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  • U.S. moderate Republican to retire after primary challenge emerges

    04/11/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat.Petri, 73, viewed as a moderate member of the party, will formally announce his retirement plans at a town hall meeting on Monday in Neenah, Wisconsin, his office said in a statement on Friday. It gave no details about the reason for the decision.Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin state senator who is considered one of the state's most conservative Republicans, said last week...
  • BREAKING: Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner for Possible Criminal Prosecution

    04/09/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/9/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23 to 14 today to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to Attorney General Eric Holder for possible criminal prosecution. In a contentious open-to-the-public hearing that lasted only few minutes, the House Ways and Means Committee voted this morning to immediately go into a closed session to discuss a letter proposed by the committee’s majority to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. When Ranking Member Sander Levin (D.-Mich.), seeking to make a point of order, repeatedly interrupted Chairman Dave Camp’s (R.-Mich.)...
  • A cup of Earl Grey 'as good as statins' at fighting heart disease, study finds

    03/31/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/30/14 | Alice Philipson
    Drinking Earl Grey tea could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract - a key ingredient in the hot drink - is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol. Scientists believe bergamot, a fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit which gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour, can significantly lower cholesterol. They say it contains enzymes known as HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The study found bergamot could even be as effective as statins, used to control cholesterol but which can...
  • 'Liberty Tax': White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty

    03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 21 Mar 2014, 5:04 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare – but his critics don't seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes. The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.” Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama's White House, responded that that was a “Flat lie, no fee for previous year,” adding, “Scary how much influence he once had.” Lee’s response to Drudge set off a firestorm in the liberal media, with many...
  • After 3 Years, 2 Months & 10 Days – Tea Party Patriots Granted Tax Exempt Status By Phone Call on

    02/27/2014 4:12:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    Not even a smidgen of corruption. After 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days; after thousands of man-hours, after tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees – the IRS called Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots to inform her that the conservative 501(c)(4) group was given tax-exempt status. This was just hours before her testimony today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on the IRS targeting scandal.
  • Kentucky Senate race 2014: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell and TARP (Bevin supported TARP)

    02/11/2014 7:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2014 | Josh Bresnahan
    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator. Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president, Bevin backed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, as well as the government takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McConnell supported TARP, and the Bevin campaign repeatedly reminds voters that the Senate minority leader calls that vote “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate.”
  • NEW ShePAC video wishes Sarah Palin a Happy 50th Birthday!

    02/10/2014 7:06:30 PM PST · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 2/10/2014 | Right Scoop
    Looks like Sarah Palin is turning 50 and there are many wishing here a Happy 50th Birthday in this new video by ShePAC:
  • Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep

    02/06/2014 1:10:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/14 | Matthew Boyle
    One of the most high-profile victims of the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal is planning to unveil surprising new allegations about the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing this morning. Catherine Engelbrecht, the head of election integrity group True The Vote and Tea Party group King Street Patriots, alleges Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) demanded information from her group in a similar manner to the IRS, according to her testimony. “Hours after sending letters, he would appear on cable news and publicly defame me and my organization,” Engelbrecht said. The Tea Party leader is...
  • If What the GOP's Experiencing is a 'Civil War', the Dems Could Use a Bit of that Themselves...

    02/01/2014 3:37:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Why go over the falls with Dear Leader...? All you hear lately from serial political opportunists on the left is how the foolish Republicans are being 'torn apart' by an internecine 'civil war', how we're going to split into two parties, political wilderness, blah blah blah...  And although the GOP's RINO establishment puts up a somewhat unified front -offering empty platitudes on Leno, etc- they plainly hate the TEA Party (and the potential shrinking of their privilege it represents). In reality, these Vichy Republicans have already taken off the 'nice' mask, joining up with pasty shit-head Karl Rove and the US Chamber of Commerce in an...
  • Schumer: Immigration Reform Stalled by Tea Party Racism

    01/23/2014 5:31:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/24/14
    On Thursday, speaking at the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that if it were not for the Tea Party, immigration reform would have passed long ago. He blamed Tea Party opposition to immigration reform on racism. "In a pre-tea party world, the Senate immigration bill would have been welcomed by House Republicans," Schumer stated. "However, the tea party rank and file know it's a different America. It looks different; it prays different; it works different. This is unsettling and angering to some." Schumer added that discomfort with demographic change – racism – explained “why...
  • NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year 15 Times ...

