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  • IRS Still Hasn’t Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups

    03/23/2017 11:23:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/22/2017 | Ethan Barton
    An obscure bureaucratic policy that allowed IRS officials to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns is still in place, meaning the same abuses may be continuing, according to a nonprofit government watchdog. The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday. The policy also directs IRS officials to prepare “sensitive case reports” for their supervisors and to ignore “the merits of the application” if it involved...
  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, “Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, ‘Don’t vote...
  • Weekly Update: Obama IRS Scandal Update

    03/11/2017 11:34:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents JW Files Lawsuit on Obama’s Illegal Russia Leaks Rutland, Vermont Citizens Oust Mayor Caught in Refugee Dishonesty Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents We have no intention to allow the extra-legal activities of President Obama’s administration to fade into the sunset now that he is out of office. Particularly egregious was his using the might of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups that disagreed with his political views. And heel dragging at the IRS continues. This week Judicial Watch...
  • IRS Finds 6,924 Documents Related to Obama Tea Party Targeting — Two Years After FOIA Request

    03/09/2017 7:46:08 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 9, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama IRS targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny. The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: â—¾Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted â—¾At least 5 pro-Israel groups â—¾Constitutional groups â—¾Groups that criticized Obama administration â—¾At least two pro-life groups â—¾An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor â—¾A 180 year-old Baptist paper â—¾A Texas voting-rights group â—¾A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed â—¾Conservative activists and businesses â—¾At least one conservative Hispanic group â—¾IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed â—¾10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS â—¾AndÂ… 100% of the 501(c)(4)...
  • Republicans want to know why Trump hasn't fired the IRS head

    03/09/2017 1:26:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-9-17 | Brooke Singman
    Nearly two months into the Trump administration, the IRS commissioner House Republicans once threatened with impeachment remains on the job. John Koskinen's continued tenure may be surprising, considering how aggressively Republicans went after him under the Obama administration. But despite a sustained push by congressional Republicans to oust the IRS chief before his five-year term expires this November, President Trump so far has made no move to do so. A White House official, asked about the commissioner's future, also told Fox News on Wednesday they had no personnel announcements “at this time.” House Republicans aren't giving up their quest to...
  • Two Years Later, IRS Locates 6,924 Documents Related to Tea Party Targeting

    03/09/2017 6:27:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Agency will not commit to a timeframe to make the documents public. The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them. The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status. The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public. "At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its...
  • IRS Has 7,000 Unreleased Documents Related to Conservative and Tea Party Targeting

    03/08/2017 7:56:17 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/8/17 4:22 PM | By TODD SHEPHERD (@TODDASHEPHERD) •
    The IRS has told a federal court that they've recently identified almost 7,000 more documents that could contain information on how the agency targeted the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party organizations or other conservative political groups starting back in 2010, according to a court document. But IRS in the document would not commit to a timeline for releasing the documents. The revelation of thousands of unreleased documents was made in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that specializes in filing, and in many instances litigating, FOIA requests. For Judicial Watch President...
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • Democrats Are Losing the Battle of Ideas by Trying to Replicate the Tea Party

    02/22/2017 12:08:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, when I’m right, I’m right. (shuffling paper) I just received… There’s a column in the latest issue of the Weekly Standard by Alice B. Lloyd. It’s called, “The Activist’s Dilemma: The More We Shout … The Less They Care?” This piece basically says what my opening monologue says, in its own way. “The more extreme a protest or demonstration, the more media attention it gets,” the more sunlight shines on it. “But the more extreme the protest, the less likely it is the [people] at home will identify with its motivating spirit. This trade-off, between publicity and influence,...
  • The Tea Party

    02/17/2017 6:29:54 PM PST · by 12chachacha · 48 replies
    Vanity
    I need to get something off of my chest. I talked to an old friend today. Had not talked to her in years. The subject of the election and politics came up and I informed her that I was an ardent Tea Party supporter. I am a true believer in the Tea Party and its stated mission and endorsement of a smaller less powerful federal government that adheres and limits itself to the powers granted to it by our constitution. Back to the conversation and here is where it got ugly fast. Her response to my admitted preference for the...
  • Where is the Tea Party? Should they be ramping up to help Trump?

