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News Briefing for Thursday, January 22, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: GOP Slams Obama's SOTU Speech as Divisive, Confrontational (Quote by Jenny Beth) “Republicans Tuesday charged President Barack Obama with putting forth a highly divisive State of the Union speech that offered no new proposals and included a plan to raise $320 billion in new taxes that had no chance of passing Congress. "He's just being confrontational," Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, told Newsmax, focusing on Obama's tax plan. "He knows that's not going to pass either chamber of Congress. "In putting these policies forward, the president has shown that he has no interest in seeking common ground ...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 8 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: A.B. Stoddard: Tough road ahead for Boehner “Outraged members urged retribution, and Boehner stripped two dissenters of their committee assignments, but the rebels are undaunted. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), considered too far on the fringe to become Speaker but who nonetheless started the rebellion on Sunday, wrote that Boehner’s punishment of his dissenters meant that “it appears before we can work together, we are now going to have to have another fight.” Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, said Republicans should study the names of the brave members who opposed Boehner because “one day, they ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Boehner in line for 3rd term as speaker; GOP readies agenda “House Speaker John Boehner's prospects for a new term appeared secure Monday despite grumblings from tea party-aligned dissidents on the eve of a Republican takeover of Congress, while GOP leaders in both houses pointed toward a swift veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline. Senate Republicans, winners of a majority in last fall's elections, began laying down markers for legislative battles ahead. "Tax reform should not be used as an excuse to raise taxes on the American people," wrote Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who will ...

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 Friday, January 2, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare PR push goes silent “Health care reform advocates who struggled for decades to pass Obamacare left the job half-undone. They failed to sell it. They also underestimated the unrelenting intensity and duration of the opposition that makes the law so vulnerable to legislative and legal challenges even now, nearly five years after its passage. The White House and its allies are trying fresh messaging strategies for 2015 enrollment, including a lower-key sales pitch and narratives from real people who are happy with their coverage. Those success stories didn’t exist before coverage began one year ago. Yet the messaging missteps ...

News Briefing for Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Bill of Rights Day!   HEALTHCARE: OBAMACARE BLAMED FOR KILLING HOSPITALS Closures by the multitude seen as danger to patients, harbinger of future “Eighteen acute-care hospitals across the United States shut their doors in 2013. At least 12 more hospitals have closed this year in rural areas alone. More are getting out the plywood to nail over windows and barricades for doors. Don’t worry, it’s just the new normal under Obamacare, says Lee Hieb, M.D. “Events happening now give us some idea of what medicine will be reduced to in the future,” Hieb writes in her forthcoming book, “Surviving the Medical Meltdown: Your ...

Activists at the Audit the IRS Rally talk to Fox News

Last Wednesday, approximately 10,000 Tea Party activists stormed Capitol Hill to tell the IRS they would not be silenced. Dozens of speakers, including Members of Congress, media personalities, and targeted Tea Party activists stood up for the Constitution, America, and the rights of all citizens to participate in the political process. Several of those activists, as well as Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin, spoke to Griff Jenkins of Fox News. One activist said he thinks “people should be going to jail.” Another said “The IRS is out of control, obviously, and it should be reined in.” Joe Dugan, the South Carolina ...

The mainstream media is starting to get it

Since early 2012, when Mitt Romney emerged as the front runner in the Republican primary, many in the mainstream media declared the Tea Party weakened. Once the November elections protected proponents of overspending and higher taxes in federal office, the Tea Party was declared dead. However, now the media is waking up to two facts: their preconceived notions about the Tea Party are wrong, and that the Tea Party’s concerns and complaints about overspending, corruption, and constitutional abuses are correct. Consider the following: On December 17, National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar pointed out that Republican diversity is being “fueled by ...

Tea Party takes Myrtle Beach by Storm

On Saturday, the Myrtle Beach Tea Party set up a booth at the Irish and Italian Festival in North Myrtle Beach. The plan was to hand out 500 palm cards to the 15,000 expected visitors. Within 70 minutes, all 500 were gone, having been handed out to people who wanted to know about the values of Tea Party Patriots. Volunteers continued to hand out U.S. Constitutions and business cards – along with various Tea Party Patriot literature – for the rest of the day. “It was really inspiring,” said Retired Colonel Ron Hughes, a Board member for the North Myrtle Tea Party. “I wore a hand-made uniform to the festival, and too many people to count ...

Unions, employees, government face off with competing labor relations bills

            Introduction of The Employee Free Choice Act and Employee Rights Act has prompted both business and organized labor to unleash what each calls its most aggressive lobbying effort in history. The EFCA, if passed, would bring about the biggest changes in the federal labor laws since 1935 when passage of the National Labor Relations Act. The ERA was introduced by Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC) last August. It is currently in The House Education and Workforce Committee.  If passed into law the ERA would: •  Guarantee employees right to secret ballot election when choosing whether or not to join a union. •  Require ...