Although this session of Congress has only just begun, we already see that President Obama is intent on protecting his liberal agenda at every turn – from vetoing the Keystone Pipeline to doing all he can to keep his executive amnesty fully funded. Sometimes it seems like there is no end in sight to the out of touch liberal policies being advanced through Congress and regulatory bodies.
The reality is President Obama will be out of office in 2 years and we will have a new President and new Congress to hold accountable. We at Tea Party Patriots are looking at what legislation we want to see enacted by October 1, 2017 after the new President and Congress take office. As we gear up and prepare for the next Congressional session we need your input on several pressing questions
We are excited to hear your thoughts on our various projects and proposals.
In the meantime, we will continue to hold this Congress and President Obama accountable and continue to keep a watchful eye on what their actions are regarding the budget, the $18 trillion national debt, spending and appropriation bills, the repeal of Obamacare, and our other key legislative issues.
As always, we look forward to working with you to hold our elected officials accountable and stand shoulder to shoulder with those who share our values and priorities.
Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
Time is running out to stop President Obama's unilateral executive amnesty! Congress has the power of the purse and can stop the funding for this backdoor amnesty. But we need to put pressure on the Senate today to encourage them to do the right thing!
Just this week, Breitbart featured a story about the real cost of amnesty. People who are granted amnesty could claim more than $35,000 in tax benefits in the first year alone! American taxpayers simply cannot afford this burden. Read the article here
Please call both of your U.S. Senators today and urge them to oppose a "clean" DHS funding bill. Remind them that President Obama lacks the Constitutional authority to write his own laws.
Our message is clear: Respect the rule of law and defund executive amnesty!
The Capitol switchboard operator can be reached at 202.224.3121. And don't forget the power of social media. Remember to use Twitter as part of your outreach to Congress.
Thank you for all that you do! You truly are making a difference in this important fight!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Speaker John Boehner
Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
The galaxy pictured here is NGC 4424, located in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Although it may not be obvious from this image, NGC 4424 is in fact a spiral galaxy. In this image it is seen more or less edge on, but from above, you would be able to see the arms of the galaxy wrapping around its center to give the characteristic spiral form.
In 2012, astronomers observed a supernova in NGC 4424 — a violent explosion marking the end of a star’s life. During a supernova explosion, a single star can often outshine an entire galaxy. However, the supernova in NGC 4424, dubbed SN 2012cg, cannot be seen here as the image was taken ten years prior to the explosion. Along the central region of the galaxy, clouds of dust block the light from distant stars and create dark patches.
To the left of NGC 4424 there are two bright objects in the frame. The brightest is another, smaller galaxy known as LEDA 213994 and the object closer to NGC 4424 is an anonymous star in our Milky Way.
European Space Agency
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine
NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Glenda on Feb. 27 that revealed the bulk of storm's clouds pushed southeast of the center.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
NASA's Terra Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Glenda Stretching Out
NASA's Terra satellite revealed that Tropical Cyclone Glenda was being stretched out by wind shear on Feb. 27.
When Terra passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 27, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a visible image of the storm. In the image, the bulk of clouds associated with the storm appeared to be pushed southeast of the center and away from the islands of Mauritius and La Reunion.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) noted today, Feb. 27, "animated multispectral satellite imagery shows the system has begun to show signs of elongation as the main convective bands are displaced eastward of a partially-exposed low-level circulation center."
At 0900 UTC (4 a.m. EST), Glenda's maximum sustained winds had dropped to near 45 knots (51.7 mph/83.3 kph). Glenda was centered near 22.4 south latitude and 67.2 east longitude, about 573 nautical miles (659.4 miles/1,061 km) east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius. Glenda was moving to the south at 7 knots (8 mph/12.9 kph).
JTWC reported in their upper-level atmosphere analysis that Glenda is located in a "marginal environment with moderate vertical wind shear offset by excellent poleward outflow."
By Saturday, Feb. 28, Glenda is expected to transition to an extra-tropical storm and become a cold-core system.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center