    02/17/2017 2:55:21 PM PST · by tophat9000 · 30 replies
    mypooke | Tophat9000
    So I see a March 4 Trump (a march to support Trump March 4)...but I'm curious why I really haven't seen the Tea Party infrastructure which still exist ..ramping up as a trump supporting group to counter the anti trumper's I know the Tea Party is its own enty not a support one candidate... but in may way Trump right populism is an extension on the Tea party own right populism Personally I think a good part of thr Tea Party was absorbed into Trump's campaign. But the Tea Party ability to organize Mass rallies is definitely what's needed right...
  • Tea party gains voice in Trump's Cabinet with budget chief

    02/16/2017 5:25:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 17, 2017 | Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office.Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office hours after the Senate confirmed the South Carolina Republican's nomination on a narrow 51-49 vote in the GOP-controlled Senate.Pence praised Mulvaney's "extraordinary record" and said he "couldn't be more enthusiastic" about Trump's decision to choose him.Not all Republicans shared Pence's sentiments.Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is emerging as perhaps the most vocal GOP critic of the Trump administration,...
  • Trump Protesters Borrow From Tea Party to Put Pressure on Lawmakers

    02/06/2017 8:44:25 AM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Feb 2017 | KATE ZERNIKE
    For weeks, a swelling group has been showing up every Friday here at the local office of Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen to demand that he hold a town-hall meeting to answer its concerns about his fellow Republicans’ plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. After weeks without an answer, the congressman’s staff replied that he would be too busy, that such gatherings took considerable planning and that just finding a meeting place could be tough. So the group, NJ 11th for Change, secured venues in all four counties that Mr. Frelinghuysen represents for times during the congressional recess this month —...
  • Democrat Terrorists

    02/06/2017 8:32:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Do I sense a tad bit of hypocrisy in the acrid and smoky air above the cities as the violence accelerates and the liberal left Democrats go even farther out of their mind for their Marxist narrative? When the Tea Party was rallying peaceably in response to the election of Barack Obama in 2008, and continued their movement throughout the Democrat President’s two terms of office, they were labeled by the leftist political establishment and the liberal media as an anti-government hate group, and domestic terrorists or a domestic terrorist group. Even the Department of Homeland Security, under Obama’s watch,...
  • With violence and extremism, the Left has lost the moral high ground on Trump

    02/04/2017 8:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    InForum ^ | February 4, 2017 | Rob Port
    I desperately want Donald Trump to be a good President. If he could unravel the harmful policies of the Obama administration, and take a wrecking ball to entrenched bureaucratic and political power in Washington D.C., he could go down as one of our nation's greatest leaders. Or he could become a laughing stock. An embarrassing political footnote. Something akin to Minnesota electing Jesse Ventura to be governor. Sometimes the moment can make the man. I've been waiting for Democrats to rise to the occasion of the Trump presidency by becoming the loyal opposition. Trump would be a better sort of...
  • Can Creepy Leftist Weirdos Create A Progressive Tea Party?

    01/26/2017 7:56:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26,2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The post-Inauguration freak show that descended on Washington was a far cry from the festival of flags and tri-corner hats of the Tea Party revolt by America’s normals. Instead of a Norman Rockwell painting about democracy come to life, it looked like the parking lot sale at the offices of Dr. Fred Skeeve, the Discount Gynecologist. Now, normal people would typically react with alarm and disgust at this kind of bizarre pageant, assuming they cared enough to pay attention to it. In the off chance they happened to encounter it while flipping channels, they would likely lunge for the remote...
  • Tea Party Crowd in DC Vs Woman March in DC

    01/25/2017 2:35:43 PM PST · by bogusname · 37 replies
    I along with many other here march with the Tea Party in DC on 9/12/2009 and we remember the huge turnout. We left the place cleaner than when we got there. It's quite a different story with the recent Woman March On DC.
  • We Still Need the Tea Party!

