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Dave Jamieson

Lugar: No Plans To Campaign For Mourdock | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) said Sunday that he has no plans to campaign for Richard Mourdock, who handily beat him in a primary race earlier th...

Ryan Grim

Romney Argues Big Spending Cuts Would Cause 'Depression,' Contrary To Tea Party Activists | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Republican House Speaker John Boehner and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney have, in the course of the past week, pushed starkly different approach...

Club For Growth Favorite Easily Wins Arkansas House Primary

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Army reservist Tom Cotton handily defeated Beth Anne Rankin, an aide to former-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), in Tuesday's House Republican primary in Arkans...

Mike Huckabee Grudge Match Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Army reservist Tom Cotton appears positioned to defeat Beth Anne Rankin, an aide to former-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), in Tuesday's House Republican Prima...

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about t...

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsFor the second time in two weeks, super PACs will play a major role in determining the outcome of a U.S. Senate primary co...

The Club for Growth and the Demise of Our Democracy: A Look Beyond Lugar's Loss

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Republican Sen. Richard Lugar joins the ranks this month of his ousted moderate colleagues and predecessors. Frankly, it is a little depressing. Wait, more than a little. A lot.

Cantor Facing Criticism On His Right Flank

The Hill | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

The bipartisan efforts of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on a range of issues have attracted grumblings from the right....

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

Paul Blumenthal

The Establishment Strikes Back In Senate Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) seemed all alone in facing an insurgent Tea Party primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mo...

Ryan Grim

Delta Embarrassed By Loan Guarantee From Federal Agency It Wants To End | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bizarre lobbying battle that pits Delta Air Lines and the Tea Party against the Export-Import Bank became even more interesting on Thu...

Inside Karl Rove's Fight Club

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

A coalition that helped Republicans retake the House majority in 2010 is back and plotting even bigger plans in 2012, with more money, more players --...

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC | Zach Carter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...

Outside Group Spends Big To Help Sherrod Brown's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) will receive some help from the League of Conservation Voters in his reelection campaign over the next two weeks. The g...

Club For Growth Warns Off GOP Leadership

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

In Tuesday's Illinois Republican primary, Rep. Don Manzullo lost to Rep. Adam Kinzinger, after the two incumbent congressmen were redistricted into th...

Tea Party-aligned Sen. Jim DeMint donates $500,000 to Club for Growth super PAC

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsIn his quest to remake the Senate Republican caucus in his own image, Tea Party kingmaker Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has t...

Occupying the GOP

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Nowhere can the impact of the Occupy insurgency be better seen than in the fumbling efforts of Romney's GOP rivals to capture the new anti-corporate sentiment.

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

Tea Party Groups Cash In Big Time

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

If you've got fundraising muscle, it pays to be tea party. That's the takeaway from recently released financial reports for five of the biggest con...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry's Social Security Comments: A Hit With Tea Partiers | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the central moments of Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate was the exchange on Social Security between Texas Gov. Rick Perr...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Bloggers Turn Ire On National Conservative Groups | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of conservative bloggers in Wisconsin are calling out Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and the Club for Growth for making an early endor...

Paige Lavender

Watch: Progressive Groups Run New Ads In Wisconsin Recall Elections | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three progressive groups are set to launch a six-figure television ad buy in the days leading up to the eight remaining Wisconsin state ...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Is It So Hard To Twist Arms For Votes These Days? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican leadership is having a tough time twisting arms to get to 216 votes on the debt limit plan proposed by Speaker John...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Conservative Groups Divided On Boehner Debt Limit Plan | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the home stretch of the debt limit debate, two of the biggest conservative groups have opened a fissure on the Republican side of the...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Takes On More Water: Conservative Group Says His Record Has 'Frequent,' 'Serious' Problems | Jon Ward | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- As former House Speaker and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich struggled Monday to clarify contradictory positions and q...