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Nikki Haley Won't Take Jim DeMint's Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will not be appointing herself to Sen. Jim DeMint's (R) seat when he leaves Congress to lead the Heritage Foundati...

The Daily Szep- Jim DeMint Caricature

Paul Szep | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


Tea Party Quitter DeMint Cashes In, Exposing DC's Dark Side

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

DeMint's performed one public service by abandoning his post: He's given us a glimpse of a half-hidden Washington where leaders don't lead, think-tankers don't think, and the house always wins.

Conservatives 'Shocked' At DeMint Moved

Taylors-WadeHampton Patch | Andrew Moore | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Thursday's announcement of U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's resignation from the United States Senate to head up The Heritage Foundation left many Upstate conse...

Sam Stein

Jim DeMint's Mixed Senate Legacy | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced on Thursday he will retire from the Senate and head off to run the Heritage Foundation, the preeminen...

Marriage Made in Right-Wing Heaven: Jim DeMint and Heritage Foundation

Peter Montgomery | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

DeMint and Heritage are perfect for each other. DeMint came out of the Religious Right and became the movement's go-to guy in the Senate even before he became the face of the Tea Party movement.

DeMint Explains Shock Resignation

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) told radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday that he plans to remain an effective mouthpiece for conservative politicians -- may...

Todd Akin Flips On Earmarks In Hopes Of Attracting Jim DeMint's Support

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has had no problem with earmarks during his time in Congress. Between 2008 and 2010, he requested over $150 million for special...

Dems Concerned Over Tea Party Senator's New Move

Mauldin Patch | Hal Millard | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint's small-donor fundraising group, the Senate Conservatives Fund, has been a highly successful machine for the Greenville Republican, he...

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 ...

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...

What Does Jim DeMint's Lack OF Endorsement Mean?

Mauldin Patch | Shawn Drury and Greg Hambrick | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

With multiple media outlets reporting that U.S. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., will probably not be endorsing a Republican candidate for president, the most cove...

11 Reasons Why the Unemployment Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Think

Michael Thornton | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Michael Thornton

This American jobs disaster will not vanish if neglected, but what will vanish are the hopes, dreams and financial well-being of millions of hard-working Americans.

Michele Bachmann Suggests Axing The Education Department

Posted 11.05.2011 | Education

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), told a forum today that if elected president, she would consider cutting several federal programs and institutions, i...

Michael McAuliff

GOP: Obama Will Cave On Debt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are willing to push President Obama to the wall with their budget-slashing bill to raise the debt ceiling because they are c...

How Obama and the Democrats Are Reclaiming the Debt Issue

Asher Smith | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Even if they can't reach that magic $4 trillion number, President Obama and the Democrats may have already claimed the moral high ground and defused the deficit as a major 2012 campaign issue.

Jon Ward

Jon Huntsman Predicts 'Major Problems' Ahead For China | Jon Ward | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman usually speaks about that country in general terms: China is rising; America must reform to...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell: Chuck Schumer Is Extreme, Not Tea Party | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have been frosty to the Tea Party before, but he's offering the irate anti-tax crowd ...

Laura Bassett

Lawmakers In Poorest States Fail Poverty Scorecard | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. poverty rate jumped to 14.3 percent in 2009 -- its highest level since 1994 -- while lawmakers in some of the poorest states co...

Elise Foley

Cornyn, Thune Plan Assault On Health Care In Spending Bill Fight | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011 are now calling ...

Why Won't Republicans Answer This One Simple Question?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's like a disease. I've not seen one Republican leader, from DeMint to Rep. John Boehner to Rep. Eric Cantor to Sen. Mitch McConnell answer the "which specific programs would you cut" question with a straight answer.

Shadow Elite: Election 2010 -- Attack of the Stealth Financiers

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

If both parties decide to play fast and loose with the campaign finance system, as the GOP did in 2010, the biggest loser in 2012 won't be just a candidate or a certain party, but the democratic ideals of transparency and accountability.

Is A Hard-Right GOP Senator Obama's Ace In The Hole?

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who once proclaimed that he'd rather have "30 Republicans in the Senate who believe in principles of freedom than 60 w...

SCDP Celebrates Fiscal Conservative Week Republican Style

Carol Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Fowler

You might have noticed that the Republicans are having a rough go of it in the press lately. The party of "family values" has been caught saying that...

Republican Crybabies Meet Their Waterloo

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Yes, I'd really love to see the GOP run on a repeal platform. Because I wonder exactly which parts of the bill Americans will want to give up next year.