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Q&A with National Grassroots Coordinator Keli Carender

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the first wave of protests that grew into the Tea Party movement. We asked National Grassroots Coordinator Keli Carender to reflect on her involvement, and the strength of the movement today. Keli, you don’t necessarily fit the stereotypical conservative activist. Maybe your living in Seattle has something to do with that. Let’s start with how you got involved; did you have any background in political outreach? A few months before the first protest in 2009, I joined the Young Republicans in Seattle in order to meet some other young conservatives, but other than that I hadn't really ever been involved in ...

The Sky is Falling (Again) on President Obama’s Debt Ceiling

In 2011, President Obama talked often and dramatically about the risk of default if America hit the debt ceiling. Now he’s doing it again, using the same factually inaccurate claims: “As reckless as a government shutdown is … an economic shutdown that results from default would be dramatically worse,” Obama said on the morning of the third day of the government shutdown, at an event held at M. Luis Construction Company in the D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. This time his fact-twisting targets senior citizens: “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time. In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ...

Debt, Deficits and Dishonesty

On Friday, President Obama declared the following in a speech: But we don't have an urgent deficit crisis.  The only crisis we have is one that's manufactured in Washington, and it's ideological.  And the basic notion is, is that we shouldn't be helping people get health care, and we shouldn't be helping kids who can't help themselves and whose parents are under-resourced  -- we shouldn't be helping them get a leg up.  And so some of the proposals we've seen now are talking about even deeper cuts in programs like Head Start; even deeper cuts in education support; even deeper cuts in basic science and research. …. So when we get back to ...

THE TICKING DEBT BOMB

Tampa—Here at the Republican Convention there is a debt clock to show how much U.S. debt will grow between the convention's beginning and end. It will be a lot, but you probably already knew that. At this writing, the national debt is more than $15,989,000,000 and rising quickly. It may cross the $16 trillion mark before the convention is over-one of those watershed numbers most of us would rather not cross, but that we seem to be crossing pretty regularly these days. That puts the national debt per person at nearly $51,000 and nearly $140,000 per taxpayer-meaning the average per-taxpayer debt is nearly three times the median household income....

Legislative expert: ‘Federal Medicaid funding to the states is unsustainable’

Heritage Foundation Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies Nina Owcharenko says entitlement spending like Medicaid and Social Security is driving up our national debt in a way we as a nation cannot maintain – and that states would do well to reject federal Obamacare subsidies intended to expand state Medicaid programs. The Daily Signal has the details: Medicaid, along with the other health care entitlement programs, is a major driver of our country’s fiscal crisis. The Congressional Budget Office just released its annual economic forecast for the country, warning that federal deficits are rising and revising its Medicaid spending ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 12/06/15

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday, possibly Friday. The Senate also returns Monday, with the first vote on Monday afternoon, and will likely stay in session through Thursday and possibly Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Monday, the House returned and voted on nine different bills under Suspension of the Rules. Six of them passed by voice vote, and the other three passed by more than the 2/3 majority required for passage under Suspension. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 4127, the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2016, which is similar to, but has some additions to, what ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/08/15

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. The House will return on Monday, November 16. The Senate, on the other hand, will return on Monday, November 9. They’ll stay in Monday and Tuesday, then take a break Wednesday for Veterans Day, then return Thursday and Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday with nine bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, the House took up a bill on the Suspension Calendar, then moved to take up H.R. 22, House amendments to Senate amendments to the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act – otherwise known as the highway funding bill. ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/01/15

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, November 2, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, November 3. The Senate will stay in session through Friday, November 6. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: There were three big events on the House floor last week. First up, on Monday, the House took up H. Res. 450, a motion to discharge the Rules Committee from the consideration of a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. This is ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/11/15

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess to observe the Columbus Day holiday. The House will return on Tuesday, October 20, and the Senate will return on Monday, October 19, with no votes before 11 AM on Tuesday, October 20. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and immediately moved to take up 10 bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, and H. Res. 461, establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee to investigate the Planned Parenthood videos. That measure passed by a vote of 242-184, with ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 10/04/15

CALENDAR: The House will come back into session on Tuesday, and stay through Friday. The Senate will come back into session on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. They’re scheduled to stay in through Friday. LEADERSHIP FIGHTS/BOEHNER RESIGNATION: Following Speaker Boehner’s announcement a week ago Friday that he would resign his seat and his Speakership on October 30, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his candidacy for the position. Speaker Boehner endorsed him for the promotion, making clear that McCarthy’s ascendance to the Speakership would be a continuation of the Establishment’s control. Florida Republ...