Conservatives who want a “reformer with results” resume to run for President of the United States…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
Wisconsin's Walker in Tight Reelection Race

Conservatives who want a “reformer with results” resume to run for President of the United States in 2016 should be praying that Scott Walker gets reelected this year. The Wisconsin Republican governor is in his third tough campaign for the state’s top office in four years, having initially won the office in 2010 and then surviving a recall effort in 2012. If Walker wins again in November, expect to see him become the dark horse candidate to win the GOP nomination.

But first Walker has to win reelection. And that’s no guarantee.

Robert Costa of the Washington Post has an interesting analysis of Walker’s main problem this time around: Falling 150,000 jobs short of his 2010 pledge to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin during his first term.

For his part, Walker has…[more]

October 23, 2014 • 01:03 pm

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
Rand Paul Changes His Tune as Public Opinion on Foreign Policy Shifts
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, September 04 2014
Joe Biden uncloaked his fanciful inner hawk this week in response to escalating butchery in the Middle East, but commentators largely overlooked a tawdry irony in his most highly publicized comment:  "When people harm Americans, we don't retreat.  We don't forget.  We take care of those who are grieving.  And when that's finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of Hell, until they are brought to justice.  Because Hell is where they will reside.  Hell is where they will reside!"  Biden's assurance will surely come as news to the families…
 
Time to Make Congress Telecommute?
If you want a sign that America’s civic health is not yet in terminal decline, here you go: We…
Read more...
How to Think About GOP Governors Who Expand Medicaid
With Republican governors in Pennsylvania and Tennessee recently agreeing to expand their states’…
Read more...
 
Warren Buffett Abandons Obama
Agitated by the predictable consequences of their tax and regulatory agenda, liberals and the Obama Administration…
Read more...
Obama: Lead or Get Out of the Way
Were Barack Obama gliding into a typical presidential dénouement — his last years in office…
Read more...
 
IRS Is Struggling to Assess and Collect ObamaCare Taxes
As ObamaCare’s taxes go into effect, the Internal Revenue Service’s role in enforcing the…
Read more...
Rand Paul, John Stossel and Disgraceful Commentary in the Ferguson Aftermath
Judging from public opinion surveys, the American public demonstrates greater sagacity than many political…
Read more...
 
The Unlikely Resurrection of Rick Perry
There’s a pretty handy rule of thumb in American politics: We forgive our sinners, but not our…
Read more...
New ObamaCare Alternative: REFORM and Replace?
When it comes to ObamaCare, should Republicans repeal or reform it? As a conservative, the answer depends…
Read more...
 
Blame Obama, Not Bush, for Today's Bloodbath in Iraq
The Obama Doctrine in Iraq has proven undeniably disastrous, threatening to permanently snatch defeat…
Read more...
Senator Cruz: Secure the Border, End the Amnesty, and Celebrate Legal Immigration
This op-ed originally appeared in The Texas Tribune on August 13, 2014. We should welcome a debate…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"Louisville, KY - Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration of the Senate…[more]
 
 
—George F. Will, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
— George F. Will, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?