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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

1980 Presidential Candidate Debate between Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter on 10/28/80. (Video image from Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Advice for Donald Trump: Hit Obama

In his Tuesday night debate with Tim Kaine, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence borrowed a classic line Ronald Reagan used to devastating effect in his one and only debate against Jimmy Carter: "There you go again." Published October 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Sun Center Studios, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Aston, Penn. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund endorses Donald Trump

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund - the Super PAC affiliated with the largest tea party organization in the country, which I chair - announced this week its endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president. Published September 23, 2016

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Stop Obama's Internet giveaway

The development and maintenance of the open Internet has been one of the greatest boons to the enhancement of free speech and free commerce since time began. But if the Obama Administration has its way, both will be threatened in the very near future - unless Congress acts by the end of this month. Published September 14, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. From left are, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., McConnell, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Just say no to a lame duck session

The Founders, then, clearly, would be horrified to see how modern Congresses have abused a Constitutional creation -- the lame duck session -- and turned it into a means to escape accountability. Published August 17, 2016

FBI Director James B. Comey's mixed message on Hillary Clinton's email server can be used as leverage by Republicans for the November elections. (Associated Press)

Tea Party to Hillary Clinton: Good luck wooing us

Last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland saw significant signs of discord in the GOP, as many long-time party regulars and delegates made last-ditch attempts to block the nomination of Donald Trump - so much so, in fact, that some Democratic Party operatives and consultants and not a few of their allies in the media have convinced themselves that Hillary Clinton's campaign will be able to target a significant slice of the GOP electorate for persuasion efforts. Published July 28, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, heads to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2016, as a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico survived a critical procedural test vote, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Republicans need Marco Rubio

In a move that some found surprising, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund announced this week our endorsement of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Our endorsement was noteworthy because over the years, we have had serious and significant disagreements with Sen. Rubio -- especially on the issue of immigration. Published July 8, 2016

In this June 20, 2016, photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The eight-justice court has eight cases to resolve in the waning days of a trying and mournful term since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Republican majority is key to preserving Supreme Court

Last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Texas, et. al. underscores the importance of the makeup of the Supreme Court, and reminds us why the GOP must maintain control of the Senate after this year's elections. Published July 4, 2016

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says there is a "one-in-billions" chance that humanity is not living in a computer simulation. (YouTube, Recode)

John McCain and Elon Musk: Corporate cronies gone wild

What happens when corporate interests see a $600 billion government authorization bill coming down the pike? Especially when it's a bill that has been enacted every single year for more than 50 years? Published June 8, 2016

US Constitution (illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TImes)

Defending free speech: May 2016 edition

This week, Republicans in the House of Representatives are striking two blows for freedom of speech: First, by pushing forward on the possible impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen in the first of two Judiciary Committee hearings examining his misconduct in office; second, by pushing forward to passage of Rep. Peter Roskam's H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. Published May 25, 2016

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, is escorted to a secure floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, to be questioned in a closed-door hearing of the House Benghazi Committee. The panel, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Curtain lifted on Iran deal

Would President Obama take action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon? "Probably not," says Leon Panetta, Obama's former CIA Director and Defense Secretary, in a revealing New York Times Magazine piece that, predictably, has all of official Washington atwitter - for, naturally, all the wrong reasons. Published May 13, 2016

In this photo taken March 16, 2016, Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland arrives with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to be introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The Left hits the panic button

Note to the Left: When it comes to the battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, don't be listening to The Rolling Stones, because time is most definitely not on your side. Published May 5, 2016

Illustration on reforming the tax code as a means of reviving the economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It's time for tax reform

Another Tax Day has come and gone, and the question remains: When, oh, when, will our political leaders reform the tax code to a) make it more user-friendly and b) use it to create economic growth for anyone other than accountants and tax lawyers? Published April 20, 2016

In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is delivering a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Paul Ryan for President? Balderdash

Note to the Republican Establishment: Nominating Paul Ryan for President at a contested GOP convention will break your party into pieces and hand the general election to Hillary Clinton. Published April 6, 2016

U.S. Constitution

No confirmation hearings until after the election

President Obama's insistence that Senate Republicans accede to his demands and confirm Judge Merrick Garland to be a new Justice of the Supreme Court directly contradict a simple fact of American political life - that more recent elections can (and often do) cancel the policy results of earlier elections. Published March 23, 2016

In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidates, from left, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich debate take part in the Republican presidential primary debate at the University of Houston in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

It's time for Rubio, Kasich to go

After the weekend's contests, the race for the GOP nomination for president has clearly come down to a two-man race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Published March 8, 2016