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New IRS emails: Lerner knew what she was doing, and so did John McCain, apparently

New emails obtained by Judicial Watch shine even more light on the depth of the IRS targeting scandal. As much as the left would like for America to be convinced the scandal is over, it is far from it. Among the new revelations is a February 2012 email in which Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations ranch, asked for a new program to be set up that would “put together some training to help [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of giving away too much information to Congress. Another 2013 email reveals that Lerner said she is willing to take the blame for not providing adequate direction to staffers on their ...

12 questions for John Ellis Bush (Politico – Nick Gass)

Jeb Bush is forgoing the traditional speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, opting instead to participate in a 20-minute question-and-answer session with Fox News’ Sean Hannity... Continue here.

John Boehner survives Conservative Coup Attempt Despite 25 GOP Conservative Defectors – the Largest Group to Vote Against a Sitting House Speaker in their Own Party Since 1923 (Daily Mail – David Martosko)

More than two dozen conservatives in the House of Representatives lodged protest votes against Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday, but the mini-coup attempt wasn't enough to deny him a third term at the helm of Congress's lower chamber... Continue here.

The Top 11 Reasons We Need to Fire John Boehner!

John Boehner was elevated to Speaker of the House in 2010 because of the uprising of the Tea Party movement. Boehner promised to fight Obamacare and stand up to President Obama’s reckless spending, but has failed to live up to those promises. Count the ways he’s fallen short since then and don’t forget to sign our petition to Fire the Speaker! He led the House to fully fund Obamacare He caved to President Obama and raised taxes He supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants He supported increasing the debt ceiling several times, further stealing from our children’s future. He led the House to pass ...

Interview with Senator Ron Johnson

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is a businessman who ran against then-Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) in the 2010 elections. Since his victory at that time, he has led on the issues most important to the Tea Party – repeal of Obamacare, the national debt, the federal budget, and taxes. Senator Johnson was kind enough to sit down with Tea Party Patriots blogger Dustin Siggins last week for a short time to give his thoughts on spending, the three-year anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, and other issues facing the nation.   Dustin Siggins: How is the district work period going for you? Senator Ron Johnson: We’re traveling all over the ...

John Boehner Just Denied You Exist

“Well, listen, I think this has been the most misreported story of my two years’ tenure.  We don’t have a tea party caucus to speak of in the House.”                                                                          - Speaker John Boehner, ABC news, November 8, 2012 This is not about Mitt Romney.  Mitt Romney is a good man, a good father, and a good American. This is about the Beltway GOP establishment that picks losing candidates, runs losing campaigns – and now denies that you exist. Mitt Romney is gone.  Our problem is still here.  Because the beltway GOP establishment is still ...

TPP Statement on Speaker John Boehner’s “Knuckle-Draggers” Comment

In reaction to House Speaker John Boehner’s recent statement implying that those who opposed the massive TARP bank bailout are “knuckle-draggers,” Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots had the following statement: “This is an asinine statement that further demonstrates Speaker Boehner is out of touch with the American people.  The Tea Party was born out of opposition to such big government policies.  House Republicans will fail if their leader keeps espousing White House talking points.  As Congress this month matches its lowest approval rating of all time, it's time for the Speaker to lead.”

John Campbell explains why he voted against insider trading bill

Rep John Campbell (R-CA) was one of two lone votes against HR 1148 also known as the STOCK Act (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act).   This insider trading bill had just previously passed the Senate by a 96-3 margin.   When it reached the house, amendments added by the Senate were removed to make it more palatable to house members.  As a result, the bill passed with an overwhelming 417-2 margin. According to Heritage Foundation, the difference between the two bills is the Senate version also addressed other perceived public corruption problems.  The House deleted those provisions by amendment. After analysis, Heritage favors the ...

Paul Ryan-supported Spending Control Act introduced by John Campbell

On December 7th, HR 3576, The Spending Control Act was introduced by Rep. John Campbell (R-CA). The intent of the bill is to create a spending policy that requires that the deficit be reduced, not just stopped from growing. It is supported and cosponsored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), and Todd Rokita (R-IN). The congressmen also argue that since the passage of the Budget Control Act in 1974, Congress has only once completed the entire budget process by the beginning of the new fiscal year. As of this writing, it has been 965 days since the Senate has considered a budget. ...

Senator Johnny Isakson’s Five Point Plan for Debt and Deficit Issues

During August 2011, Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia spoke at a series of town hall and similar meetings around Georgia, and presented his “Five-Point Plan” for how the Congress and Federal Government should address the national debt and deficit issues. The summary of the Isakson “Five Point Plan” given below is based on and quotes from a transcript provided by Senator Isakson’s office, of a speech Senator Isakson gave to the Rotary Club of Augusta on August 8, 2011. Point One – Reprioritize expenditures and get the budget in line with available resources. Senator Isakson recalled his experiences cutting expenditures for his former ...