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Tea Party Patriots Details Priority Issues for Next Attorney General

Nominee Must Be Committed To Justice, Cleaning Up Eric Holder’s Messes   ATLANTA, GA – Today, Tea Party Patriots Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin laid out the 10 most important questions for the Senate to ask President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General when confirmation hearings begin. “The next attorney general will have the unenviable task of cleaning up the messes created by his predecessor,” said Martin. “Eric Holder’s stewardship of this position was an absolute disgrace, and it’s critically important for the nation that whoever replaces him next year be committed to the administration of justice, not politics....

Border Surge Costing Democrats Core Issue

Overwhelming opposition continues to mount against President Obama’s plan to act unilaterally on immigration, specifically halting the deportation of those who are here illegally. In a new Rasmussen poll released Thursday, “62% of likely U.S. voters oppose the president granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress” with 57% believing he does not have the legal authority to do so. [1] This comes on the heels of Pew’s August 20th survey, which shows nearly identical findings with “61% of Americans disapprov[ing] of Obama's immigration policy.” [2] It is absolutely clear where the majority of Americ...

Tea Party Patriots Sues IRS and Treasury for Documents Regarding 501(c)4 Regulations

Tea Party Patriots Sues IRS and Treasury for Documents Regarding 501(c)4 Regulations Lawsuit Seeks Documents on Lois Lerner, Administration's Secret Planning to Impose Restrictions on Citizens Speech; Plans Additional Demands for Information Regarding IRS Attempts to Revise and Reissue Speech Restrictions WOODSTOCK, GA -- Tea Party Patriots today filed a lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury, asking the court to force the release of documents shedding light on the agency’s proposal for burdensome regulations for 501c4 citizens groups, and the roles played ...

Court may issue injunction against Obama Administration

Last year, the Obama Administration enacted a DREAM Act of sorts. This week, a judge indicated the Administration erred in doing so. From Businessweek: Announced by Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last year, the directive gives agents the ability to defer action on people unlawfully in the U.S. if they came to the country under the age of 16, are in school or have obtained a high school diploma, haven’t been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or multiple misdemeanors, and aren’t a threat to public safety or national security. “The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal ...

Issue #1 for some Members of Congress – the name of the Washington Redskins

Massive national debt, drone warfare, an immoral tax code, a weak economy, and a thousand other things going wrong in America – and this is what some Members of Congress are worried about: A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would prevent the term "Redskins" from being trademarked, a move intended to put pressure on the Washington football club to change its name. The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013 is co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), and comes days after a federal trademark panel heard arguments over whether the team name was a slur. The panel could ...

Senator Isakson Dubs President Obama’s Proposal a ‘Budget for Failure’, Pursues Biennial Budgeting

Senator Johnny Isakson called the Obama budget proposal for 2013 a “budget for failure,” saying the president’s plan keeps the federal government on a path of reckless spending and unsustainable debt. “The president claims his plan will reduce the deficit by almost $4 trillion over the next 10 years, but his proposal relies on a calculated series of budget gimmicks. In reality, the president’s plan achieves approximately $273 billion in total deficit reduction over the next decade. Under this plan, the country will accumulate an additional $11 trillion in new debt. “The only thing you can do with this budget is start over. I think ...

Senator Johnny Isakson’s Five Point Plan for Debt and Deficit Issues

During August 2011, Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia spoke at a series of town hall and similar meetings around Georgia, and presented his “Five-Point Plan” for how the Congress and Federal Government should address the national debt and deficit issues. The summary of the Isakson “Five Point Plan” given below is based on and quotes from a transcript provided by Senator Isakson’s office, of a speech Senator Isakson gave to the Rotary Club of Augusta on August 8, 2011. Point One – Reprioritize expenditures and get the budget in line with available resources. Senator Isakson recalled his experiences cutting expenditures for his former ...

Social Issues

There are certain issues in the public discourse that are very polarizing and while it would be disingenuous for us to proclaim that, as individuals, our members do not have strong beliefs on these matters, we know that oftentimes these issues serve as distractions from the most pressing issues facing our country.  We stand for Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets. To allow an opportunity for these issues to get drowned out is to divert us from The Tea Party Patriots’ mission. As the Tea Party Patriots believes in fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets, we do not take a ...

Jenny Beth Martin Testifies Before the Senate on the IRS Targeting Scandal

On July 29th both Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, and Tea Party Patriots legal counsel Cleta Mitchell appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on oversight, agency action, federal rights and federal courts to give testimony on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. Below is the video, and text of the testimony. You can see our complete timeline of Tea Party Patriots issues with IRS targeting here: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/irs-timeline/   Mr. Chairman, Senator Coons, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify. As I’ve considered over the last few ...

Senate to Hear From Victims of Tea Party-Targeting Scandal

Atlanta, Ga. – Today at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for several years, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, regarding the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made in reforms since the agency's targeting scandal first came to light. "We waited 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, put in thousands of man-hours, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees to have our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status approved by the IRS... and it was granted the day ...