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Christie's Troubles Are a Big Gift to the Right

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Even before Bridgegate, Christie had a huge problem. It had absolutely nothing to do with Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat. It has everything to do with his own party.

Republican Leaders Battle Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

House Republican leaders and allied groups have hatched a strategy to weaken the influence of the GOP's most conservative members ahead of 2014 electi...

Brewing GOP Brawls Bedevil Party Unity

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Republicans have made the Mountain West a stronghold, which is why brewing party brawls in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah are bede...

The Daily Szep -- The Tea Party

Paul Szep | Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Three New Tea Party Facts That Should Scare The GOP

The American Prospect | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

The first large-scale political-science survey of Tea Party activists shows the movement isn't going anywhere--and the GOP had better brace itself....

Republicans Tread Carefully With Tea Party

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twice burned, Republicans are treading carefully around tea party groups as they pursue a Senate majority that slipped through their fin...

GOP Group's First Mission: Taming The Tea Party

Bloomberg | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing one of the biggest threats to any Republican incumbent today: potential primary opposition from ...

Tea Party Begins To Wear Out Its GOP Welcome

Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

The tea party may have won Republicans the House of Representatives in 2010. In 2012, it’s looking like it could help Democrats retain the White ...

Herman Cain and the Tea Party Legacy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Sarah Palin, who no longer had any role in Washington or elsewhere in politics, could meet the Tea Party appetite for extremist rhetoric more than even a right-wing senator like Jim DeMint, who still had a real job, could. Today Herman Cain is in a similar position.

Maddow Laments GOP Crowd's Chilling Applause

Posted 11.14.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow said she knew who the "clear loser" of Monday's GOP presidential debate was: a 30-year-old sick man with no health insurance. As Madd...

Harry Reid: Boehner Afraid Of Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed on Sunday that GOP leaders, and particularly Speaker of the House John Boehner, were allowing themselves to ...

CPAC 2011: Tea Party Welcomed By GOP

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — GOP to tea party: Welcome to OUR party. Not so long ago, the Republican Party and its conservative base weren't sure what to make ...

Tea Party Movement Supported By 71% Of Republican Voters (POLL)

The Wall Street Journal | Peter Wallsten & Danny Yadron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tea party has emerged as a potent force in American politics and a center of gravity within the Republican Party, with a large majority of Republi...

What Is The Tea Party? Your Guide To The Movement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Big wins Tuesday night for the Tea Party in Delaware and New York have provided additional fodder against the contention of some that the Tea Party is...

Tea Party Becoming The New GOP?

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Is the tea party the new Republican Party? The grass-roots network of fed-up conservative-libertarian voters displayed its power in...

GOP Civil War: Will The Tea Party Or The Establishment Control The Agenda?

The Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...The elections last week in Florida and Alaska also pointed to ideological differences and personal enmities that have played out in Republican prim...

Democrats Look To Capitalize On GOP Civil War

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican civil war is raging, with righter-than-thou conservatives dominating ever more primaries in a fight for the party's so...

Some Failed Tea Party Candidates Not Willing To Back Victorious Opponents

USA Today | Kathy Kiely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's just the latest example of the GOP's Tea Party dilemma. In several high-profile races where the small-government activists have been a factor, st...

Ground Zero Mosque Debate Driving Wedge Between Tea Party, GOP

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The debate over the proposed mosque near ground zero, which has tied Democrats in knots, turns out to be just as tricky for their adversaries on the r...

Rep. Bob Inglis, Confessions Of A Tea Party Casualty

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP Rep. Bob Inglis slams Republican demagoguery, bemoans anti-Semitic tea party conspiracy nonsense, decries Sarah Palin's ignorance, and looks for a...

The Tea Party's Impossible Anti-Government Dream

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.

Ryan Grim

GOP Crowd-Sourcing Its Policy Agenda | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This time around, the GOP is crowd-sourcing its contract. House Republicans want your help "develop[ing] a new governing agenda," according to a state...

Tea Party Patriots Founder Forced Out Over Support Of GOP-Linked 'Astroturf' Group

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Patriots did not want to lose Amy Kremer. The Atlanta activist had co-founded the organization. She'd helped organize some of the biggest ev...

Sam Stein

Tea Party Fallout: Independents Turned Off, Some GOPers Worried | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been two days now since angry conservatives hosted a series of tea parties across the country, and the fallout has some Republicans nervous. W...

Krugman On Tea Party Movement: "Embarrassing To Watch"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anti-tax organizers of "tea parties" around the country have tried to keep out fringe elements like birth certificate conspiracy theorists and potenti...