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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

FISA: A Rubber Stamp to Break the Law Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Barack Obama and broken windows

One year into the Trump presidency, Congress confronts two major problems - the possibility of FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process (FISA), and the dilemma of what to do with illegal immigrants - that are both the residue of the wide-scale lawlessness that characterized the Obama administration. Published January 25, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses for a reporter's question at the Capitol in Washington, as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nix earmarks, deliver a federal budget

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have made two related, and stunning, announcements. First, that they are considering foregoing a budget this year, and second, that they may reintroduce earmarks Published January 18, 2018

In this Dec. 15, 2017, photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Jeff Sessions is on the right track

It is no exaggeration to say that, other than the president himself, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been the subject of more criticism than anyone else in the Trump administration over the past year. Published January 11, 2018

This photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

ITC rebukes Comcast for stealing from TiVo

What is a large and powerful company to do when it no longer wishes to pay the licensing fees for the technology it is selling? In the case of Comcast, the answer is simple - just steal the technology and ignore the law. Published December 20, 2017

Exercising the power of the presidency

With the almost-certain passage of tax reform next week, Congress will deliver President Donald Trump's first major legislative victory. It is noteworthy, of course, that the GOP - in charge of both chambers of Congress - has taken so long to achieve a substantive win. Published December 15, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Justice Gorsuch drives home patent protection

If the oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group are any indication, the most ardent defender of property rights on the Supreme Court now may well be its newest member, Justice Neil Gorsuch. Published December 6, 2017

"Please disregard any instructions you receive from [Leandra] English in her presumed capacity as acting director," Mick Mulvaney told employees on his first day at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (Associated Press)

Mulvaney should can English at CFPB

Now that U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly has ruled in favor of President Trump's right to appoint OMB Director Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the Consumer Protection Financial Board, CFPB deputy-but-not-acting director Leandra English has ensured herself a minor footnote in history - and, if justice and constitutional government reign, a firing at the hands of her new supervisor. Published December 1, 2017

Illustration on patents and protection of American intellectual property by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Supreme Court must protect property rights

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene's Energy Group LLC. The case will decide the constitutionality of a little-known government agency called the Patent and Trial Appeals Board. Even more significantly, the case will have far-reaching implications for intellectual property rights, patent protections and the future of innovation in the United States. Published November 22, 2017

In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Tax reform: How the GOP can win big

The GOP needs the right kind of win, not a simple "check-the-box" win or a perfunctory "we-finally-did-something" win. No, the GOP needs the kind of win that will give Americans the confidence that Republicans should remain in control of Washington after next year's elections. Published November 14, 2017

Photo: Associated Press

Russia's century of disinformation campaigns

This week marks the centennial of the Bolsheviks' October Revolution, the event that led to the formation of the Soviet Union - one of the most repressive and brutal regimes in human history. Published November 10, 2017

Congress must review military-women policies

Political correctness, having run roughshod over American universities and institutions, has finally taken hold of the Pentagon - the absolute last place in the world it should be. Published November 1, 2017

Get back in there and run the tax cut play! (Illustration by Gary Varvel for Creators Syndicate)

Join the Tax Reform Coalition - now

It was two weeks ago that congressional GOP leaders unveiled their "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax System," and its opponents (read: every special interest group that employs a tax lobbyist) have launched their campaigns to protect their loopholes. Published October 17, 2017

A solider walks out of the C-17 Loadmaster as various supplies and military vehicles were loaded inside as approximately 150 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division soldiers were deployed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to provide sustainment support to Hurricane Maria Relief efforts at Fort Carson ADAC/G on Friday Sept. 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

Lessons in the midst of Puerto Rico's tragedy

Puerto Rico's devastation in the wake Hurricane Maria has dominated the news over the past week. But a false narrative has crept in, crowding out the truth about what is actually unfolding. And the true story is worth sharing, even if the politicized narrative is more captivating on social media. Published October 5, 2017

The meaning of the NFL's kneel-down

Football season is in full-swing, and so is the controversy surrounding hundreds of NFL players' unpatriotic actions. Published September 26, 2017

AT&T and Time Warner's proposed merger was blocked Monday by the Justice Department.

DOJ must carefully review AT&T-Time Warner merger

For good reason, Americans are distrustful of the consolidation of power - and it matters little whether that concentration of power occurs in government or in the private sector. Corporate monopolies are just as insidious to Americans as all-too-powerful government, and the two each pose a threat to individual liberty. Published September 21, 2017

Making American Steel Great Again Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A trade roadmap to make America great again

Only a year ago, it seemed inconceivable that Michigan, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania would vote for Donald Trump. And the thought that all three would vote in his favor was pure fantasy. But that's exactly what happened in November. Published September 13, 2017

Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican

Reform Senate debate rules to end the gridlock

With Congress finally returning to work after taking the month of August off, it's time for Democrats to stop abusing the rules of the Senate to cause gridlock. Published August 31, 2017

In this June 6, 2017 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump, McConnell, Obamacare and the tea party

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are not on speaking terms - and have not been for a few weeks now, according to multiple reports. But the actual reason why the two are not speaking to one another is less understood, especially by the media. Published August 25, 2017

Obamacare Stain on the GOP Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obamacare repeal and the discharge petition

Repealing Obamacare - the most famous and oft-repeated campaign promise in American history - is not yet dead, if the House Freedom Caucus and President Trump have anything to say about it. Published August 18, 2017