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My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Check out who is destined for political stardom, the best political theater of the year, the most overreported story and more.

Bachmann Predicts Growth Of Tea Party Power In 2012

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said this week that she believes the Tea Party will play a bigger role in the 2012 elections than they did in 2010. A...

Tea Party Leader Wants Methodist Church Disbanded

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the country's most prominent tea party organizations, really seems to despise the Methodist Churc...

Have a Very Tea Party Christmas!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Christmas is a time to spread love, kindness, and, if you're smart about it, your ideology. Try these activities with your friends and family this holiday season.

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...

Boston Tea Party Group Lurches Far Right

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

  Tea Party enthusiasts in Massachusetts are falling off the right side of the wharf.   A recent event featured a bevy of well-known aggress...

Non-Breaking News: GOP Opposition to DREAM ACT Is About Race

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

The immigration debate is not about law, not about fairness, not about justice. It's about race. Plain and simple. It's about the fear of more brown people coming into our society, our culture.

Sharron Angle To Lead Tea Party Group

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"She's back!" That's the message accompanying a picture of failed Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle on her recently released Patriot Caucus PAC w...

The Christian Right in Context: The Obama Years

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The "Christian America" vision pushed by the Christian Right stands in stark contrast with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God.

Introducing an Era of Justice: How to Take Back America and Usher in a New Political Age

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

What once was an America "by the people and for the people" today is a dysfunctional and ailing America "by corporations and for corporations." Our elected leaders have failed us.

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...

GOP's Climate-Change Prober Thinks It's a "New World Order" Conspiracy

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

Instead of legislation aimed at reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States, some leaders of the incoming GOP majority have called for McCarthy-style hearings going after leading climate change scientists.

Virginia Thomas Giving Up Lead Role At Conservative Advocacy Group With Tea Party Ties

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is giving up her role as the head of a conservative advocacy group ...

Tea Party Leader: Denying Vote to Those Without Property 'Makes a Lot of Sense'

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

When critics charged that tea party groups like True the Vote may have been trying to disenfranchise voters with their aggressive tactics in the 2010 ...

Failed Tea Party Candidate Launches Right-Wing Christmas Book

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Hedrick, a Tea Partier who launched an eventually unsuccessful run for Congress after achieving viral fame for a combative tirade at a town hall...

Republican Governor-Elect Accused Of Naming 'Extremist' To Key Post

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul LePage, Maine's incoming governor who won earlier this month with the help of the Tea Party, is fielding harsh criticism for supposedly selecting...

Thank You Tea Party!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

I'm grateful for the Tea Party. This political shot across the bow might just provide the adrenaline we need to rebuild American civic life. I'm for giving the Tea Partiers a chance.

A TEA Party Thanksgiving

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Gather round, children. I'm going to tell you the tale of the very first Thanksgiving.

Tea Party Activists Not Your Average Americans, Could Complicate 2012 For GOP: Poll

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Tea party backers fashion themselves as "we the people," but polls show the Republican Party's most conservative and energized vote...

Political Dysfunction As Spiritual Failing

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

We want, it seems, to have a smaller, cheaper government that still fully funds everything that benefits us personally. This desire represents a profound and national spiritual failing that cuts across party lines and religious groupings at the same time.

What Obama 2010 Can Learn From Obama 2008

Ari Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Berman

As he negotiates with Republicans going forward, President Obama must not forget about his left flank. Re-engaging with his grassroots base, in a real and meaningful way would be a good place to start.

Rand Paul To Write Book About Taking Tea Party To Washington

The Lexington Herald-Leader | Jack Brammer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It won't be available for holiday gifts this year but U.S. Sen.-elect Rand Paul of Bowling Green is writing a book entitled "The Tea Party Goes to Was...

GM's Challenge for Tea Partiers: More Cash for Clunkers?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

WASHINGTON -- Here is a test for the new Republican majority headed for the House of Representatives under the banner of cutting the budget deficit, e...

Patrick Henry Was First to Fight Big Government

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harlow Giles Unger

As this government stands, I despise and abhor it...I speak as one poor individual--but when I speak, I speak the language of thousands. The words ...

GOP Tops List at Center for Missing & Exploited Political Parties

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

There is an extensive manhunt on today for traces of the real Republican Party. The Party of No has amazingly continued, and sightings of the Elephant...