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News Briefing for Monday, March 23

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Cruz to launch White House bid, will tea party go along? (Tea Party Patriots mentioned) “…While tea party leaders still like Cruz, they’re also looking elsewhere for 2016. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, regarded as a new voice and a Washington outsider, has drawn a passionate following, particularly in Iowa. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa caucus, retains a loyal conservative following. Walker so far has pulled ahead of everyone, and held a telephone town hall last week with followers of one group, the Tea Party Patriots. Afterward, the group said on its website “there is perhaps no one the ...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 29, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: McCaul border bill is not enough to stand up to Obama (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) “During the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans across the country campaigned hard on opposing executive amnesty by President Obama, and securing the country’s borders.  The president famously intoned that “every single one” of his policies was on the ballot; the voters took heed and rewarded Republicans with historic majorities. The GOP now has a chance to make good on its pledges. Unfortunately, the current Republican “border security” bill is not the vehicle for them to show that they’re serious. With the misleading title ...

News Briefing for Friday, January 23, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Iowa Freedom Summit brings big names to state (TPP-sponsored event) http://www.kcci.com/news/iowa-freedom-summit-brings-big-names-to-state/30873014   A mighty conservative summit in Iowa: 23 speakers but no Bush, no Romney (TPP-sponsored event) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/22/inside-the-beltway-a-mighty-conservative-summit-in/   Sherwin-Williams Calls Average Hair Color at Tea Party Gathering 'Balanced Beige' (TPP-sponsored event) The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convened in Myrtle Beach over the weekend, and one thing that stuck out was how few young people were in the ...

News Briefing for Monday, January 5, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: ‘BREITBART NEWS SUNDAY': THE FIGHT TO DEFEAT BOEHNER–LOUIE GOHMERT, TED YOHO, PAT CADDELL “Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, will come on the show to talk about why Boehner has to go.” http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/01/04/breitbart-news-sunday-the-fight-to-defeat-boehner-louie-gohmert-ted-yoho-pat-caddell/     HEALTHCARE: OBAMACARE TAX NIGHTMARE: HALF OF ITS CLIENTS MAY OWE THE IRS MONEY “The next ObamaCare disaster critics have been warning about is upon us, as the approach of Tax Day means it’s time for subsidy recipients ...

Lerner’s “Crazy” Talk

Over the years, Washington elites have cast their share of caustic comments at those who stand in the way of bigger government. But the latest round of insults–by former IRS official Lois Lerner, takes the cake. Lerner crossed the line when she snarkily stated in an e-mail, “So, we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists. (sic) It's our own crazies that will take us down."[1] This malicious rhetoric comes as no surprise to Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.“‘It demonstrates malice aforethought and underlies her deliberate abuse of power,’[Martin] said in an email to The Fiscal Times. ‘This orchestrated campaign of ...

Socialism is roaring back in Europe

The next time someone tells you America should be more like Europe, tell them to check out this socialist disaster: Senior figures in Germany are now arguing that some richer home owners in countries like Spain, Portugal and Greece have so far avoided paying their fair share to rescue the euro, leaving Germany paying too much. Taxes on property or other assets would mark a significant change in Europe’s approach to funding bail-outs for eurozone members. Until now, the cost of rescue packages for countries like Ireland, Greece and Portugal has fallen largely on people who invest money in either those countries’ bonds or – in the case of Cyprus ...

Cyprus’s suicide pact

In the last three weeks, the fiscal calamities in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and other nations have been overshadowed by a much smaller, yet potentially more disastrous nation’s fiscal problems: the financial sector of Cyprus. Compromising some 70% of Cyprus’s economy, the financial sector of the island country has, to put it simply, overextended itself to the point of collapse. Like in America, the sector then used government force to escape the effects of their errors. Unlike in America, they didn’t settle for bailouts from taxpayer dollars – they seized customer’s assets to pay for their mistakes. For two weeks, everyday citizens ...

More perspective on the sequester

On Monday, Tea Party Patriots outlined three reasons Americans shouldn’t be concerned about the supposedly devastating effects of the sequestration on the nation. On Friday, Cato’s Michael Tanner did the same thing, in a five-part rebuttal to many of the Beltway talking points: The sequester imposes savage spending cuts Actually, the sequester doesn’t cut federal spending at all, or rather it cuts it only in the Washington sense of any reduction from projected baseline increases is a cut. In reality, even if the sequester goes through, the federal government will spend more every single year. In fact, in 2023 it will be spending $2.39 ...

Paul Krugman is still ignoring America’s economic realities

On Friday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman declared that President Obama’s almost complete avoidance of the budget deficit in his inauguration address “was just the latest sign that the self-styled deficit hawks — better described as deficit scolds — are losing their hold over political discourse. And that’s a very good thing.” Why does Krugman say this? He claims the evidence just isn’t there to support concerns about the federal budget. The entire column is full of fallacies and falsehoods, but here are two particularly egregious ones that are easily taken down: According to Krugman, the first bit of evidence is the ...

Ezra Klein is cheerleading for the Administration

With the New Year and the “fiscal cliff” approaching, partisan lines are being drawn around the various deals being offered by President Obama and Speaker Boehner. Over at the Washington Post Wonk Blog, the lines are no less partisan, and this has been especially true this week as the President’s policies are given full-throated support. Earlier this week, Tea Party Patriots highlighted bias by Wonk Blog reporter Suzy Khimm. Now, however, the founder of the Wonk Blog, Ezra Klein, has taken his partisanship to Bloomberg. Consider three points from Klein’s Bloomberg column on Thursday: 1. According to Klein, savings on winding down the ...