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During the primary season of 2012, Senator Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)50% was expecting millions in establishment cash to propel Texas’ Lt. Governor David Dewhurst to the United States Senate. Dewhurst, in McConnell’s mind, would be another political asset for him, in his decades-long dream to become Senate Majority Leader. Dewhurst looked and acted the part. McConnell envisioned Dewhurst would become part of the establishment in the U.S. Senate and most importantly, someone who would never stand up to McConnell or confront the failed status quo.

But on July 31, 2012, conservative grassroots voters in Texas had a different idea. Those Texans were truly ahead of the curve; they already knew what millions now know so well – that Washington is broken and that Americans are being lied to by career politicians like Mitch McConnell. Those courageous voters listened to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% ’s message of speaking truth to power and sent him to the United States Senate. This was certainly a historic election for anti-establishment forces. However, no one could have foreseen just how critically important it would turn out to be.

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This week, my organization Citizens United released the results of our second member presidential preference poll of the 2016 election cycle.

A cross-section of more than 4,900 grassroots conservatives were asked who their first and second choices are for President of the United States at this time. The poll ran from Friday September 18th to Wednesday September 23rd. What a difference three months makes!

In our first member poll released on June 24th, Dr. Ben Carson and Gov. Scott Walker were essentially tied for the lead at 18 percent. In this week’s poll, we can confirm that the Republican primary race has a definitive frontrunner. Donald Trump received a commanding 31 percent of the vote, up a whopping 18 percent from our previous poll (Trump was in fourth place at 13 percent in June).

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Citizens United President David Bossie tells Breitbart News he thinks House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% “saw the writing on the wall” and “that he did not have the votes to sustain a vacate the chair motion.” Bossie was referring to the looming measure put forth by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% to remove Boehner from his leadership position, which was offered, but put on pause due to the August recess.

“John Boehner has served admirably in the House of Representatives for 25 years or more and has been a pivotal person serving from the time of Newt Gingrich’s revolution until today. I believe that he saw the writing on the wall,” Bossie told Breitbart News in an interview after the news broke Friday morning that Boehner (R-OH) will resign from Congress at the end of October.

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Breitbart: 9/11: Our Yearly Reminder

On September 10, 2001, our leaders in Washington were happy to be debating things like Kennedy-Boehner education reform and McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform.

Despite the 1998 terrorist attacks on our embassies in Africa and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, Republicans and Democrats alike were still relying largely on the oceans that separate us from the rest of the world to keep us safe. They all went to bed that night naïve, unprepared, and focused on the wrong issues. Then we all woke up on that beautiful Tuesday morning and watched hell unfold.

So here we are on another beautiful September day fourteen years later and the war with Islamic terrorists is still being waged by these terrorists around the world, day in and day out, non-stop. But here at home, our leaders can’t seem to focus and decide on a policy to once and for all defeat these thugs who wish to destroy America and everything we hold dear.

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As Congress prepares to return from summer recess this week, my organization, Citizens United, conducted a poll of a cross-section of our national membership asking what issue lawmakers on Capitol Hill should focus on next. We followed that query up with a question regarding congressional term limits. The results of the poll should be both a roadmap and a warning sign for House and Senate leadership as they plot their upcoming strategies for the fall.

First we asked: “Choosing from the list of ten issues, what is the one issue you would like Congress to address next?” Of the wide-ranging issues provided, a commanding 31 percent of the 4,100 individuals polled voted for border security as the issue Congress should tackle first upon their return to Washington. Defunding Planned Parenthood and repealing and replacing Obamacare were next on our grassroots conservatives’ priority list, at 16 percent and 15 percent respectively. Passing a Balanced Budget Amendment garnered 12 percent of the vote, with eight percent saying Congress should vote to declare war on ISIS. Rounding out the poll was tax code reform at five percent, entitlement reform at two percent, opening up domestic energy production at two percent, tax relief at one percent, and education reform at less than one percent. Eight percent of those polled chose “other.”

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Former Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing serious legal questions.

It’s unavoidable; you turn on the television, open a newspaper, log on to social media, or listen to the radio, and it’s all about Hillary’s self-made email investigation. She is drowning in her excuses du jour and changing story lines that reek of corruption. It’s undeniable that she has a lot of questions to answer for the American public as well as the law enforcement community.

Many, including all of us at Citizens United, are dedicated to getting those answers. Some call her deceitful, while others say she’s just paranoid in setting up a secret email system. I, on the other hand, have one word that describes Hillary Clinton in this matter of national security: Reckless.

