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Tea Party Activists

Behind The Tea Party's Electoral Evolution

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Interviews with activists across 20 U.S. states indicate that Tea Party groups, far from fading, have evolved into an increasingly sophisticated and e...

Tea Party Activists? They Actually Are Inactivists!

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Since when did the media switch from calling Tea Party members "Tea Baggers" to "activists?" What is their noble activity? Dressing up in silly costumes and once a year attending rallies.

Tea Party Turns To Williamsburg Reenactors For 'Advice About How To Rebel'

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG -- The original Tea Party may have been in Boston, but some modern-day "tea party" activists are finding a powerful narrative this summer...

How The Tea Party Spent The Fourth Of July

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Tea party" activists across the nation tried to put the "independence" back in Independence Day this weekend with festivals and other gatherings focu...

Tea Party Infiltrators: Mischief Not As Disruptive As Group Previously Feared

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fears of Tea Party organizers that liberal crashers would "infiltrate" Tea Party events around the country on Thursday appear to have been overblo...

Tea Party Contract From America: Activists Unveil 'Blueprint For 2010 And Beyond'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party groups across the country unveiled the movement's "Contract from America" on Wednesday, one day before proponents plan to rally and protest ...

Republicans Condemn Violence, Threatened Democrat Not Satisfied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans and Tea Party activists condemned the threats and violent actions directed at a host of lawmakers this week in the wake of the passage of ...

POLL: Most Tea Partiers Identify With The GOP, Despite Claims Of Independence

Politico | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While tea party activists have described themselves as political free agents disgusted with both parties, a new poll by Quinnipiac University shows th...

Coffee Party? Tea Party? Join the Brewvement!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

Coffee Partiers might focus more on the threat of concentrated, unaccountable corporate power, while Tea Partiers' typically target concentrated, unaccountable government power. But see a pattern?

Conservatives To Sign 'Mount Vernon Statement': Principles For The Obama Era

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of more than 80 conservative leaders plan to sign a document on Wednesday that signals a retrenchment to "founding principles." The document ...

Michael Steele Courts Tea Party: Plans Meeting With Local Activists

Politico | Ken Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Across the country, conservative tea party activists -- many new to politics and unaffiliated with, if not averse to, the Republican Party -- are incr...

Tea Party Activists Turn On Their Own Convention

Politico | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The convention is being held at a fancy resort, features $550 ticket prices, a steak and lobster dinner and a guest speaker with a $100,000 speaking f...

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...

Bill Ritter Challenges Scott McInnis To Take A Stand On 'Anti-Society' Initiatives

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter last week decried a trio of anti-tax initiatives heading for the Colorado ballot next year and challenged his Republican opponents to...

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Movie Premieres With Congressional GOP In Attendance (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party activists got to play the part of the glitterati Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, DC, where FreedomWorks debuted...

Newt Gingrich's Presidential Ambitions Laughed At By Conservatives

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Lisa Miller found out that former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich would be signing books on Saturday in McLean, Va., she hauled out her video cam...

Scott Mcinnis's Tea Party Dilemma: Support Right Wing Initiatives, Or Face Wrath Of Activists

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As Colorado wrestles with an already lean state budget growing leaner by the day- one that has forced Gov. Ritter to propose repeated controversial cu...

Tea Party's Next Target: The Climate Bill

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party movement earned its stripes at town hall protests this summer by claiming that Democratic health care reform efforts would result in def...

Jane Norton Spokesman: Abolishing The Department Of Education 'Not That Radical'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Lt. Governor Jane Norton said she was spurred to try to win Colorado Democratic Michael Bennet's U.S. Senate seat by what she sees as the drama...

Jim DeMint Battling Senate GOP Leadership In Next Election

Politico | Manu Raju and Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're an underdog conservative running for Congress, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) should be on your speed dial these days. A favorite of the tea part...

Lindsey Graham Faces Tea Party Fury: "Traitor," "Democrat In Drag," "Half-A-Sissy" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) faced an eruption of rage from Tea Party activists at a town hall meeting Tuesday for his decision to work with Sen. John...

Tea Party Plans To Storm Capitol With Another Rally

CNN | Paul Steinhauser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just about every blockbuster movie is followed by a sequel, or two. The tea party cross country caravan, it appears, is no different. A Tea Party Exp...

Tea Party Activists Hit Capitol Hill, 9 Arrested

POLITICO | Daniel Libit and Martin Kady II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Capitol Police arrested nine protesters Thursday morning in the Hart Senate office building as thousands of Tea Party activists descended on the Capit...

Tea Partiers Forget Bills of Attainder are Unconstitutional: Whoops!

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

We'll know the Mad Hatters really care about the Constitution when they start heaping praise upon the small minority of elected officials who stood up to the unconstitutional "Defund ACORN Act."

Michele Bachmann's 'House Call' May Have Broken House Rules

Politico | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did a rally geared at saving government resources actually misuse them? Could be, at least technically. Rep. Michele Bachmann's House home-page shout...