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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on recent FEC ruling

The decision by the Federal Election Commission not to impose government control over political speech on the Internet is a victory for individual liberty and the Bill of Rights, and you can credit grassroots conservatives all across the Republic for it. Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on recent FEC ruling When the Democrats on the Commission made public their plan, Tea Party Patriots sprang into action. We created a dedicated page on our website, and urged our activists across the nation to flood the FEC with negative comments. Our message was clear: Keep the government’s hands OFF the Internet. And our voices were heard. Even the ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 22

HEALTHCARE: Costs trouble Obamacare enrollees “More than one-third of Obamacare enrollees aren't happy with the extra out-of-pocket costs they must still pay for healthcare. Thirty-seven percent of respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday said they're "somewhat" or "very" dissatisfied with their plan's deductible — a set sum consumers must pay for some doctors visits or treatments before their insurer steps in. Those on plans that meet the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act were more likely to report problems with costs — like being unable to pay their medical bills or skipping doctors visits because of cost ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act “Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.” And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement ...

Time for the government to stop spying on Americans (Jenny Beth Martin and Hilary O’ Shelton op-ed in The News & Observer)

It’s not often that the NAACP and the tea party agree on much of anything, but we have come together over a common concern to fight for a common cause: We want our government to stop spying on innocent Americans... Continue here.

No, America won’t miss federal Obamacare subsidies

By the end of June, the Supreme Court will decide whether federal Obamacare subsidies are unconstitutional. Until then, the left will continue to run in circles trying to convince Americans that should the court side with Obamacare opponents, disaster and ruin are imminent. Here’s why you shouldn’t believe the hyperbole. New research from the American Action Forum (AAF) shows just how much the majority of states will be better off if federal subsidies are struck down. According to Forbes.com: AAF estimates that more than 11 million people would be liberated from having to purchase expensive ObamaCare insurance and freed from the onerous ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 19

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare Premium Increases Next Year May Shock You “The top ObamaCare exchange insurers in six states where 2016 rate requests have already been filed are seeking to raise rates an average 18.6% next year. Early reports range from an alarming 36% hike sought by the dominant insurer in Tennessee, to a hefty 23% average increase requested by Oregon insurers, to a moderate 7.7% average rise proposed in Connecticut. Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to ...

ACLU, tea party group aim ad at Grassley (Quad-City Times – Ed Tibbetts)

The American Civil Liberties Union and a tea party group have teamed up to air a new television ad in Iowa pushing U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley to "protect our privacy."... Continue here.

ACLU, Tea Party agree: Urge government to stop spying (The Des Moines Register – Jenny Beth Martin and Jeremy Rosen Op-Ed)

Believe it or not, the Tea Party Patriots and the American Civil Liberties Union have some priorities in common. For one thing, we agree on the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act... Continue here.

ACLU and Tea Party Patriots Try to Mobilize Majority Support for Surveillance Reform (Reason – Jacob Sullum)

According to a new survey commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 60 percent of voters think "Congress should modify the Patriot Act to limit government surveillance and protect Americans' privacy."... Continue here.

Obama Admin: We ignored a federal judge because of a tech glitch

Remember when the Obama Administration ignored a federal judge and implemented executive amnesty, approving new amnesty applications even after they were told to stop? Yeah, we do too. It wasn’t that long ago. Yet in the ultimate my-dog-ate-my-homework style of excuse, administration officials are blaming their disobedience on a technology glitch. But it gets worse: according to the Washington Times, the Obama Administration is “now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations.” Yeah, like that’s going to happen. Apparently, when administration officials began processing older amnesty applic...