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News Briefing for Wednesday, March 18

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Scott Walker: I Will Run as a Conservative “…Later in his town hall remarks, Walker criticized the Obama administration's handling of foreign policy challenges posed by the Islamic State and expressed concern about the administration's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Walker also responded to a question from Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin over his position on ethanol. Her question noted that while Walker had opposed a Wisconsin effort to mandate its use in midgrade gasoline, he recently said in Iowa that he would "go forward on continuing the [federal] Renewable Fuel Standard." Walker responded that ...

Tea & Gruber in Georgetown, Texas!

On Thursday (February 19),  more than 50 patriots attended  Central Texas 9-12 Project and the WILCO Tea Party had their first meeting of 2015 at the Georgetown library. They planned the meeting using the best practices taught by Tea Party activist Conrad Quagliaroli in his presentation: “12 Tips and 30 Steps to Get the Most out of Your Meeting.” In addition, their guest speaker was Joyce Mucci of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), who reinforced the dangers of President Obama’s executive amnesty orders. The 15 members who attended Tea Party Patriots’ “Texas, Our Texas” advanced training conference in Houston ...

News Briefing for Thursday, February 12, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare Co-Ops Cost Taxpayers $17,000 Per Enrollee “More than 500,000 people enrolled in health plans offered by nonprofit insurance companies created under the Affordable Care Act. And with the co-ops receiving an average of $108.7 million from the federal government, taxpayer-backed funding per enrollee topped $17,000. Twenty-three co-ops received a total of $2.5 billion from the federal government and enrolled more than 520,000 people in plans through September. However, an analysis conducted by The Daily Signal published yesterday found that just one, Maine Community Health Options, was profitable last year. Using the latest ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Insured, but Not Covered (From Feb. 7) “WHEN Karen Pineman of Manhattan received notice that her longtime health insurance policy didn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, she gamely set about shopping for a new policy through the public marketplace. After all, she’d supported President Obama and the act as a matter of principle. Ms. Pineman, who is self-employed, accepted that she’d have to pay higher premiums for a plan with a narrower provider network and no out-of-network coverage. She accepted that she’d have to pay out of pocket to see her primary care physician, who didn’t participate. She even ...

News Briefing for Monday, December 8, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare won't be part of new Senate “On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into this year's midterm elections, 25 senators who voted for Obamacare were already out or not going be part of the new Senate being sworn in next month. After Democratic losses on Nov. 4 and Saturday's defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the number has risen to 30. In other words, half of the ...

News Briefing for Friday, October 17, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Oregon Obamacare Exchange Hits 18th Security Breach “An Oregon woman was sent personal information of other Obamacare applicants, marking the 18th time in just six months that the embattled exchange has leaked personal information. Ann Migliaccio told the Associated Press that she received documents containing the names, birth dates, and Obamacare exchange ID’s of two separate customers who also applied for coverage on the exchange, but said she did not receive their Social Security numbers. When officials became aware of the breach last week, the exchange sent Migliaccio a return envelope for her to send back the documents. She ...

Fall Training: How to Organize a Meeting

On the evening of Monday, September 15, we hosted our most recent Fall Training series. This training was developed by Conrad Quagliaroli - a Local Coordinator from the Atlanta area. Conrad has become known across the country by other Local Coordinators for his meetings and we wanted to share his 10 tips and 28 steps to organizing a successful meeting to you. In case you missed it, here's an archive of the training. To catch our next training, register here.

Senate to (finally) work on a budget

It’s been over 1,365 days, but the Senate is finally on its way to do its legal duty: Three weeks ago, incoming Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., directed her staff to explore the pros and cons of actually crafting a budget resolution. Ultimately, Murray judged that a budget was worth doing — a choice other Democratic leaders supported her on. So when House Republicans decided last week to try to force the Senate to pass a spending blueprint for the first time in three years, Democrats were ready to say yes. And on Wednesday, Murray made it official, announcing she would seek to devise a budget and saying the committee is “ready ...

The Senate may not pass a budget – again

With the retirement of Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) came the opportunity for a new Senate Budget Committee Chairperson. Washington Senator Patty Murray became that Chairperson, and was immediately pushed to return to traditional budgeting in the Senate. Unfortunately, Wednesday gave Americans bad news – while Senate Budget Committee Republicans formally pushed for a return to traditional budgeting, Senator Murray may not consider a budget for Fiscal Year 2014: Murray's office said Wednesday that she appreciates the suggestions but she is still working to determine whether to move a budget through committee. Spokesman Eli Zupnick said fights over ...

Thank You to All Who Contributed to Saving Wisconsin

Last night in Wisconsin we saw history in the making. The special interests and unions were the clear losers in an effort to recall elected officials for keeping their promises. The thing is, the news media is absolutely shocked at the blow out that happened last night. First, we want to recognize some very special people who signed up through our website to contribute their time, their money, and their moral support for the efforts to stop the senseless recalls. Your support clearly had a major impact in what happened last night and we are extremely grateful. Thank you! Next, we want to thank the great patriots in Wisconsin for standing to ...