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Rep. Fleming: IRS commissioner’s actions ‘warrant impeachment, trial and removal…’


Tea Party Patriots on the Passing of Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly


Conservative House caucus recommends ‘flatter, fairer and simpler tax code’

The U.S. tax code – at nearly 75,000 pages in length, according to The Washington Examiner – is exactly the type of bureaucratic web Congress needs to unweave. And, while Americans are bright enough to negotiate the ins and outs of the convoluted system, we shouldn’t have to spend time and resources navigating an agency continually used to target Americans for their political beliefs. Fortunately, the Republican Study Committee in a recent statement called for an overhaul of the wayward agency. “The RSC’s recommendations seek to create a flatter, fairer and simpler tax code. Recommendations include developing a business tax code that is ...

Columnist: Flatlining Obamacare enrollment ‘hardly cause for a sixth-birthday celebration’

Obamacare turns six today but few Americans are celebrating, as the president’s signature health-insurance law has caused more harm than good and is falling far short of enrollment projections. Read Sally Pipes’ commentary: Enrollment in Obamacare has fallen well short of the administration’s own expectations. And some insurers are considering leaving the exchanges after losing millions. That’s hardly cause for a sixth-birthday celebration. This year’s exchange enrollment figures were far below expected totals. In March 2015, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 21 million people would enroll in the exchanges in 2016. Then, ...

Did hundreds of Washington influencers stay mum about Hillary’s illegal email setup?

Dozens upon dozens of reporters, judges and congressional and White House staffers may have known about Hillary Clinton’s shady use of a private email server long before it became headline news. The Washington Times has the details: Listed on some of the more than 28,000 messages Mrs. Clinton released so far are several White House chiefs of staff and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, much of the rest of official Washington, and a number of people who had oversight of the State Department’s key operations and open-records obligations. President Obama was also on a series of messages, though the government is withholding ...

Conservative Rep. Huelskamp elected to influential GOP steering committee

After years of urging by Tea Party Patriots and other grassroots conservative activists, conservative champion Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) Thursday was elected to the House Steering Committee – a powerful subset of the House Republican Conference that determines who chairs what committees. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: Republicans elected Huelskamp to join the committee on Thursday, his office announced. He will fill one of six at-large positions on the committee, which helps decide who will serve as committee chairs. "With these changes to the influential Steering Committee, my colleagues have sent a strong message that they're ...

VA flubs demotion of corrupt executives who collected more than $400,000 in bonuses

The Department of Veterans Affairs botched the demotions of two senior executives who used their positions within the agency to land their jobs of choice, to collect more than $400,000 in relocation bonuses and to pressure other employees into accepting hard-to-fill roles. Stars and Stripes has the details: Lawmakers, veterans advocates and other watchdog groups lambasted the agency for not firing the women and for not recouping the money they received through their scheming. On Thursday, the VA issued a statement saying that during the processing of the demotions, an administrative error had occurred and one of the five binders of evidence had ...

Epic Obamacare Exemption Flip-Flops

There are many things to dislike about Obamacare. The list - such as skyrocketing insurance premiums, IRS penalties, and the job-destroying on small businesses - is bad enough. But outrageously, Congress has taken the additional step of exempting themselves and their staff from Obamacare. Congress knew how bad a health care law written by insurance lobbyists would be, and they decided to not abide by that same law they force us to live under. President Obama hoped we wouldn’t notice how he illegally authorized the Office of Budget and management (OPM) to treat Congressional offices on the hill as if they were a small business. That allowed ...

GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis to run for Senate in Florida (Patricia Mazzei – Miami Herald)

DeSantis, who was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012, has been openly thinking about the Senate since Rubio launched his presidential campaign last month. He has the encouragement of conservative groups such as the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, a political action committee that in an April statement called DeSantis "exactly the kind of Republican we need in the Florida Senate race."... Continue here.

UC-Irvine tries to ban the American flag

The student government at the University of California-Irvine recently tried to ban the American flag from common areas on campus. No, it was not a joke. The measure passed by a vote of 6-4 before being ultimately vetoed by the student body president. Still, it remained a blow to both common sense and freedom of speech everywhere. Among the many reasons listed for banning the stars and stripes at UC-Irvine was that sometimes, “freedom of speech…can be interpreted as hate speech.” It would take years and years to try and unpack that logic, but we’d start with a simple question: in what instance could the simple hanging of an American ...