    01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    SHOWBIZ411.COM ^ | January 21, 2014 12:30 pm | Roger Friedman
    As the Super Bowl approaches New York much like a blizzard, here are some things to think about: in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.5 million to run the organization. And that's n... Article Link: NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx | Showbiz411 (
  • Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

    01/22/2014 2:09:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jackie Hicken
    The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address following the Republican response. The Tea Party Express, a political action committee, has hosted a response since 2011 when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave the response. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain gave the response in 2012 and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gave the response in 2013.
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • FBI Won’t File Charges Against IRS for Targeting Conservatives – BUT NEVER INTERVIEWED a Single Tea

    01/14/2014 9:03:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 1/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    The IRS Scandal involved: At least 292 conservative groups targeted At least 5 pro-Israel groups targeted Constitutional groups targeted Groups that criticized Obama administration were targeted At least two pro-life groups targeted A Texas voting-rights group was targeted Conservative activists and businesses were targeted. At least one conservative Hispanic group was targeted IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed The Obama FBI will not file charges against the IRS for targeting conservative groups. The agency never once interviewed a single Tea Party group. The reported: The Journal reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is...
  • South Carolina Tea Party Convention Jan 18, 2014

    01/05/2014 5:23:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 22 replies
    South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention ^ | 01/01/2014 | South Carolina Tea Party
    2014 SCTPC Convention Press Release Constitutional Compliance in Government South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention 2014 Election Kick-Off & Constitutional Compliance in Government Myrtle Beach, SC: The purpose of the SCTPC Convention has always been to provide a truthful examination, by the top experts across the country, of the crises threatening this nation, announced Joe Dugan, Convention Executive Producer. Where: Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Convention Dates: January 18 at 3pm –through January 20, 2014 at 5pm Expected attendance: 600+ Grassroots/Tea Party activists National Broadcast audience: Breitbart News Network and other major news media...
  • Just LOOK at All the Scum in Bed with Karl Rove...

    12/31/2013 5:40:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    For any with lingering doubts as to the righteousness of Karl Rove's intentions as he declares out-and-out war on the TEA Party, just have a look at the sorts he's associating himself with... Rove's dark-money SuperPACs like American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS were always funded  by billionaires with crony capitalism, cheap money, and an open-borders bottomless labor supply at the top of their agenda. These are mostly people of little constitutional sensibility, not particularly patriotic (in actions), and nor are they interested in true fiscal reform. The anti-TEA Party RINO establishment they support generously has dubbed itself 'the governing wing' of the GOP...
  • RINO-Corporatist/Political Profiteer Karl Rove Escalating (Failed) War with TEA Party...

    12/27/2013 4:22:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    And that's just fine- no time like the present for that inevitable defining battle with the wretched political-consultant class that has driven the GOP over the cliff for going-on eight years now. The victors in this power struggle (my $ says constitutional conservatives) will have momentum into the 2014 elections, with time to consolidate Republican power and roll Hillary to the curb in 2016. The only reason the unloved RINO racket Rove operates is even still around is the mechanism they've established that draws large corporate (and other special interest) donations, then utilizes that mountain of cash to control incumbents/primaries/elections and line-the-pockets...
  • Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat

    12/18/2013 12:41:01 PM PST · by Zeneta · 40 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | December 18, 2013 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor PRINCETON, NJ -- Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.
  • Allen West on Gov't Waste and Tea Party Disrespect (TEA Party Intelligence study)

    12/17/2013 5:07:08 PM PST · by Son House · 13 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Greta Van Susteren
    Former congressman on the annual 'Wastebook' and the government study devoted to studying the cognitive skills of Tea Party members
  • RUSH: GOP Willing To Lose Some Elections In Order To Get Rid Of The Tea Party

    12/16/2013 9:26:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/13/13 | DailyRushbo
    Vid at link
  • Hey Boehner/Musty Mitch, Guess What- Voters Want What the TEA Party's Been Promoting for Years

    11/30/2013 5:39:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    No matter what the polarizing, propagandizing Left says about fiscal conservatives as it attempts to splinter this country into a pile of kindling, it's not about race, class, or anything like that... it's not even about a major social agenda about to be imposed on the country  (at least not for me). What it is about -and should be the GOP's unified, disciplined message- is the simple, straightforward idea that the American people (and the business they own/create) can do most anything better than government can... This is the foundation all effective conservative movements build-upon, and with it we can't miss...
  • Alabama Obesity Task Force launches yearlong campaign targeting sugary drinks (sweet tea)

    10/30/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Republic ^ | 10/27/13
    **SNIP** Health officials say the "ReThink Your Drink" campaign is aimed at reducing the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages that Alabamians have in their diets. They say a 20-ounce soda or sweetened tea can have 240 calories from sugar.
  • Americans' Belief That Gov't Is Too Powerful at Record Level

