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News Briefing for Saturday, January 24, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: WWE In DC: The Fake Border Fence Throw-Down (Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Obama’s immigration policies are unpopular. A January poll by The Washington Post said 89 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of independents oppose Obama’s amnesty. Tea party groups are also pushing to change McCaul’s bill. ”We want to tighten up this bill and we don’t think adding some or all of the [previously passed] language is an unreasonable expectation,” said Kevin Broughton, a spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots network. The network is asking its supporters to lobby their legislators for a better bill. ”We make it easy for them ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Romney 3.0? 10 reasons that’s a huge challenge “5. The tea partyers. - They don’t like Romney. Romney was a “weak moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country-club establishment wing of the Republican Party,” said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin.” http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/01/13/3440486/romney-30-10-reasons-thats-a-huge.html Additional features of same article: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2015/01/13/5444759/romney-30-10-reasons-thats-a-huge.html http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article6292881.html   'Ni un centavo' para ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Cost of Healthcare.gov Exceeds $2.2B After Latest Contract Award “With the announcement Monday of a five-year, $563 million contract award to Accenture, the Healthcare.gov contractor that rescued the Obamacare marketplace after 2013's disastrous launch, the total cost of the site will well exceed $2.2 billion. The new award is on top of the $1.7 billion in contracts reported by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August. Accenture was first hired in January after HHS replaced CGI Federal, the original contractor. Accenture reported the new award on its website, noting that not only ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 11/11/14

House/Senate Action: The House and Senate have been in recess since late September, and will return Wednesday for the start of the Lame Duck session. Lame Duck Overview: There is only one true “Must-Pass” bill on the calendar for the Lame Duck session – the Continuing Resolution. That’s because the current CR extends through midnight December 11, so both houses will have to pass a CR, and the President will have to sign it, to extend government funding beyond that date. The first issue the Leadership will have to decide on the CR is, how long? That is, how long should the CR last? Senate Democrats want to pass a full-year ...

Extortion and Washington with 60,000 Patriots

On Thursday, over 60,000 patriotic activists joined Tea Party Patriots in speaking with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), as well as Senator Lee’s Chief of Staff Boyd Matheson and Extortion author Peter Schweizer. You can listen to the call here: [ca_audio url_mp3="http://www.mediafire.com/?sdv3mbwt7lmiyb3" url_ogg="" skin="regular" align="none"] Schweizer led the call, explaining how Extortion spells out corruption taking place on Capitol Hill. According to Schweizer, legislation is often delayed in order to raise funds from those opposing or supporting bills – not the negotiating excuses given by public officials. Schwe...

Congress Ducks Constituents

From Business Week comes a funny, mocking take on the complete avoidance of traditional town halls by Members of Congress: Gone are the packed, freewheeling town halls of the past, where voters stood up at microphones and pelted elected officials with questions on just about anything. Members of Congress largely put an end to unscripted, up-close-and-personal events after the traumatic summer of 2009, when dozens of lawmakers were shouted down by mad-as-hell Tea Partiers and citizens angry that the proposed Affordable Care Act was going too far or not far enough. The new town halls, as described in the article: Activists have reported on this ...

‘D.C. or Bust’: Hasner’s Switcheroo Shrinks Florida Senate Race

By Zayida Baker Republican candidate and former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, asked a Perry audience January 23 to send him to the U.S. Senate. He decided days later to switch races. At a meeting hosted by the Taylor County Republican Executive Committee, Hasner proclaimed that he wanted to win the Senate “not just with a Republican majority, but with a conservative majority.” He planned to be the only candidate to visit all 67 of Florida’s counties. He said that “being a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-freedom conservative is not always the easiest thing” in his home base of Palm Beach County, “the bluest part of ...

Interview: Southerland Talks Supercommittee, 2012

By Zayida Baker Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., walked October 22 in Perry’s annual Forest Day Parade. Dressed in jeans, he ran from one side of the crowd to the other, chatting and shaking hands. That afternoon Southerland spoke with Zayida Baker of Tea Party Patriots. Find more of the interview here and here. ZAYIDA BAKER: Do you think you’re going to endorse anyone in [the Republican Senate] primary [to take on Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in 2012]? ___ EDITOR'S NOTE _ Southerland's comments preceded the supercommittee's failure to agree on cuts by the Nov. 23, 2011, deadline, triggering $1.2 trillion in mandatory cuts January 2013, ...

US Chamber More Crony than Conservative, Part 1

By Zayida Baker The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not necessarily represent local chambers and often acts against their wishes. Its relationship with freshman Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., has reflected this pattern from the beginning of his political career. In the fall of 2010, shortly after Southerland won the Republican primary to challenge Democrat incumbent Rep. Allen Boyd, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Boyd. Asked to comment in an interview with Tea Party Patriots, Southerland said plainly, “They bet on the wrong horse,” and appeared to smart a bit from the memory. The chamber’s choice was especially surprising because ...

Republican Candidates Vie to Fight Nelson

By Zayida Baker Republican senatorial candidates former Sen. George LeMieux, R-Fla., former Florida House of Representatives Majority Leader Adam Hasner, businessman Craig Miller, and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister are courting conservatives in a wide-open primary to challenge incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in 2012. The four faced off August 20 in a two-hour Orlando debate. They did not argue with each other and agreed on most points, such as opposing stem-cell research, civil unions, hate-crimes legislation, and federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Hasner and LeMieux, the two politicians in the race, have both pledged to vote to ...