    01/25/2017 6:47:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/17 | James Sharpe
    Do not allow the Tea Party to become a relic of the past. We’ve come too far to stop fighting now. Flashback to early-2009: The US was in the first one hundred days of the Barack Obama presidency. Many Americans already knew what to expect in the coming four (or eight) years. Others may have voted for President Obama hoping for the best but not realizing the kind of damage that he would be able to inflict upon our nation. Those who saw it coming had already begun to organize. We marched. We met. I attended a rally in Columbus,...
  • Obama: I'm The Father Of The Tea Party

    01/12/2017 4:18:31 AM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01.11.17 | Matt Vespa
    Well, here’s a new declaration from outgoing President Obama. He’s declared himself to be the “father of the Tea Party.” In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, the anchor (and former Clinton operative) asked the president what sentence would describe him. Stephanopoulos cited the quote by the late Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce, who said “the greater the man, the easier it is to describe him in a single sentence.” Luce uttered this in 1962 when asked by then-President Kennedy what was on her mind. The 44th president said of himself, “President Obama believed deeply in this democracy and the...
  • Tea Party to Obama: You’re Not OUR Daddy!’

    01/10/2017 9:38:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Judi McLeod
    Humility and honesty have never been part of Obama’s long suit As he struts out of the same door whose glass he mistakenly ran into in 2009, Pretend President Barack Hussein Obama is trying to take credit for being “The Father of the Tea Party”. “Stop, thief, Stop!” and hear the gales of laughter your 11th-hour claim has unleashed across the fruited plains.
  • Park Slope Rally to Call for Total Obstruction of Trump Agenda

    01/05/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Patch ^ | January 5, 2017 | John V. Santore
    "Play ball with dangerous, amoral people and we will devote ourselves to your political demise," the organizers wrote. PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN — Brooklynites determined to stop President-Elect Donald Trump's agenda in its tracks will deliver their message to New York Senator and Park Slope resident Chuck Schumer on Jan. 7. A rally planned for 1 p.m. outside Schumer's 9 Prospect Park West apartment building had been signed up for on Facebook by 169 people as of Thursday afternoon, with nearly 300 more saying they were interested. "We, the people of NYC and New York State, vow to hound you day...
  • Trump taps conservative SC Rep. Mulvaney as budget chief

    12/16/2016 7:13:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2016 9:35 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped South Carolina GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. An official on Trump’s transition team, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter before it is officially announced, confirmed Trump’s pick Friday evening. Mulvaney, 49, was elected in the 2010 tea party wave and is a founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, whose members pushed former Speaker John Boehner from power and have caused heartburn for current Speaker Paul Ryan. He is one of the...
  • House Republicans derail impeachment effort against IRS commissioner

    12/06/2016 3:06:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders managed to derail a measure to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday, sending the debate back to a committee for more study, where it will die when the Congress adjourns at the end of this year. Conservatives had pushed for impeaching Mr. Koskinen, saying he cannot be allowed to get away with having misled Congress on the investigation into the IRS’s tea party targeting. But GOP leaders, eager to clean up business and shut down for the year, ahead of a busy 2017, led the push to shunt the impeachment aside. Joined by Democrats, the House voted...
  • Progressives without Power

    11/26/2016 12:40:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 26 Nov, 2016 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    A very nice liberal broadcaster asked me earlier this week whether I am worried about the future of the Republican party. Funny question. There are 25 states in which the state legislatures and governorships are controlled by Republicans, and two states with executive/legislative divides in which there are Republican legislative majorities large enough to override a veto from the Democratic governor. Sixty-eight of the country’s 98 partisan state legislative chambers are Republican-run. There are only four states with Democratic governors and legislatures; it is true that these include one of our most populous states (California), but the majority of Americans...
  • Sarah Palin: Trump Movement Began with the GOP Establishment's (Title Truncated)

    11/25/2016 12:43:30 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 25, 2016 | John Hayward
    Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was a guest on the special Thanksgiving holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. Palin said the 2016 election was vindication for “me and millions of other Americans who, for years and years, have been saying smaller, smarter government is the answer, and we need someone who is politically incorrect enough to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be doin’, to fix the problems that we’re in in our nation.”Marlow said he thought Trump’s campaign theme of “draining the swamp” in DC...
  • Another Judge Confirms: IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

