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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

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: Trump bill 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 Jeff 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)

Donald Trump budget gets it right on defense, illegal immigration, et al

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)

Congress could learn the art of listening from Donald 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, CNN ‘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 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

After a divisive election, it's little wonder that Congress is enjoying historically low ratings of its members' honesty in a new survey. (image courtesy of Architect of the Capitol)

2017 New Year’s resolution for Republicans

All across the country, Americans are writing their lists of New Year's resolutions. But what about politicians? What is Washington resolved to accomplish in 2017? Published December 27, 2016

Children naughty and nice still write and mail letters to Santa, but a growing number of them send their Christmas wish lists via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.

2016 Naughty or Nice List

The end of the year is the perfect time to take stock of the past year and to examine achievements, missed opportunities and areas for improvement. And Santa Claus is not the only one making a "naughty or nice" list for 2016. Published December 22, 2016

In this Nov. 29, 2016 photo, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington, as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Senate Democrats have made clear their determination to do what has never been done before - defeat the confirmation of a sitting colleague who's been nominated to a president's cabinet. Their target? Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as attorney general of the United States. Published December 16, 2016

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump introduces retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his appointed secretary of defense while speaking to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. The GOP-controlled House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan fix its lead-tainted water system and speed the confirmation path for Mattis as Trump’s secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Democrats and confirmation hypocrisy

After suffering crushing losses at the polls on Election Day, the Democrats have finally settled on a strategy for the new year. It's an unorthodox strategy that weaves together hypocrisy, futility, and ignoring the will of the American people. But, to their credit, they do have a strategy. Published December 8, 2016

Illustration on the unjust malignment of Steve Bannon by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Steve Bannon smear campaign

With Donald Trump's decisive Election Night victory in the history books, the professional left has set its sights on a new target - President elect Trump's first White House staff choice, former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon. The left is hoping, through smear campaigns, to remove Bannon from the post before his job with the new administration even begins. Published November 18, 2016

This Jan. 23, 2013 shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying on Capitol Hill on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary Clinton doubling down on broken Washington

Although the words "status quo" will not appear on any ballots this election cycle, voters will nonetheless be forced to make the binary decision between doubling down on the status quo by voting for Hillary Clinton, or pivoting toward meaningful change and a course correction for the country by voting for Donald Trump. Published November 2, 2016