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Zach Carter

Tea Party Leader Botches 'Socialistic' Op-Ed | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session, but the lobbying struggle over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is as hot as ever. On Monday, former Sen...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Group Endorses Obama Relative | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of conservative appetite to unseat incumbent Republicans, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it was endorsin...

How DeMint Rocked Washington Like An Earthquake

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

For his first eight years in Washington, Jim DeMint was like most members of Congress – relatively quiet, fairly innocuous and pretty much unknown o...

Friday Talking Points -- So Delightful

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, the weather outside is not exactly frightful (it's a nice day where I live), but watching the politics of the week was certainly "so delightful." So many blowhards, so little time! "Let them blow, let them blow, let them blow!"

'Senator Tea Party' Leaves Door Open To 2016 Bid

McClatchy | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint on Wednesday backed away from his previous ironclad insistence that he had no interest in running for president and was focused only o...

DeMint Faces Big Test

Politico | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint's long march to push his party sharply to the right now hinges on a handful of races that will help determine whether he'll emerge as ...

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 ...

Jim DeMint: GOP Nominee 'Beginning To Look Like Romney'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he was "excited" about the possibility of Mitt Romney becoming the GOP presidential nominee, and suggested...

'Policy Of No Compromise' Runs Risk For Republicans

Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan 16 (Reuters) - Everybody was waiting for Jim DeMint. Mitt Romney had reason to hope the South Carolina senato...

Reversing Course From '08, Jim DeMint Makes Announcement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced definitively Monday that he will not endorse a GOP presidential candidate. "I do not have a favorite in this rac...

DeMint: 'We Really Need Someone Like A Governor Scott Walker' In The White House

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) does not plan to endorse a candidate in the GOP presidential primary ahead of his state's crucial Jan. 21 primary. But he sai...

Advisers: Jim DeMint Not Shutting Door On Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) naturally stirred speculation recently when he announced that he'd be traveling to Iowa in March to headline a conservative f...

Jim DeMint Lavishes Praise On Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) recently perpetuated comparisons between Sarah Palin and the Gipper, announcing that the former Alaska governor has "done mor...

Howard Fineman

Tea Time: New Era Of Leadership Begins With Blocked Spending Bill | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new, more Republican Congress won't arrive in town until next month, but the Tea Party Era unofficially began on the Hill Thursday n...

GOP and the Environment: The Bruising Battle Ahead, and Five Ways to Overcome It

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The fiscally conservative wing of the GOP can help get government out of the way of those seeking to make environmentally sustainable investments. Here are five policies that both parties should support.

Lisa Murkowski: Jim DeMint Hurt Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) may be experiencing some lasting resentment toward Republican colleagues, as a hard-fought battle in the Frontier State...

Tea Party Republicans Win Earmark Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitch McConnell has realized that this battle was really not worth fighting, and has thus thrown in the towel on his opposition to the outright ban on earmarks.

GOP Senators Back Earmark Ban After Requesting MILLIONS In Pork

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP senators have begun sharpening their swords for an epic face-off over a proposed earmark ban, a measure that some members of Congress believe must...

How to Make Republicans Choose Between the People and the Big Health Insurers

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As of this Thursday, it shall be illegal for insurance companies to drop your coverage when you become ill. The day should not be allowed to pass, however, without calling the Republicans to task. With votes.

Jim DeMint Says Obama's "Waterloo" May Come in November

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

We all remember how DeMint said he wanted to make health care reform President Obama's 'waterloo'. Well, many may think that since it passed that DeMint lost. He says not so fast.

My Apology to Rep. Joe Wilson

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Larsen

It appears that the man I cast as a simpleton is, in fact, an evil genius.

Jim DeMint Wants To Be Tea Party's Best Friend In Washington

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint is making a bid to be the tea party movement's best friend in Washington. It's hardly a coincidence that the South Carolina Republican...

Underwear bombers and workers rights

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

I don't know about you, but I would feel more confident in airport security employees if they had a voice in the workplace. Right now, the employees ...

DeMint To Endorse Michael Williams For Texas Senator

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) will endorse Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams' Senate candidacy later today, a move design...

Sam Stein

Eight GOP Senators Opposed Bill That Funded Airport Screening And Explosive Detection | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of the same Republican lawmakers currently criticizing the President for softness on terrorism voted back in July 2007 against legislation that, ...