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News Briefing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Insured, but Not Covered (From Feb. 7) “WHEN Karen Pineman of Manhattan received notice that her longtime health insurance policy didn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, she gamely set about shopping for a new policy through the public marketplace. After all, she’d supported President Obama and the act as a matter of principle. Ms. Pineman, who is self-employed, accepted that she’d have to pay higher premiums for a plan with a narrower provider network and no out-of-network coverage. She accepted that she’d have to pay out of pocket to see her primary care physician, who didn’t participate. She even ...

Join Tea Party Patriots for the Tea Party 5th Anniversary Celebration!

From the bailouts and stimulus of 2008 to the government takeover of health care, a spark was ignited that grew into a vibrant movement of liberty-loving Americans determined to protect their freedoms from an ever growing federal government. Since early 2009, the modern Tea Party movement has been on a path to educate Americans about the importance of having a constitutionally limited, fiscally responsible government that preserves an environment for free markets to thrive. Join us on Thursday, February 27th, as we take look back at the grassroots successes over the past 5 years and pave the way forward for the future of the movement. Tea Party ...

Where does GOP Leadership stand on real immigration reform?

Last week, Illinois State Co-coordinators Art Havenhill and Denise Cattoni came up with a brilliant way to put pressure on the House regarding immigration reform: have Tea Party Patriots’ State Coordinators and Local Coordinators work together to get their Representatives on the record regarding six key parts of real immigration reform. Today is the first of a series Tea Party Patriots is writing on the effort by Denise, Art, and State & Local Coordinators across the nation. Our goal is to get Representatives to offer straightforward answers on important aspects of immigration reform. Today’s post focuses on the top three Republicans in ...

Kudos to House Republicans

On this blog, we rightly spend a great deal of time criticizing those in Washington who fail to address our nation’s coming fiscal crisis. However, on Thursday, Politicopublished an article worth praising: On a hot July night six months ago, 89 House Republicans joined more dovish Democrats to do the unusual for Washington: cut $1.1 billion from the GOP’s proposed budget for defense in 2013. Then came Hurricane Sandy and the New Year’s Day tax bill, and as many as 157 House Republicans voted Jan. 15 to endorse a much bigger cut, taking nearly $10 billion from the Pentagon to help pay for disaster aid. It was a huge swing by any measure and one ...

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 ...

Local Tea Party Coordinators React to Presidential Debate

OH, IN, IA, WI, FL, VA, NM Activists Scrutinize Performances of Candidates  Today, local coordinators, state coordinators and other Tea Party Patriots (TPP) activists across the country, including in swing states, reacted to last night’s presidential debate.  TPP is the nation’s largest tea party organization with more than 3,500 locally affiliated groups. “Those of us who have been paying close attention to this campaign know that the President has spoken vaguely and sparsely of his policies and goals, while focusing most of his attention on attack rhetoric and empty promises aimed at swaying the less-informed.  We, the informed, are ...

Tea Party Patriots react to the VP Debate

After watching last night’s Vice Presidential debate, Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: Tonight’s debate is a perfect example of the crisis we face. Our vice-president has shown he is an abusive political bully who belittles, mocks, ridicules and laughs at his opponent, the moderator, the viewers and anyone who questions this administration’s lack of leadership. Solutions require respect. These skills the vice president, and this administration, clearly lack. It is time for leadership to take our country’s problems seriously and show us how America can be successful again with a ...

‘Greeting’ the Commander in Chief

Wednesday, August 1st, President Obama arrived in the small, financially strapped city of Mansfield. Yes, the city of Mansfield is in a state of fiscal emergency, but that was of no concern to the President as he insisted on an outdoor event, costing the city a small fortune. This outdoor event barricaded off several blocks of small businesses and parking. Adding insult to injury, President Obama flew into a military base that his administration is trying to close. Apparently, the White House was “unaware” of that small fact. Over 200 Anti-Obama protesters were all to happy to greet our Dictator in Chief with signs that reminded him of this ...