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  • 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 · 56 replies ^ | 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!
  • Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO]

    08/29/2016 7:09:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 8-27-2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Daily Caller News Foundation Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Contributor 10:24 PM 08/27/2016 As parents increasingly notice government schools indoctrinate children with secular or progressive values, more families are exploring homeschooling as “a freedom initiative” to maintain control over values and beliefs. Sam Sorbo is a passionate, dedicated homeschooling mom of three and talk radio host. Often on Fox News, Sorbo is an actress, former model and biomedical engineer from Duke University, who is married to actor Kevin Sorbo of “Hercules” fame. She is also the author of recent book “They’re...
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • IRS vows to finally stop targeting tea party groups; Will process long held-up applications

    08/25/2016 5:41:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS is still holding up three tea party groups’ applications, Commissioner John Koskinen admitted in a letter to Congress last week — but he insisted he agents are finally about to begin processing them. Mr. Koskinen is hoping to head off yet another judicial spanking for his agency, which has suffered a string of defeats in federal courts that ruled he is still improperly targeting conservative groups and mistreating them more than three years after the tax agency admitted to its bad behavior. Not only are three groups still awaiting approval, but the IRS had left open the possibility...
  • Georgia Conservatives and Tea Party Members Must Not Be Fooled by CAIR

    08/21/2016 1:09:24 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 Aug 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been tied to HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. CAIR has also been named a terrorist organization itself by US ally the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the fact that it is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the granddaddy of all modern Sunni Jihadist organizations. Now, CAIR is conducting “outreach” to conservative groups and a major Tea Party organization in the state of Georgia. In view of this development, we thought it important to detail CAIR’s disturbing history, members, officers and ties ahead of more of its “outreach” efforts in...
  • Vanity: If Tea Party is AstroTurf, why did the Dems lose 2010 & 2014?

    08/14/2016 11:15:25 PM PDT · by Shadow44 · 11 replies
    So I saw an article peddling yet again how the Tea Party is dead, and it was lobbyists who made it up to fleece people. The media says that the Tea Party is a fraud, but how can they explain the horrific loses in 2010 and 2014? Not to mention we now know they had to use the IRS to hang on in 2012. Not to mention every RINO presidential candidate was a huge dud. Just something that was bothering me.
  • How We Killed the Tea Party

    08/14/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 54 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | Paul H. Jossey
    Greedy PACs drained the movement with endless pleas for money to support “conservative” causes and candidates. I worked for one of them. But Tea Party ideas live on. As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It was murdered—and it was an inside job. In a half decade, the spontaneous uprising that shook official Washington degenerated into a...
  • Ace of Spades on Political Honesty, and the Pro-Amnesty Wing of the Republican Party

    08/12/2016 11:35:43 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 10 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | Rand Koch
    Like many of us, Ace of Spades is fed up with the #NeverTrumpies and the GOP's basic dishonesty. But first, let's start off with Peggy Noonan at the pay­walled WSJ, who recognizes that the elites are, well, elite: From what I've seen of those in power throughout business and politics now, the people of your country are not your countrymen, they're aliens whose bizarre emotions you must attempt occasionally to anticipate and manage. In Manhattan, my little island off the continent, I see the children of the global business elite marry each other and settle in London or New York...
  • Federal court finds IRS may still be targeting conservatives

    08/05/2016 4:04:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies ^ | Aug 5,2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A federal court ruled Friday that the Internal Revenue Service has not yet demonstrated that officials stopped targeting Tea Party groups in a decision that excoriated the tax agency for its "discriminatory" treatment of conservative organizations. "This is a blistering rebuke to the IRS and its defenders," Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies, said of the court's ruling. "It takes on squarely the defense the IRS had raised in this case which is, 'Whatever happened, we promise not to do it again.'" "The court goes through and systematically takes that apart in a way...
  • New IRS Scandal Documents (Weekly Update)

    08/06/2016 11:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Compromised Integrity of IRS Scandal InquiryBreaking the Law is an Obama Administration Policy New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Following up on some mega disclosures last week, this week we released 105 pages of newly obtained FBI “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays. Interviews with numerous Cincinnati IRS employees in...
  • EEOC Is Considering Whether Wearing This Popular Tea Party Symbol Constitutes Workplace Harassment

