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Tea Party Group Banned from Town Hall Because of Maryland Democrats' Smear

Jun 22, 2013 5:52 PM PT

Democrats in Maryland accused local Tea Partiers of having “violent tendencies,” resulting in them being banned by local law enforcement from attending an upcoming town hall event with their Congressman, Breitbart News has learned.

Local Maryland bloggers at Front Line State broke the story on Saturday morning, noting that “Carroll County Maryland Democrats have reportedly attempted to use the Sheriff’s department to keep members of a local Tea Party activist group from attending a ‘meet and greet’ with their congressional representative, Chris Van Hollen, on Monday June 24 at Caroll County Community College (CCCC).”

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Breitbart's Sonnie Johnson at 'Audit the IRS' Rally: Help Me See the America 'Our Founders Promised'

Jun 22, 2013 8:31 AM PT

At the "Audit the IRS" rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Breitbart's Sonnie Johnson electrified thousands of Tea Party attendees by urging them to help restore the country's founding principles so she could experience the America the country's founding fathers envisioned for the first time in her life.  

She said she did not want to save the America she grew up in because her America was not "God, country, and family," it was "Democrats, skin color, and gender."

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Breitbart News's Sonnie Johnson: 'I Was Brought Up in the Tea Party'

Jun 22, 2013 1:14 AM PT

Of the thousands of Americans who descended on Washington, D.C. last Wednesday for the "Audit the IRS" Tea Party rally, one person who stood out as a fresh face and voice was Breitbart News contributor Sonnie Johnson. In her address, she offered the crowd red meat, stating that she wanted to "destroy the America" of her youth. Her justification? She said that she wasn't taught the trinity of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" growing up, but instead learned a different one: "Democrats, skin color, and gender." There was very little "God, country, and family" during her upbringing, but there was a whole lot of "bitch, moan, and whine," she said. 

She went on to blast the welfare state and concluded with The Lord's Prayer. Watch the speech here:

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Politico: Tea Party Protest Jeopardized 'Bipartisan Approach' of IRS Investigation

Jun 21, 2013 7:01 AM PT

Politico's coverage of the Tea Party protesters in Washington, DC Wednesday was not so much about the rally itself but how it affected the "bipartisan approach" to the House investigation into the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

Author Kesley Snell worries that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), one of those invited by radio host Glenn Beck to address the protest, would "upend the bipartisan approach" to the IRS probe.

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Mainstream Media Finally Figure Out Tea Party Has Turned on Rubio

Jun 20, 2013 11:40 AM PT

On Wednesday, the mainstream media spoke to actual Tea Party members rather than beltway consultants who feed them spin. Thus they finally figured out that the conservative base has soured and turned on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for his embrace of "comprehensive immigration reform."

Mainstream media members who attended rallies in Washington, D.C. yesterday spoke to Tea Party supporters from around the country who expressed their anger and discontent with Rubio (R-FL). Rubio's support for amnesty has cost him dearly with the conservative base that once saw him as a rising star. 

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Abortion vs. IRS: Parties Race to Ignite the 2014 Base

Jun 20, 2013 5:56 AM PT

On Wednesday, as Tea Party activists rallied against the IRS and the Senate immigration bill on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama's campaign-turned-lobbying arm, Organizing for Action (OfA), emailed a warning about "threats on women's health" in Congress. It urged its members to sign a petition against a "terrifying" decision the GOP "to stand between a woman and her doctor when it comes to her health care decisions."

Meanwhile, for the past several weeks, Republicans have sent fundraising pitches to their donors expressing indignation over the IRS scandal, in which the agency targeted conservative groups on the basis of their names and views for additional, and excessive, scrutiny. They are seeking to capitalize on grass-roots outrage--outrage that is often equally directed at Republican leadership--as they ramp up campaign efforts for 2014.

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U.S. News Lumps LaRouche in with Tea Partiers at IRS Rally

Jun 20, 2013 4:02 AM PT

Lyndon LaRouche and his followers have never been welcomed into the Tea Party movement but his followers shadow nearly every Washington-based protest that occurs, whether left, center, or right. But in its coverage of Wednesday's D.C.-based IRS rallies, U.S. News featured a follower of LaRouche as if he were a legitimate part of the Tea Party protest.

In its report on the Tea Party rallies, U.S. News noted that the protests "soon became about a lot more than the IRS" as speakers and protest signs began speaking to a list of complaints. But the first person U.S. News went to for a quote was one Mike Reeves, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche.

"Auditing the IRS is not enough," protester Mike Reeves, a self-proclaimed follower of controversial political activist Lyndon LaRouche, told Whispers while holding an "Impeach Obama" sign. "The president has got to be removed like [President] Nixon was."

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Breitbart News' Boyle Hailed by Tea Party Crowd at D.C. Rally

Jun 19, 2013 3:19 PM PT

While covering the immigration rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Breitbart News correspondent Matthew Boyle attempted to ask a question of the officials in attendance. However, after announcing himself as a member of the Breitbart staff, the Tea Party crowd erupted into raucous cheers at the mere mention of Andrew Breitbart's news site.

After the address by Republicans such as Congressmen Steve King (IA), Louie Gohmert (TX) and Randy Weber (TX), Boyle stepped forward to ask his question. In proper news conference style, Boyle identified himself as "Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News."

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Cruz Jokes: Abolish IRS, Send Agents to Southern Border

Jun 19, 2013 12:08 PM PT

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the IRS should be abolished and joked IRS agents should be sent to the Southern border to deter illegal immigrants from crossing the border. 

Speaking at the "Audit the IRS" rally on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Cruz joked that if the first thing illegal immigrants saw after crossing the border was an army of IRS agents, they would turn back and go home.

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Bannon to Tea Party: 'We Have Your Back'

Jun 19, 2013 12:04 PM PT

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon fired up the "Audit the IRS" rally on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. with short yet powerful remarks. 

Since the rally was running late, Bannon said he was going to "to cede my time to citizens so they can come up here and tell you their stories."

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