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ACLU, Tea Party take on federal spying: ‘They’ve gone too far’ (The Hill – Julian Hattem)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a top Tea Party organization are teaming up to pressure lawmakers to oppose renewing controversial parts of the Patriot Act that undergird National Security Agency (NSA) operations... Continue here.

Why federal appeals court declared NSA phone records collection unlawful (The Christian Science Monitor – Warren Richey)

The US government’s program to collect virtually all telephone metadata generated in the United States is illegal and beyond any terms of congressional authorization, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Thursday... Continue here.

Freedom Day 2015 at the Indiana Statehouse

Radio Host Tony Katz Addresses The Crowd Just before Tax Day in Indiana, more than 100 patriots rallied for liberty in the Hoosier State House for Freedom Day 2015. Tea Party leaders, local legislators, education activists, and even local clergy gathered to discuss strategies to promote liberty and shrink the size of government. The host was the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties. In addition to a networking opportunity for activists, attendees were encouraged to be more active in speaking directly to their elected legislators. Well-funded special interests lobby those same legislators everyday and ask for more government spending, which ...

The Libertarians Who Got SCOTUS and Congress to Consider the Unthinkable (Bloomberg – David Weigel)

Inside the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia was trying to give Congress some credit. Why, he asked Solicitor General Don Verrilli, should the court worry about destroying the Affordable Care Act if it ruled against subsidies for states that hadn't created exchanges?... Continue here.

GOP Establishment Sells Out Virginians

GOP Must Learn Lessons from 2013 Elections WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Tea Party Patriots today slammed the GOP establishment for abandoning a winnable race in a key swing state by withholding support for Ken Cuccinelli. “Because the Republican establishment cut funding to its own candidate by two thirds from the 2009 election they robbed the people of Virginia of the good governor they almost had,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. “Over the past several weeks Terry McAuliffe has been campaigning with Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Government, yet the GOP establishment rather than come to the aid of ...

No-Bid HealthCare.gov Contractor from Canadian Single-Payer System

Canadians traveling to the U.S. for medical treatment will be greeted by a familiar face. The tech firm responsible for Obamacare’s disastrous rollout is also the main technology provider for Canada’s socialized healthcare system. In a textbook example of government powered monopolies, CGI Federal, the largest technology consulting firm in Canada was awarded the no-bid contract for HealthCare.gov. The Obamacare exchange website provides a perfect example of how restraining free market forces fails consumers on all levels: Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the ...

The Smithsonian exhibits and National Parks – worthy victims of sequestration?

Since sequestration came onto the horizon last year, the President has insisted it would harm the American people. And he has made this happen, by having White House tours cut instead of duplication, or funding protection for a pumpkin festival instead of cancer treatments. Next up on the list? The Smithsonian exhibits, the National Archives, and National Parks Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will force unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation's monuments in Washington, New York City and elsewhere, agency officials told Congress on ...

Update: Corporate giant gets immunity

Last Tuesday, President Obama signed H.R. 933, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 AKA the Continuing Resolution (CR). Around the same time, the term “Monsanto Protection Act” began making its way from environmental activist sites to more mainstream outlets such as Huffington Post Live, NY Daily News, Salon.com and Politico. What is the Monsanto Protection Act? It’s the nickname environmental activists and opponents of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) biotechnology companies gave a seemingly innocuous provision of the Continuing Resolution. The provision, Section 735, was inserted anonymously into the Senate ...

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal swapping income for sales tax

From Cato’s Daniel Mitchell comes the good news that Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed elimination of his state’s income tax. From the Governor’s website: “Over the last ten years, more than 60 percent of the three million new jobs in American were created by the nine states without an income tax. Every year for the past 40 years, states without an income tax had faster growth than states with the highest income taxes.  Economic growth in the nine states without income taxes was 50 percent faster than in the nine states with the highest top income tax rates.  Over the past decade, states without income taxes have seen nearly ...

Career Politicians Think Living within Your Means is “Extreme”

The Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, today blasted Vice President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for bashing ordinary Americans who believe in governmental fiscal responsibility. Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, reacted strongly to accusations that the Tea Party Movement bears responsibility for the financial crisis facing our nation: “Only entrenched career politicians in Washington, D.C., would think living within your means is ‘extreme.’ What is truly extreme are the lengths Vice President Biden and Sen. Reid will go to blame everyone else ...