    08/04/2016 3:59:08 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is considering whether wearing clothing in the workplace with the Gadsden flag printed on it constitutes legally actionable racial harassment. According to Eugene Volokh, a UCLA law professor who runs the “Volokh Conspiracy” blog at The Washington Post, the EEOC ruled two months ago that it will need to collect more evidence in a case filed in Jan. 2014 by an African American federal employee who complained about his coworker wearing a hat with the Gadsden flag printed on it. The complainant said that the Gadsden flag, which was designed during the Revolutionary War in...
  • Tea party conservative to run as Democrat against Shuster [ Pennsylvania]

    08/04/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The conservative tea party challenger who was narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster says he will run against the eight-term incumbent -- as a Democrat. Art Halvorson, a retired Coast Guard captain from Bedford County, received more than the 1,000 write-in votes in the Democratic primary. ... Halvorson has called Shuster too moderate, and the challenger touts himself as a tea party-backed conservative Christian. Shuster is the House Transportation Committee chairman and is Pennsylvania's highest-ranked member of Congress. He beat Halvorson in the 2014 Republican primary, but his second victory over Halvorson in April was...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting...

    08/02/2016 2:07:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 2, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting of Conservative Groups (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Justice Department admitting that Democratic Party/Obama campaign donor and Justice Department attorney Barbara Bosserman spent 1,529.25 hours investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations in 2010 and 2012. According to Federal Election Commission records , Bosserman contributed $6,750 to Obama campaigns and the DNC from 2004 to 2012, including 12 separate contributions to Obama for America between 2008 and 2012. The Obama Justice Department and FBI investigations into the Obama IRS scandal...
  • GOP lawmaker: Vote for Clinton 'if you want to herd goats'

    08/01/2016 2:55:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 1, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., suggested Monday that Hillary Clinton's economic agenda would decimate American workers to the point where they'd have to herd goats. "If you want to herd goats, vote Hillary," Brat in a Facebook post. "If you want less tourism, and less economic growth, vote Hillary." "If you want to devastate your homeland, vote for globalist elites who think they know better than you what's best for you, and you will get your dream," he added.
  • Judicial Watch: FBI 2013 Interviews with Cincinnati Officials Reveal Orchestrated IRS Policy of...

    08/01/2016 11:13:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 1, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: FBI 2013 Interviews with Cincinnati Officials Reveal Orchestrated IRS Policy of Burying Tea Party Tax Exemption Applications Leading Up to Obama Reelection ‘DC is like a black hole.’ – Cincinnati Group Manager (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 105 pages of newly obtained Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated an apparently deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays. Interviews with numerous Cincinnati IRS employees in mid-2013 reveal that “Tea Party” group applications...
  • New Revelations in Obama IRS Scandal (Weekly Update)

    07/30/2016 11:25:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    New Revelations in Obama IRS ScandalHillary Clinton Keeps Changing Her Story Obama’s Trip To Climate Conference Cost Taxpayers $4,165,068.40 Heroic Judicial Watch Client Sues against Federal Agents Violation of Constitutional Rights New Revelations in Obama IRS Scandal This week we revealed to the public more about the IRS’ historic abuse of power. We released 294 pages of FBI documents showing that top IRS officials in Washington, including Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, knew that the agency was specifically targeting “Tea Party” and other conservative organizations two full years before disclosing it to Congress and the public. Lerner was director of...
  • Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Chicago Patriots

    07/29/2016 7:06:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 7/29/2016
    CHICAGO Friday, July 29, 2016 Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Patriots WASHINGTON - Thursday, the legal group Liberty Counsel released FBI investigation findings that the IRS - while being led by the former IRS Chairman Lois Lerner - began intensifying their efforts against conservative groups with a Tea Party or Patriot connection in 2011. That meant that when a question was planted from the audience at a 2013 conference, the IRS' strategy to discourage the Tea Party movement had been in place for two years. West Suburban Patriots was among several Illinois groups that began getting questions from...
  • GOP consultant claims former Cruz campaign manager is actively working to unseat tea party

