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PBS’ Charlie Rose, Obama speechwriters laugh hysterically over “If you like your insurance, you can keep it” line

PBS’ Charlie Rose got chummy with former speechwriters under Obama David Litt, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to gush over their prosaic prowess and – apparently – make light of the infamous “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” line that left millions of Americans betrayed by their commander in chief when that very promise turned out to be a falsehood. “Lovett wrote the line about, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it,’” Favreau said before the four men erupted in laughter. President Obama, according to the Washington Free Beacon, on 36 occasions said his signature health-insurance law would not force ...

Don’t tread on me: Tea partyers making their voices heard in communities across the country


Columnist: ‘Work should be rewarded, not punished’

A writer and activist lobbying for right-to-work laws in Michigan criticized the status quo at the IRS and is pushing for a simpler tax code – one that doesn’t bog down hardworking American taxpayers. The Detroit News has the commentary: It’s a complex and corrupt system, now consisting of thousands of pages of instructions and explanations. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As government’s appetite for spending continues to grow, so do the taxes on workers and job providers. Why does Washington penalize workers and employers for earning and creating wealth? … If you are not an accountant, a professional lobbyist, or a politi...

(VIDEO) Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin’s Remarks from CPAC

Hello, CPAC! You know, the President of the United States last addressed this gathering eight years ago. Do the math – it was a different president then. As he sat in the Oval Office, preparing for that speech, he came across a phrase in the draft that confused him. So he asked, “What is this movement you keep talking about in the speech?” The speechwriter, stunned, responded. “Well, the CONSERVATIVE movement,” he answered. “You know, the one that started back in the sixties, when conservative groups first took root.” That apparently didn’t sit well with the President. “Let me tell you something,” he said. ...

Whistleblower: DHS Civil Rights Office terminated program that could’ve foiled San Bernardino terror attack

Former Department of Homeland Security employee and whistleblower Philip Haney says DHS’ Civil Rights Office shut down a terrorist monitoring program that could have identified the San Bernardino terrorists early on and therefore prevented the California massacre, reports Fox News' Megyn Kelly. “[W]e would’ve put the red light on them,” Haney said of Farooq Saeed and Tashfeen Malik. The civil-rights division, says Haney, deleted nearly 80 records of investigations into individuals moving in and out of the country under the Visa Waiver Program – including an investigation into those at a Riverside, California mosque frequented by ...

House Republican: This must be the Congress that takes the ‘tough but necessary steps to reform our tax code’

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, during a hearing Tuesday stressed the importance of reforming the tax code in order to retain U.S. companies moving overseas to take advantage of lower tax rates. The Hill has the details: “This must be the Congress of action that takes the tough but necessary steps to reform our tax code," said Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s tax-policy subcommittee. The hearing was the subcommittee’s first since Boustany became its chairman. Boustany said that since Congress last passed comprehensive tax reform in 1986, other ...

Reading scores stagnant after Common Core banishes literary classics from schools nationwide

The work of legendary fiction writers is being banished to the school used-book sale thanks to Common Core standards that require students read less fiction and more nonfiction, a mandate some are attributing to students’ mediocre performance in math and reading. The Daily Caller has the details: The adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in more than 40 states around the country since 2010 has wrought two major changes: (1) a notable decrease in the use of fiction and literature in America’s reading and English classes and (2) lower reading and math scores on the U.S. Department of Education-mandated ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 06/07/15

CALENDAR: The House will come back on Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. They’ll stay in until Friday, when the last vote will take place no later than 3 PM. The Senate will come back tomorrow at 3 PM, but there will be no votes until Tuesday, around lunchtime. They’ll also stay in until Friday.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House started the week on Monday, considering eight bills on the Suspension Calendar. They included: R. 1493, Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, as amended 802, Girls Count Act R. 944, To reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purpose...

News Briefing for Wednesday, June 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed “…Conservative groups are arguing against McConnell’s amendments, and that could augur trouble in the House. So far, the USA Freedom Act has enjoyed unusual support from both tea party groups and the American Civil Liberties Union. “We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill,” Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. “Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 05/31/15

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return to work tomorrow. The House will schedule no votes tomorrow before 6:30 PM, and will stay in session through Thursday, with no votes planned after 3 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday.   TWO WEEKS AGO ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Before heading out of town for the Memorial Day recess, the House had a busy week. First up, on Monday, May 18, were a series of votes on bills under the Suspension Calendar. Using this procedure, the House passed H.R. 91, the Veterans I.D. Card Act; H.R. 1313, the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act; H.R. 1382, the Boosting ...