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Obama faces left-right Opposition on Military Force (Associated Press – Charles Babington)

WASHINGTON – Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama’s requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And that’s like oil and water mixing easily... Continue here.

Local Coordinator Conference in Charleston, SC

Over the next two days Tea Party Patriots will be conducting the largest Tea Party Patriots Local Coordinator conference in the movement’s history. Nearly 250 Local Coordinators from across the country are gathering in Charleston for intense training sessions in grass roots organizing, handling the media and spreading the message. The Tea Party movement is gearing up to fight back against the big government agenda and to save America from financial ruin. This is truly an historic event. The fact that nearly 250 volunteer Local Coordinators would travel to South Carolina for this conference proves that the Tea Party is a force to be reckoned with, ...

Forbes: ‘Obamacare continues to be a slow-motion train wreck’

Obamcare health-insurance premiums continue to skyrocket while wages remain stagnant, forcing Americans to choose between purchasing health insurance or trimming other things from their shopping carts. And – in some cases – it's forcing employers to trim their payroll. Forbes has the commentary: Obamacare continues to be a slow-motion train wreck. An analysis by Charles Gaba (an ACA supporter) shows that average premium increases in the non-group market will average 24% for 2017.  Last month’s decision by Aetna (the nation’s third-largest insurer) to dump 80% of its Obamacare subscribers for 2017 came on the heels of the decision by ...

IRS releases list of more than 425 organizations targeted for their political beliefs

The Internal Revenue Service after admitting more than three years ago agency officials targeted Americans for their political beliefs has finally released an almost-exhaustive list of the charities it homed in on for extra scrutiny as the agency slow-rolled applications for tax-exempt status. Fox News has the story: The new list shows a total of 426 organizations, far higher than what the Treasury Department’s inspector general believed there to be in May 2013, when he identified 298 groups. The names span the gamut, covering well-known groups like Tea Party Patriots but also lower-profile local outfits like the Louisiana Campaign for ...

Congressional legislators spar over ways to reform tax code

Republican lawmakers Tuesday in front of the House Subcommittee on Ways and Means Tax Policy delivered proposals during the first of several hearings on ways to reform our outdated tax code but differed on how to overhaul the system. The Daily Caller has the story: Members of the panel on both sides of the aisle agreed the country’s tax code is broken, but squabbled over how to best tackle the issue. “We are saddled with a code that is littered with exclusions, deductions, and special rules,” Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany of Louisiana said at the start of the hearing. “The code is so complex that Americans devote billions of ...

Congressman: Tax-reform ‘unlikely’ to be enacted this year

The chairman of a House Ways and Means subcommittee says chances are slim this year that tax reforms will be voted into law because of opposition from the Senate and from the White House. The Hill has the inside story: “It’s probably unlikely given the short timeline we’ve got, given the occupant in the White House, and also dealing with the Senate,” said Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s tax policy subcommittee. Still, Boustany said he aims for his subcommittee to write an international tax reform bill this year and see how far it can move. “We cannot sit back and wait for ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report From Washington for 1/25/16

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/24/16 CALENDAR: The House has declared a “Snow Week,” and will not be in session this week. The Senate will come back into session Wednesday, and then they’re scheduled to stay in through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week, so nothing of note happened on the House floor. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Nothing – it’s a Snow Week! LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the Senate opened its week with a vote to confirm Wilhelmina Marie Wright of Minnesota to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota. ...

Inspector General: Clinton’s private-server emails contained intel beyond “top secret”

Emails uncovered from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private server used to conduct official state business contained intelligence beyond “top secret,” says an unclassified letter from a top inspector general. Fox News has the exclusive: Fox News exclusively obtained the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP). That indicates a level of classification beyond ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/10/16

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will travel to Baltimore for their annual retreat, where, if all goes as planned, they’ll hear from Jordan’s King Abdullah as their keynote speaker on Wednesday night. The Senate will come back into session on Monday to vote on a judicial nominee, then will stay in session until Wednesday, at which point Senate Republicans will join their House counterparts in Baltimore. The President will give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening at 9 PM. Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina will give the official Republican ...

Republican senator calling on Speaker Ryan to take up tax reform in 2016

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-Iowa), a member and former chair of the Senate finance committee, is lobbying for a simpler, flatter tax code and hopes reform will come as early as this year with help from now-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Iowa Public Radio has more info: "If we were going to have a simple reform, we would have one tax rate, with an exemption for low and middle income people," he says. One figure for that cut-off, which he says is often used, is $36,000, after which workers would be subject to a flat tax. Grassley says although it would lower the tax rate for many people, ultimately the government would collect more ...