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Tea Party Convention

Obama Witch Doctor Shirt 'Not Racist'

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

An airbrushed shirt featuring a graphic of President Obama as a witch doctor made a splash at a Tea Party convention last weekend in Myrtle Beach, Sou...

Eliot Nelson

WATCH: Leading Republicans Snub Tea Party Gathering [UPDATE] | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: Nov. 6, 6:18 p.m. -- Republican presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) on Sunday defied the lowered expectations of the ...

Tea Party Convention Kicks Off In Chicago 'Burbs

Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tea Party's region-wide convention, TeaCon 2011, hits Schaumburg this weekend, and is expected to bring in about 1,000 conservative activi...

Chicago Tea Party Convention Invites GOP Candidates, Secures Beck, Breitbart

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tea Party hopes their regional convention, "TeaCon 2011," will carry enough cache to win over the Republican presidential candidates they'...

High-Profile Tea Party Convention Scrapped Due To Lack Of Interest

Roll Call | Ambreen Ali | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

Organizers of the Freedom Jamboree announced Wednesday that they have canceled the tea party convention planned for this fall, citing low registration...

Transcript of Our October 30, 2010 Meeting

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"I want to thank all of you for coming here today and for volunteering your time to help a very worthy candidate. Before sending you out into the fiel...

The Tea Party Movement Is a National Embarrassment

Stuart Whatley | Posted 02.09.2010 | Books
Stuart Whatley

The Tea Party movement is the latest installment in an old American tradition: the exploitation of mostly frustrated, desperate, and susceptible people by monied interests and profiteers.

Tea Party Talk: Racism, Palin, and the Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

This weekend was supposed to have been the weekend that showcased Sharron Angle for the Tea Party-at-large. But now it is difficult not to conclude that, as the Tea Party Express candidate, she has been crippled instead.

A Time For Tea: A Tea Party Time Line

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

It would take a book or three to provide a comprehensive documentation of every aspect of the origins of the Tea Party movement. There are so many dif...

New Tea Party Convention MORE EXPENSIVE Than The Last

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Nation recently announced its decision to host a second Tea Party Convention, which will be more expensive than the last one. Many Tea Part...

Palin Tea Party Convention Speaking Fee Sparks $500,000 Lawsuit Between Wealthy Donor, Organizer

Daily Intel | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party Convention is over. But the war it started is apparently just getting under way. Yesterday, Bill Hemrick, a conservative fund-raiser and...

Democrats: To Break Up the (Tea) Party, Stop Locking People Up

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Democrats ought to be working to break up the Tea Party by taking stands on those issues that'll pry loose the movement's social libertarians. Foremost, we should quit locking people up for no good reason.

'Brighton Tea Party': Tea Party Movement Spreads To Britain

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a 'tea party' in Britain this Saturday. The Sarah Palin kind. British Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan is looking to bring the anti-tax, anti...

Blowing off Tea Baggers as Racist Misses the Point

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Tea partiers rail at Obama, the Democrats, big government, the elites, and Wall Street. Yet, they also grouse about abortion, family values, gay rights, and tax cuts -- not race.

Tom Tancredo: 'Civic Literacy' Voting Comment Was Really A Statement About Public Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Colorado Congressman and right wing lightning rod Tom Tancredo prompted national outrage at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville last Thursday...

Tea Party Heading To Vegas For Next Convention

CNN | Paul Steinhauser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party is headed to Las Vegas this summer. Tea Party Nation, the group that earlier this month held what was billed as the first national Tea ...

Palin Is Obama's Secret Weapon

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Sarah Palin may turn out to be Obama's greatest political asset. Polls show that Obama is the most polarizing Democrat since Truman. Palin, in turn, is the most polarizing Republican since Lincoln.

What Not to Do About the Tea Parties and Some Hints About What to Do

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

During the past year the Tea Parties have managed to capture the angst and the sense of political and social dispossession felt by a definite strata of middle and working class white people.

John McCain Defends Sarah Palin's Hand Notes, Says A Teleprompter's Worse (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While visiting Chicago to support Mark Kirk, John McCain took a moment to defend Sarah Palin's widely mocked crib notes, written on her hand during th...

Jason Linkins

David Broder Is Really Into Sarah Palin This Week | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Broder likes a lot of things. He likes growing old and getting paid. He likes bipartisanship and timidity in the legislative process. What he loves even more is being utterly vapid and oblivious. And so, for today, he likes Sarah Palin.

Joe Walsh, First Tea Party Candidate To Win Election, Starts Attracting Attention

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four Illinoisans took the stage at the National Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee last Friday. A crowd of around 200 awaited their words. ...

Palin Unqualified To Be President, Says Vast Majority Of America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The spotlight has been bright, not necessarily kind to former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News po...

The Horror! The Horror!

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

After a year and a half of exposure to this virulently toxic presence, the question on the table is: In our lifetime, has there ever been a worse human being in American politics than Sarah Palin?

Palin Headlines Birther Conference; Press Pretends Not To Notice

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Virtually nobody in the corporate media said boo about Sarah Palin appearing on the same Tea Party stage as birther nut Joseph Farah, and helping him ...

Green News Report -- February 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Snowpocalypse' in Washington, D.C., but snow-less in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics; Toyota re...