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Jenny Beth Martin: ‘I can attest to the devastating impact of the [IRS] targeting scandal’

Members of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday vote on whether to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who is under scrutiny for stonewalling congressional investigation into the agency scandal targeting Americans for their political beliefs; it’s a decision Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says is a no-brainer: Vote to impeach Commissioner Koskinen! Fox News has the full commentary: The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week on whether or not to impeach Koskinen; they should do so and the full House should follow and then the Senate should convict him, if there's any rule of law left in America… From 2009 to ...

New York congressman rips into VA over veteran’s benefits denial

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) this week requested Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald issue an apology after his deputy undersecretary for field operations, Beth McCoy, in a House Committee on Veteran Affairs’ subcommittee hearing refused to acknowledge the military service of a veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was wrongfully denied Veterans Affairs benefits. The Daily Caller has the scoop: [Veteran John Mitchell] applied for special monthly compensation owed to vets who have TBI, and Mitchell’s physician supplied all the requisite information to the VA, but the VA refused to take that information into consideration when ...

Study: Obamacare premiums to skyrocket

  A new report out this week says premiums on lower-cost “silver” Obamacare health-insurance plans will go up an average of 11 percent in 2017 – a steep increase amid a stagnant jobs market and staggering levels of national debt many financial analysts predict will become unmanageable in the near future. CBS News has the details: For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for their premiums, as well as on their own willingness to switch plans to keep the increases more manageable, said the analysis released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The full picture on 2017 premiums ...

Actress Stacey Dash says ‘That’s so untrue’ of this Democrat’s ridiculous anti-gun comment

Actress-turned-conservative-political-commentator Stacey Dash in an interview with Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien reveals what she thinks of DNC platform committee member Bonnie Schaefer’s recent comment “Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand except the worst-possible scenario” – and she didn’t hold back! (Fast forward to 2:47 minutes in for the excerpt.) “That’s so untrue,” said Dash. “Things are definitely solved – what got solved for me was a man who was stalking me for three years, who had been beating me for five years, came into my house and tried to kill me and my son and – because I had a gun – I ...

Sen. Perdue: The ‘merry-go-round’ of artificially low interest rates ‘is going [to] stop’

When interest rates on our debt suddenly balloon, our nation will be facing even greater economic difficulties unless Congress enacts a solution. Fortunately, there are members of Congress like freshman Senator David Perdue of Georgia who know the value of a dollar and how frivolously we as a nation are managing our books. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Still, the debt doesn’t worry Perdue as much as the interest liability does. Should those rates rise—and Perdue is confident they will—he predicts the country won’t be able to make the minimum interest payments. For the past seven years, the Federal Reserve has targeted rates at an ...

House passes bill preserving free speech thanks to patriots like you!

The House this week passed legislation, introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), titled the “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act,” that – if enacted – will rein in the out-of-control bureaucrats at the IRS who have used their power to target Americans whose ideologies differ from those held by the Obama administration. “In an era where President Obama’s IRS has been unleashed to target Americans for their political beliefs, passing this bill into law would be a huge win for the First Amendment. It would protect the identities of donors to charitable organizations from the IRS, eliminating one way the IRS could target ...

Jenny Beth Martin: ‘I do not want, five years from now, to have my now-13-year-old daughter tell me she has just been drafted against her will’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column lays out the real purpose behind the clause in the National Defense Authorization Act, passed this week by the Senate, that mandates 18-year-old women register for selective service in the event of a draft – and it has nothing to do with being more inclusive and curbing gender discrimination. The Washington Times has the commentary: I do not want, five years from now, to have my now-13-year-old daughter tell me she has just been drafted against her will, and forced by government mandate to put her life plans on hold for two years and make herself available for a combat unit ...

Tea Party Patriots joins nearly 100 others in signing support letter for IRS free-speech legislation

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin this week is among nearly 100 conservative leaders who have signed their names to a letter in support of legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) that would eliminate the IRS requirement that nonprofit charities in their annual tax filings – specifically, "Schedule B" – disclose their donors' identities, a flagrant assault on Americans' free-speech rights and a requirement the IRS has used to target Americans for their political beliefs. "Free speech has been under assault in recent years and the IRS has been at the center of the controversy. In several well-documented cases, the ...

Tea Party Patriots to Congress: Stop IRS’ free-speech violations!

Tea Party Patriots this week sent a letter to members of Congress asking they support Rep. Peter Roskam’s (R-Ill.) legislation, which would curb the power of the IRS to force nonprofit charities to disclose donor information “As the head of an organization that was itself targeted, and as the representative of hundreds of tea party and other conservative organizations that were targeted by IRS agents from 2009 to 2013, I understand first-hand the importance of scaling back the easy access IRS agents have to personal and sensitive information that can be (and certainly in the past has been) misused,” Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth ...

Tea Party Patriots: House passage of the ‘Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act’ is a huge win for the First Amendment

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after the House voted to pass HR 5053, the ‘Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act’ introduced by Congressman Roskam (R-IL). “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a huge step toward preventing future abuses from an out-of-control IRS by passing Rep. Roskam’s ‘Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act.’ In an era where President Obama’s IRS has been unleashed to target Americans for their political beliefs, passing this bill into law would be a huge win for the First Amendment. It would protect ...