    11/21/2016 9:11:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 4:29 PM EST | Hans Bader
    Yet another judge has ruled against the IRS over its unconstitutional targeting of conservative and tea party groups based on their political views. […] Judge Michael R. Barrett wrote in his decision that the Texas Patriots tea party group had “made a strong showing of a likelihood of success” on its claim that its free speech rights were violated by the IRS lengthy delay in processing its application. “The evidence strongly suggests that the IRS initiated the delay” because the Texas group was affiliated with the tea party, the judge wrote. […] Moreover, in documents recently unearthed by Judicial Watch,...
  • Direct Action Reveals: Evidence/Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released

    11/21/2016 8:19:19 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    kaufmancountytparty (Texas) ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Webmaster
    Direct Action Reveals: Evidence of Alleged Tarrant County Voter Fraud Released November 14, 2016By Webmaster At least two races were won through voter fraud in one of Texas’ largest – and most Republican – counties. This was among the findings announced by the organization responsible for exposing what is allegedly the largest voter fraud operation in Texas history. In a presentation to a local 912 group in Fort Worth, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas presented documents from his formal voter-fraud complaint filed with the Secretary of State. The secretary of state has referred to the voter fraud evidence as...
  • Weekly Update: Clinton Accountability Continues

    11/19/2016 9:52:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 18, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ Judicial Watch Goes to Court For Records about Exchange of GTMO Prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Clinton Accountability Goes Forward Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ We know now, right from the horse’s mouth, how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups during the Obama administration. In the notes of a top IRS official, written down during a 2011 interoffice meeting, we discovered that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax-exempt status based...
  • 12 Facts About Mike Pompeo, Trump's Pick for CIA Director

    11/18/2016 8:56:23 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Michael Sebastian
    Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican congressman from Kansas, to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, according to the Associated Press. Pompeo, 52, has served in the House of Representatives since 2011. Pompeo graduated first in his class from West Point in 1986, according to his congressional biography. He spent five years on active duty in the Army — part of it along the East German border — serving as a tank platoon leader. He left the Army as a captain, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pompeo, who was born in California, moved to Kansas in 1996...
  • Sarah Palin's America Is Now Here

    11/17/2016 4:27:21 AM PST · by Sontagged · 30 replies
    Dat Tech Guy Blog ^ | November 17, 2016 | Da Tech Guy Blog
    "Polls are only good for strippers and cross-country skiers" -Sarah Palin, two days before the 2016 election There is one aspect of the Donald Trump victory that is not getting much press. the fact that it is yet another huge win for Sarah Palin over the media and culture. In 2010 I wrote about how Sarah Palin (Along with Rush Limbaugh) was the big winner in the first big red wave: CBS news pointed out Sarah Palin endorsed 43 house candidates of which 30 won while winning 7 of 12 Senate endorsed candidates. Senator Jim Demitt said “she’s done a...
  • New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on (tr)

    11/16/2016 2:12:29 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    Full Title : New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including notes from a 2011 interoffice meeting revealing a top IRS official admitted that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax exempt status based on “guilt by association” and “party affiliation.” According to former IRS Director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements Holly Paz, “they think they know what the org is really doing, rather than...
  • This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

    11/16/2016 3:39:47 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/15/2013 | J. Lester Feder
    The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
  • Exclusive – Rep. Huelskamp: Speaker Ryan Does Not Have 218 Votes

    11/11/2016 5:01:26 PM PST · by maggief · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    The chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus and one of the first men to come out against Speaker John A. Boehner told Breitbart News that he does not think Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) has the votes to keep his gavel. “I just don’t think he has the votes,” said Rep. Timothy A. Huelskamp (R.-Kansas), who lost his primary Aug. 2 and returns to private life after this session of Congress. Huelskamp said he is concerned that the House Republican leadership is in a hurry to, first, get itself rubber-stamped inside the conference and then to proceed with an...
  • CNN Anchor Claims She Saw Tea Party Spit on Members of Congress

