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Jenny Beth Martin: Our most important responsibility is to hold Congress accountable

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan lately has been sounding defeatist notes in public speeches rather than outlining a hopeful, conservative agenda aimed at truly reining in spending and fully repealing Obamacare, Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest column for The Washington Times. Jenny Beth says: Mr. Ryan portrays Tea Party conservatives as naïve for demanding repeal. Again, his words are instructive: “When voices in the conservative movement demand things that they know we can’t achieve with a Democrat in the White House, all that does is depress our base and in turn help Democrats stay in the White ...

State Department says 22 of Clinton’s communications via personal email “top secret”

Officials at the State Department say Hillary Clinton had 22 “top secret” emails on a server that wasn’t issued by the State Department and that for three months contained no encryption. Politico has the inside scoop: It was the first time State has formally deemed any of Clinton’s emails classified at that level, reserved for information that can cause “exceptionally grave” damage to national security if disclosed. State did not provide details on the subjects of the messages, which represent seven email chains and a total of 37 pages. State spokesman John Kirby said they are part of a set the intelligence community inspector ...

Columnist: ‘Skeptical’ President Obama’s Justice Department will indict Hillary over email scandal

New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin in a column this week expressed doubt Hillary Clinton will be forced to answer for sending and receiving confidential emails via a private server when she was secretary of state. Read a portion of Mr. Goodwin’s column below: Color me skeptical that she will face criminal charges, especially after President Obama’s kind words for her. His praise of Clinton’s experience in an interview, twinned with his comparison of Bernie Sanders as a “bright, shiny object,” were widely interpreted as a Clinton endorsement. Correctly so, but there’s more to it. Obama wouldn’t be ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report From Washington for 1/25/16

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/24/16 CALENDAR: The House has declared a “Snow Week,” and will not be in session this week. The Senate will come back into session Wednesday, and then they’re scheduled to stay in through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week, so nothing of note happened on the House floor. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Nothing – it’s a Snow Week! LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the Senate opened its week with a vote to confirm Wilhelmina Marie Wright of Minnesota to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota. ...

Jenny Beth Martin: President Obama shows ‘contempt’ for Constitution with latest gun grab

Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her weekly column for The Washington Times calls out President Obama’s most recent assault on the Second Amendment, adding the unilateral executive actions he proposed curb Americans’ fundamental right to bear arms and will not prevent terrorist attacks or other violent attacks. Read Jenny Beth’s column in The Washington Times: Over the years, the president’s gun-control agenda has met bipartisan opposition in Congress, so he did what he so often does: He acted unilaterally, bypassing Congress and the U.S. Constitution. In his speech announcing this latest executive order, the ...

Jenny Beth Martin: It’s up to the Supreme Court to end Pres. Obama’s lawless executive amnesty

Atlanta, GA — Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to President Obama's executive amnesty program: “It’s up to the Supreme Court to end this lawlessness, since Congress declined to use its power of the purse to stop President Obama’s plan to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Time and again during his presidency, Barack Obama has gone around Congress and ignored the will of the American people when they’ve opposed his radical plans like granting amnesty to millions and subverted our Constitution ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/17/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. They’ll come back to work on Monday, January 25. The Senate will be in recess on Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. The Senate will return to work on Tuesday, January 19. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up and passing eight different bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, they took up and passed another bill on the Suspension Calendar – H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act we discussed last week. That bill passed by a vote of 418-2. Also on Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1644, the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/10/16

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will travel to Baltimore for their annual retreat, where, if all goes as planned, they’ll hear from Jordan’s King Abdullah as their keynote speaker on Wednesday night. The Senate will come back into session on Monday to vote on a judicial nominee, then will stay in session until Wednesday, at which point Senate Republicans will join their House counterparts in Baltimore. The President will give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening at 9 PM. Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina will give the official Republican ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Bold conservative leadership needs to be at the top of the agenda, Mr. Speaker

Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column for The Washington Times urges Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to pursue a bold, conservative agenda that includes repealing Obamacare, pushing for tax reform and reining in congressional spending. Here is her blueprint for Congress: First up, the two issues that fall short of the 77 percent threshold (but each of which, nevertheless, garners 60 percent support among all likely voters, and far greater support among Republicans and Independents): Repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and across-the-board tax reform that creates a system that’s simpler, fairer and ...

Victory! Tea Party Patriots helps stop IRS’ proposed heavy-handed regulation

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in reaction to the IRS decision to withdraw the proposed regulation to collect the Social Security numbers of individuals who donate $250 or more annually to a charity. “This is a huge victory for American democracy, the First Amendment and our grassroots supporters. President Obama’s IRS is abandoning its blatantly heavy-handed regulation to ask charities to disclose the Social Security numbers of donors giving $250 or more annually. Tea Party Patriots activated its grassroots supporters using our website, email and social media ...