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County governments want eminent domain to refinance mortgages

Governments in Chicago, San Bernardino, CA, and Suffolk County, NY plan to use eminent domain powers to provide mortgage relief. Created by Mortgage Resolution Partners, the plan being considered would allow local government to seize mortgages on homes of underwater borrowers using eminent domain laws. The bank holding the mortgage would then receive current fair market value on the mortgage, as opposed to the amount owed by the homeowner. Gregory Devereaux, administrator for San Bernardino County is considering the program, saying, "Federal programs have not been very successful at all and private programs have been of limited help." The local ...

Reports from the Grassroots: Linn County Tea Party Patriots – Iowa

On August 23rd I was honored to present to the Linn County Tea Party Patriots in Cedar Rapids Iowa at the local Godfathers Pizza. The owner is a strong conservative, and the Linn County Tea Party meet there on a weekly basis with as little as 10 people and as many as 40 people, depending on the night. Randy Lucore is the Coordinator of the group and works closely with his dad and others in that role. After announcements, the first thing we did was go around the room and get everyone say who they were and why they are fighting in the movement today. The stories were not unlike the stories we've all heard from patriots across the rest of the nation, ...

Featured Event: Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots

Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots want you to know the truth about the state of our southern border. On Saturday October 15th at 1:00pm, they will be showing “Invasion!” Over 6 days, several members of the Yadkin Valley Tea Party in North Carolina documented life along the Arizona border. What they found is shocking, and not reported in the mainstream media. The struggle of regular Americans against the might of Mexican drug cartels is getting dangerous, and completely ignored by the federal government. Invasion! Is the story of forgotten Americans, where no help is coming. Join the Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots at the Oaklyn ...

Featured Group: Pierce County Tea Party

With more than 2 years under their belts, the Pierce County Tea Party in Washington State has been a pillar of the Washington grassroots movement in a very challenging state. Their specialty is great rallies on short notice, such as an impromptu protest of Jimmy Hoffa from a surprise visit, two days after his thinly veiled threat against tea parties everywhere and a well-executed rally against Obama’s excessive campaign stops in less than two weeks’ time. Currently, Pierce County Tea Party is raising awareness of Agenda 21 to the local and state legislature and can be seen in action this October 24th on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia ...

Featured Event: Fayette County Tea Party Candidate Forum

If the only thing you know about a candidate is what their road sign looks like, you need to find yourself a Tea Party! Fayette County Issues Tea Party is making sure you get the opportunity to interview people running for public office in Fayette County, Georgia. From October 15th to 25th, you will have four opportunities to engage with candidates who ultimately want to be the boss. From Mayor to City Council to Regional Transportation Roundtable members, Fayette County Issues Tea Party will hold feet to the fire of incumbent and challenger alike… with your questions. Visit Fayette County Issues Tea Party for details!

News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 26

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus…” ht...

News Briefing for Wednesday, March 25

HEALTHCARE: How many will have to pay back Obamacare subsidies? “More Americans will owe the government money for their Obamacare subsidy than won't, says a new analysis. A big upcoming Tax Day question is how many Americans with government-subsidized health insurance will find that they collected more in subsidies than they're qualified for and have to pay some of it back — and how many will find themselves in the opposite position, with the government owing them money. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that half of all subsidy-eligible households will be in the first boat, owing the government an average payment of $794. That situat...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 24

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party first to cheer Cruz bid (quote by Jenny Beth) “He's a leader of the Tea Party in Washington, so it's not a surprise that Tea Party leaders are heaping praise on Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential announcement today. Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, was the first to embrace Cruz, noting his firm stands on conservative principles. "It's fitting that Sen. Ted Cruz is the first announced candidate in the GOP presidential field," Martin said in a statement. "In his two short years in the Senate, he has yielded to no one in championing the values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free ...

News Briefing for Monday, March 23

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Cruz to launch White House bid, will tea party go along? (Tea Party Patriots mentioned) “…While tea party leaders still like Cruz, they’re also looking elsewhere for 2016. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, regarded as a new voice and a Washington outsider, has drawn a passionate following, particularly in Iowa. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa caucus, retains a loyal conservative following. Walker so far has pulled ahead of everyone, and held a telephone town hall last week with followers of one group, the Tea Party Patriots. Afterward, the group said on its website “there is perhaps no one the ...