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Tea Party Gains Control Over Republican Policy Incubators

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In this June 14, 2011, file photo Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington. DeMint announced Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 that he is resigning to take over at Heritage Foundation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) | AP
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The Republicans’ anti-tax Tea Party wing, which failed in its goal to defeat President Barack Obama and the Senate Democratic majority, is rising to leadership positions in policy and activist groups that have guided the party’s direction for years.

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