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Obama’s VA deserves a great big lump of coal for Christmas — here’s why

The Department of Veterans Affairs is refusing to fire employees responsible for penalizing VA whistleblowers connected to the internal leak that revealed the VA had secret patient waiting lists. Read the details at The Washington Examiner: The year-old report, which has not yet been made public by the VA, offered a detailed account of the retaliation two whistleblowers faced when they attempted to report wrongdoing at the Phoenix facility. For example, Paula Pedene in the Phoenix system's public affairs office said her budget was slashed and her staff reduced in 2012 after she raised "multiple allegations of misconduct and mismanagement" ...

Chris Christie: Number 14 in Your Program, Number 14 in Your Heart

Chris Christie declared for President this week and 320 million Americans asked as if with a single breath, “Why? Why are you running, Chris?” Christie has fallen so far behind in the national polls that he’s now in the neighborhood of Trumpville: the notorious WSJ-NBC poll found last week that 55 percent of Republicans would not consider voting for Christie. And he lags even further behind in the money race. Christie waited to declare until the last day of the filing period, one assumes, precisely to avoid invidious comparisons not only with Jeb Bush, but with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, as well. So why is Christie running? The ...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

Why federal appeals court declared NSA phone records collection unlawful (The Christian Science Monitor – Warren Richey)

The US government’s program to collect virtually all telephone metadata generated in the United States is illegal and beyond any terms of congressional authorization, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Thursday... Continue here.

IRS watchdog finds 6,400 missing Lois Lerner emails (CNN – Chris Frates)

Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said the news was another development in a "long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable." "It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as (the inspector general) continues the investigation," she said in a statement... Continue reading.

Corpus Christi Tea Party is Ready for 2015

(Photo Credit: Josh Harper) More than 50 patriot activists met at the Tuloso Midway Middle School  for the first Corpus Christi (Texas) Tea Party meeting for 2015 on Tuesday, January 27th. And they have started the new year with enthusiasm, thanks to the historic midterm elections! Rick Milby, their Local Coordinator called the meeting to order and Bob Jones offered "A Moment in History" about Henry Ward Beecher [1] the abolitionist.  Jones (in the cowboy hat) is famous among Tea Party activists, as he spoke at the original Tea Party in Corpus Christi, on April 15, 2009. (Photo Credit: Josh Harper) Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) ...

Santa delivers military mom home early for Christmas

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Christmas 1776: A Miracle at Trenton

Christmas of 1776 was not marked with tree lights and presents, but the phrase “Victory or Death” as George Washington and his troops courageously crossed the Delaware River. Knowing that his army may not survive the next campaign season for battle, Washington did what very few would have done – he decided to launch a surprise attack on the Hessians, German mercenary soldiers, who were encamped at Trenton. It was a daring move on Washington’s part as his army, which dwindled from tens of thousands to only a few thousand, was beyond fatigued. They were so ill-equipped that burlap bags were used as makeshift shoes to protect their feet from ...

Shutdown Deal: Christmas Comes Early to Washington and Well-Connected

Seventeen days after the “shutdown” took place, a deal has been signed by President Obama. It contains is a victory for the big spenders in the Beltway, and nobody else. Here are the basics: The debt ceiling was raised until mid-February. The government will run at 2013 spending levels through part of January. A conference committee – similar to the failed “Super Committee” of 2011 – will be created to findways to create deficit reduction by December. In what Democrats are calling a concession to Republicans, income verification will be included as part of Obamacare’s exchanges. Here’s why this deal is absolutely ...