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Longtime combatant Neal B. Freeman looks at the GOP, and conservatives’ place in it, from the early days of NR on.

Note: This column originally appeared in National Review on December 4, 2013   I understand that you’ve been involved in the GOP civil war for some time. Only 50 years or so. I came in late.   How did you first become involved? I headed Youth for Goldwater in New York. Wasn’t Goldwater’s principal opponent for the Republican nomination, Nelson Rockefeller, governor of New York at the time? I had grown up in New York and at some point began to fear that Rockefeller would be governor for life. Mine, as well as his.   Why didn’t you support Rockefeller? His big-government Republicanism was ’roided up. ...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

We Like Mike! – Utah Senator Mike Lee’s Book Party

FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe, Jenny Beth Martin, and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) In the United States Senate, there is arguably no bigger defender of liberty and the conservative principles than Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah. A constitutional scholar, Senator Lee has worked tirelessly - often behind the scenes - in battles to stop Obamacare, cut taxes, and roll back the overwhelming size of the Federal Government. This month, Senator Lee is out with a new book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document, and Tea Party Patriots was thrilled to co-host a book party for him with our friends at FreedomWorks on ...

A Look Inside Our Weekly Leadership Call

This past Sunday we were joined by Congressmen Jim Jordan (OH) and Mark Meadows (NC) to discuss the current budget proposal moving through the House of Representatives. We wanted to give you access to this otherwise exclusive call. Listen to the recording below. If you are a Local Tea Party Coordinator or Leader and you aren't participating in the weekly Sunday calls or your group isn't listed on our website, we encourage you to register your group so that we can make sure that you get connected.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Comes To Riverside Looking Towards 2016 Race (CBS Los Angeles)

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry brought attendees of a conservative-themed conference in Riverside to their feet by calling for “moral clarity” in national defense, federal deregulation, reformation of the tax code, and increased energy and border security... Continue here.

Ernest Istook on free speech, and the government’s attempt to regulate the internet

Former Congressman and current Tea Party Patriots board member Ernest Istook published a new op-ed in the Washington Times this week about the Obama Administration’s attempt to regulate the internet, and by extension, free speech. Writes Istook: Government never admits that it wants to control you. Instead, it claims it wants to protect you. But if the bureaucrats control what you say, they control what you know. And if they control what you know, they control what you do. So you get sucked into The Blob. One example is the Federal Election Commission. It’s proposed that we allow the FEC to regulate political speech on the Internet. ...

Tea Party Patriots Board Member Ernest Istook Testifies About FEC Attempts to Regulate Speech

TPP Board Member Ernest Istook testified before the Federal Elections Commission about the dangers of expanding regulation of speech in our country. Here is the transcript of his testimony:   Thank you for this hearing. I am Ernest Istook, former 14-year US Congressman from Oklahoma. I am here for myself and on behalf of Tea Party Patriots, a 501c4 organization on whose board of directors I serve. Tea Party Patriots is a nationwide grassroots organization with which hundreds of local groups have chosen to affiliate. Its funding comes from hundreds of thousands of small donors and very little from large contributors. I and we oppose ...

Ernest Istook on Obama’s new hotline for illegal immigrants

On his latest podcast episode, Tea Party Patriots board member and former conservative Rep. Ernest Istook offers his insights on news reports that the Obama Administration has set up a hotline for illegal immigrants who believe their rights under Obama’s amnesty program are being violated. Earlier this week, the Washington Times reported [1]: In a memo announcing the customer complaint line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked illegal immigrants to “please tell us about your experience” if they believe they were treated “contrary to the new DHS enforcement priorities.” The department alerted “stakeholders” last week of three ...

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook and Don Watkins “Free Market Revolution will raise the ire of every statist, socialist and crony capitalist. Rand understood – as do the authors of this all-too-timely book – that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not.”—Steve Forbes “A powerful and unapologetic case in support of capitalism. For those who think more government will solve our nation’s problems, Free Market Revolution will open your eyes. For those who can already see the light, it will sharpen your vision.”–Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific ...

In-Depth Look at the New Tea Party Patriots Messaging

The research shows how well the public perceives Tea Party Patriots new messaging of Personal Freedom, Economic Freedom and a Debt Free Future. Survey research expert, George Birnbaum, presents in-depth research on how the public sees the Tea Party Patriots in light of the new messaging...and it's working! How can you help people better understand the core principles of the Tea Party Patriots and give them a more effective way to share those principles with others? In this video Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and President of Tea Party Patriots, offers an easy step-by-step approach using language everyone can understand and easily accept. https...