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Judge overturns VA demotions of employees who apparently scammed agency out of $400,000

Federal judges overturned Veterans Affairs’ demotion of two senior officials caught up in a hiring scam. ABC News has the story: The VA demoted Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens last month. The VA's acting inspector general said the pair forced lower-ranking managers to accept job transfers and then stepped into the vacant positions themselves, keeping their senior-level pay while reducing their responsibilities … In addition to their job assignments, Graves and Rubens have been under investigation for obtaining more than $400,000 combined in questionable moving expenses under a VA relocation program that has since been suspended. Rep. ...

Columnist: ‘Skeptical’ President Obama’s Justice Department will indict Hillary over email scandal

New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin in a column this week expressed doubt Hillary Clinton will be forced to answer for sending and receiving confidential emails via a private server when she was secretary of state. Read a portion of Mr. Goodwin’s column below: Color me skeptical that she will face criminal charges, especially after President Obama’s kind words for her. His praise of Clinton’s experience in an interview, twinned with his comparison of Bernie Sanders as a “bright, shiny object,” were widely interpreted as a Clinton endorsement. Correctly so, but there’s more to it. Obama wouldn’t be ...

House Budget Committee Chairman: Medicaid, Social Security should be subject to reviews the way discretionary spending is

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price says the process of reaching consensus every year on the federal budget needs to be overhauled and that includes opening up mandatory spending to more scrutiny and possibly even the chopping block. McClatchyDC has the story: Part of the problem, Price said, is that non-defense mandatory spending for programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security – which were one-third of the federal budget just 40 years ago – now account for more than 60 percent and will one day reach 75 percent. “The slice of the pie that we control on the discretionary side, the appropriation process, gets smaller and ...

Reading scores stagnant after Common Core banishes literary classics from schools nationwide

The work of legendary fiction writers is being banished to the school used-book sale thanks to Common Core standards that require students read less fiction and more nonfiction, a mandate some are attributing to students’ mediocre performance in math and reading. The Daily Caller has the details: The adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in more than 40 states around the country since 2010 has wrought two major changes: (1) a notable decrease in the use of fiction and literature in America’s reading and English classes and (2) lower reading and math scores on the U.S. Department of Education-mandated ...

WATCH: Congressman Contradicts Obama’s Assertion Conservatives Are “Scared Of Widows And Orphans”

President Obama Wednesday mocked those critical of his administration’s refugee policy but Rep. Trey Gowdy has the perfect response. The Blaze has the details: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) responded to President Barack Obama’s mocking assertion that caution from Republicans over accepting thousands of Syrian refugees is about being “scared of widows and orphans.” “The president says we are scared of widows and orphans,” Gowdy, the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, said Thursday at a hearing on the Syrian refugees. “With all due respect to him, what I’m really afraid of is a foreign ...

Fraud Alert: Beware of scams implying association with Tea Party Patriots

We recently have been made aware of at least one fraudulent website falsely stating that it is sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots. The fraudulent website has been promoted on local tea party social media sites. This site purports to give away merchandise, but solicits credit card information for the shipping. When a customer enters the credit card information, the card is then charges numerous times for unauthorized charges, sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. We are currently investigating the source of this site and will be taking all necessary action with law enforcement. DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION to third-party websites ...

Obamacare: The ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for struggling Tennessee school district closing its doors

County administrators in a Tennessee school district have been struggling to balance the books for years in the wake of the Obamacare insurance mandate – a mandate that has finally forced them to shutter their classrooms. The Washington Examiner has the details: In an AP report, Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made its decision to cancel classes because of budget issues that are related to government mandates that the district can't afford. He said the Affordable Care Act was the "straw that broke the camel's back" and that "it has made it very difficult for us to have our employees properly covered and meet ...

200,000 Scrambling To Find Coverage As Feds Force Closure Of Insolvent NY Obamacare Co-op

Obamacare continues to leave people in the lurch as more than 200,000 New York residents will have to scramble to find new coverage come 2016 as their Obamacare co-op, Health Republic Insurance of New York, is hemorrhaging money loaned to it by the federal government. Capital New York has the details: Health Republic Insurance of New York, the nation's largest co-op, is being ordered to wind down its business, becoming the fourth co-op created by the Affordable Care Act to fold. The company, which has policies for more than 200,000 New Yorkers and owes the federal government more than a quarter billion dollars, will cover its members until ...

Even Pres. Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson says San Francisco sanctuary policies “counterproductive to public safety”

President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Tuesday finally joined the chorus of voices criticizing the "sanctuary city" policies in San Francisco many say led to the murder of Kate Steinle.  Steinle was allegedly shot by an illegal immigrant with prior convictions while walking along the San Francisco waterfront in July. The suspect was released from local custody prior to the shooting, despite a request from federal immigration officials he be kept in jail. Fox News reports: "It is counterproductive to public safety to have this level of resistance to working with our immigration enforcement personnel," he said during a talk ...

Video: Jenny Beth Martin Discusses Congressional Office Visits, and the Upcoming Rally in Washington, DC on 9/9.

This past week, local activists across the country visited their elected officials in order to urge them to reject President Obama's terrible nuclear deal with Iran. Nearly 200 Congressional offices were visited, and even more Congressmen were contacted by phone, and email. Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin joined with Tea Party supporters from Maryland outside of Senator Barbara Mikulski's office in Annapolis to urge the Senator to oppose the Iran agreement. As successful as our day of Congressional visits was, Tea Party Patriots is not yet done opposing this agreement. In fact, we are in the process of planning a large ...