    11/15/2016 5:37:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    CNN anchor Brianna Keilar claimed on Monday that she witnessed Tea Party protesters spitting on African-American members of Congress and calling them racial slurs when she previously covered the Tea Party as a reporter in 2010. The incident that Keilar alluded to allegedly occurred on March 20, 2010, when thousands of Americans arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest House Democrats preparing to vote for Obamacare. While many reporters said they witnessed the incident, Breitbart News debunked it and found there was no video evidence that it ever happened.
  • Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes

    11/14/2016 8:37:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Spokesman ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Betsy Z. Russell
    Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes By Betsy Z. Russell bzrussell@gmail.com (208) 336-2854 MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 3:45 P.M. Idaho’s four presidential electors say they have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the electoral college. “A lot of ’em use bad, rough language,” said Layne Bangerter, one of the four electors. “Nothing I feel intimidated over. But we’re watching it very closely. They’ve got our home phone numbers, our cell numbers, our emails, our Facebook....
  • How the Tea Party helped Trump win the election

    11/13/2016 5:17:52 PM PST · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/2016 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Now that the American people have hired Donald Trump and the Republicans to right the ship of state, it's time to get to work Trump’s stunning win on Election Night defied the pollsters’ expectations, conventional wisdom about how campaigns must be run, and even the Washington Establishment’s narrative about what it is, exactly, that American voters want. That last point is of particular interest to Tea Party conservatives. We have long argued that the Washington Establishment is disconnected from (and sometimes simply disinterested in) the issues that are most pressing to American voters.
  • Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation

    11/10/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 11/10/2016
    Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation CHICAGO - It's evidently scary and somewhat traumatizing for Liberals to realize that there's half a population in America that sees things totally different from them. And there's a sizable number in the only blue Midwestern state of Illinois, too. What Liberals don't understand is that those that see the world from a traditional conservative perspective have been fully aware of the Leftist view imposed upon them and have psychologically learned to deal with it. It has made conservatives stronger and more committed to liberty than ever as they've watched the...
  • IRS Handed Defeat in Court Ruling Against Tea Party Group It Stiffed

    11/06/2016 9:06:39 AM PST · by justlurking · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2016-11-06 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Texas Patriots Tea Party emerged as victor in its case against the IRS. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett ruled that the agency must process TPTP's application for tax exempt status after a long (and seemingly politically motivated) delay.It's now clear the IRS segregated TPTP's application in 2012 because it was a conservative political organization. It was just one instance in a larger scandal in which the IRS targeted conservatives and unfairly stalled their applications. The agency has insisted it no longer practices such political bias, yet the court said that doesn't solve TPTP's issue."Regardless of the fact the IRS purports...
  • Podesta pal at Justice led cover-up of IRS scandal

    11/03/2016 8:50:14 AM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    Lifezette.Com ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Senior Department of Justice official Peter J. Kadzik, newly exposed by WikiLeaks as colluding with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, is the same Obama appointee who helped cover up the Internal Revenue Service’s deliberate targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups. It is troubling that Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Kadzik is involved in, and possibly overseeing, the Justice Departments’s investigation of the 650,000 potentially sensitive emails found on a laptop computer thought to have been used at home by disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his estranged wife, longtime senior Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
  • OPERATION #MAGA3X NATIONWIDE TRUMP FLASH MOBS THIS WEEKEND

    10/29/2016 4:20:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 29, 2016 | MAGA3X
    Operation #MAGA3X nationwide Trump Flash Mobs listings for this weekend.
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • In Southwest Pa., the Democratic nominee is the Tea Party Republican

    10/17/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Art Halvorson may be the most interesting Democratic nominee for Congress this election—in part because he's really a Tea Party Republican. Halvorson in 2014 ran against pork-barreling Transportation Committee chairman and political legacy Bill Shuster. Shuster is most famous for his relationship with an airline lobbyist, an obvious conflict of interest for a Transpo chairman. Halvorson ran again this year, and lost the GOP primary to Shuster by only 1,200 votes—about 1 percent of the electorate. That same day, however, 1,069 Democratic voters wrote in his name on the Democratic primary ballot. No Democrat had filed to run, and Halvorson...
  • Why Democrats could benefit from a Trump victory (Fan fiction)

