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Zach Carter

Tea Party Leader Botches 'Socialistic' Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session, but the lobbying struggle over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is as hot as ever. On Monday, former Sen...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Group Endorses Obama Relative

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of conservative appetite to unseat incumbent Republicans, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it was endorsin...

How DeMint Rocked Washington Like An Earthquake

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

For his first eight years in Washington, Jim DeMint was like most members of Congress – relatively quiet, fairly innocuous and pretty much unknown o...

Friday Talking Points -- So Delightful

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, the weather outside is not exactly frightful (it's a nice day where I live), but watching the politics of the week was certainly "so delightful." So many blowhards, so little time! "Let them blow, let them blow, let them blow!"

'Senator Tea Party' Leaves Door Open To 2016 Bid

McClatchy | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint on Wednesday backed away from his previous ironclad insistence that he had no interest in running for president and was focused only o...

Akin Gets Boost

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A conservative fundraising group endorsed embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin and pledged Thursday to direct $290,000...

Conservatives Throw Up Roadblocks For Key Allies

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans have roughed up the business community this year – and it's not over yet. The U.S. Chamber of Comme...

DeMint Faces Big Test

Politico | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint's long march to push his party sharply to the right now hinges on a handful of races that will help determine whether he'll emerge as ...

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Jim DeMint: GOP Nominee 'Beginning To Look Like Romney'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he was "excited" about the possibility of Mitt Romney becoming the GOP presidential nominee, and suggested...

'Policy Of No Compromise' Runs Risk For Republicans

Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan 16 (Reuters) - Everybody was waiting for Jim DeMint. Mitt Romney had reason to hope the South Carolina se...

Reversing Course From '08, Jim DeMint Makes Announcement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced definitively Monday that he will not endorse a GOP presidential candidate. "I do not have a favorite in this rac...

DeMint: 'We Really Need Someone Like A Governor Scott Walker' In The White House

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) does not plan to endorse a candidate in the GOP presidential primary ahead of his state's crucial Jan. 21 primary. But he sai...

GOP Candidates Woo Key Senator

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In the 2012 Republican nominating contest, Sen. Jim DeMint is like the pretty girl all the boys want to take to the prom. Nearl...

Blow Delivered To Tea Party-Backed Senator

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a supporter of Mitt Romney, won a Senate GOP leadership post Tuesday over tea party favorite Sen. Ron Johnso...

Tea Party's Last 2012 Primary Hope Struggling To Gain Traction

AP | By HENRY C. JACKSON and TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party movement's best remaining hope in 2012 for picking off an incumbent Republican in the Senate has boiled down to one state,...

Advisers: Jim DeMint Not Shutting Door On Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) naturally stirred speculation recently when he announced that he'd be traveling to Iowa in March to headline a conservative f...

Jim DeMint Lavishes Praise On Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) recently perpetuated comparisons between Sarah Palin and the Gipper, announcing that the former Alaska governor has "done mor...

Howard Fineman

Tea Time: New Era Of Leadership Begins With Blocked Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP and the Environment: The Bruising Battle Ahead, and Five Ways to Overcome It

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The fiscally conservative wing of the GOP can help get government out of the way of those seeking to make environmentally sustainable investments. Here are five policies that both parties should support.

Lisa Murkowski: Jim DeMint Hurt Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) may be experiencing some lasting resentment toward Republican colleagues, as a hard-fought battle in the Frontier State...

Tea Party Republicans Win Earmark Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitch McConnell has realized that this battle was really not worth fighting, and has thus thrown in the towel on his opposition to the outright ban on earmarks.

GOP Senators Back Earmark Ban After Requesting MILLIONS In Pork

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP senators have begun sharpening their swords for an epic face-off over a proposed earmark ban, a measure that some members of Congress believe must...

How to Make Republicans Choose Between the People and the Big Health Insurers

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As of this Thursday, it shall be illegal for insurance companies to drop your coverage when you become ill. The day should not be allowed to pass, however, without calling the Republicans to task. With votes.

Jim DeMint Says Obama's "Waterloo" May Come in November

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

We all remember how DeMint said he wanted to make health care reform President Obama's 'waterloo'. Well, many may think that since it passed that DeMint lost. He says not so fast.