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American Energy Alliance Leads Front Group Attack on Wind PTC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 09.03.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Elected officials and the public should make note that while these groups claim to be "free market" think tanks and non-profits, in reality, they are operating as front groups for the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests with a financial interest in stoping the wind production tax credit.

Ding-a-lings of Spring

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The rain of ridiculous ravings from America's political right continued unabated as spring took hold. Let's look at a few examples.

Arizona Bakeries May Have To Prep 'Phallic' Cakes For Gay Weddings, Tea Party Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer might have vetoed controversial legislation that would have permitted business owners to turn away lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

Tea Party Group Deals Blow To McConnell

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Tea Party Nation, led by conservative activist Judson Phillips, has withdrawn its endorsement of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the GOP primary again...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Faces Tea Party Ire For Failing To Back Ted Cruz Filibuster | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea party leaders lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week after he said he would not back Sen. Ted Cruz's...

Tea Party Group Blames Obama, Islam For Boston Bombing

Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

A right-wing Tea Party group blamed President Obama for the bombing in Boston on Monday and accused "radical Islam" of the attack. Tea Party Nation...

Tea Party Nation Blames Sex, Unions For Sandy Hook Shooting

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party Nation, an ultra-conservative faction of the Tea Party movement, has responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, blaming sex...

Tea Party Group Fined For Booking 1,600 Rooms In Vegas, Not Paying For Them

Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

Apparently what doesn’t happen in Vegas also stays in Vegas. A judge slammed a now-defunct Tennessee outpost of the Tea Party for reserving more...

Tea Partier's Radical Plan To Oppose Obama

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Melissa Brookstone, a member of one of the nation's largest Tea Party groups, pushed the envelope on anti-Obama suggestions Wednesday, urging small bu...

The Tea Party, Right-Wing Media and the Dog That Didn't Bark

Will Bunch | Posted 11.28.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Did the Tea Party become, in that famous Sherlock Holmesian expression, the dog that did not bark? For the most part, yes. So what was all that barking that woke America up in the middle of the night? It was the right-wing media, and its echoes, that you heard.

Elise Foley

Republican E-Verify Bill Faces Growing Internal Opposition | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican bill that would require businesses to screen for undocumented immigrants is facing a growing bloc of opposition -- ev...

Tea Party Leader Compares Boehner To Charlie Sheen

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judson Phillips, leader of Tea Party Nation, one of the movement's largest national groups, expressed his disgust with the GOP's latest efforts to sla...

Hardball: Tea Party Under Fire Over Arizona Tragedy

Chris Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Matthews

In my interview with Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, we disagree over whether or not America is home to more political assassinations than other nations.

Tea Party Nation Founder: Arizona Shooter 'A Liberal Lunatic,' We Must 'Push Back'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips described Jared Loughner -- the suspected perpetrator of a fatal shooting in Arizona on Saturday -- as a "lib...

Tea Party Nation Founder Brands NAACP As 'Liberal Hate Group'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judson Phillips, head of Tea Party Nation, recently released his picks for 2010's "top five liberal hate groups." Among them is the National Associati...

Tea Party Nation President Wants 'Superstar' Sarah Palin For RNC Chair

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips has written a plea to Sarah Palin and supporters Monday, urging the former Alaska governor to mount a bid t...

Keith Ellison and the Tea Party's View of Sharia

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Mainstream Islam does not advocate fighting except in self-defense.

Tea Party Running Short On Cash

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some leading tea party activists are concerned that their efforts to reshape American politics, starting with the 2010 elections, are being undermined...

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...

Pettiness Over Crib Notes and Teleprompters

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

Why can't the media hold politicians to the fire to solve our country's problems and stop reporting these petty issues about crib notes and teleprompters?

Tea Party Movement In Iowa: Less Popular Than Pot, Aliens, Socialism

True/Slant | Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unsurprisingly, the media covered Sarah Palin's address at the Tea Party convention in Nashville with unprecedented levels of enthusiasm for a fringe ...

Tea Party Turmoil: Internal Conflict Plagues Movement Following Convention

The New York Times | Kate Zernike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party war -- the internal one -- continues. Following the weekend convention sponsored by Tea Party Nation, a social networking site for tea ...

Sarah Palin: Why We Can't Look Away

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Love her or hate her, Sarah Palin is entertaining.

Why the Tea Party Movement Opposes a Man Who Cut Taxes On 95% of Tax Payers

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Neglected in all the fevered conversation around the Tea Party movement's meteoric rise is any useful reflection on what the cause and this figurehead stand for: white racial resentment.

Tea Party: Rifts Emerge As Convention Gets Underway

CNN | Kristi Keck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Tea Party's first national convention gets under way, members are united in their anger but divided over the future of the movement. The conve...