    07/26/2016 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A consulting firm run by Ted Cruz's former campaign manager is actively working to defeat a House Freedom Caucus member who is up for reelection despite strong claims to the contrary, a conservative consultant who previously worked for the firm claims. "It's total bull----," consultant Noel Fritsch told Business Insider of Jeff Roe's claims that his firm, Axiom Strategies, was not involved in efforts to oust Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from office. In 2014, Axiom Strategies, which Roe founded and owns, worked with a super PAC to spend more than $230,000 against Huelskamp, according to Federal Election Commission documents....
  • America's Orwellian Liberalism

    10/15/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT · by radioone
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marvin Folkertsma
    The ink was barely dry on the asterisk in Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s rant about taking out those "son-of-a-b*tches" -- referring to Tea Party members -- when the vice president made his own contribution at a Labor Day rally. "This is a fight for the existence of organized labor," the veep shouted. "You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!" And the diatribes have continued with the establishment of a website designed to track unfair comments made by those who, in President Obama's words, want to "cripple" America. Congresswoman Maxine Waters' snippet about telling the Tea...
  • Are Republicans Writing Off Darryl Glenn’s Chances? (NRSC won't support conservative)

    07/02/2016 8:22:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 6/30/16 | Eli Yokeley
    Darryl Glenn, a tea party favorite, on Tuesday secured the Republican nomination for Senate in Colorado, one of the only places where the GOP thought it had a real chance to pick up a seat in 2016. But as the El Paso County commissioner makes his first run for statewide office – a challenging feat for even the most seasoned and well-financed politician in a purple state like Colorado – it is not clear that the Republican establishment is willing to give him a hand against Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. Senate Republican leaders instead appear to be focusing the...
  • From Cincinnati to Washington: How Lois Lerner's IRS Ruthlessly Targeted the Tea Party

    07/02/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | July 2, 2016 | Kim Strassel
    Editor’s Note: Conservatives know they are under assault. What many may not know (because the media hasn’t told them) is that they are the targets of a coordinated, well-honed campaign by the left to push conservatives entirely out of the political debate. The Intimidation Game is the first real telling of what happened at the IRS—how elected Democrats used that agency to muzzle tens of thousands of Tea Party members during two elections. It's the real story of how a liberal Wisconsin prosecutor used secret subpoenas and predawn raids to silence 30 conservative grassroots organizations in that state. It's the...
  • REPORT: Global Elite Fear Donald Trump Presidency

    06/27/2016 4:35:39 AM PDT · by orchestra · 24 replies ^ | 6/27/2016 | Tea
    Know this: Sedition has infested our government and a diabolical scheme to commandeer America has been exposed. Our citizen-driven Republic is being turned into a totalitarian state right under our nose! What the Global Elitists can’t have they now seek to destroy. Think I’m kidding? Keep reading! BREXIT was the UK’s Tea Party. The UK figured out the Global Elitist’s secret weapon. They discovered that the use of uncontrolled migration was the kingpin to commandeer any nation… leaving it helpless in the face of the advancing hordes. Watch out! Just like the Global Elitists tightened their grip on the throats...
  • How American Politics Went Insane (Long and very serious)

    06/25/2016 2:10:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August Issue | Jonathan Rauch
    I am not even going to attempt to excerpt this. It is too long, the points are too nuanced and after reading it for half an hour I am only about halfway through it. I can't say that I agree with every observation so far but I will say that this is a very serious and sober read, and much of it has the ring of truth. I would like to hear what others think of this. But please take some time and read it through first.
  • This is just too much fun.

