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Montana Tea Party Groups Convene in Helena

Tea party groups from across Big Sky Country gathered in the state’s capitol city last weekend to talk about strategy and upcoming opportunities for the movement. And with newly minted GOP majorities in both chambers of the legislature, Montana conservatives see abounding opportunities. Close to a dozen different tea party groups from across the (huge) state attended, as did TPP’s Legislative Coordinator Bill Pascoe and Communications Director Kevin Broughton. Attendees got a quick tutorial on social media on Friday, then got a chance to see what their colleagues across Montana were doing to further the cause. Investigative reporter Ron Catlett ...

Tea Party Patriots Leader: Ted Cruz “Has Yielded To No One’ in Pushing True Conservatism (Breitbart – Matthew Boyle)

LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots and the head of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Super PAC, celebrated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the announcement of his presidential campaign shortly after midnight on Monday. In a statement to Breitbart News, Martin said that Cruz has been one of the most effective fighters for conservatism in his two years in the U.S. Senate... Continue here.

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 03/22/15

Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR: The House returns tomorrow, with first votes expected no earlier than 6:30 PM, and will be in session through Thursday, with the last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return to work tomorrow, with the first vote taking place at 5:30 PM. They will be in session through Friday. At that point, both Houses will break for the Easter Recess, and they’ll be gone for the first two weeks of April. So don’t be surprised if the Thursday recess slips in the House, in case they can’t get the budget done the way they want to.   LAST WEEK’S HOUSE FLOOR ACTION: On Tuesday, the ...

Gov. Scott Walker’s Tea Party Patriots Tele Townhall – March 16, 2015

(Photo Credit: Megan McCormick, Wikipedia) On Tuesday, Tea Party Patriots was honored to have Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker join thousands of patriots on a tele townhall. He spoke out firmly against big government, Obamacare, amnesty and ethanol subsidies. Walker understands that “Washington, D.C. is 68 miles surrounded by reality” and fighter for liberty. Gov. Walker has for years been a leading conservative voice outside the D.C. bubble. His track record is one of remarkable dedication to smaller government and individual freedom. He matches his principled rhetoric with impressive victories on behalf of hard-working Wisconsin taxpayers ...

Obama’s transparency problem is worse than you think

Think you’ve seen it all with government secrecy? Think again! A new report from the Associated Press reveals that the Obama Administration has set a new record for denying Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests outright or censoring documents. Apparently, you can ask, but the government won’t tell! The administration also took longer to turn over documents when it did comply, and claimed more often that it just couldn’t find certain documents. Here’s more from the AP analysis [1] It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was ...

Area Tea Party Gets Legislative Overview (Temple Daily Telegram – Alex Wukman)

The fight over immigration has not gone away was the message Maria Acosta, the Texas representative for Tea Party Patriots and the president of the Central Texas 9-12 Project, gave to the members of the Central Texas Tea Party at their Tuesday night meeting, attended by about 30 people. The group invited Acosta to provide an overview of bills pending in Congress that have drawn the attention of conservative groups... Continue here.

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 03/15/15

Listen to the podcast here:   CALENDAR:   The House returns tomorrow, and will be in session through Thursday, with the last votes expected no later than 3 PM.   The Senate will return to work tomorrow, with the first vote taking place at 5:30 PM, and will be in session through Friday.   HOUSE FLOOR ACTION:   The House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK IN THE HOUSE:   The House will take votes Monday beginning at 6:30 PM. They’ll start with a series of six non-controversial bills under the Suspension Calendar. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, they’re scheduled to vote on ...

Scott Walker Joins Tea Party Patriots for a ‘Tele-Town Hall’ Tonight (National Review – Jim Geraghty)

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker join will be joining Tea Party Patriots “for a national tele-town hall meeting tonight.”... Continue here.

Trust and transparency in the age of Hillary

The results are in [1],and they’re not surprising. A new survey shows that Americans’ trust in government is at all-time lows. Only 11 percent, for example, have any confidence in the executive branch. The survey’s findings underline the latest scandal enveloping Washington: Hillary Clinton’s private emails. Keep in mind this is far from a political scandal. Rather, it cuts to the heart of everything that’s wrong with the DC elite: the absolute avoidance of accountability and the unwillingness to abide by the same set of rules imposed on average Americans. As Secretary of State, Hillary conducted official business on a private server ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 03/08/15

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week, and will not return to work until Monday, March 16. The Senate will return to work tomorrow, with the first vote taking place at 5:30 PM. HOUSE FLOOR ACTION: On Tuesday morning, Speaker Boehner told the House GOP Conference that they had three options before them regarding the DHS funding bill. They could move another short-term CR to allow more time to put pressure on Senate Democrats, or they could decide not to move any legislation at all, which would result in a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security – an option Boehner had already ruled out – or they could fold and ...