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Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from Western Conservative Summit

Free Speech Under Attack By Jenny Beth Martin Remarks prepared for delivery Western Conservative Summit July 1, 2016   I’m a Tea Party Patriot … and I am happy to be here with you tonight! I am especially pleased to be here this year in Denver, because the theme of this year’s Summit is “This Land We Love.” The good news is, there’s lots that I love about this land – the bad news is, I only have ten minutes to talk tonight … so I’m going to have to get right to it! You know what I love most about this land? The fact that our Founders decided to go a different way, to chart a new course for human government. ...

Rep. Sanford taking strides against New Balance earmark in defense amendment

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is sounding the cronyism alarm on an amendment inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act that requires the Defense Department purchase and supply recruits with sneakers made entirely in the U.S.  – a qualification only New Balance fulfills and that would effectively corner the market, driving up costs and injuries for our military men and women. “It's a good deal for the administration, the company, its lobbyists, and the members of Congress whose districts house the New Balance factories. It's not good for taxpayers (the New Balance shoes are $30 more expensive than shoes currently available at troop ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Facebook seems to be in ‘a state of constant, continual improvement’ after meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and conservative leaders at Facebook HQ

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin who attended the meeting last week between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and conservative leaders, released the following statement today lending her impressions from the meeting last week. “Facebook researched historical data related to the allegations and interviewed people who were involved as employees, contractors, and those who were allegedly impacted to determine what happened and how they can make the system better. They have come up with theories and solutions to make Trending Topics better in the future. Time will tell if the changes have a positive impact or ...

Jenny Beth Martin tells Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg what’s on her mind

“What’s on your mind?” It’s the question that appears on the status update of every personal Facebook account and is written in large letters atop the famous “Facebook wall” at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, California – and it’s not a question Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin shied away from answering Wednesday when she and other conservative leaders from across the country met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discuss recent allegations the social-networking site has been suppressing politically conservative news and propping up a homogeneous workplace culture that favors its more liberal members. “W...

UnitedHealthcare is kissing the Obamacare marketplace goodbye

UnitedHealthcare, with the exception of a few states, is exiting the Obamacare marketplace in 2017, the CEO announced Tuesday. The Hill has the details: The announcement, made by CEO Stephen Hemsley on an earnings call, follows up on the company’s statement in November that it was considering dropping out of ObamaCare due to financial losses. The moves by UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer, have drawn attention for what they could indicate about the sustainability of ObamaCare as a whole. The Obama administration has downplayed the importance of UnitedHealth, saying the insurer is a fairly small player in the marketplaces, ...

Treasury: March 2016 marks biggest March deficit in four years

The federal budget deficit spiked in March – driving the nation closer to economic disaster. ABC News has the story: The Treasury Department says the deficit for March totaled $108.0 billion. That marks the biggest March deficit in four years and was more than double the imbalance in March 2015. The large jump from a year ago reflected calendar shifts, which had made the 2015 deficit look smaller because $36 billion in benefit payments were shifted into February. Through the first six months of this budget year that began on Oct. 1, the deficit totals $461.0 billion. That represents an increase of 4.9 percent from the same period a year ...

(VIDEO) Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from CPAC

Hello, CPAC! You know, the President of the United States last addressed this gathering eight years ago. Do the math – it was a different president then. As he sat in the Oval Office, preparing for that speech, he came across a phrase in the draft that confused him. So he asked, “What is this movement you keep talking about in the speech?” The speechwriter, stunned, responded. “Well, the CONSERVATIVE movement,” he answered. “You know, the one that started back in the sixties, when conservative groups first took root.” That apparently didn’t sit well with the President. “Let me tell you something,” he said. ...

Report: Federal officials who created online Obamacare marketplace received more than a dozen written warnings

Federal officials tasked with creating the Obamacare online insurance marketplace received 18 written warnings the project was being mismanaged but went ahead with the project anyway, according to a report from the Obama administration’s inspector general. The Washington Post has the details: The warnings included a series of 11 scathing reviews from an outside consultant — among them a top-10 list of risks drawn up in the spring of 2013 that cited inadequate planning for the website’s capacity and deviations from usual IT standards. A few months before, then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had hired another consultant ...

Aetna CEO: ‘We continue to have serious concerns’ about Obamacare marketplace

The chief executive officer of the third-largest health insurer in the nation this week said his company, Aetna, has some major misgivings about the viability of the public exchanges created under the president’s signature health-insurance law. The Hill has the story: “We continue to have serious concerns about the sustainability of the public exchanges,” Mark Bertolini said on an earnings call Monday, according to prepared remarks. He said the company remained concerned about “the overall stability of the risk pool.” Many insurers, including Aetna, have been losing money on the ObamaCare marketplaces, also known as exchanges, in ...

Will House Conservatives Make their Mark on History?