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This gun-toting American woman has medaled at the last six consecutive Olympic games – so why haven’t we heard about her?

California native and women’s skeet-shooting bronze medalist Kim Rhode’s road to Rio was one marked by obstacles: a challenging pregnancy, surgery, the death of numerous friends. "What the Olympics represent is that journey,” Rhode told NBC. “Overcoming those bumps, the obstacles, the good, the bad.” To top it off, Rhode’s historic Olympic career – the longevity of which is rivaled by few other Olympians – hasn’t gotten the accolades it deserves. “Were she involved in any other Olympic sports, she would be seen as a wonderful spokesperson. She is a mother and a wife. She plays ‘Pokemon Go’ and Clash of Clans. She ...

Federal appeals court says IRS likely still targeting Americans for their political beliefs

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service are continuing to target politically conservative-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status, a federal appeals court said in a recent ruling that overturned a lower-court decision that tossed out a lawsuit against the agency on the grounds IRS authorities said they’d stop certain targeting practices. The Daily Signal has the story: The IRS insisted “there is no reasonable expectation” that discrimination will reoccur, the ruling noted, because the tax agency has “suspended until further notice” tactics it used to target the applications of tea party and other conservative groups for nonprofit ...

Washington Times: Obama administration announces immigration surge for Central Americans

The Obama administration this week announced plans they are inviting thousands of Central American immigrants to apply for refugee status, especially those related to the children that are illegally crossing the border from Central America. The Washington Times has the scoop: “Today’s expansion of the Obama Administration’s policy is simply a continuation of the government-sanctioned border surge,” [said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). “Tens of thousands of unlawful immigrants continue to arrive at the Southwest border to benefit from the president’s lax immigration enforcement, and now many more can simply use this ...

VA study: Veteran suicides comprise nearly 20 percent of all suicides in America

Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs reveals nationwide 20 veterans per day commit suicide, a number that accounts for nearly 20 percent of all suicides committed in the U.S. every year. Military Times has the story: Roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs — a figure that dispels the often quoted, but problematic, “22 a day” estimate yet solidifies the disturbing mental health crisis the number implied. In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up ...

Tea Party Patriots: It is up to the American people to hold Sec. Clinton accountable after the release of Benghazi report

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after the House Select Committee on Benghazi released their final report on the terror attack in Benghazi. “Thanks to the House Select Committee on Benghazi — and especially committee members Mike Pompeo and Jim Jordan — we now have confirmation that senior Executive Branch officials in charge of the response to that attacks on the Benghazi compound were more concerned about optics and spin than they were about doing what they could to save their colleagues under fire. We have confirmation that despite orders from the Secretary of ...

PBS’ Charlie Rose, Obama speechwriters laugh hysterically over “If you like your insurance, you can keep it” line

PBS’ Charlie Rose got chummy with former speechwriters under Obama David Litt, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to gush over their prosaic prowess and – apparently – make light of the infamous “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” line that left millions of Americans betrayed by their commander in chief when that very promise turned out to be a falsehood. “Lovett wrote the line about, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it,’” Favreau said before the four men erupted in laughter. President Obama, according to the Washington Free Beacon, on 36 occasions said his signature health-insurance law would not force ...

Jenny Beth Martin: ‘Americans are opposed to shifting the [Supreme Court] balance in a more liberal direction’

As a small contingent of Senate liberals continue to spar with Senate conservatives over whether to hold hearings for President Obama’s left-wing Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column reminds us Americans don’t want someone like Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court and instead want to see more conservative values reflected on the bench. The Washington Times has her commentary: While the Left has argued that the Senate must act immediately to confirm Merrick Garland, President Obama’s liberal pick for the Supreme Court, conservatives have consistently countered ...

Tea Party Patriots Welcome Sen. Toomey’s Insistence that the American People Should Not Be Denied A Voice in Selection of the Next Justice

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today following Senator Toomey's meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. “We welcome Senator Toomey’s insistence that the American people should not be denied a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice.  Even the New York Times has said a Supreme Court with Merrick Garland would be the most liberal court in over 50 years and polls have shown the American people, by a wide margin, do not want a liberal-dominated Supreme Court.  With the public divided and so frustrated with Washington, Senator Toomey understa...

Tea Party Patriots Thank Sen. Grassley for His ‘Principled Stand’ that the American People Should Have a Voice in the Selection of the Next Justice

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after Senator Grassley met with Merrick Garland. “Grassroots activists across the country are thankful to Senator Grassley for his steadfast and principled stand that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. President Obama is attempting to bully the Senate into confirming liberal judge Merrick Garland so he can pack the Court with a liberal majority who will undermine our most cherished rights, like the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and unleash unaccountable bureaucrats at ...

Tea Party Patriots Thank Senate Republicans for Doing Their Job to Ensure Americans Have a Voice in the Next Justice

ATLANTA, Ga - Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after President Obama’s “lecture” at the University of Chicago. “The last thing the American people need is yet another ‘lecture’ from President Obama on the Constitution and the Supreme Court. This is the same president who lawlessly bypassed Congress to unilaterally grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, showing no respect for our Constitutional system of separated powers between co-equal branches of government. The American people know that President Obama is trying to bully Congress into helping him cement a liberal majority on ...