    10/22/2013 8:59:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | by Joy Wilke
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.
  • Warning…Your Green Tea Isn’t What You Think It Is

    10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Bottom Line ^ | 9-1-13 | Rebecca Shannonhouse
    The disease-fighting punch of green tea is largely due to its high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance with more antioxidant activity than vitamins C and E and other nutritional heavyweights. The other side of the green tea story: Even if you are consuming green tea, the truth is that you might not be getting what you pay for. Some bottled green teas and even green tea supplements contain only trace amounts of EGCG. Meanwhile, the amount of EGCG in other green tea–based products can vary by more than 240%. These and other findings, from the scientists at,...
  • The Tea Party uprising has barely gotten started [Send a message to your reps NOW!]

    10/16/2013 3:47:43 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    Oct. 16, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    Congressmen and Senators, At this critical juncture, on the cusp of what most conservatives now expect to be another massive sellout of the people and of principle, I would like to take this opportunity to point out a few crucial facts concerning political ownership of public policy. FACT If you AGAIN fund Obamacare, you own it. FACT If you AGAIN vote to fund Planned Parenthood, you own it. FACT If our Posterity is further burdened with crushing debts to which they could not possibly consent, and you AGAIN vote for it, you own it. FACT If any immoral and/or unconstitutional...
  • How Does the Tea Party Effects the Republican Party?

    10/14/2013 1:35:27 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 18 replies
    How Does the Tea Party Affect the Republican Party? There is an opinion that the Tea Party Movement diminishes the Republican Party. The most important opinion is the Tea Party Patriots’ opinion. The Republican Party’s direction must weaken before achieving the Tea Party’s objective of a constitutional government. My motto if you will, “Tea Party Patriots don't make the Republican Party weaker, Tea Party Patriots make the Republican Party Conservative. The grass roots Tea Party Movement is unique because all they ask for in exchange for their vote is a constitutional government. I would love to hear every American demand...
  • Levin is Right, Time for TOTAL War on the Vichy-Republican GOP Establishment...

    10/12/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm loathe to fold-up Reagan's Republican 'big tent' for good, the Rove-Boehner-RNC-Fox-WSJ axis has taken the choice out of our hands, as they are clearly out to exterminate -or at least neuter- the TEA Party, particularly it's emerging new leadership i.e. Cruz, Lee, et. al... so it's kill or be killed (and I know which I'd prefer). But these losers can't win elections: Rove famously tanked in 2012 with those he and his Big Bux donors chose to back. Many of these GOP candidates were squirelly tools willing to do as he and the ole Bush gang tell them...
  • Why It's Time for the Tea Party- Populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it.

    10/03/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT · by Dysart · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-3-13 | Peggy Noonan
    This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes. Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006. No board-certified political professional predicted, on Election Day 2008, what happened in 2009-10 (New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) and has been happening, and will happen, since then. It all moves so quickly now, it all turns on a dime. But at this moment we are witnessing a shift that will likely have some enduring political impact. Another way of saying that: The past few years, a lot of people in...
  • Lois Lerner´s Own Words

    09/12/2013 6:35:24 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/11/2013 | staff
    Congress's investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it's turning up news. Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn't politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation. In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is "very dangerous," and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser]...
  • Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart to be tried on a blackmail charge

    09/07/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT · by oxcart · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 09/07/2013 | Nolan Clay
    A judge Friday ordered Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart to face trial in a blackmail case. Gerhart, a carpenter, is charged with two felonies over an email he admits sending to a state senator in an effort to get legislation passed. Oklahoma County Special Judge Susan K. Johnson rejected defense arguments that the email was protected political speech. “Your First Amendment rights are on trial, not just mine,” Gerhart told news reporters after the ruling was made at the end of a two-hour preliminary hearing. Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, said he felt anxious when he first read the...
  • IRS continues to hound Tea Party Patriots, demands more data for tax-exempt status

    08/30/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/29/2013 | Ben Wofgang
    The initial firestorm surrounding the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups may have subsided, but tea party leaders say the situation has only become worse and may lead to more lawsuits against the embattled agency. New documents show the depth of information the IRS is seeking from Tea Party Patriots, a leading conservative group that first applied for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status in late 2010 and one of many organizations singled out for extra scrutiny by the Obama administration. An IRS letter sent to the group last week and obtained by The Washington Times contains a laundry list of requests...
  • OAKLAND TEA PARTY PROTESTER Sings the Truth – Gets Her Mic Shut Off (Video)

    08/15/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    Maybe it was something she sang? Oakland Tea Party protester Celeste Paradise used her one minute of public comment time to sing a protest song at a public meeting. That’s when the committee shut her mic off.
  • The History of the Tea Bag. Invented by Accident.

