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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

Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican

Reform Senate debate rules, 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, tea party, Obamacare

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-replace legislation

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

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

Vote 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

In this July 31, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pauses during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump’s threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of “Obamacare” could put the government in a tricky legal situation. Legal experts say he’d be handing insurers a solid court case, while undermining his own leverage to compel Democrats to negotiate, especially if premiums jump by 20 percent as expected after such a move. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Remove Congress’ Obamacare exemption

With a single new tweet, President Trump set official Washington abuzz Saturday afternoon: "If a new Health Care Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for members of Congress will end very soon!" Published August 1, 2017

FILE - In this June 28, 2013, file photo, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., listens during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A vocal group of congressional Republicans, including Massie, and Democrats are reprimanding President Donald Trump for launching the cruise missile attack against Syria without first getting Capitol Hill’s approval. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) **FILE**

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 Obamacare repeal Portman Capito Murkowski

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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after announcing the revised version of the Republican health care bill. The bill has been in jeopardy because of opposition from within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell health care consumer freedom

Will Mitch McConnell allow true consumer freedom when it comes to health care, or is he only using the language of consumer freedom as a bait-and-switch. Published July 14, 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)

Trump immigration dreamers DACA DAPA

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)

Ballpark shooting assassination president

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: Roots of Senate’s Republican 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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Leonard Leo, Federalist Society leader, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court

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

FILE - In this June 30, 2014file , the Supreme Court building is seen in Washington. Conservatives who care about the court say they have no such worry this time around. They feel confident that whomever President Donald Trump nominates for the Supreme Court, they won’t be looking back with regret in the years to come. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump federal court nominations

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)

Donald Trump: The first 100 days that 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