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Tea Party Group Chief Calls It Quits

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eased out with an $8 million payout provided by an influential Republican fundraiser, former GOP House Majority Leader Dick Armey s...

Mystery Group Formed Days Before Major Political Move

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

By JACK GILLUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A shadowy Tennessee company donated more than $5 million to a prominent conservative super political...

Tea Partiers Torn Between Competing Priorities

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Twenty months into a Congress they have tilted rightward, tea party loyalists are finding that ideological purity can be elusive fo...

Club For Growth Goes On Air With Attack Ad In Wisconsin Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

The political arm of the fiscally conservative Club for Growth is airing its first TV ad in the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin, going after GOP frontru...

Gene Demby

Can This Woman Help The Tea Party Win Black Supporters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

FreedomWorks, one of the nation's major Tea Party groups, has tapped Deneen Borelli, a New York-based conservative activist and commentator, to lead i...

Jon Ward

National Tea Party Groups Want On GOP Bandwagon But Face Chilly Reception

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of insurgency, national Tea Party groups joined with the Republican establishment in Wisconsin to defeat the Democrats' atte...

Florida Senate Candidate Nabs Big Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

The conservative non-profit FreedomWorks endorsed Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) in his U.S. Senate bid on Tuesday. Mack is running for the GOP nomination ...

John Celock

Tea Party: Josh Mandel 'Will Fight Like Crazy'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Tea Party leaders are touting their backing of state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) in his U.S. Senate campaign, saying he is the only c...

Tea Party Grassroots Prep For 'The Hostile Takeover'

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A four-day conference for conservative activists organized by FreedomWorks was capped off Monday with a boisterous press conference. ...

Dave Jamieson

Lugar: No Plans To Campaign For Mourdock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) said Sunday that he has no plans to campaign for Richard Mourdock, who handily beat him in a primary race earlier th...

Dems: Mourdock Running Away From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are criticizing Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for removing pre-primary material from his website, ...

John Celock

Tea Party Leaders Think They've Found Winning Formula

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after unseating a six-term incumbent senator, leaders of FreedomWorks, a national Tea Party organization, said they have the winn...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

John Celock

Tea Party Group: We're 'Coming Back With A Vengeance'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Pledging that a victory in the Indiana Senate primary will show Tea Party-backed candidates are "coming back with a vengeance," FreedomWorks for Ameri...

John Celock

Tea Party Group Claims Policy Victory In Senate Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

With polls showing a battle to the finish in Saturday's state Republican convention vote for U.S. Senate in Utah, a national Tea Party group is claimi...

Paul Blumenthal

The Establishment Strikes Back In Senate Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) seemed all alone in facing an insurgent Tea Party primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mo...

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael MarcusiWatch NewsDick Armey is a former House Majority Leader and current chairman of FreedomWorks, which serves as a hub for tea party g...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Tea Party Supporters Clash Over Cato

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A split is opening up between two forces that helped to launch the Tea Party in 2009. FreedomWorks, a free market/limited government adv...

John Celock

Tea Party Group Not Giving Up Senate Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Tea Party group, under fire for its work in the Utah Republican Senate caucuses last week, is pledging to continue fighting to oust Se...

For Justices Who Act as "Umpires," Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Is a Simple "Yes"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the federal government can compel an individual to purchase insurance when he/she is consuming healthcare services, then the argument that the government cannot mandate a person to purchase a privately-offered product is thrown out the window.

Jason Linkins

FreedomWorks Drops Opposition To Mitt Romney After Months Of Never Really Mounting It In The First Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

In the wake of his Illinois primary win, everything seems to be coming up roses for Mitt Romney. Today he's earned the deemed-by-enough-people-to-be-i...

Tea Party Group Caves To Romney

Washington Times | Ralph Z. Hallow | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The organization that ignited the tea party as a national mass movement gave Mitt Romney perhaps his biggest victory yet, deciding to drop its opposit...

FreedomWorks, Tea Party Group, Sees Tactics Backfire In Utah GOP Primary: Report

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) appears likely to have fended off what seemed not too long ago to be a very viable Tea Party challenge. The Utah Republic...

Tea Party Group Making Big Move Against Hatch

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Forget about Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama....

What Distinguishes Occupy Wall Street From the Tea Party? Follow the Money

Asher Smith | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Similarities between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street certainly exist on a micro level -- but they are hardly big-picture.