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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.

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 05/17/15

CALENDAR:   The House and Senate will both return to work tomorrow. The House will stay in session through Thursday, with no votes planned after 3 PM, and the Senate will stay in session through Friday. At the end of the week, both Houses will break for the Memorial Day recess, and they’ll return to Washington on Monday, June 1.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:   The House came back into session on Tuesday, and took up several bills on the Suspension Calendar. They also passed H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, which deals with Clean Water Act overregulation.   On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 2048, ...

The Problem For Folks Like Us

I heard it first at the barber shop. Then at the airport. And then from callers to a radio show. Folks like us seem to think we have a problem. They think that we have too many candidates, and that the candidates will spend too much money tearing one another down, and that the process may produce, after a burst of fratricidal campaign spots, a mortally damaged nominee. This concern is unlike us. Folks like us tend to encourage dissent and welcome debate; we are the permanent insurgency and we thrive on the hurly-burly of controversy. But now that we’re up against the glacial advance of Clinton Inc., these folks seem to be saying, maybe we should ...

Obama Administration kinda-sorta apologizes to the federal judge it lied to

It’s a little too late for sorry. Nonetheless, the Obama Administration says it “deeply regrets” lying to a federal judge about the president’s executive amnesty. “The Government deeply regrets not only the confusion that these statements created, but that it did not recognize the prospect of confusion earlier,” said Department of Justice, according to Breitbart News [1]. “But the miscommunications were not the product of bad faith, and they do not warrant sanctions or further discovery.” The half-hearted apology comes after DOJ attorneys misled U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen about the implementation of the amnesty programs – ...

Statement on Keli Carender’s Resignation

Reluctantly, we have accepted the resignation of Keli Carender from her position with Tea Party Patriots. She’s moving on to become a full time mother to her daughter. She has been a vital member to our team for the last six years and we hate to see her go, but we wish her all the best as she pivots to focus more of her time to her family. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin shared this message with fellow patriots: Keli Carender has been a trailblazer in our modern day tea party movement. She hosted the first Porkulus Protest in Seattle, WA to protest the stimulus bill before Rick Santelli had his infamous rant in Chicago, ...

We Like Mike! – Utah Senator Mike Lee’s Book Party

FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe, Jenny Beth Martin, and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) In the United States Senate, there is arguably no bigger defender of liberty and the conservative principles than Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah. A constitutional scholar, Senator Lee has worked tirelessly - often behind the scenes - in battles to stop Obamacare, cut taxes, and roll back the overwhelming size of the Federal Government. This month, Senator Lee is out with a new book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document, and Tea Party Patriots was thrilled to co-host a book party for him with our friends at FreedomWorks on ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 05/03/15

Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR: The House will take a one-week recess, and return to work in Washington on Tuesday, May 12. The Senate will return tomorrow, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. We anticipate they’ll be in all week.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: So, the House started spending money last week. Even before the Budget Conference officially had come to agreement on spending levels for FY2016 and the rest of the decade, the House GOP Leadership had decided to move two appropriations bills to the floor – H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, and H.R. ...

Tea Party’s Jenny Beth Martin Sizes Up Fiorina, Carson, Huckabee (Newsmax TV – Interview With Jenny Beth Martin)

With three new entrants into the Republican presidential field this week, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin gave her thoughts to Newsmax TV on Monday about how each would fare with the tea party wing... Continue here.

Vince Vaughn talks liberty at YAL State Convention

Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn tells young activists why he is a libertarian. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore The Young Americans for Liberty held their California State Convention on Saturday, April 25, which Tea Party Patriots was proud to sponsor. The convention was attended by approximately three hundred college students from California and several surrounding states, including Washington, Arizona, and Oregon. Representatives from several  conservative organizations that sponsored the event were there to speak with attendees, including FreedomWorks, FIRE (Foundation for Independent Rights in Education), and the CATO Institute. Activists ...

Republican senators pass the buck on Obamacare transparency

When the Senate Subcommittee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted last week on whether or not to subpoena documents from the Washington, D.C. Obamacare exchange, the result was shocking, yet predictable. It predictable because – surprise! – members of Congress don’t want to lose their special perks. It was shocking, however, because half of the subcommittee’s Republicans sided with Democrats to squash an investigation, spearheaded by Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, into whether lawmakers falsified documents in order to get special Obamacare exemptions. The Republicans were: Sens. Jim Risch of Idaho, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Kelly ...