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The Internal Revenue Service scandal regarding the harassment of tea party groups who sought tax exempt status appears to be exploding as groups from Billy Graham's apostolate to the National Organization for Marriage have come forward to say they were targeted. Meanwhile, the president's half-brother received special treatment.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist
Even though the mainstream media loves to make comparisons between Tea Party rallies and the new Occupy Wall Street protests, a closer look reveals that these two movements could not be more opposite.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The release of an undercover video in which National Public Radio's (NPR) top fundraising executive is caught denigrating Christians, Jews, and tea party members, while espousing the Muslim Brotherhood, has prompted outrage and renewed calls for an end of the organization's taxpayer funding. It has also resulted in the resignation of controverial NPR CEO, Vivian Schiller.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Contrary to his usual carefully orchestrated events, President Barack Obama faced some tough criticism from disenchanted citizens at yesterday's televised town hall meeting.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The site of the original tea party was the scene of a stunning victory for conservative Americans whose “tea party” fervor fueled the election of Massachusetts GOP State Senator Scott Brown into the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA). Brown ran on a fiscally conservative platform and made repeated promises to “kill" the massively unpopular health care reform bill which many believe is now doomed.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Citizens fed up with the Obama Administration’s use of trillions of taxpayer dollars to fund massive pork-infested “stimulus” plans participated in more than 40 “tea party” protests across the nation this past weekend. Plans for a nationwide April 15 Tax Day Tea Party are already underway.
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