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Call or Fax your elected officials

Today is Melt the Wires Wednesday, and we need to all make a few calls to our elected officials. You may also want to check out these fax services to fax your Senators and Representative; left wing activists are certainly making use of faxes and sending tens of thousands of them to Republican members of Congress. FaxZero eFax HelloFax FaxCongress These left wing activists have been calling their elected officials since almost the day after the election, trying to stop President Trump’s agenda before he even got started. They’ve tried to derail all of President Trump’s cabinet nominees, hoping to make “the phones ring off the ...

Texas sheriff at expense of constituent safety narrows list of reasons to honor ICE detainer

The Lone Star State’s Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez trimmed the list of criminal offenses Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials give as justification to detain illegal immigrants, instructing her deputies to honor only a handful of the listed offenses and thereby excluding from detention an illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing a young girl. The Daily Signal has the details: The sheriff’s new policy stipulated that only four exempted crimes—murder, capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and human trafficking—would be grounds for her department to honor an ICE detainer. Unfortunately for the alleged victim of ...

Trump: ‘Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses’ is ‘coming along very well’

President Donald J. Trump this week said there is a tax-reform plan in the works that aims to alleviate some of the weight pressing on American businessmen and women. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses big-league, that's coming along very well. We're way ahead of schedule, I believe," Trump said in a meeting with airline industry executives Thursday morning at the White House. "And we're going to be announcing something, I would say, over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal, in terms of tax," the president said… Congressional Republicans have declined to set a ...

Senate Finance Committee Chairman: ‘All of the Obamacare taxes need to go’

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is putting his foot down: The taxes that come with Obamacare are on the chopping block and must be included in the repeal of the law – something that is not negotiable. The Hill has the details: “We need to definitively answer the question about what to do with the ObamaCare taxes,” Hatch said in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Some have argued that we should keep all or some of them in place and use them to pay for our eventual replacement package.” But Hatch rejected that idea. “My view is this: After spending seven years talking about the harm being ...

Neil Gorsuch Will Protect Our Constitution as Our Next Supreme Court Justice

“Our network of grassroots activists will work very hard to ensure the Senate quickly moves to confirm Judge Gorsuch.” Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be our next Supreme Court Justice. Tea Party Patriots plan to hold 1,000 house parties in 100 days to organize grassroots activists in support of Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and will provide a toolkit instructing them how to get involved using tactics like calling Senators’ offices, supporting the nomination on social media and writing ...

President Donald Trump signs executive orders that protect our borders

President Donald J. Trump is making quick work of his campaign promises, including on the topic of immigration having reversed a number of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders on the subject. The Washington Times has the story: “From here on out, I’m asking all of you to enforce the laws of the United States of America — they will be enforced, and enforced strongly,” Mr. Trump said Wednesday during a visit to the Homeland Security Department’s headquarters. “We do not need new laws. We will work within the existing system and framework.” He called for adding 5,000 more U.S. Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more U.S. ...

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes: Confirm Jeff Sessions as our next U.S. attorney general

Sen. Jeff Sessions’ record is the gold standard for someone seeking the top law-enforcement job in the nation and deserves to be confirmed as our next U.S. attorney general, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says in a recent opinion column. The Daily Caller has the commentary: People who know Senator Sessions best—from working with him for years—described during his hearings a record on civil rights amply befitting an Attorney General nominee. Mr. Larry Thompson, a former Deputy Attorney General of the United States (who first met Senator Sessions while both men were serving as U.S. Attorneys); Mr. Jesse Seroyer, an investigator for Senator ...

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Youth organization: So-called youth-misery index increased 36 percent under President Obama

Young America’s Foundation, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to educating young people about American civic engagement, says its Youth Misery Index – calculated using youth-unemployment, student-loan and national-debt-per-capita numbers – increased 36 percent during President Obama’s tenure. Young America’s Foundation has the full report: Young Americans, a generation that provided critical support to the President in 2008 and 2012, have slogged through the last eight years and will be chained to its impact on their futures for years to come. The youth unemployment rate is almost 15 percent and the average student in the class of ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: EPA ‘overregulation’ biggest ‘drag’ on economy – Pruitt will fix that

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest opinion column published Thursday says the Environmental Protection Agency will have a more significant impact on individual Americans’ economic prospects than will our Treasury Secretary – and EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt is the man for the job, as he will balance environmental and economic interests. The Washington Times has the commentary: As Oklahoma Attorney General, he negotiated a water rights settlement with Indian tribes that preserved the ecosystems of scenic lakes and rivers. He also worked hand-in-hand with the Democrat Attorney General in Arkansas to reduce ...