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Martin: How Grassroots Activists Can Stop the Iran Deal—Starting Today

Tea Party Patriots, the country’s largest tea party activist group, is opposed to the Iran Deal. While we have historically always steered clear of foreign policy issues, instead focusing on pressing domestic issues such as out-of-control federal spending, the Iran Deal is such an egregious example of executive overreach and recklessness that we have decided to fully engage on this fight.

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Jenny Beth Martin: In Defense of a ‘Changed Mind’

In my very short USA Today op-ed – which was originally accepted for publication months ago – I made the point that politicians often change their minds, and I argued that there is nothing inherently wrong with changing one’s mind or policy positions if they are changing to the right position and if the change is sincere. As the leader of a grassroots organization that aims to build a broad coalition and which recognizes that the growth and success of any political movement necessitates a welcoming attitude toward those who once held views in opposition, but who now have adjusted those views, I stand by those statements.

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Congressional Accountability and the Power of Grassroots Activism

Last Wednesday, thousands of Tea Party Patriots visited the district / state offices of their representatives in Congress to protest the shady special exemption from Obamacare that Congress and their staffs currently enjoy. All told, our rallies took place all across the country at more than 500 offices.

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GOP Senators’ Pro-Congressional Exemption from Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – from America

For decades now, the largest political gap in this nation has not been the gap between Republicans and Democrats, nor even that between conservatives and liberals – it has been the gap between the Washington Ruling Class on the one hand, and the rest of us who pay for them on the other. And no issue provides a contrast as stark as Congress’ special exemption.

The Triple Crown of Democratic Politics

The Triple Crown of Democratic Politics

Millions of Americans were disappointed Saturday evening when Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome finished out of the money in the Belmont Stakes and came up short in his quest to win the Triple Crown of horse racing. But

The GOP's Recipe for Failure

The GOP's Recipe for Failure

It is easy in politics to say that a win is a win is a win. Liberals are popping corks over former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for governor of Virginia.

Memo to GOP from the Grassroots: Stand Your Ground

Memo to GOP from the Grassroots: Stand Your Ground

Leave it to establishment Republicans to sacrifice policy on the altar of tactics. As the partial government shutdown rolls into its second week and the so-called debt ceiling deadline draws nearer, we’re beginning to see cracks in a previously unified

Immigration Bill: Obamacare Redux

Immigration Bill: Obamacare Redux

Just last week one of the key authors of the Affordable Care Act – Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) – denounced Obamacare as a “huge train wreck” and then promptly announced his retirement. Why is Obamacare a train wreck?  Because it

Don't Trash Reagan to Save Romney

Don't Trash Reagan to Save Romney

Ann Coulter, a long-time cheerleader for Mitt Romney, recently trashed the legacy of Ronald Reagan – and Americans who honor the legacy of Ronald Reagan – in a desperate attempt to deflect blame for Romney’s loss away from the candidate,

Tea Party Independents

Tea Party Independents

When is a win declared a loss? When is a plus declared a minus? When are we told that up is down? We are told such nonsense at election time. And the people who tell us that up is down

Only You Can Stop Obamacare Now

Only You Can Stop Obamacare Now

The majority of the American people want nothing to do with Obamacare. And yet the White House, the Congress, the Senate, and now the Supreme Court have all lined up against the American people – to either force Obamacare down

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