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Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin is president and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots and the Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.

Articles by Jenny Beth Martin

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Federalist Society's Leonard Leo laid groundwork for Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court - a huge win for conservatives - was the result of the hard work of President Trump and his team, numerous conservative organizations, and hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists across the country. But one man in particular deserves special recognition for the standout role he played, not only in Gorsuch's confirmation process, but also in President Trump's selection process. Published May 19, 2017

Conservatives' opportunity to remake the judiciary

What's better than another Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court? How about another Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and another 10 Antonin Scalias on lower federal courts, ready to rule and move up when the time is right? Published May 10, 2017

CBS "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert gave a vulgar monologue involving gay sex on May 1, 2017, to criticize President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (CBS "The Late Show" screenshot)

Stephen Colbert should be taken off the air

The media's double standard for how it deals with conservatives and liberals is not limited to news coverage - that double standard extends to how it deals with late-night comics, too, it seems. Published May 4, 2017

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks before signing an Executive Order on "Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection" at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The first 100 days that Trump voters wanted

As the establishment media outlets parrot the message that President Trump has failed on nearly every front during his first 100 days in office, a new ABC News-Washington Post poll reminds us -- as if we need further reminding -- of the yawning chasm between Washington, D.C.'s ruling class and the everyday Americans who elected Mr. Trump. Published April 28, 2017

Illustration on the drawbacks of Obamacare risk pools by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Are Obamacare insurance mandates really that popular?

So, we found out in last week's AHCA exercise that despite there being 237 Republicans in the House of Representatives, there are not 218 votes there to repeal the core elements of Obamacare - the insurance company mandates that are causing skyrocketing premiums. That, ultimately, is the key flaw that led to the bill's demise. Published March 31, 2017

Healthcare Industry Dependence on Obamacare Finances Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Problem: Trumpcare does not repeal Obamacare

The problem is, the American Health Care Act - the GOP's Obamacare "repeal" bill - does not repeal the heart and soul of Obamacare. If this bill is enacted into law without significant changes, it will likely blow up in the GOP's hands, and leave all of them - including President Trump, who campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare - scrambling for cover. Published March 21, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trumped up Sessions scandal

Thanks to an overly zealous liberal press that has grown bored with its function of reporting on actual news, Attorney General Jeff Sessions finds himself in the midst of a manufactured scandal. The "scandal" centers on words the senator never said, in response to a paraphrased question he was never really asked during his confirmation hearing. And this is what constitutes a "scandal" in the media's eyes. Published March 7, 2017

President Donald Trump poses for a photo with the National Association of Attorneys General, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump's budget gets it right on spending priorities

To govern is to choose. And in his upcoming budget submission, President Trump has made his choice: He is going to keep the promises he made on the campaign trail and govern as a man determined to Make America Great Again, even if it drives the left crazy. Published February 28, 2017

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer answers a question near the end of a town hall meeting in Sartell, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Emmer's town hall went on as planned after the congressman said he would shut down the event if protests or unruly attendees disrupted the conversation. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

The art of listening: Congress could learn a thing or two from Trump

Have you noticed that members of Congress are keen listeners? They love to listen to each other, and they love listening to the voices in the echo chamber. And, of course, they love to listen to the sound of their own voices. But when it comes to listening to their constituents, Congress could learn a thing or two from President Trump. Published February 23, 2017

In this July 12, 2016 photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind. Over the past two decades, Trump has disagreed with his vice-presidential pick on plenty of political issues, including immigration policy, entitlement programs and trade. On social issues above all, Trump and Pence arrive at the 2016 general election from very different paths. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Trump has historic opportunity on budget, entitlements

In less than three weeks, President Trump will address a joint session of Congress. He is expected to offer up his thoughts on taxes and spending, and while the markets have rallied since his election on the expectation of major tax reform, the question on everyone's mind is, will he also take the opportunity to acknowledge the possibility of serious entitlement reform? Published February 10, 2017

People participating in the Women's March on Alaska stand in front of artist Dave Rubin's sculpture "The Rock" on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, on Berth II in Ketchikan, Alaska. (AP Photo/Taylor Balkom)

Emulating the tea party: A primer for the left

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness." In adapting that old proverb, Oscar Wilde, of course, was not referring to the left's clumsy attempts to emulate the tea party. But he may as well have been. Published January 25, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tom Price and CNN's 'fake news' attack

Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Price - nominated to serve as President Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services - is the latest victim of "fake news," now forced to play defense against a misleading report from CNN. Published January 23, 2017

Environmental lobbyists plan to turn up the head against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, as his confirmation hearings loom. (Associated Press)

Confirm Scott Pruitt at EPA

Quick question: Who is likely to have more impact on the American economy? Treasury Secretary-nominee Steven Mnuchin or Environmental Protection Agency Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt? Published January 12, 2017

In this Nov. 29, 2016, photo, Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) ** FILE **

Why the Tea Party Patriots backs Jeff Sessions

Why does Tea Party Patriots stand behind Jeff Sessions? Because, quite simply, Sen. Sessions has always stood with us in our work upholding the rule of law and defending the U.S. Constitution. Published January 6, 2017