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1.4 million legal identities stolen by immigrants

According to a new IRS report, about 1.4 million illegals are working under stolen social security numbers. Unfortunately, the IRS managed to identify only half of the 1.4 million people affected in 2015. The Washington Times has the full story: The IRS knows of 2.4 million people a year who file taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is generally given out to immigrants who aren’t authorized to work. But the IRS is not allowed to talk with Homeland Security to help agents identify who and where those taxpayers are. The migrants file their forms with their ITINs, but the W-2 forms they submit show valid Social ...

Rep. Jeff Denham: Integrating VA, DOD electronic health records system ‘paramount’ to fixing care gap

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) says the Trump administration decision to integrate the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health records system with the same system used by the Department of Defense is exactly the kind of update that is overdue and a move that will help fulfill our commitment to ‘accessible, timely and quality healthcare’ for our veterans. The Washington Examiner has the commentary:   The decision to integrate systems between the two agencies will not only ensure expediency in transferring and updating records as soon as possible, but it will also ease the transition for those retiring from active duty. Having ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: U.S. is ‘losing its edge as the leader in innovation’

Property and patent rights have taken a hit in the U.S. – so much so that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center announced the U.S. dropped to tenth place in its annual worldwide ranking of countries that protect patent rights. Our government needs to empower – not discourage – individuals to create and be innovative, says Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest column. The Hill has the commentary: What happens when the protections and incentives you have long afforded inventors begin to weaken? Predictably, you get fewer inventions. According to recent data from the World Intellectual ...

DHS rescinds DAPA policy that would have shielded illegal-immigrant parents whose children are lawful residents

The Department of Homeland Security this week rescinded DAPA, an Obama-era immigration policy that – if it weren’t in limbo per a Supreme Court stay on a lower-court injunction – would have authorized three-year work permits for the illegal-immigrant parents of children who are lawful U.S. residents. The Washington Examiner has the details: DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo on Thursday directing his employees not to carry out an instruction his predecessor, Jeh Johnson, had put in writing in November 2014 that sought to extend a 2012 program aimed at the illegal immigrant community. Kelly made the decision to revoke the policy ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: American “comedians” stooping to ‘new depths of incivility’

The political rhetoric that permeates American late-night “comedy” has reached a new low, as liberal pundits attack their political opponents using the same – and worse! – vulgarities those same liberal pundits use as ammunition to condemn their opponents. Basically, if you’re a liberal attacking conservatives, anything goes in today’s society; that needs to change, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest opinion piece. The Washington Times has the commentary: Concurrent with the decline of creativity among elite artists has been the dramatic decline of civility – and in its place, crassness and crudeness ...

CBO estimates budget deficit will decline 4.6 percent compared to last year

The 2017 U.S. budget deficit – if it remains unchanged through Sept. 30 – will decrease compared to the 2016 budget deficit, according to a recent Associated Press report. CNBC has the details: The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 percent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion. The CBO's deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing ...

JOIN US: Wear red Wednesday to wish President Trump many happy returns!

Tea Party Patriots staff and grassroots activists from across the nation Wednesday will show their pride in the red, white and blue and in their commander in chief, President Donald J. Trump, by wearing read for the business mogul’s 71st birthday. Will you join us in wearing red to show support for the president and his blueprint for a freer, safer and more prosperous America? “The media, the intolerant left and the Washington establishment are doing everything they can to undermine the president and the agenda that the American people voted for. In a show of solidarity, let’s stand up to support the president on his birthday,” reads ...

Tea Party Patriots: Time for Washington to Move On and Focus on President Trump’s Agenda

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “After weeks of hype and smears by critics of the President, Mr. Comey failed to provide any evidence of ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russia or that there was any attempt to obstruct his investigation. In fact, Mr. Comey validated President Trump’s statement that he was told on three separate occasions he wasn’t a target of the investigation. After months of illegal leaks and innuendo, even Senator Mark Warner, ...

President Trump: VA health-records modernization ‘one of the biggest wins for our veterans’

President Donald J. Trump heralded Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement Monday the VA is revamping its health-records system calling the change “one of the biggest wins for our veterans in decades.” The Washington Examiner has the story: "Of course there's still much work to do, but for today's action shows that determined leadership and what it can accomplish — great, great reform," Trump said. VA Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday morning that the VA would be adopting the same electronic health records system as the Department of Defense, a move that follows calls for the VA to modernize its IT ...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson: There is a ‘simple fix’ to cities disregarding federal immigration law

As Democrats continue to defend sanctuary cities, local law-enforcement officials suffer from liability lawsuits – something that needs to be addressed says Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) adding there is a “pretty simple fix” to the sanctuary-city tug-of-wars raging across the country. The Washington Times has the details: “Let’s pass a law to give those local law enforcement officials liability protection,” the Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said. “That could clear up this whole difference.” Sanctuary cities vary in their degree of refusal to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. ...