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Tea Party Patriots Applauds President-elect Donald Trump’s Nomination of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Tea Party Patriots applauds President-elect Donald Trump for picking Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. AG Pruitt has worked with our activists over the years fighting Obamacare and he understands the importance of federalism and the ability of state and local governments to serve their ...

Legal expert thanks senators for ‘giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’

Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino today expressed her gratitude for those senators who refused to consider President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the hopes of confirming a nominee more suited to fill Justice Antonin’s Scalia’s vacant seat on the bench. The Washington Examiner has the story: The power to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court was a major factor in 21 percent of voters' decisions on Election Day, and a majority of those voters, 57 percent to 40 percent, pulled the lever for Trump, according to an ABC News exit poll. Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director for the ...

VA executives awash in bonuses despite ongoing wait-list scandal

Veteran Affairs employees raked in a combined $177 million in bonuses in fiscal-year 2015 even though VA offices across the country remain plagued by reports of mismanagement and continued manipulation of veteran wait-list times. USA Today has the scoop: More than 300 senior executives of the troubled agency received $3.3 million in bonuses, for an average payment of about $10,000 each. The non-executives received about $900 on average. Among those receiving bonuses was the former top VA official in Ohio who retired the same day he received a notice he was going to be fired. Another was the former chief of staff at the Phoenix VA Medical Center ...

FBI apparently reopens investigation into Clinton email scandal

A month after FBI Director James Comey refused to reopen the case into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured email server to transmit state secrets, the director announced Friday in a letter to lawmakers that the bureau has been made aware of emails relevant to the previously closed case and appears to have reopened the investigation into the former Obama administration employee. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: "I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review ...

U.S. attorney general declines to prosecute EPA employee in center of pollution scandal

The Environmental Protection Agency employee in the thick of the scandal that polluted three U.S. rivers due to a Colorado mine wastewater spill will not face prosecution, the U.S. Attorney General’s office says. The Washington Examiner has the details: The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Wednesday that it found evidence the unnamed employee may have violated the Clean Water Act and given false statements. But spokesman Jeff Ladga said the Justice Department will not pursue the case. Instead, the case will be sent to the agency's leaders. "The EPA is required to report to the Office of Inspector General any administrative action taken ...

Wisconsin residents brace for 16-percent Obamacare premium increase

Badger State residents enrolled in Obamacare next year can expect a 16 percent increase to their health-insurance premiums, according to the state insurance commissioner. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: “Consumers in Wisconsin will be facing an average 15.88 percent increase, but that is just an average,” said commissioner Ted Nickel. “Consumers in some areas may see increases as high as 30.37 percent.” For individuals whose health insurer exited the market and are left with no health insurance, the federal government will automatically re-enroll the individual in a new plan if the individual doesn’t purchase coverage ...

House Judiciary Committee set to grill IRS commissioner over targeting scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to be in the hot seat Wednesday during a 10 a.m. House Judiciary Committee meeting – the third in a series of hearings to probe the Obama appointee about his role in covering up the systematic agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. “Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the committee. The House Judiciary Committee previously invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify in May regarding the allegations of misconduct but he declined to participate at that time,” reads a statement posted to the judiciary committee website. Commissioner Koskinen did not comply with a ...

Tea Party Patriots on the Passing of Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly


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


Obamacare website scraped clean of ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan’ lie

Do you remember when President Obama promised “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor ? We do! But clearly it’s a line the Obama administration wants us to forget… The Weekly Standard has the details: "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was President Barack Obama's signature catchphrase he used to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people. Now Obamacare's flagship website, healthcare.gov, no longer even addresses the issue. Ironically, the section in question was the first public (if indirect) admission by the Obama administration that the president's promise was less than a "guarantee." As THE ...