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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

In this May 15, 2017, photo, Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Huntsville, Ala. (Bob Gathany/AL.com via AP, File)

Support Mo Brooks to replace Jeff Sessions

Conservative grassroots activists who support President Trump and are angry at the Senate's failure to pass a bill repealing ObamaCare will have their first opportunity to send a message to Washington in next Tuesday's Alabama U.S. Senate special election. Published August 8, 2017

The future of patent protections

American innovation is at a crossroads today -- and the future of invention in our country will be determined by our resolve to enforce patent protections and to uphold the rule of law. Published July 27, 2017

In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West Virginia likes to say it's "Almost Heaven." Less idyllic is the spot its Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is in as she decides whether to back her party's effort to repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate Republicans: Partners in perfidy

Americans are often accused of having short political memories. And three Republican senators - Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - are betting their entire political careers on that premise. Published July 20, 2017

In this June 27, 2017 photo, Honduran refugee Laura Maria Cruz Martinez sits in a display chair as she waits for customers at the medical supplies store where she works in Mexico City. About five months after first applying for refugee status at Mexico's southern border, Martinez's family moved to Mexico City with the help of the United Nations refugee commission and Cruz found a job as a store clerk near downtown. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Trump immigration policies working

President Donald Trump's immigration policies - even those not yet fully in effect - are already a huge success. How do we know? Well, for one thing, The New York Times is crediting Mr. Trump's policies with having had a swift and significant effect on curbing illegal immigration. And, although we don't often have cause to say this, in this instance, The NYTimes is absolutely correct. Published July 5, 2017

In this May 15, 2017, photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A federal judge said Wednesday, June 21, 2017, that a class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Time for Trump to bid farewell to DACA

When it comes to immigration policy, the contrast between the Obama and Trump administrations could not possibly be any starker. Whereas President Obama institutionalized lawlessness, President Trump is determined to reverse course and enforce our nation's immigration laws - a welcome change. Published June 26, 2017

Comedian Kathy Griffin holds a fake decapitated head representing President Donald Trump. (Image: TMZ video screenshot)

Presidential assassination in the park

Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia - where Republican members of Congress had gathered to practice for an annual charity baseball game - is, sadly, the inevitable consequence of the vitriol currently spouted by political elites. But just how did it come to pass? Published June 15, 2017

Illustration on voter rejection of Obamacare by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obamacare repeal: The Roots of the Senate's GOP majority

As Senate Republicans hem and haw over their apparent inability to come to agreement on how to live up to their campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare, the voters who gave them their majority are, quite rightly, beginning to wonder if those promises are worth the paper they're printed on. Bewilderment reigns, and anger is not far off. Published June 7, 2017

In this Dec. 7, 2016 photo, comedian Kathy Griffin poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles. Griffin's video holding what was meant to look like President Donald Trump's severed head, has resulted in a lost endorsement deal and at least one club engagement for the comedian. Griffin has apologized, conceding that the brief video, which she originally described as an "artsy fartsy statement," mocking the commander in chief, was "too disturbing" and wasn't funny. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The fall of Kathy Griffin

Comedians are given broad latitude to push the envelope for the sake of humor. But comedian Kathy Griffin this week, in a revolting photo shoot, proved she has no idea where to draw the line, or even how to distinguish between the artistic and the horrifyingly disgusting. Published May 31, 2017

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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