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Tea Party Patriots’ Gregg Cummings Honored With Iowa Eagle Forum’s “2014 Eagle Award”

(Photo: Tammy Kobza, State Director, Eagle Forum of Iowa) Eagle Forum was founded in 1972 by conservative movement icon Phyllis Schlafly. Long before there was the modern Tea Party, Schlafly was busy promoting Senator Barry Goldwater’s (R-AZ) presidential campaign and stopping the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment.” Today, she is 90 years old and continues to defend the Constitution. Phyllis Schlafly knows the importance of the grassroots, which is why her organization honors the tireless efforts of America’s hardest working patriots. This year, Eagle Forum has honored Tea Party Patriot’s National Coordinator with Iowa’s 2014 Eagle ...

Judd Gregg shows what’s wrong with establishment thinking

Growing up in New Hampshire, I was deluged with positive reviews of then-Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) by the New Hampshire Union Leader. Senator Gregg was praised as a budget hawk, so I was confused when I came to D.C. in late 2008 and saw him help create TARP. Then, after leaving the Senate, he became part of the revolving door of power when he went to work for Goldman Sachs as an international advisor. Senator Gregg did a number of good things in office, such as strongly pushing for a substantial, if imperfect, tax reform bill in 2010 with Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (R-OR). He is also credited with effectively killing the CLASS Act before it could ...

News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 26

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus…” ht...

News Briefing for Wednesday, March 25

HEALTHCARE: How many will have to pay back Obamacare subsidies? “More Americans will owe the government money for their Obamacare subsidy than won't, says a new analysis. A big upcoming Tax Day question is how many Americans with government-subsidized health insurance will find that they collected more in subsidies than they're qualified for and have to pay some of it back — and how many will find themselves in the opposite position, with the government owing them money. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that half of all subsidy-eligible households will be in the first boat, owing the government an average payment of $794. That situat...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 24

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party first to cheer Cruz bid (quote by Jenny Beth) “He's a leader of the Tea Party in Washington, so it's not a surprise that Tea Party leaders are heaping praise on Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential announcement today. Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, was the first to embrace Cruz, noting his firm stands on conservative principles. "It's fitting that Sen. Ted Cruz is the first announced candidate in the GOP presidential field," Martin said in a statement. "In his two short years in the Senate, he has yielded to no one in championing the values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free ...

Honest Assessments in the Hawkeye State

Photo: TPP’s Gregg Cummings addressed more than 40 tea party activists in Council Bluffs, IA   In Iowa on St. Patrick’s Day, instead of chasing snakes out of Ireland, patriots strategized how to chase establishment candidates out of Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Council Bluffs (Iowa) Tea Party at the local library, more than 40 patriots heard presentations from Tea Party Patriots, Iowa Grassroots Coalition, and True the Vote about how movement conservatives can pick the best candidate. As Iowa hosts the “First-in-the-Nation” Presidential Primary, voters in that state will soon be bombarded with commercials and direct contact ...

News Briefing for Monday, March 16

HEALTHCARE: Nearly 200K Coloradans face Obamacare cancellations by 2016 “Nearly 200,000 insured Coloradans will lose their health-care plans next year under the state’s embattled Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. State insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar touched off an outcry Friday by confirming to news outlets that health-care policies covering 190,000 people will be dropped in 2016 because they fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Colorado Senate Majority Leader Bill Cadman called the action “a huge blow to another 190,000 Coloradans who will be forced out of their existing healthcare plans.” A year ago, ...

News Briefing for Friday, March 13

HEALTHCARE: Congressional Research Service: There's No Magic Pot Of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Money “A recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) confirms what many policy experts have known for some time: states that reject Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion aren’t sending that Medicaid expansion money to other states. Instead, that money is simply never spent. This revelation is important because numerous governors and state lawmakers from across the country have used this argument to justify their support for expanding Medicaid through Obamacare. However, as CRS succinctly explains, these arguments are entirely frivolo...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 12

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Conservative groups wary of Obamacare contingency plans (Photo of Tea Party Patriots at SCOTUS rally / Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Conservative groups are suspicious of GOP plans to temporarily keep Obamacare's insurance subsidies flowing if they're blocked this summer by the Supreme Court. For years, groups such as Club for Growth, Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity have hounded Congress to do all it can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. At times, lawmakers have even been forced to table Obamacare-related bills over complaints that they appeared to be improving the law instead of repealing it entirely. Now ...