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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 ...

Report: Americans in 2016 will pay Uncle Sam more than they’ll spend on clothing, food, housing

  The Tax Foundation in its annual report released Wednesday says by April 24 Americans will have earned enough money to pay their taxes for the year and that – collectively – Americans this year will spend more paying Uncle Sam than they will on clothing, food and housing combined. The Washington Examiner lists some of the key findings: — Collectively, Americans will spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined. — Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of almost $5.0 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation's income. ...

Tea Party Patriots Thank Senator Grassley for Standing for Americans’ Right to Have a Voice in Next Supreme Court Justice

Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding Senator Grassley’s (R-IA) commitment to giving the people of Iowa and the entire nation a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. Tea Party Patriots delivered a letter to Senator Grassley from over 400 activists who live in Iowa thanking him for his principled stand and sent emails to their Iowa supporters encouraging them to call and thank Sen. Grassley and to attend his town halls this week to show their support.   “Grassroots activists in Iowa and across the country are thankful that Senator Grassley is standing ...

Here’s how much debt the American family would be in if they spent like Washington

Researchers at the Heritage Foundation determined that the average American family would be $260,000 in debt and routinely spending in excess of their annual income if they were as fiscally irresponsible as lawmakers in Washington. The Daily Signal has the scoop: If a typical American family ran their household how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, they would spend their entire yearly income without saving a cent and then put $7,000 on their credit card. On top of that, this family would be $260,000 in debt. Mind you, this is simply debt, not a mortgage or business investment. Neither would this family have a plan to pay off its ...