The Warren Commission

One week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon Johnson established a special commission, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, to investigate the assassination – on this date in 1963. After ten months of gathering evidence, the Warren Commission released their report, concluding there was no evidence of a conspiracy, either […]

The Rushmore Report: Why Christians Must Vote in This Election

I hear the lament often from conservative Christians as I travel the country. “How can I vote for either of these candidates with a clear conscience?” Increasingly, many Christians are choosing the stay-at-home option (or throw away their vote with a write-in candidate option) as a way to maintain their integrity. Frankly, I understand the […]

The Rushmore Report: Clinton’s Closing Argument

Rocked by the recent statements by James Comey, Director of the FBI, Hillary Clinton is maintaining a positive persona to the end of the campaign. With a wide team of surrogates spanning each critical state, Clinton is narrowing her focus to a few points that her team thinks will carry her to victory. With just […]

The Rushmore Report: What the Media Isn’t Telling You about Clinton’s Position on Abortion

On September 30, 1976, a Democratic-controlled Congress passed legislation that prohibited federal dollars from being used to pay for abortions, except in cases in which a mother’s life was in danger. It’s called the Hyde Amendment, and it was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. In the following 40 years, every major party candidate […]

The Rushmore Report: All You Need to Know About the Republican National Convention

Cleveland is having themselves a summer. A month after welcoming home the NBA Champion Cavaliers, tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on the Rock and Roll Capital of the World for the Republican National Convention. For awhile, it looked like this might be a contested convention, but Donald Trump put that excitement […]

The Rushmore Report: Was Hillary’s Email System Really Different from Her Predecessors?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s decision to exclusively use private email to conduct State Department business was not unprecedented, she has maintained. When asked about her arrangement for emails by Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Clinton said, “I’m going to give the same answer I’ve given for months. It wasn’t the best choice. But it was […]

It Made History in February

On February 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales won Senate confirmation as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general. Gonzales was born in 1955 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of a migrant worker, and grew up in a small, crowded home in Houston without hot water or a telephone. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1973 […]