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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 ...

News Briefing for Thursday, April 23, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Another Side Effect of Obamacare: Increased Food Stamp Enrollment? “Expanded Medicaid under Obamacare could be responsible for more people signing up for food stamps, the Associated Press reported. That’s because so many state agencies are making it simpler to enroll in multiple government assistance programs at once if they are eligible for Medicaid. In New Mexico, enrollment for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, grew by 5 percent in 14 months. “We attribute the increase in SNAP to Medicaid expansion,” New Mexico Human Services Department Deputy Secretary Sean Pearson told the AP. ...

Jenny Beth Martin, Ronald Reagan, and Jelly Beans!

Yesterday evening (April 21st), Tea Party Patriot's President Jenny Beth Martin addressed the Ronald Reagan Lecture Series at the Embassy Suites hotel in Ashburn, Virginia. More than 100 patriots attended. Started in 2009, The Ronald Reagan Lecture Series is a non-partisan organization with the goal of educating the public about conservative ideas through leading conservative speakers. The group is named after Reagan for his extraordinary communication skills. After a montage of highlights from Border States of America about our immigration crisis, Jenny Beth spoke and took many questions from local activists about how best to continue promoting ...

Leadership Conference in the Keystone State

For the fifth year in a row, Tea Party Patriots proudly sponsored the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. It took place on April 17 and 18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, it is billed as the “largest state-based conservative conference in the nation.” With 15 sponsors, 26 co-sponsors, and plenty of exhibitors, it was an exciting event for more than 740 patriots from the Commonwealth to network and discuss conservative principles. Attendees heard from Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) of Patriot Voices, Rep. ...

News Briefing for Monday, April 20

HEALTHCARE: Group Takes On Insurance Companies Over Obamacare “Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, challenged the president of Humana Thursday for his support of Obamacare during a shareholder’s meeting. Danhof took aim at Bruce D. Broussard, president of the insurance giant Humana, over his support of Obamacare, particularly in light of ongoing legal challenges. Broussard defended his position arguing healthcare is a right and therefore must be respected, an answer Danhof disputed. “I think at Humana, we have one fundamental belief and that is that individuals have the right to receive health ...

News Briefing for April 18

HEALTHCARE: Under Obamacare, Competition Is Costly For Consumers “Normally, market competition is good for consumers. More competition generally means competitors are battling each other to lower their prices and/or raise the quality of their goods. But when it comes to Obamacare, the market is working backwards, at least for people receiving health insurance subsidies through the exchanges. The more competitive the marketplace, often the more people have to pay for insurance. How did this happen? The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, created a series of exchanges where people can shop for health insurance if they don’t already receive it from ...

News Briefing for Friday, April 17

HEALTHCARE: 27.49% of Everyone's Tax Bill Is Spent on Health Care Share of Each Taxpayer Dollar Spent on Health Care Up 22 Percent Since 2012. “Every year since 2011, the White House has used tax time to post a "Federal Taxpayer Receipt" showing taxpayers how their federal tax dollars are being spent. President Obama introduced the concept in his 2011 State of the Union address, and Wednesday the White House posted the fifth installment so taxpayers can see how "tax dollars are being spent on priorities like education, veterans benefits, and health care."  While users can punch in their own tax liability and see dollar amounts assigned to each ...