    06/23/2016 6:26:35 PM PDT · by mountn man · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | Me
    So...I'm over at Yahoo, expanding my capacity for stupidity. When I come across a live one. You know the type. Liberal with absolutely NO critical thinking skills. ... Oops...I guess I'm being redundant.So, I'm on this article Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says And my live one makes this comment "They best guard the weapons closely, if Teas get ahold of them they will kill many innocent people...Teas are anarchists, terrorists and murderers! NO more GOP/TP tyranny and tyrants forevermore! So, after bait like that, I bit. It wasn't long after that...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Said “Not a Smidgen of Corruption” in IRS Scandal – Now We Know Over 400

    06/06/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title:FLASHBACK: Obama Said “Not a Smidgen of Corruption” in IRS Scandal – Now We Know Over 400 Conservative Groups TargetedRemember this? In February 2014 Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal.This weekend the IRS finally admitted it targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny. The Washington Times reported:The government released names of 426 organizations. Another 40 were not released as part of the list because they had already opted out of being part of the class-action suit. That total is much higher than the 298 groups the...
  • IRS finally reveals list of tea party groups targeted for extra scrutiny

    06/05/2016 5:11:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet. The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency’s stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on. The case is a class-action lawsuit, so the list of names is critical to knowing the scope of those who would have a claim against the IRS. But even as it...
  • Trump backs Ellmers in first congressional endorsement

    06/05/2016 7:23:23 AM PDT · by fifedom · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/04/16 | Elena Schneider
    Donald Trump has inserted himself into one of the most contentious House primaries in the country this weekend, endorsing GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in her member-versus-member race in North Carolina. Trump makes a personal appeal to voters to back Ellmers in a robocall released Saturday. She was "the first congresswoman to endorse me and she really was terrific and boy, is she a fighter," Trump says in the call. It is the first time this election that Trump has picked sides in a congressional race.
  • Tea Party Candidate Could Win Democratic Primary

    06/01/2016 4:42:04 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 9 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Stephanie Akin
    A Pennsylvania House candidate who lost the Republican primary has been presented with the unexpected possibility that he might compete in the general election — as a Democrat. An early tally of write-in votes on Tuesday put tea party-backed conservative Art Halvorson slightly ahead of Democrat Adam Sedlock in the Democratic primary...
  • Shut up and eat your dog food!

    05/16/2016 7:54:40 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 34 replies
    Vanity | 16 May 2016 | areukiddingme1
    As the GOPe (elite/establishment) threatens to/prepares to "Wage War" on the Republican nominee for President we need to be reminded just what the "their (GOPe) best ideas" have given us in the last 24 years: 1992 -- Bush 41 / Quayle -- Thanks to a third party run Perot / Stockdale and their "reform party" we were introduced to Bill Clinton and his "moral-less" behavior in office. The damage of his time in office is still felt today. 1996 -- Dole / Kemp -- Fail! Didn't fight, didn't challenge and basically threw punches like a six year old girl. 2008...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump

    05/06/2016 1:18:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jake Sherman
    On Wednesday morning, not even 24 hours after Donald Trump effectively clinched the Republican nomination, Paul Ryan convened his top advisers for a call. With Congress out of session, Ryan was bouncing between multiple states, raising the piles of money needed to keep House Republicans in the majority. But Donald Trump was on his mind. The speaker could not — at least at this point — support him. And he wanted to talk through how to proceed. Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the...
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen

    04/26/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 4/26/16
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger businessman Paul Nehlen for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. “[I]t is only after careful consideration, a thorough review of the incumbent’s record, much discussion with our grassroots activists, and a careful vetting of the challenger that we can announce our endorsement of Paul Nehlen for the GOP nomination for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st district,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. Martin said the decision to endorse Nehlen over Ryan was “not easy, nor something we take lightly” but...
  • Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media

    04/26/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Truncated title. Full title: Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media, Isn’t Holding IRS Accountable Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a conservative running for the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the U.S. Senate in November, called out his own party’s leadership for its failure to hold the IRS accountable, years after the agency refused to comply with congressional investigations into its targeting of conservative groups. DeSantis is part of a small group of conservatives in the House pushing to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen. He tells Breitbart News that House Speaker...
  • Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Have' Votes to Pass a Budget(to the Democrats' liking)

