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Senate to Hear From Victims of Tea Party-Targeting Scandal

Atlanta, Ga. – Today at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for several years, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, regarding the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made in reforms since the agency's targeting scandal first came to light. "We waited 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, put in thousands of man-hours, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees to have our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status approved by the IRS... and it was granted the day ...

Questionable Obamacare claims could leave taxpayers in the lurch to tune of $2 billion

On Monday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged the inspector general to investigate the more than 700,0000 that claimed tax credits for purchasing health insurance but who never filed taxes -- a predicament that leads some lawmakers to believe the government shelled out more than $2 billion on fraudulent tax credits. Reports The Washington Times: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen alerted Congress to the 710,000 potential cheats in a memo Friday, in which he outlined his agency’s early experience with Obamacare’s first full year of operation in 2014. All taxpayers were required to file their returns or to request an ...

Megyn Kelly Slams Obama For Not Contacting Steinle Family in Wake of Daughter’s Death

Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly questioned President Obama recently for not giving Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old San Francisco woman murdered by an illegal immigrant with a rap sheet, the same attention he gave to the cases of Freddie Brown, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Real Clear Politics has the transcript: MEGYN KELLY: Breaking tonight, the young woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco was just laid to rest, surrounded by friends and family. It does not appear at this hour that anyone from the Obama administration was in attendance. Welcome to The Kelly File, I'm Megyn Kelly. Funeral services were held this evening for ...

Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act (The Daily Caller – Matt Lewis)

Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.”... Continue here.

VA problems still need addressing

Watchdog.org has a bombshell investigation about a Veterans Affairs whistleblower who found himself the center of an investigation after he tried to alert his superiors to wrongdoing. The Overton Brooks VA in Shreveport, LA, had significant problems, including a waiting list of 2,700. It also seems that as many as 37 of those veterans may have died while waiting for care. The whistleblower, Shea Wilkes, first reported the problems in May 2013, a full year before the problems at the Phoenix VA surfaced. But, here’s how Wilkes describes the retaliation [1] that followed after he came forward: “I am mad and frustrated that I have been called a ...

Donald Trump Slams Liberals in ‘Dishonest Press’: ‘I’m Going to Start Naming Names’ (Breitbart – Matthew Boyle)

Real estate magnate and reality television star Donald Trump shredded liberals in the media who are “dishonest” on a conference call with grassroots activists nationwide from Tea Party Patriots on Sunday night, saying he’s planning to start calling out specific reporters for their inaccurate articles... Continue here.

Senate Dems block GOP Effort to Tie DHS Funding to Obama Immigration Actions (Fox News – Kara Rowland)

Senate Democrats blocked legislation Monday that would have rolled back President Obama's executive actions on immigration in exchange for funding the Department of Homeland Security through September... Continue here.

McConnell: Court Ruling Against Obama Amnesty Means Senate Dems Must Stop DHS Obstruction (Breitbart – Matthew Boyle)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on rank-and-file Senate Democrats to break free from the clutches of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, vote their conscience and stop filibustering a House-passed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill... Continue here.

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Senate Dems would rather uphold amnesty than fund DHS – CALL NOW!

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats blocked legislation [1] that would have funded the Department of Homeland Security, but reversed President Obama’s executive action on immigration. That’s right: even though DHS funding is set to run out at the end of February, Democrats in the hallowed halls of the Senate think it’s a better idea to preserve amnesty, then fund a government agency. We need to make our voice heard loud and clear. Last November, voters rejected the Obama agenda, including amnesty. Now, it’s time to call BOTH your senators and remind them what last year’s election was all about. Call at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote to ...