    10/16/2016 3:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jefferson Post ^ | October 16, 2016 | D.G. Martin
    Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month would be a good thing. Not for the country, they would explain, but for the future of the Democratic Party. Just like Barack Obama’s win in 2008 hurt Democrats in elections later on, Trump’s victory would be terrible for the Republicans in future elections. Obama’s victory seemed to be the prelude to a long period of Democratic dominance and control of the House and Senate. But it did not last long because Obama’s victory provoked...
  • Regulators Retaliate Against Tea Party Activist For His Free Speech -- And Get Away With It

    10/15/2016 3:12:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 15, 2016 | George Leef
    The First Amendment is supposed to protect Americans’ right to speak freely against any governmental interference, but in our increasingly politicized climate, we’re finding that regulators who don’t like what you say can and will abuse their power to make you shut up. A Tea Party activist in Nebraska has found that out and so far his efforts at obtaining justice have come to naught. For many years, Robert Bennie had been a successful financial advisor working at the Lincoln, Nebraska firm of Linsco Private Ledger (LPL). LPL’s business falls under the regulatory domain of the Nebraska Department of Banking...
  • IRS subjects tea party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

    10/05/2016 10:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS‘ battle against holdout tea party groups is heating up again, after the tax agency promised it would begin processing their long-delayed applications, but sent a new round of prodding questions demanding still more information. More jarringly, the IRS then publicly released one of the sets of questions it sent to the Texas Patriots Tea Party — a move the group’s lawyer says puts secret taxpayer return information, supposed to be protected, out in the public. Tax experts say the IRS may be on safe legal ground, since the filing was made as part of a court case, and...
  • Tea Party Patriots Endorse Trump

    09/22/2016 6:22:42 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 14 replies
    Lifezette ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    This morning, the Tea Party Patriots’ super PAC endorsed Donald J. Trump for president. Jenny Beth Martin, CEO of the organization, announced the news in a statement and on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning. “On the question of whether to support Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund — the super PAC affiliated with the largest Tea Party organization in the country — has made its choice,” Martin said in her statement. “Hillary Clinton stands opposed to everything the Tea Party stands for, on the policy, political, and personal fronts. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has...
  • IRS chief Koskinen says he was misled, doesn’t deserve impeachment

    09/21/2016 9:31:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 21, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    While acknowledging that the IRS bungled tea party applications, and that he himself gave wrong information to Congress, agency Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Wednesday he needs to remain at the IRS in order to clean it up. At a hearing designed to lay the ground for his possible impeachment, Mr. Koskinen implied he was let down by his subordinates, who allowed hundreds of backup tapes to be destroyed, losing tens of thousands of emails from former senior executive Lois G. Lerner. It is the loss of those emails, even as they were under a subpoena issued by Congress, that...
  • Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Gets Worse

    09/17/2016 10:49:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives Days Before 9/11 DHS Secretary Says Islam is Religion of Peace, ISIS Isn’t Islamic Top State Officials Raised Questions about Clinton Emails Three Years Ago It’s Official! Clean House is New York Times Bestseller! Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives It wasn’t just Obama’s Internal Revenue Service that sought to suppress conservative voices in order to help him retain the presidency in 2012. We learned further of a dangerous enterprise involving a key Democratic Senator and the Obama Justice Department from 72 pages of Justice documents we...
  • Judicial Watch: Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Urged DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party Groups

    09/15/2016 2:41:18 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/15/16 | Newsmax
    A Democratic senator sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal prosecutions of conservatives in 2013, newly-released federal documents reveal. The Department of Justice documents reveal email conversations between its officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, about possible criminal prosecution of tea party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules, says Judicial Watch, a government watchdog which obtained the material. The conversations were in prepara (excerpt)
  • Civil War Band Concert at 405-605 Patriots (So.Calif)

    09/15/2016 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    405-605 Patriots ^ | 9-15-2016 | Loud Mime
    The Band of the California Battalion will again play for our patriots this September. Bring your friends, family and enjoy an entertainment feast as we listen and sing along with the band. The concert is at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Dr., Los Alamitos CA on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at 7 pm. Come early. Introduce yourself to the MC (me) if you attend. FREEPERS wanted!