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GOP Establishment Sells Out Virginians

GOP Must Learn Lessons from 2013 Elections WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Tea Party Patriots today slammed the GOP establishment for abandoning a winnable race in a key swing state by withholding support for Ken Cuccinelli. “Because the Republican establishment cut funding to its own candidate by two thirds from the 2009 election they robbed the people of Virginia of the good governor they almost had,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. “Over the past several weeks Terry McAuliffe has been campaigning with Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Government, yet the GOP establishment rather than come to the aid of ...

Explaining Tea Party values in Virginia and Ohio, by Tea Party Patriots

In Northern Virginia, efforts to Get Out The Vote were very successful yesterday. Tea Party Patriots Mid-Atlantic Regional Support Team Coordinator Diana Reimer worked with Phillip Dennis to hand out factual information on the economy, the deficit, and Medicare. They handed out materials to people getting on the D.C. Metro System, which means information was handed to people of all different political and employment backgrounds. Northern Virginia is a critical state today, so we give a big thanks to Diana and Phillip for their work. In Ohio, Khalid Thomas – also known as the blogger “Conservative Sage” – described how he went from support...

Virginia, House Republicans battle Obama and EPA

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joined 14 other states in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gases. Attorney Generals are challenging the EPA’s rule on greenhouse gases. In discussing the EPA rule Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli referred to the EPA as the “Employment Prevention Agency“ and voiced concern that the EPA’s policies could cost every American household thousands of dollars per year. Virginia is joined by Texas, Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah. The House Energy and ...

Tea Party Rally to Back Virginia AG Cuccinelli’s ObamaCare Challenge

Before Federal Hearing, Tea Party Patriots and Americans for Prosperity Show Support WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest grassroots organization, announced that Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin will be joining Americans for Prosperity at their rally tomorrow tomorrow in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, VA in support of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.   The rally will take place Tuesday, May 10, to coincide with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ hearing of the case in Richmond. “We applaud Attorney ...

Income Inequality, Beltway Style

I had to be in Washington the other day, so I squirreled away an hour to drive by my old house in northern Virginia. My wife Jane and I had bought it when we went to Washington with Reagan. Heady days, those. We were young and idealistic and determined to help The Gipper beat the Soviets in the Cold War, free up the American economy, and put a halt to the spreading bureaucracy of central government. In time, we came around to the idea that two out of three ain’t bad. It was a great house to raise a family – a graceful Cape Cod-style clapboard with a big yard. Shade trees with swings for the kids. A garden for Jane, a library for me. First thing ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, June 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed “…Conservative groups are arguing against McConnell’s amendments, and that could augur trouble in the House. So far, the USA Freedom Act has enjoyed unusual support from both tea party groups and the American Civil Liberties Union. “We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill,” Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. “Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, June 2

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: End the NSA dragnet (Op-ed) http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/opinion/2015/06/01/end-nsa-dragnet/28276189/ HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Double-Digit Rate Hikes For 2016 Disclosed “After two years of relatively stable premiums across the country, rates will jump in 2016 by double-digit percentages for individual policy purchasers on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in practically every state, according to the first glimpse of proposed costs for next year released by the Obama administration. The rate increases aren’t a huge surprise as health insurers across the country in recent weeks have been disclosing ...

News Briefing for Monday, June 1

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Oklahoma's U.S. senators support extending surveillance programs to allow more time for debate “Ahead of a rare Sunday night session in the U.S. Senate, top leaders of the American Civil Liberities Union and the Tea Party Patriots said Friday the law allowing the collection of bulk telephone data should be allowed to expire this weekend. Jenny Beth Martin, president of the Tea Party Patriots, told reporters that the collection of so-called “metadata” regarding Americans’ telephone calls sounded harmless until one considered how much tracking of locations and movement it allowed. “It is violating our freedom and the Bill ...

News Briefing for May 30

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights (Op-ed) “Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and secrecy toward freedom and privacy….” http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0529-abdo-martin-nsa-20150529-story.html ACLU and Tea Party leaders unite against surveillance “It takes a travesty most vile to compel two groups that are essentially polar opposites to get together and call for reform. Enter the ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 28

HEALTHCARE: Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds “Five years after the passage of ObamaCare, there is one expense that’s still causing sticker shock across the healthcare industry: overhead costs. The administrative costs for healthcare plans are expected to explode by more than a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next decade, according to a new study published by the Health Affairs blog. The $270 billion in new costs, for both private insurance companies and government programs, will be “over and above what would have been expected had the law not been enacted,” one of the authors, David Himmelstein, wrote Wednesday. ...