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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 06/28/15

CALENDAR:  The House and Senate are both in recess for the 4th of July break, and will not return until a week from Monday. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday, June 15. The Members dealt with seven non-controversial bills under the Suspension Calendar and renamed several U.S. Postal Service buildings. Meanwhile, the real action on Monday was taking place in the Rules Committee, where House GOP Leaders were working to buy themselves some time. As you may recall from our last conversation, the House had passed the TPA bill, but had failed to pass the accompanying TAA bill, and that left the ...

Rick Perry tells Tea Party Group He was Right to Back David Dewhurst Over Ted Cruz in 2012 Primary (The Washington Times – Seth McLaughlin)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a tea party group Sunday that he supported his lieutenant governor against Ted Cruz in the 2012 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate out of loyalty — a characteristic, he said, that is sorely missing in American politics... Continue here.

Washington Post: Walker Says no Need to Moderate Views to Win Voters (Washington Post – Robert Costa)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that it is unnecessary for Republicans to moderate their views in order to win over wary voters and suggested that he would run as a conservative should he seek the GOP presidential nomination... Continue here.

Justices Skeptical of Obamacare Challenge (Washington Examiner – Paige Winfield Cunningham)

Obamacare's insurance subsidies appeared a bit safer Wednesday after the Supreme Court heard the latest legal challenge to President Obama's signature healthcare law... Continue here.

Administration prepares for Court Showdown Over Obamacare Subsidies (Washington Times – Tom Howell Jr.)

The Obama administration has prepared for Wednesday’s Supreme Court showdown by spending an extraordinary amount of time not just arguing the law, but the possible bad outcomes if the justices strike down Obamacare’s subsidies in most states... Continue here.

Now’s the Time to Remember That Old Bumper Sticker: ‘Don’t Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion’ (Washington Times – Jennifer Harper)

Like the old bumper sticker says, “Don’t tell Obama what comes after a trillion.” Indeed. Perhaps the White House is under the impression that all American voters will rejoice over President Obama’s brand new, 2,000-page budget that includes $4 trillion in spending... Continue here.

The FEC’s Internet Gag Rule: Liberals don’t Want Americans Speaking Truth to Power (Jenny Beth Martin and Matt Kibbe Op-Ed in The Washington Times)

In the time leading up to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, American patriots had, for almost a decade, gathered near the Boston Common in the shade of a majestic elm tree to share their grievances about the king’s government... Continue here.

America’s Summer of Discontent, and what Washington can do about it

The Wall Street Journal and NBC News released a new poll [1] on Wednesday and the results were, well, depressing if not entirely surprising. A full three-quarters of Americans do not feel like their children will have a better life than they do. Seventy percent of Americans do not approve of the direction the country is heading. Only 40 percent approve of President Obama’s job performance – a new low for him. Moreover, only half (50 percent) of Americans feel like the economy is improving. In short: Americans are unhappy. One of the pollsters who conducted the poll said it shows “We’re in the summer of our discontent.” Call it what ...

IRS targeting came straight from Washington

New emails[1] obtained by the group Judicial Watch, by way of Freedom of Information Act requests, shine new light on the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal. Guess what? Officials in the IRS’ national headquarters actively directed and participated in the select targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups for heightened scrutiny. There’s more. Not only was the Washington IRS office involved in the targeting, it was also at least partially politically motivated. The emails reveal[2] that Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee on investigations, pushed the IRS to look ...

Washington Shrugs while Americans Struggle

“This law will destroy what's left of the middle class and will lower healthcare services, while increasing premiums and putting bureaucrats who are not subject to this law in between me, my doctor and my bank account,” Sherry vented. The self-employed Florida resident speaks from experience as she copes with higher premiums in an economic environment that provides little opportunity for financial growth. “[I] tried to do the right thing and purchased a surgical/hospitalization policy with one wellness visit a year that includes labs, mammogram and colonoscopy. For my six-month premium, I was hit with a 22% increase, stating it was because ...