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State Department says 22 of Clinton’s communications via personal email “top secret”

Officials at the State Department say Hillary Clinton had 22 “top secret” emails on a server that wasn’t issued by the State Department and that for three months contained no encryption. Politico has the inside scoop: It was the first time State has formally deemed any of Clinton’s emails classified at that level, reserved for information that can cause “exceptionally grave” damage to national security if disclosed. State did not provide details on the subjects of the messages, which represent seven email chains and a total of 37 pages. State spokesman John Kirby said they are part of a set the intelligence community inspector ...

Legislative expert: ‘Federal Medicaid funding to the states is unsustainable’

Heritage Foundation Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies Nina Owcharenko says entitlement spending like Medicaid and Social Security is driving up our national debt in a way we as a nation cannot maintain – and that states would do well to reject federal Obamacare subsidies intended to expand state Medicaid programs. The Daily Signal has the details: Medicaid, along with the other health care entitlement programs, is a major driver of our country’s fiscal crisis. The Congressional Budget Office just released its annual economic forecast for the country, warning that federal deficits are rising and revising its Medicaid spending ...

States suing Obama administration: Executive amnesty would impose costly burdens

President Obama last year unveiled plans to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, an executive action on hold for a final ruling from the Supreme Court after a federal judge ruled 26 states have legitimate objections to the president’s executive-amnesty plans. The Hill has the inside story: Some legal experts argue the administration will have the upper hand because the high court has traditionally given wide latitude to the Executive Branch when it comes to immigration law. “This is an area where it is clearly the prerogative of the federal government to set immigration policy and the executive in particular to ...

Lone Star state may have options when it comes to cracking down on illegal immigration

Texas Deputy Attorney General Brantley Starr told state legislators last week that their hands aren't completely tied and that they do have options in the fight against illegal immigration and human trafficking. The Texas Tribune has the scoop: Although the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that “foreign policy and related matters, such as immigration, are one of the few enumerated powers the federal government has,” Starr said states do have some room to work. “You do have the ability to create state-level offenses that have an immigration element to them as long as they are sufficiently unique,” he said, citing House Bill 11, the Legisl...

Experts: 12 states under no obligation to participate in President Obama’s unconstitutional refugee resettlement program

A Michigan-based law firm says 12 states may refuse and even sue the Obama administration for its efforts to resettle refugees – including some 10,000 from Syria – under the Refugee Act of 1980, which makes participation in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program voluntary. Breitbart has the details: The constitutional argument is that the federal government, without the permission of these 12 Wilson-Fish states, has “commandeered” state funds by placing refugees in their states, thereby obligating states to pay Medicaid expenses for the refugees, in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, “The powers not ...

Hillary Clinton opened State Department office to donors, fundraisers

Hillary Clinton used her State Department office to meet with corporate Clinton Foundation donors, Clinton campaign loyalists and Democratic party fundraisers, according to official calendars obtained by the Associated Press. Fox News has the details: Those formally scheduled meetings involved heads of companies and organizations that pursued business or private interests with the Obama administration, including with the State Department while Clinton was in charge. The AP found no evidence of legal or ethical conflicts in Clinton's meetings in its examination of 1,294 pages from the calendars. Her sit-downs with business leaders were not ...

Massachusetts State Board of Education dumps Common Core in favor of its own testing standards

Common Core advocates everywhere are groaning in dismay as those on the state board of education in – of all places – liberal stronghold Massachusetts have decided to opt out of Common Core testing and develop their own standards for measuring students’ progress in language arts and mathematics. The Daily Signal has the details: It comes as no surprise that a “top-down, one-size-fits-all” approach to education is not working for the people of Massachusetts. Interestingly, this policy reversal comes at the recommendation of Mitchell Chester, one of Common Core’s main architects. When a program’s leading advocate admits that it is ...

Jenny Beth Martin Statement on Budget “Deal”

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the budget deal reached between Congress and the White House: “Here we go again: John Boehner wants to make his last capitulation to President Obama his worst. Rather than keep his promises to reduce spending, this budget ‘deal’ will undo the spending caps Republicans fought for, adding an additional $80 billion to the deficit. On top of that, the ‘deal’ will suspend the debt limit and allow Washington insiders to add more to our $18 trillion national debt. As we have stated for years, Congress should not suspend the debt ...

Correcting the Record from Misstatements by Sen Whitehouse


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 ...