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Another Republican Choosing Beltway Over America

Last week, The Miami Herald reported that Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) told constituents at a town hall that he is not going to stand with fiscal conservatives in the upcoming fight over Obamacare: Nunnelee said he has voted 40 times to repeal or dismantle the law. But he told the crowd: "If we shut down government, Obamacare will continue to be funded." Once again, well-meaning or not, a Republican is kowtowing to the mainstream media/Democratic Party’s messaging before this final fight against Obamacare has even taken place. No fiscal conservative has said shutting down the government is a goal of the delay/defund effort. In ...

Sen. Cruz, Rep. DeSantis: ‘Citizen legislature’ integral to ‘our democratic republic’

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) in a joint opinion piece announced their intentions to next month introduce a constitutional amendment that would impose limits on the time one is allowed to serve in congressional office to two and three terms in the Senate and House, respectively. The Washington Post has the commentary: The American people have offered Republicans an opportunity to enact meaningful change. They have rejected the status quo and put the Washington elites on notice that they will no longer accept the old way of doing business. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism that has transformed ...

Washington Times: House Republicans derail impeachment effort against IRS commissioner

House Republicans effectively ended the effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his involvement in the agency scandal that unfairly targeted a specific group of Americans for their political beliefs by rejecting or slow-rolling tax-exempt-status applications. The Washington Times has the story: Republican leaders managed to derail impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday, forcing the debate back to a committee for more study, where it will die when Congress adjourns at the end of this year. It was a quiet end to a saga that had bedeviled GOP leaders for more than a year, dating back to revelations that Mr. Koskinen ...

The future of Obamacare ‘insurer bailouts’ is not looking good

President-elect Donald Trump is bad news for insurance companies who hope that Congress will bail them out with changes to two Obamacare programs. The programs sunset at the end of this year, but conservatives are staying vigilant against the possibility that Congress will try to use the lame-duck session to give insurers more money. Insurance companies have spent millions lobbying lawmakers to keep the risk corridor and reinsurance programs. The Daily Signal reported: Conservative groups like Freedom Partners and Republican lawmakers have cautioned that the Justice Department could attempt to settle with insurance companies and tap into ...

Republican Congress has its sights set on Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare will sit atop the agenda come January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the heels of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory. Newsweek has the story: "It’s a pretty high item on our agenda," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at a press conference in the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. "And I would be shocked if we didn’t move forward, keeping our commitment to the American people." "It is the single worst piece of legislation among many bad pieces of legislation passed in the first two years of the Obama presidency," added McConnell, who will maintain his post at the helm of the Senate ...

FBI to release its report advising DOJ not charge Hillary Clinton in email scandal


Buchanan: National bankruptcy among ‘existential threats to the republic’

The severity of our national debt – which stands at $19.4 trillion – is being largely ignored by Congress and the media. That has to change. Otherwise, we’re headed off a cliff… The New Hampshire Union Leader has Pat Buchanan’s latest commentary on the issue:   On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense — rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year’s projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the ...

Tea Party Patriots: IRS admission is another reason the House should vote to impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

ATLANTA, Ga - Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement today upon the release of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) list of targeted organizations including Tea Party Patriots. “The IRS has once again admitted to targeting Americans for their political views, including Tea Party Patriots and over 70 groups that include the word ‘tea’ in their name. Under President Obama, the IRS has attacked the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans and it is well beyond time that someone is held accountable. This latest development is another reason the House of Representatives should vote to impeach IRS Commissioner ...

25 things the Bill of Rights says the government cannot do

In 1791, Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, making the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution the law of the land. Let's review... Amendment I The government cannot make you believe in a religion. The government cannot keep you from practicing any religion you choose. The government cannot keep you from saying what you wish. The government cannot stop you from writing what you want. The government cannot stop you from publishing what you want. The government cannot keep you from joining together peacefully with others to express your views. The government cannot prevent you from complaining about what government or others ...

Tea Party Patriots Welcome Sen. Toomey’s Insistence that the American People Should Not Be Denied A Voice in Selection of the Next Justice

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today following Senator Toomey's meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. “We welcome Senator Toomey’s insistence that the American people should not be denied a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice.  Even the New York Times has said a Supreme Court with Merrick Garland would be the most liberal court in over 50 years and polls have shown the American people, by a wide margin, do not want a liberal-dominated Supreme Court.  With the public divided and so frustrated with Washington, Senator Toomey understa...