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News Briefing for Thursday, March 26

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus…” ht...

News Briefing for Wednesday, March 18

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Scott Walker: I Will Run as a Conservative “…Later in his town hall remarks, Walker criticized the Obama administration's handling of foreign policy challenges posed by the Islamic State and expressed concern about the administration's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Walker also responded to a question from Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin over his position on ethanol. Her question noted that while Walker had opposed a Wisconsin effort to mandate its use in midgrade gasoline, he recently said in Iowa that he would "go forward on continuing the [federal] Renewable Fuel Standard." Walker responded that ...

News Briefing for Friday, February 6, 2015

HEALTHCARE: IRS Seeks 9,000 New Employees as It Prepares to Enforce Obamacare “As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions. President Obama released his $4 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 this week, which includes $13.9 billion for the Internal Revenue Service. The agency asked Congress for close to $2 billion more for operations than last year—a 16 percent increase. The billions of dollars will help the agency bolster its staff by adding more than 9,280 full-time employ...

News Briefing for Monday, November 3, 2014

HEALTHCARE: 'Obamacare Works,' Obama Tells Voters “Mired in low approval numbers, President Obama has shied away from campaigning for Democratic candidates before the midterms, but when he spoke at a rally this evening in Michigan, the president made a forceful case for his signature health law. "I don't know if you've noticed, but Obamacare works," the president said. Criticized by Republicans as an overreaching law that was rolled out ineptly, the Affordable Care Act eventually supplied health coverage to 8 million Americans who signed up for 2014 plans on Obamacare-created exchanges. The law faces a critical test this month, as the 2015 ...

News Briefing for Thursday, September 18

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE:   Obamacare's Next Open Enrollment Starts In Two Months - And It Will Be Awful http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/09/17/obamacares-next-open-enrollment-starts-in-two-months-and-it-will-be-awful/   With New Health Law, Shopping Around Can Be Crucial “If you bought health insurance at an Affordable Care Act marketplace this year, it really pays to look around before renewing your coverage for next year. The system is set up to encourage people to renew the policies that they bought last year — and there are clear advantages to doing so, ...

Immigration and Jobs Myth #2: “American Workers won’t be Displaced”

The rhetoric for more high-skilled visas is intensifying. In a Politico Magazine article, Vivek Wadhwa – a research director for engineering at Duke University – penned a blistering admonishment about the United States’ “crazy, upside-down immigration system,” which he believes is making no progress in securing high-skilled workers. Hoping the President will use his pen and phone “to clarify policies that presently cause skilled workers to be treated like common criminals by immigration authorities,” Wadhwa claims more than one million skilled immigrants have been “held hostage to political wrangling” and are tired of being in ...

From-the-trenches stories of Tea Party IRS protests

Over the last few days, Tea Party Patriots has been reporting on protests that took place around the country. The stories keep coming in, so we’ll be adding them to this post as they are sent in. Please consider this an open thread – and if you haven’t sent your story in, feel free to put it in the comments. Southeast Texas Tea Party had “a few dozen” people in attendance at their Beaumont, TX protest, and drew the attention of at least two area news stations. Follow the link to see the news coverage. New York State Tea Party activists had two goals on Tuesday: stand against the IRS and protest for gun rights. In Albany, 1,000 ...

Senate Office Locations for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alaska Begich, Mark (D - AK) One Sealaska Plaza, Ste 308 Juneau, AK 99801 phone. (907) 586 - 7700 fax. (907) 586 - 7702 http://www.begich.senate.gov Murkowski, Lisa (R - AK) 510 L. Street, Suite 600 Anchorage, AK 99501 Main: 907-271-3735 Fax: 1-877-857-0322 http://www.murkowski.senate.gov Alabama Sessions, Jeff (R - AL) 41 West I-65 Service Road North BB&T, Suite 2300-A Mobile, AL 36608 -1291 Main: (251) 414-3083 Fax: (251) 414-5845 http://www.sessions.senate.gov Shelby, Richard C. (R - AL) 1800 5th Avenue North 321 Federal Building Birmingham, AL 35203 Telephone: (205) 731-1384 Fax: (205) ...

Obama Administration orders border patrol sectors across the country to stand down

11/18/11 Cary Rapini Tea Party Patriots Citizen Journalist cary.rapini@tppjournalism.org The order was received by Border Patrol Sectors in September, 2011, soon after the Obama administration announced that it would allow many undocumented people to remain in the U.S. while it focused on deporting those who have committed crimes. The Northern Border, shared with Canada, is the longest in the world, 5,525 miles. The order had not been made public when the Associated Press, on 10/28/11, reported that the US Border Patrol had stopped routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern ...