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Interview with Melissa Ortiz, disability activist and blogger

Dustin Siggins: What is your disability? Melissa Ortiz: I have congenital, neurological malformation with hydrocephalus. That’s a big, fancy way of saying part of my brain did not form properly. Unlike other people, the fluid between my brain and spine isn’t correctly balanced, ever, because the malformation sits on the canal that controls the balance. The imbalance is either too much in one area – my head or my spine – & not enough in the other. I can’t have a shunt because it makes the problem worse. Also, I’ve had meningitis four times.   DS: What does this mean in a practical, day-to-day manner? MO: It means I ...

Statement of the passing of conservative blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart

Today, following the passing of conservative blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart, Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots released the following statement: “Andrew Breitbart was essential to the liberty movement.  One of the things that our grassroots knew and appreciated was his willingness to fight for our values boldly and brashly.  If more of our elected officials support our principles and core values as fearlessly as Andrew did, our country would be in a much better place today.  He cared passionately about our country and it was evident in his words and deeds. “In private, he spoke to me about the importance of his family and ...

#WheresMyExemption?

One of the most glaring inequities in the so-called Affordable Care Act is that members of Congress and their staff are benefiting from a special designation that makes them exempt from the full effects of the Obamacare law. Congress actually claimed to be a small business so they can continue to receive subsidies under Obamacare that makes the law less expensive for senators, representatives and their staff. “You know what my pet peeve is? When Congress passes a bill that they don’t even have to live under!” conservative-libertarian vlogger Julie Borowski says in her latest video published in partnership with Tea Party Patriots in an ...

Major Victory for the 1st Amendment and Internet Freedom

(Photo Credit - AP/Michael Caulfield) Tea Party Patriots is pleased by the recent decision by the Federal Election Commission not to impose government control over political speech on the Internet. The Democrats at the FEC heard from our grassroots supporters, and they listened! As Paul Bedard in Washington Examiner reports: The Federal Election Commission, facing punishing criticism for suggesting that political activity on the Internet should be regulated, rejected talk of new rules Thursday, a victory for GOP commissioners who feared Democrats were targeting conservative sites, even the Drudge Report. During a public meeting, ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 15

HEALTHCARE: One in four Americans who got insurance still can’t afford medical care: Study “One in four people who bought health insurance on their own couldn’t afford medical care last year, according to a study released Thursday that shows out-of-pockets costs are still getting between Americans and their doctors despite Obamacare’s progress in cutting the ranks of the uninsured. Families USA studied people who purchased insurance in the non-group market — they weren’t covered through their jobs or a public program — in 2014, the first full year for which Obamacare’s marketplace was fully operational, and found 25.2 percent ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 12

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Kirsten Powers: ‘How the left is killing free speech’ and demonizing conservatives “...THE TEA PARTY GAUGE - The Tea Party Patriots — the nation’s largest umbrella group for the grass-roots movement — is now conducting its own weekly gauge of popular sentiments among the group’s huge membership. Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin has revealed the latest results, this on a poll which inquired about the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, and here are the numbers: Eight percent agreed “It’s good that Hillary Clinton will face some competition for the nomination; 9 percent said “he has no shot of winning. ...

Right On Message at Right Online!

Investigative Journalist Sharyl Attkisson explains to Right Online how the Obama White House treats the media. Photo Credit: Sharyl Attkisson.   A group of influential patriots from all over America gathered in Washington, DC on May 1 and May 2, for Americans for Prosperity’s Right Online at the Washington Marriott Marquis, where the main ballroom which was filled. Support staff from Tea Party Patriots were in attendance. Opening the event was former CBS Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who gave a chilling account of how the White House manipulates media outlets. Click here for video. Discussions were heard between journal...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 7

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party's Jenny Beth Martin Sizes Up Fiorina, Carson, Huckabee “With three new entrants into the Republican presidential field this week, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin gave her thoughts to Newsmax TV on Monday about how each would fare with the tea party wing. "Any of them are going to be better than what we will get with Hillary Clinton," Martin said on "Newsmax Prime." "She is from the past, and it's time for someone who's going to be looking towards the future."…” http://www.bayoubuzz.com/politics/us-politics/item/872135-tea-partys-jenny-beth-martin-sizes-up-fiorina-carson-huckabee GOP Rep. Ron ...

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. ...

News Briefing for Thursday, April 9

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The Speaker strikes back (Op-ed by Jenny Beth Martin) “House Speaker John Boehner’s latest volley in his petty war against conservatives in the GOP conference – while saying much more about himself than the men he’s targeting – provides a great opportunity for a discussion about Congress’ stewardship of taxpayer dollars. In the aftermath of the failed attempt to displace him in January, Boehner moved into recrimination mode with considerable dispatch.  For his sin of allowing colleagues to place his name in nomination for speaker, Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.) was bounced from the Rules Committee, along with his ...