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Obama’s transparency problem is worse than you think

Think you’ve seen it all with government secrecy? Think again! A new report from the Associated Press reveals that the Obama Administration has set a new record for denying Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests outright or censoring documents. Apparently, you can ask, but the government won’t tell! The administration also took longer to turn over documents when it did comply, and claimed more often that it just couldn’t find certain documents. Here’s more from the AP analysis [1] It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was ...

Wishful thinking: “DC Tea Party Rally Bombs”

Yesterday, Tea Party Patriots was joined by nearly 10,000 activists on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Despite a hot, humid day and the difficulties of taking time off of work in the middle of the work week, activists showed they are not going to stand for IRS and other government intimidation and abuse any longer. The day was a resounding success by all relevant measures, which is why this assessment by one popular liberal website was so humorous: “DC Tea Party Rally Bombs.” First, and most ridiculously, the article estimates 5,000 to 10,000 people attended the rally, and thus it was a failure. Consider that a rally by Occupy Wall Street ...

Judd Gregg shows what’s wrong with establishment thinking

Growing up in New Hampshire, I was deluged with positive reviews of then-Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) by the New Hampshire Union Leader. Senator Gregg was praised as a budget hawk, so I was confused when I came to D.C. in late 2008 and saw him help create TARP. Then, after leaving the Senate, he became part of the revolving door of power when he went to work for Goldman Sachs as an international advisor. Senator Gregg did a number of good things in office, such as strongly pushing for a substantial, if imperfect, tax reform bill in 2010 with Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (R-OR). He is also credited with effectively killing the CLASS Act before it could ...

Tea Party Patriots welcomes new Members to Congress

On Friday, Tea Party Patriots held its second freshman orientation brunch for newly elected Members of Congress. Approximately 10 new Members attended, and three Tea Party-minded veterans gave them and over 100 Tea Party Patriot State and Local coordinators advice on how to stand on principle in 2013. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) was first. Jordan, who has been a close ally of the Tea Party Patriots, spoke strongly about tax reform and spending cuts. He also explained how Members of Congress sometimes need the kind of aggressive discipline his high school wrestling coach provided to him. When I asked him about details on ...

Why Do Liberals Hate Low-Income Workers?

Unemployment seems stuck around 8.2 percent, but black unemployment jumped from 13.6 percent in May to 14.4 percent in June, while Hispanics are at 11 percent and teens are at nearly 25 percent. In addition, economists predict that poverty rates—the result of long-term unemployment—will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010 to as high as 15.7 percent, which would be the highest level since 1965. So what do liberals want to do? Why, put even more low-skilled workers out of a job. They don’t say it quite like that, of course. What liberals say is they want to raise the minimum wage. A Kansas City Star story quotes Doug Hall of the left-w...

Career Politicians Think Living within Your Means is “Extreme”

The Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, today blasted Vice President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for bashing ordinary Americans who believe in governmental fiscal responsibility. Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, reacted strongly to accusations that the Tea Party Movement bears responsibility for the financial crisis facing our nation: “Only entrenched career politicians in Washington, D.C., would think living within your means is ‘extreme.’ What is truly extreme are the lengths Vice President Biden and Sen. Reid will go to blame everyone else ...

News Briefing for Friday, April 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Twenty conservative groups: SB 127 would have ‘chilling effect on free speech in Georgia’ “Leaders of 20 national and local conservative action groups have signed onto a letter protesting an amended SB 127, which they said would “have a chilling effect on free speech in Georgia by restricting the ability of nonprofit organizations to engage in public debates and political discourse.” Signers include Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots, Erick Erickson of Redstate.com, and Jason Pye of FreedomWorks. The AJC’s Chris Joyner has your background at myAJC.com. A taste:...

News Briefing for Friday, February 27, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: MITCH MCCONNELL CAVES (Quote by Jenny Beth Martin) The Senate GOP calls retreat on amnesty. “…And the third reaction? That came from Tea Party Patriots chair Jenny Beth Martin, who said in a statement: Throughout the election cycle Republicans vowed to do everything they could to stop the President's overreach. Now, the Republicans in the Senate under Majority Leader McConnell's guidance are playing games. Today we have learned that Sen. McConnell's plan is to bring a bill to the Senate floor that would fully fund the Department of Homeland Security without defunding executive amnesty! Congress has the "power of the ...

EPA, thy Scandal Cup Runneth Over

A few weeks ago, Tea Party Patriots reported on a modest scandal in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the agency appears to be waiving fees for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for liberal groups, while charging conservative groups full price. Over the last few weeks, other small scandals have popped up, but have been ignored because of the far more prominent IRS, NSA, Associated Press, Benghazi attack response, and other scandals rocking the Obama Administration. Gabriel Malor has the list: (1) EPA awarded former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's alias, Richard Windsor, an ethics award. Yes, a fake person -- an alias created ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 22

HEALTHCARE: Costs trouble Obamacare enrollees “More than one-third of Obamacare enrollees aren't happy with the extra out-of-pocket costs they must still pay for healthcare. Thirty-seven percent of respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday said they're "somewhat" or "very" dissatisfied with their plan's deductible — a set sum consumers must pay for some doctors visits or treatments before their insurer steps in. Those on plans that meet the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act were more likely to report problems with costs — like being unable to pay their medical bills or skipping doctors visits because of cost ...