Thoughts and Prayers with Belgium

The RNLA's thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium and all those affected by the horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels.  We join with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul in his statement on the attacks:

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Randy Evans on History and Importance of Supreme Court Vacancies

RNLA's Chair, Randy Evans, published a thoughtful analysis of the history of Supreme Court nominations and the significance of the current battle over the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia:

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Republican Senators Fulfill Duty to the People by Opposing Obama's Effort to Confirm Garland Before Election

We recently expressed our deep appreciation for our Republican Senators standing their ground as Obama attempts to force the court even further to the left in the waning days of his presidency. The Senators are united in the belief that this is about the principle, not the person. Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his thoughts on the matter in greater detail over the weekend:

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Nationwide Conference Call Featuring Author of "Too Dumb to Fail," Matt Lewis - Friday, March 25, 2016, at 12:00 PM

The RNLA is hosting a members-only nationwide conference call featuring Matt Lewis, author of the book "Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)," on Friday, March 25, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.  

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GOP Senators Committed to Letting People Speak on Supreme Court Nomination

After President Obama's nomination of D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland to Justice Antonin Scalia's vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans remained steadfastly devoted to principle -- the principle that the American people should be given the opportunity to speak on the future of the Supreme Court through the election in November.  Republican Senators have made it clear for the past month that they will refuse to hold hearing on any nominee because as Sen. Mitch McConnell said, this is "about a principle, not a person."

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Senate Has No "Constitutional Duty" to Consider or Confirm a Supreme Court Nominee

Today, President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garlandto the Supreme Court vacancy left by the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, claiming that the Senate had a "constitutional duty" to hold hearings and vote on Judge Garland's nomination.  This is consistent with statements by Senate Democrats, many of which contradict their previous statements about nominees submitted to the Senate by Republican Presidents.

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It Is a Big Day in Presidential Politics - Be Watchful for Vote Fraud

It’s a big day in the presidential primary with huge states like Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, and Florida on the line. With the stakes being as high as they are, it is really difficult not to be concerned about vote fraud. Glenn McCoy noted that this is especially true in areas that have a significant history with the issue like St. Clair County, Illinois:

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Michigan’s and Mississippi's Primaries Disprove the Left's Feckless Rhetoric About Voter ID Laws

Both Republican and Democratic voters turned out en masse last Tuesday providing yet another glaring example, among the rapidly expanding list of examples, that voter ID laws do not disenfranchise voters. Michigan broke a record set in 1972:

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NRSC Chairman Roger Wicker to Speak at the RNLA Washington, D.C. Chapter Luncheon

RNLA's DC Chapter is hosting a lunch on Friday, March 18, with Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Senator Roger Wicker.  Sen. Wicker will discuss upcoming key Senate races across the country and how the Republicans will maintain the majority in 2016.  The lunch is at Tony Cheng’s Mongolian Restaurant at 12:00 PM.  

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Voter Turnout Improves with Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Law Still Challenged by the Left

Wisconsin’s voter ID law is still being attacked by the left despite the Supreme Court allowing the 7th Circuit decision upholding the law to stand.  Wisconsin columnist Christian Schnieder took a good look at the reality of the impact of the law on voters during its first test last month.

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