is out of session this week but the Senate is in town. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have finally realized that keeping […]

Weekly Compass: Trump wins shutdown, Common Core dies, spending fights ahead

January 23, 2018

*If you would like to receive the Weekly Compass email newsletter, sign up on our website. Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: DeVos: “Common Core is dead.” Pence in Israel: Time to change Iran nuclear deal Top half of taxpayers pay 97% of taxes Trump HHS will protect pro-life health workers Mike Lee: Say no to earmarks, the […]

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Weekly Compass: GOP faces critical amnesty, Obamacare decisions in 2018

January 2, 2018

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Wages up in low unemployment areas US sides with Iran protestors amid crackdown Trump admin favors Christian refugees 6-1 Devos seeking to curb federal overreach in education 4 big Second Amendment fights in 2018 Trump demands border wall, end chain migration in DACA negotiations Elizabeth Warren […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Trump’s Jerusalem decision “one of the boldest moves any U.S. president has made” since Oslo Justice Dept. demotes official over suspicious Trump dossier contacts Attorney Gen. Sessions debates policy with interns Report: Persecution of Gov. Walker swept up high level GOP officials Trump to release infrastructure […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for November 27, 2017

November 29, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Liberals harass FCC chairman’s family for ending net neutrality New Trump judicial nominee called “Neil Gorsuch of Louisiana“ Democrat Rep. Conyers pressured to resign after 4th accusation of sexual harassment Secretive Congressional taxpayer fund that pays for harassment charges Court refuses gun rights case Roy […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for October 23, 2017

October 26, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Senate GOP’s lazy schedule helping Democrats Flake announces retirement, lashes out at Trump Trump hits back at Corker Wicker: Corker not helpful Elites still don’t understand why voters chose Trump Conservatives fight for Trump’s ExIm nominee Obama DOJ funded far left What’s Really Happening Senate […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for October 10, 2017

October 11, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Corker lashes out at Trump Trump ends Obama attacks on religious liberty Twitter blocks pro-life ad for Marsha Blackburn EPA’s Pruitt ends Obama Clean Power Plan Pro-Trump group eyes conservative challengers to GOP incumbents GOP privately admit moving on from Obamacare repeal O’Keefe undercover with New York […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Trump tax cuts leaked: Top rates to 35%, corporate rates to 20% Moore leads by 16 in Alabama, establishment fears more conservative primaries Bannon takes on GOP leaders, promises “day of reckoning” Democrats divided, ponder future NFL protests are the dead end of liberal resistance Trump revises travel ban to 8 nations, […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Trump losing advantage on immigration? Pushing for reforms at UN Tillerson under fire Alabama: Trump stumps for Strange, conservatives back Moore Religious bigotry returns to Senate Ben Shapiro answers Berkeley student on abortion Government run amok in Kentucky coal town Congress shouldn’t end budget caps without […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 11, 2017

September 12, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Poll: 53% may oppose those bailing out insurers instead of repealing Obamacare Murdoch: Trump deal with Democrats delivers a conservative win? Trump has rewritten the rules of Washington White House tepid on GOP leadership Centrist Republican calls it quits Tax dollars subsidizing flights for wealthy VIDEO: Masterpiece Cakeshop […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

Fellow Conservative: Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: How Congress made Harvey worse. Irma more dangerous than Harvey? The conservative case to stop lawmaking in secret. Haley: Trump could hold Iran in violation of nuclear deal. Trump: Tax reform can create millions of jobs. Job Creators Network launches multimillion dollar campaign for tax […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Rains to continue as Texas suffers historic flooding. Harvey impact on U.S. energy. Will Congress exploit Harvey to pass pork barrel spending? How GOP leaders can end Democrat stonewalling. 4 million Americans paid $2.8 billion in Obamacare penalties. Judge refuses delay in top Democrat Senator’s […]

CPI Weekly Compass for August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

Below is our Weekly Compass – a roundup of what’s on tap for conservatives this week. To get the Weekly Compass sent to your email every Monday, sign up here! Afghanistan decision forthcoming. Appeals court rules against Planned Parenthood taxpayer funding, SCOTUS next. Trump-Sessions end Operation Chokepoint. Obamacare ‘sabotage’ charges are bogus. In Charlottesville, statues aren’t the […]