    08/08/2013 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    UK Tea Council ^ | 8/8/2013 | UK Tea Council
    Needless to say, it was in America, with its love of labour-saving devices, that tea bags were first developed. In around 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a New York tea merchant, started to send samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. Some assumed that these were supposed to be used in the same way as the metal infusers, by putting the entire bag into the pot, rather than emptying out the contents. It was thus by accident that the tea bag was born! Responding to the comments from his customers that the mesh on the silk was too fine,...
  • IRS Employees Ordered to Send Tea Party Cases to IRS's Only Obama Political Appointee

    07/18/2013 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/78/13 | Ryan Kierman and Michael W. Chapman
    ( – IRS employees were ordered by their superiors--including Lois Lerner who pleaded the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination rather than testify in Congress--to send certain Tea Party tax-exemption applications to the office of the IRS's Chief Counsel, which was headed by William Wilkins, who at that time was the only Obama political appointee at the IRS, according to a letter released today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “As a part of this ongoing investigation, the Committees have learned that the IRS Chief Counsel’s office in Washington, D.C. has been closely involved in some of the applications,”...
  • [VAnity] Rush's Jeep Contest

    07/16/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    A Friend | NOW! | ME!
    A friend of mine was interested in knowing if anyone has heard who won the Jeep from Two if By Tea. Has it been announced yet?
  • Watch: Marco Rubio Defends Himself Against Tea Party Attacks on Senate Floor

    06/26/2013 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/26/13 | Jason Howerton
    Responding to harsh criticism from Tea Party activists and conservatives, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) defended his support of the current immigration bill on the Senate floor Wednesday. He appealed directly to the people who helped him get elected, saying “their opinions really matter to me.” “Over the last few days, I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists from across the country regarding immigration,” Rubio began. “And they are increasingly unhappy about the immigration reform proposal in the Senate.” Marco Rubio Defends Himself Against Tea Party Attacks on Senate Floor Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks...
  • Tea Party Rally May Have Drawn Bigger Crowd than Obama Speech in Berlin

    06/19/2013 4:31:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/19/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When Barack Obama gave a speech in Berlin in 2008, he drew a crowd of 200,000. Wednesday's speech at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate was a little less popular. White House pool reporter Elmar Jakobs estimated the crowd at only 4,500.
  • Tea Party Patriots: ‘The largest Tea Party protest since 2010 is tomorrow’

    06/18/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    Conservative activists are planning to storm Capitol Hill on Wednesday for what they are predicting will be “the largest Tea Party protest since 2010.” The protest — drawing tea partiers like TV host Glenn Beck and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul — is in response to the Internal Revenue Service’s recent admission that it has been specifically targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. The gathering on the West Lawn of the Capitol is being called the “Audit the IRS” Rally. Read more:
  • IRS Reviewing 64,600,000 Pages of Documents for Info 'Potentially Relevant' to Tea Party Targeting

    06/06/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/6/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - In a belated and incomplete response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s request for Internal Revenue Service documents relating to the agency’s targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups for heightened scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel has informed the committee that the agency is in the process of reviewing approximately 64,600,000 pages of documents from IRS officials “who may have potentially relevant information” about the targeting. Werfel also suggested to the committee that he believes the ultimate answers to who knew what and when in the White House and the...
  • Tea Party group founder to Congress: I am outraged by the accusation we are subsidized

    06/04/2013 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    This is an important point because Democrats like to pretend that if you have tax-exempt status that you are being subsidized by the taxpayer. But Laurens County Tea Party group founder Dianne Belsom, who says she’s outraged by the accusation, corrects the record and points out that donations her C4 group receives are not tax deductible and have already been taxed when they were earned. The point, she says, of C4 is to ensure those donations don’t get taxed again at the end of the year.
  • Video: Tea Party activist describes IRS intimidation tactics

    06/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/4/13 | Ed Morrissey
    Meet Karen Kenney, the first in what will undoubtedly be a parade of victims of the intimidation tactics of the IRS aimed at conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Twitchy captures Kenney’s statement and the immediate Twitter reaction to it. With President Obama attempting to pre-empt the hearing with an odd live statement on judicial nominations — usually a matter left to press releases — coverage of the hearing has been spotty, but this needs to be seen and read in full:
  • Tea party witness chokes up: 'I'm not begging my lords for mercy. I'm a born free American woman'