When we think of a great American leader, we think of words such as strong, principled, and optimistic. Reckless is probably the last trait a potential President of the United States should be associated with. Unfortunately for Hillary, she has rightfully earned this description. From the conflicts of interest surrounding Clinton Foundation donations, to holding top secret U.S. government information on an insecure and previously undisclosed email system; these problems are all her doing.

This week, we learned that Hillary’s private email firm, Platte River Services, ran its company out of a loft apartment and stored its servers in a bathroom closet. This raises serious questions regarding the protection of the data on this seemingly exposed server and what that means for U.S. national security interests. Why in Colorado? Why such a virtually unknown firm? Why take no precautions at all? No security clearances for the staff handling the server? This is simply reckless behavior.

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America’s constitutionally protected religious liberties are under attack. Time and time again, we’ve witnessed these liberties targeted, threatened, and abused by liberal policies, politicians, and judges in the name of “equality.” Citizens United, and our half million members across the nation, are fed up defending a right that shouldn’t need defense. But, we must defeat the Left’s war on religion, which is why we support H.R. 2802 – The First Amendment Defense Act.

The First Amendment to the Constitution is crystal clear on the issue of religious liberty in America. However, the recent 5 to 4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges makes immediate passage of this act absolutely essential.

In argument before the Supreme Court, U.S. Solicitor General Verrilli told Justice Alito that religious institutions holding a fundamental belief in the traditional definition of marriage could very well lose their tax-exempt status if the Court voted to recognize gay marriage.

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President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry made a terrible nuclear deal with Iran, a nation that has proven time and time again that they cannot be trusted.

Irresponsible concessions were made that jeopardize the safety of America and our great ally, Israel. Now, the decision is in the hands of Congress. Congress must stand up and reject this deal that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are trying to impose on the American people.

The Iran nuclear deal poses an imminent threat to American and Israeli citizens. The concessions made to the Iranian government provide no confidence that Iran will live up to its end of the bargain. Facility checks are few and far between, allowing for a concealment of nuclear production. Beyond the Obama Administration’s cagey disclosure of the full details of the Iran deal, it was made in the wake of Iranian citizens chanting in streets across their country, “Death to America and Israel.” Regardless of the deal’s technicalities and timeline, the overall concern remains: Iran will have an easier opportunity to obtain and use nuclear weapons under this deal. This unacceptable outcome will cause immediate harm to America and Israel.

For those who still have a difficult time understanding the severity of this threat, intelligence officials have stated that documents captured in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound include information on Iran’s relationship with al Qaeda over the past two decades. This information includes details of Iran’s support for al Qaeda’s attacks on Americans. Without any hesitation, I would demand that these documents, filled with extremely significant information, be made public immediately.

The majority of America, however, is very aware of the gravity of the situation. Recent poll numbers indicate that 57 percent of the American people oppose the deal, and 58 percent believe it will make the world less safe. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu articulated the concerns of many with his statement: “In the coming decade, the deal will reward Iran, the terrorist regime in Tehran, with hundreds of billions of dollars. This cash bonanza will fuel Iran’s terrorism worldwide, its aggression in the region and its efforts to destroy Israel, which are ongoing.” I agree and stand firmly by Israel’s side.

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With the direction our society is taking, I get more and more concerned for our children and grandchildren with each passing day. ,p>Our youth are growing up in liberal school systems with books teaching same sex marriage. We see teachers pushing for sex education, birth control, and providing condoms to kids who are years from hitting puberty. Climate change and income equality dialogues race through school halls, libraries, and activist groups across the nation.

Students are inspired by so-called “heroes” like Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, an evil Marxist murderer, but can’t recognize Ronald Reagan, one of our greatest Presidents, as anything more than a Hollywood actor. Colleges, entertainment, and the media indoctrinate our young adults, molding them into on-fire progressives who are used as ‘sheeple’ to achieve the liberal left’s agenda.

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Breitbart: Bossie: The John Boehner Problem

After three election cycles and more than four and half years, grassroots conservatives have grown tired of waiting for John Boehner to pass the conservative agenda he’s repeatedly promised. Time and time again, Boehner has failed to provide a vision or use the robust majority in the U.S. House - which conservatives provided him - to advance our policies. Instead, Speaker Boehner has allowed President Obama to set the debate, set the terms, and summarily clean our clocks. Meekly, Boehner drifts along aimlessly and legislates by cliff and crisis, instead of bringing forward an optimistic agenda of bold colors that the American people crave.

It looks as though his empty promises and inaction may be catching up to him. Citizens United recently surveyed a cross-section of our members nationwide about congressional approval and whether their Member of Congress should vote to re-elect John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Of the 4,025 polled, less than 6 percent would want their Representative to re-elect Boehner as House Speaker if the election were held today. Grassroots conservatives are through being patient with John Boehner.

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