    04/23/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/22/16 | c burke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is on the verge of failing to pass a budget, a setback reportedly highlighting the same internal GOP divisions that bedeviled his predecessor. "You need the votes to pass a budget," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. "We don’t have them right now." According to CNN, Ryan doesn't need a budget since the two-year fiscal deal Ohio GOP Rep. John Boehner negotiated before stepping down as House Speaker last year set overall federal spending level for the next fiscal year. "But the budget drama is a big political black eye for Ryan and his...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We Won’t Have a Government Shutdown’(taking everything off the table)

    04/21/2016 10:09:30 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | J poor
    In a portion of an interview with Manu Raju that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% discussed his tenure as House Speaker and what he’s doing, including how he is handling the job differently from his predecessor John Boehner. But also, he vowed there would be no government shutdown. “I think I would do it better,” Ryan said. “Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis. And so, because I was a person that wasn’t looking for this job, what I’m...
  • Exclusive Video: Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen is FED UP with the Speaker(6min Intro/Article)

    04/20/2016 6:46:36 AM PDT · by DumpRyanCallToAction · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4/20/16 | Nate Madden
    Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) primary challenger is bringing in heavy equipment to unseat the Speaker of the House in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Michelle Malkin endorses Paul Ryan’s challenger, will host May fundraiser in Kenosha

    04/18/2016 11:34:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 4/18/16 | Kirsten Lombard
    The Volunteers for Nehlen Committee announced Monday that conservative dynamo Michelle Malkin has endorsed Paul Nehlen, who is running against Paul Ryan in the Republican primary race unfolding in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Malkin is a force in publishing, on television, and in the conservative blogosphere. She is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Culture of Corruptionand many other books, most recently Sold Out with John Miano. In May, Malkin will also travel to Wisconsin to headline a major fundraising event for Nehlen. The fundraiser will be held in Kenosha, where the Nehlen campaign bases its headquarters. “I...
  • Boris Johnson suggests 'part-Kenyan' Obama may have an 'ancestral dislike' of Britain

    04/22/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • The Donald Kneels to Political Correctness on Transgender Issues

    04/21/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 273 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took the liberal stance on transgender restroom access. Media outlets can call it "moderate" all they want, but it is inescapable that Trump defended biological men using women's restrooms. The Donald is not exactly hesitant to offend people, and transgressing political correctness has been one of the centerpieces of his campaign. He even declared in the past that he would protect Christians and social conservatives, but this acceptance of "transgender rights" may be a sign that he has started pandering to the "center" for the general election.Conservatives have long warned that Trump is unpredictable,...
  • Tea Party Leader Blasts 'Double Dealin' Trump for Hiring Lobbyists

    04/21/2016 10:01:49 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/21/2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin blasted Donald Trump on Thursday, following reports that the Republican presidential front-runner is being advised by several Washington lobbyists. According to Politico, Trump's recently hired top campaign strategist, Paul Manafort, has introduced several of his lobbyist friends to the campaign to help guide Trump to the general election with a better organization and delegate operation. "Among the influence industry veterans who have been helping the campaign in recent weeks, according to sources close to the Trump campaign, are Laurance Gay, who had worked with Manafort on an effort to obtain a federal grant...
  • From Occupy to Black Lives Matter: how nonviolent resistance is shaping the 2016 elections

    04/20/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | April 18, 2016 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    Violence has gotten a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential race — from the kicking and punching of protestors at Trump’s rallies to incitements of violence against Muslim refugees and Mexican immigrants to promises by various candidates to use overwhelming military force to destroy the Islamic State. But nonviolent resistance — that is, when unarmed civilians use a coordinated set of actions, such as protests, strikes, and noncooperation to directly confront opponents without harming or threatening to harm them — has actually been incredibly influential in this election. On both the left and the right, popular movements have brought...
  • IRS must publicize sensitive tea party data obtained in targeting, Obama administration says

    04/12/2016 9:14:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS says it has stopped targeting the tea party — but three years later, the tax agency is still holding on to the sensitive information it pried from the conservative groups through invasive questions, and officials are even vowing to make the answers public. Groups caught up in the scandal say that is proof the targeting is continuing, and they want the IRS to expunge the information or, at the very least, to make sure it is never released. Obama administration officials insist they have stopped targeting but say the groups are at fault for following the misguided IRS...