    06/04/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 186 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/13 | Vince Coglianese
    A tea party witness from Alabama launched into emotional testimony Tuesday as she described her group’s political abuse at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service. “We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise the right to free speech. And we don’t understand why the government tried to stop us,” Wetumpka Tea Party President Becky Gerritson said during her opening statement before the House Ways and Means Committee. “I’m not here at as a serf or a vassal,” she went on, beginning to choke up. “I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother...
  • IRS employee in bombshell congressional interviews about tea party targeting: 'Washington, DC

    06/02/2013 9:41:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/2/13 | David Martosko In Washington
    Interviews with IRS employees have established that the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service was engaged in targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for unfair levels of scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Rep. Darrel lssa, chairman of powerful House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, made that startling announcement on CNN Sunday morning. 'As late as last week,' he said, 'the [Obama] administration was still trying to say the [IRS targeting scandal] was from a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, when in fact the indication is that they were directly being ordered from Washington.'
  • Special IRS Tax Exempt Form 501C3-A for TEA Party Groups Exposed!

    05/17/2013 7:20:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Scooped by Scooter Van Neuter at Big Hairy News
  • EXCLUSIVE REPORT: List of Outrageous and Intrusive IRS Questions Sent to Ohio Tea Party Group

    05/14/2013 10:57:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 5-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Liberty Township Tea Party was one of several Tea Party groups in Ohio who were harassed by the IRS in the lead-up to the 2012 elections. The group recently released the extensive list of the questions sent to them by the IRS. Ohio patriot Carol Greenberg sent in this information. As many of you know, the IRS issued an apology for targeting “tea party” and “patriot” groups. We within the Liberty Township Tea Party are painfully aware of these intrusive actions. Click this link and download a PDF to see the type of questions that were demanded of us...
  • IRS boss of Tea Party probes targeted anti-Clinton group in 1990s

    05/13/2013 6:53:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/13 | Paul Bedard
    Steven T. Miller, the acting IRS commissioner who managed the division that has admitted targeting anti-Obama Tea Party groups, was one of several agents who investigated anti-Clinton organizations including Judicial Watch during that Democrat´s administration, according to court documents and interviews. Miller, who headed the IRS Services and Enforcement Division from 2009 until the end of last year, is named in court documents as part of a trio of Internal Revenue Service officials who allegedly characterized the 1998-2001 investigation of Judicial Watch as politically motivated.
  • GOP Senator: Obama Must Apologize For 'Absolutely Chilling' IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups

    05/12/2013 10:12:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/12/13 | Brett LoGiurato
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that the IRS´ admission of targeting various conservative groups for extra scrutiny was "absolutely chilling," and she called on President Barack Obama to apologize. "This is truly outrageous and it contributes to the profound distrust that the American people have in government," Collins said on CNN´s "State of the Union." "It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review, and I think it´s very disappointing that the president hasn´t personally condemned this and spoken out." The Alabama Democratic Party:
  • 10 crazy things the IRS asked Tea Party groups

    05/10/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/13 | Mary Katharine Ham
    The Internal Revenue Service admitted Friday to improperly targeting conservative groups for aggressive applications processes for tax exempt status in 2012, using the terms “Tea Party” and “patriot” as flags. Here are some of the things they wanted to know about those groups. 1. We’re gonna need all your direct and indirect communication. “‘Direct and indirect communications’ is profoundly chilling of First Amendment rights, ” said David French, senior counsel for American Center for Law & Justice, which has been representing 27 conservative organizations met with IRS inquisitions. “It’s so vague as to be impossible to comply with.”
  • This Tea Party Thing

    05/09/2013 10:13:47 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 36 replies
    May 9, 2013 | MosesKnows
    This Tea Party Thing I am a Tea Party Patriot. I know what that means to me but I am confused about what it means to others. The point of this post is to learn what being a Tea Party Patriot means to other Tea Party Patriots. I doubt I will learn anything that would alter what I believe but I can’t know until it is learned. Declaring I am a Tea Party Patriot means I favor a constitutional government. No more and no less. I accept the Constitution as the proper amount of government. My believe is that the...
  • Vanity: Melanie Phillips(UK) Blasts David Carson. Similar Tea Party observations

    05/03/2013 6:56:29 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-17-2013 | Melanie Phillips
    A short clip but the parallels between UKIP & UK Conservatives mimics the GOPe & Tea Party.