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News Briefing for March 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Early line: 3-man race for 2016 GOP nomination “Much of who’s ahead and who’s not at this stage “is based on who’s known and who’s not known,” said Fergus Cullen, another former New Hampshire Republican chairman. Cullen hosted a reception at his home for Bush last week. What’s lacking in the top tier is a hardcore conservative or tea party favorite. Tea party loyalists are sympathetic to Walker, for example, but still have some doubts. At a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall meeting this week, some questioned whether he has shifted his position on government help for ethanol over the years. Mike Huckabee, ...

Tea Party Patriots Board Member Ernest Istook Testifies About FEC Attempts to Regulate Speech

TPP Board Member Ernest Istook testified before the Federal Elections Commission about the dangers of expanding regulation of speech in our country. Here is the transcript of his testimony:   Thank you for this hearing. I am Ernest Istook, former 14-year US Congressman from Oklahoma. I am here for myself and on behalf of Tea Party Patriots, a 501c4 organization on whose board of directors I serve. Tea Party Patriots is a nationwide grassroots organization with which hundreds of local groups have chosen to affiliate. Its funding comes from hundreds of thousands of small donors and very little from large contributors. I and we oppose ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Time to pass Sen. Mike Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20150203-jenny-beth-martin-its-time-to-pass-a-u.s.-balanced-budget-amendment.ece Time to pass Sen. Mike Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment http://heralddemocrat.com/opinion/national-commentary/it-s-time-pass-lee-balanced-budget-amendment Time to pass Sen. Mike Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment https://home.butlereagle.com/clickshare/authenticateUserSubscription.do?CSProduct=butlereagle&CSAuthReq=1422997869:57356328138461&CSTargetURL=http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/l...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 12/14/14

LAME DUCK CALENDAR:   The House is done for the year, for the session, and as far as we can tell, the Congress.   The Senate will come back in tomorrow, and will likely stay through only Tuesday afternoon, because Tuesday evening is the start of Hanukkah, and they’ll want to go home for good then. But it’s still Harry Reid’s Senate until January 6, so even though I don’t THINK he’ll do it, and he’d piss off a lot of Senators in both parties if he did, I won’t be surprised if he chooses to bring the Senate back into session later to finish whatever unfinished business he can.   OBAMACARE:   ObamaCare ...

News Briefing for Monday, December 1, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Exclusive: U.S. CEOs threaten to pull tacit Obamacare support over 'wellness' spat “Leading U.S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration's challenge to certain "workplace wellness" programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter. Major U.S. corporations have broadly supported President Barack Obama's healthcare reform despite concerns over several of its elements, largely because it included provisions encouraging the wellness programs. The programs aim to control healthcare costs by reducing smoking, obesity, hypertension and other risk ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Burwell soliciting ideas for 'increased transparency' at HHS “Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is looking for ways to make her department more transparent after the House GOP discovered that officials had overstated Obamacare enrollment. Burwell emailed senior HHS leadership Sunday night asking them to work toward a “culture of increased transparency, ownership, and accountability.” She asked them to meet with their staff and cull good ideas. “I believe strongly that a hallmark of effective leadership and management is instilling a culture of transparency, ownership and accountability,” Burwell ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Report: Most of new Obamacare insured are on Medicaid “Medicaid expansion accounts for the vast majority of new health insurance enrollment under Obamacare, a new report by the conservative Heritage Foundation has concluded. The think tank crunched numbers derived from insurer regulatory filings and other sources and determined that, out of the 8.5 million people who gained health insurance coverage in the first half of this year, Medicaid expansion for working-age adults comprised 71 percent of them. “The inescapable conclusion is that, at least when it comes to covering the uninsured, Obamacare so far is mainly a simple ...

News Briefing for Monday, September 29, 2014

HEALTHCARE: For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says “Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report. The report, to be issued this week by the inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services, says state standards for access to care vary widely and are rarely enforced. As a result, it says, Medicaid patients often find that they must wait for months or travel long distances to ...

Band-Aid on a Gunshot Wound: Congress Misunderstands Sequestration

Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee describing the harm sequestration will cause to the Defense Department if it is allowed to continue in Fiscal Year 2014. From a column on the letter (h/t to Jazz Shaw): Automatic budget cuts already are "severely damaging military readiness,” Hagel wrote to Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), committee chairman, and Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.), ranking Republican.  Without relief, defense spending will take another $52 billion hit in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. If Congress lets that happen, by continuing to refuse to compromise on a debt reduction deal, the ...