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One step closer to repealing Obamacare

This week, the GOP-controlled Congress took one step closer to repealing Obamacare for good. <span class='highlight'>Sspan>o in the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, we’re cautiously applauding our lawmakers today. According to news reports, [1], the <span class='highlight'>Sspan>enate managed to pass a budget that sets the stage for cutting $4.3 trillion in benefit programs over the next decade – including dissolving Obamacare. The passage sets the stage for a repeal of Obamacare through a procedural shortcut called reconciliation. At this point the <span class='highlight'>Sspan>enate and the House have until mid-April to resolve differences in the budget through conference. Once both chambers agree on language, ...

News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOT<span class='highlight'>Sspan>: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. <span class='highlight'>Sspan>cott 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. In 2006, he ...

WH on DHS favoritism: nothing to see here!

<span class='highlight'>Sspan>uppose a top official at the Department of Homeland <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ecurity (DH<span class='highlight'>Sspan>) showed special treatment toward requests from Democratic officials. And suppose that special treatment involved help with tricky immigration matters for the well-connected friends of these Democratic officials. <span class='highlight'>Sspan>uppose all this happened and it violated a number of ethics rules. You’d expect the White House to come out against the practice pretty hard, right? Wrong. During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, Press <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ecretary Josh Earnest called the offending DH<span class='highlight'>Sspan> official – Alejandro Mayorkas – a “decorated public servant.” Hmmm Earnest continued [1]: “Mr. ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 26

TEA PARTY PATRIOT<span class='highlight'>Sspan>: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. <span class='highlight'>Sspan>cott 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...

Montana Tea Party Groups Convene in Helena

Tea party groups from across Big <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ky 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 ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, March 25

HEALTHCARE: How many will have to pay back Obamacare subsidies? “More Americans will owe the government money for their Obamacare subsidy than won't, says a new analysis. A big upcoming Tax Day question is how many Americans with government-subsidized health insurance will find that they collected more in subsidies than they're qualified for and have to pay some of it back — and how many will find themselves in the opposite position, with the government owing them money. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that half of all subsidy-eligible households will be in the first boat, owing the government an average payment of $794. That situat...

A Look Inside Our Weekly Leadership Call

This past <span class='highlight'>Sspan>unday we were joined by Congressmen Jim Jordan (OH) and Mark Meadows (NC) to discuss the current budget proposal moving through the House of Representatives. We wanted to give you access to this otherwise exclusive call. Listen to the recording below. If you are a Local Tea Party Coordinator or Leader and you aren't participating in the weekly <span class='highlight'>Sspan>unday calls or your group isn't listed on our website, we encourage you to register your group so that we can make sure that you get connected.

Tens of thousands of convicted illegals were released onto the streets last year

The Department of Homeland <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ecurity (emphasis on the worlds “homeland” and “security”) is having a hard time living up to its name. According to new documents obtained by Judicial Watch, [1] DH<span class='highlight'>Sspan> released roughly 166,000 criminal illegal immigrants into the U.<span class='highlight'>Sspan>. as of April 2014. These criminals include, but are not limited to, rapists, murders and kidnappers. And releasing them is supposed to secure our homeland how, exactly? This information, it should be noted, comes after a lengthy legal back-and-forth. In July 2014, Judicial Watch was forced to file a lawsuit against DH<span class='highlight'>Sspan>, after the agency repeatedly failed to respond to Freedom of ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 24

TEA PARTY PATRIOT<span class='highlight'>Sspan>: Tea Party first to cheer Cruz bid (quote by Jenny Beth) “He's a leader of the Tea Party in Washington, so it's not a surprise that Tea Party leaders are heaping praise on <span class='highlight'>Sspan>en. Ted Cruz's presidential announcement today. Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, was the first to embrace Cruz, noting his firm stands on conservative principles. "It's fitting that <span class='highlight'>Sspan>en. Ted Cruz is the first announced candidate in the GOP presidential field," Martin said in a statement. "In his two short years in the <span class='highlight'>Sspan>enate, he has yielded to no one in championing the values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free ...

Election 2016: Can Ted Cruz Win The Conservative Mantle? (International Business Times – Ginger Gibson)

- If Ted Cruz wants to win the Republican primary, first he’s going to have to win an internal battle in the GOP’s right wing to be the conservative candidate of choice... Continue here.