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News Briefing for Monday, February 23, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: A rare sighting: Republican presidential prospects come to California (TPP-sponsored event) ”California could become the kingmaker on the Republican side in June of 2016, and the people here are going to remember who came and asked for their vote instead of treating the state like an ATM,” said John Berry, statewide co-coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots group. Although Berry acknowledged that the chance of California going Republican in a general election is “a long shot,” he said conservative groups were working to influence elections large and small. The Unite Inland Empire coalition that sponsored the conserv...

News Briefing for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Obama administration plans appeal (Quote by Jenny Beth) “…But it remains to be seen if the decision will provide a way out of a Homeland Security budget impasse that comes to a head on Feb. 27. While the court order remains under review, hard liners on illegal immigration have been pressuring congressional Republicans to permanently pull the funding from an executive order they see as illegal amnesty. Many see Hanen's order not as an exit ramp, but as a vise grip to exact concessions from Democrats. "We're hopeful this will be a wake-up call to Senate Democrats," said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. GOP ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Time to pass Sen. Mike Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20150203-jenny-beth-martin-its-time-to-pass-a-u.s.-balanced-budget-amendment.ece Time to pass Sen. Mike Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment http://heralddemocrat.com/opinion/national-commentary/it-s-time-pass-lee-balanced-budget-amendment Time to pass Sen. Mike Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment https://home.butlereagle.com/clickshare/authenticateUserSubscription.do?CSProduct=butlereagle&CSAuthReq=1422997869:57356328138461&CSTargetURL=http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/l...

News Briefing for Saturday, January 3, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Feds Looking for Company to Run 'National Data Warehouse' for Obamacare, Medicare “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for vendors to run its "National Data Warehouse," a database for "capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information" related to beneficiary and customer experiences with Medicare and the federal Obamacare marketplaces. Although the database primarily consists of quality control metrics related to individuals' interactions with customer service, potential contractors are to "[d]emonstrate ... experience with scalability and security in protecting data and information with customer, person-...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Cost of Healthcare.gov Exceeds $2.2B After Latest Contract Award “With the announcement Monday of a five-year, $563 million contract award to Accenture, the Healthcare.gov contractor that rescued the Obamacare marketplace after 2013's disastrous launch, the total cost of the site will well exceed $2.2 billion. The new award is on top of the $1.7 billion in contracts reported by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August. Accenture was first hired in January after HHS replaced CGI Federal, the original contractor. Accenture reported the new award on its website, noting that not only ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HEALTHCARE: In Some States, a Cost Crunch Over Expanded Health Benefits “President Barack Obama promised that his Affordable Care Act would work to reduce health costs. But a recent Kaiser Health News article outlined one way in which the law–and the way the administration and states have implemented it–is helping to increase costs. The issue surrounds benefit mandates at the state level, which require insurers offering policies in that state to cover a particular type of treatment, provider, or service. While many of these mandates may sound appealing, they incrementally raise the cost of insurance–for procedures that some people might ...

Obama isn’t Only One with “Choices”

Despite plummeting poll numbers and growing disapproval of the White House’s border crisis management, the President is not backing down. President Obama stated he remains committed to push through amnesty without Congressional approval, because in his words, he was elected “to make choices.” [1] Yet, these “choices” will gravely affect the livelihood and opportunities of those in the black community. Civil Rights Commission member Peter Kirsanow released a letter to President Obama, labeling the Administration’s unprecedented move as “disastrous,” claiming it will rob “all Americans, but particularly black Americans,” of jobs ...

Topline News – May 27, 2014

Obamacare:  Working?  Really? “The Obama administration says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act. Victory has been declared. Obamacare, the president says, "is doing what it's supposed to do -- it's working."  Convinced? You shouldn't be. The mainstream media have little interest in covering the sweeping legislation's ongoing impact, especially stories that go against the administration's success-story narrative. Here's an example: A study released Wednesday by the American College of Emergency Physicians found that emergency room visits are up nationwide, despite Obamacare's promises that they would drop. Did you hear ...

Why We Fight: Washington Won’t Save Itself

In the Beltway, Republicans and Democrats alike refuse to address America’s growing fiscal problem. On Friday, The Washington Post explained in no uncertain terms how the alleged gridlock in Washington has actually been a bipartisan refusal to address America’s real spending problems. The problems are numerous. They include: Mandatory spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid: These “mandatory spending” programs are very large, accounting for about 60 percent of federal spending. Congress doesn’t set their spending every year. Instead, when need goes up, spending goes up. And, in the recession, need went up. Even after six ...

Has Big Government Gotten us out of Economic Doldrums? Let’s See…

With Christmas and New Year’s upon us, the National Support Team of Tea Party Patriots is taking some time to be with our families and clear our heads of politics, barring any major legislation passing through Congress. Please enjoy these posts from the last few months – a Best of Tea Party Patriots, if you will. Below is the sixth post, published on September 27, which asks the ever-important question of whether the Big Government policies of the last five years have worked to help America out of the Great Recession. Of course, the final answer is a gigantic “No.”   Has Big Government Gotten us out of Economic Doldrums? Let’s ...