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Iran-deal opponent U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo accepts Trump’s offer to head CIA

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) Friday accepted President-elect Donald J. Trump’s request the West Point graduate head up the Central Intelligence Agency under the new administration, Reuters White House Correspondent Steve Holland tweeted this morning. Trump has offered position of CIA director to US Rep Mike Pompeo and Pompeo has accepted -transition official — Steve Holland (@steveholland1) November 18, 2016 Rep. Pompeo’s time in office, including his service on the Energy and Commerce and House Intelligence committees, has been marked by strong opposition to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal as well as, according to his bio, ...

Legal expert thanks senators for ‘giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’

Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino today expressed her gratitude for those senators who refused to consider President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the hopes of confirming a nominee more suited to fill Justice Antonin’s Scalia’s vacant seat on the bench. The Washington Examiner has the story: The power to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court was a major factor in 21 percent of voters' decisions on Election Day, and a majority of those voters, 57 percent to 40 percent, pulled the lever for Trump, according to an ABC News exit poll. Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director for the ...

Washington Examiner: Women’s Obamacare insurance will be ‘essentially worthless’

Women in general have a greater need for health insurance by virtue of their sex and likelihood of requiring pregnancy-related care and therefore shell out more money for health care than men do – something Obamacare was supposed to fix. Female enrollees, however, have apparently fallen victim to Obamacare architects who didn’t work into their equation the percentage of men who – in lieu of higher premiums – forego health insurance altogether. The Washington Examiner has the details: Post the ACA, insurance is now gender neutral, meaning you can't charge a woman more than you would charge a man for the same coverage. Like most of Obamaca...

New York Post editorial: ‘Worst of Obamacare is yet to come’

As if a 25-percent-average increase to federal Obamacare insurance premiums in 39 states isn’t enough, a slew of other problems associated with the botched health-insurance law are bound to arise in the weeks and months ahead. The New York Post has the details: More, the law also pushed consolidation — penalizing doctors who stay in independent practice, rewarding hospitals that merge. All because the liberals who wrote the law saw such competition as destructive… Still ahead: Budget crises in the states that accepted temporary federal bribes to massively expand their Medicaid rolls. More premium hikes on the exchanges, as ever fewer ...

Arizona millennials on Obamacare ‘silver plan’ facing 116-percent increase to their premium

Young adults in Arizona who make between $30,000 and $40,000 a year are on the hook for a hefty chunk of a 116-percent-premium increase to their Obamacare insurance as they fail to qualify for a larger subsidy that would defray the price jump, according to a Health and Human Services report released Monday. CBS New York has the details: The Department of Health and Human Services revealed Monday that premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, and that about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national ...

Utah representative calls on U.S. House to stop HHS from dipping into special taxpayer fund to bail out health insurers

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) is asking his colleagues in the House of Representatives to join him in filing a suit to make sure those at the Department of Health and Human Services don’t use a special legal-claims fund to bail out health-insurance companies who allegedly suffered losses because of Obamacare. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: Stewart wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) that the agency’s intention to settle with insurers by paying them from the a government fund used to make legal payments is a “brazen effort” to violate a section of the law that prohibits Congress from using appropriated funds to make ...

Please help support the Cajun Relief Foundation as they continue recovery efforts following the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016

Tea Party Patriots is proud of our former member Rob Gaudet and the incredible work being done by the non-profit he founded called the Cajun Relief Foundation. The Cajun Relief Foundation was founded to “provide training, strategy, and logistical assistance to citizen first responders” and has proved to be a critical resource for the community of Baton Rouge, Louisiana as it recovers from the terrible flooding that ruined homes and disrupted thousands of lives. The group organized a group of citizens known as the “Cajun Navy” and implemented a “critical online logistical strategy” following the flooding to support “the heroes who risked ...

Senator says North Carolinians on hook for up to 25 percent Obamacare price jump

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says North-Carolina residents in 2017 potentially face a 19-to-25-percent jump in their Obamacare health insurance thanks to a proposed rate increase from the Tar Heel State’s Department of Insurance on top of limited health-insurance options. McClatchy DC has the details: Further, because major health insurers have suffered losses and are exiting the program, in 90 percent of North Carolina counties, residents enrolled in President Barack Obama’s signature health care program will only have one plan from which to choose in their so-called marketplace, Burr wrote in an op ed published in the online North State ...

House Judiciary Committee set to grill IRS commissioner over targeting scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to be in the hot seat Wednesday during a 10 a.m. House Judiciary Committee meeting – the third in a series of hearings to probe the Obama appointee about his role in covering up the systematic agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. “Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the committee. The House Judiciary Committee previously invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify in May regarding the allegations of misconduct but he declined to participate at that time,” reads a statement posted to the judiciary committee website. Commissioner Koskinen did not comply with a ...

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