Self Governance in the City of Brotherly Love

In historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Center for Self Governance’s three-day convention wrapped up on Sunday April 26. Founded by Mark Herr and Kurt Potter, Tennessee-based CSG hosts lectures on applied civics and activist training to promote Constitutional principles. More than 100 liberty lovers, along with Tea Party Patriot’s Diana Riemer, met in the Powel House on 3rd Street. Built in 1956, it was once owned by Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel. His wife, Elizabeth Willing Powel - a close friend of President George Washington - asked this famous question to ...

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More of the lost Lois Lerner emails were found

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So, about those “missing” IRS emails… Turns out it depends on what the meaning of “missing” is. According to news reports on Wednesday, a Treasury Department watchdog was able to recover 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s lost emails. To recap: Lerner was in charge of the IRS’ tax-exempt division when it targeted tea party groups for pure political reasons. She then pled the Fifth during a Congressional hearing, retired with dignity and a nice pension, and with the IRS backing her up, told lawmakers all her emails were lost during a computer crash. And not just ...

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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on the recovery of 6,400 ‘lost’ IRS emails

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The latest information from the Treasury Inspector General indicates that from the very beginning, the IRS was attempting to cover its tracks throughout the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is another in a long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable. It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as TIGTA continues the investigation. No doubt there will be even more egregious revelations, as we have sadly come to expect from ...

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Republican senators pass the buck on Obamacare transparency

When the Senate Subcommittee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted last week on whether or not to subpoena documents from the Washington, D.C. Obamacare exchange, the result was shocking, yet predictable. It predictable because – surprise! – members of Congress don’t want to lose their special perks. It was shocking, however, because half of the subcommittee’s Republicans sided with Democrats to squash an investigation, spearheaded by Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, into whether lawmakers falsified documents in order to get special Obamacare exemptions....

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Legislative Update for 04/27/15

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Listen to the Podcast here: CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. It’s a short week – there are no votes scheduled after 3 PM on Thursday. The Senate will return tomorrow, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. We anticipate they’ll be in all week. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House took up and passed the two Cybersecurity bills we discussed last week – H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731 – and also took up and passed H.R. 1195, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act. THIS WEEK ON ...

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An Obamacare cautionary tale in California

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A bombshell new report up at The Daily Signal exposes the vast problems plaguing California’s Obamacare insurance exchange. It’s true that for a long time, California was held up as sort of a national model for how states should be implementing their health care exchanges. But if the Golden State is still considered such a model than all we have to say is…heaven help us all. Reports The Daily Signal [1]: Whether it’s falling far short of 2015 enrollment goals or sending out 100,000 inaccurate tax forms, Covered California is struggling with its share of ...

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Jenny Beth Martin, Ronald Reagan, and Jelly Beans!

Yesterday evening (April 21st), Tea Party Patriot's President Jenny Beth Martin addressed the Ronald Reagan Lecture Series at the Embassy Suites hotel in Ashburn, Virginia. More than 100 patriots attended. Started in 2009, The Ronald Reagan Lecture Series is a non-partisan organization with the goal of educating the public about conservative ideas through leading conservative speakers. The group is named after Reagan for his extraordinary communication skills. After a montage of highlights from Border States of America about our immigration crisis, Jenny Beth spoke ...

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Leadership Conference in the Keystone State

For the fifth year in a row, Tea Party Patriots proudly sponsored the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. It took place on April 17 and 18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, it is billed as the “largest state-based conservative conference in the nation.” With 15 sponsors, 26 co-sponsors, and plenty of exhibitors, it was an exciting event for more than 740 patriots from the Commonwealth to network and discuss conservative principles. Attendees heard from Senator ...

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 04/20/15

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Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 04/20/15 Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR:   The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. It’s a short week – there are no votes scheduled after 3 PM on Thursday. The Senate will return tomorrow, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. We anticipate they’ll be in all week. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Last week’s “theme of the week” in the House was “Tax Freedom and Financial Independence.” The House voted on a number of bills regarding various aspects of ...

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Freedom Day 2015 at the Indiana Statehouse

Radio Host Tony Katz Addresses The Crowd Just before Tax Day in Indiana, more than 100 patriots rallied for liberty in the Hoosier State House for Freedom Day 2015. Tea Party leaders, local legislators, education activists, and even local clergy gathered to discuss strategies to promote liberty and shrink the size of government. The host was the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties. In addition to a networking opportunity for activists, attendees were encouraged to be more active in speaking directly to their elected legislators. Well-funded special interests ...

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