Managed Issues


Reports from the front lines IMI's president and campaign manager Chris Hull.

Iowa Set to Dis GOP Establishment


My preview of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses just went live at US News & World Report. It reads in part: The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses will be held next Monday evening. Who wins, only time will tell. But who loses already appears certain: the Republican establishment. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders. Two are

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My appearance on The Hard Line to discuss Iowa Caucus 101


This week I appeared on The Hard Line with Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV to discuss the Iowa Caucuses. He was kind enough to pimp my book, Grassroots Rules: How the Iowa Caucus helps elect American Presidents. The interview was entirely apolitical. Instead, Ed wanted to know about how caucuses worked and what to expect.

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(Mis)Understanding Trump


FoxNews.com quoted me this week on the question of Trump’s strategy in an article called Trump draws Clinton into fray, as he seeks GOP ‘standard-bearer’ mantle. The key part: While the Trump-Clinton clash could point to an effort by Trump to shed his GOP competition, Christopher C. Hull, president of D.C.-based public affairs firm Issue

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How Refugee Contractors are Misleading You


Here’s my latest piece at Breitbart, this one covering a conference call held by refugee resettlement contractors known as Voluntary Agencies or VOLAGs. These contractors were once charitable entities, and are mostly affiliated with mainline religious organizations. But since the Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980, they have morphed into paid-by-the-head contractors who lobby incessantly for

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What to do about the Paris Attacks


During the Paris attacks, I sat helplessly watching on social media as people that could have been me, my wife or my son were slaughtered ruthlessly. I was up late that night doing what little I could to help, and getting more and more angry. The next morning I hammered out a piece that ran

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Did You Know the Obama Administration Changed the Citizenship Oath?


My wife Valerija was sworn in as an American citizenship this summer, after 15 long years of waiting. Based on that ceremony, here’s my first op-ed ever in the Wall Street Journal. Its kicker is this part: …last month the Obama administration tweaked, in a way that goes beyond simple partisanship, the rules surrounding the

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6 Steps to Defeating the Iran Deal


Here’s my latest piece in U.S. News & World Report, this one laying out how to kill the Iran Deal. (Unsurprisingly, Mitch McConnell doesn’t appear to have read it.) The six steps are – or rather WERE: First House and Senate Members should immediately introduce a concurrent resolution deeming that for Congress’ internal purposes, the

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