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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.

Jon Ward

Tea Party Group Tastes Tepid Support Among Conservatives For Overhauling Medicare And Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Liberals and conservatives disagree vehemently over what to do with Medicare and Social Security, but among conservative think-tankers...

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,...

Tea Party Groups Cash In Big Time

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

If you've got fundraising muscle, it pays to be tea party. That's the takeaway from recently released financial reports for five of the biggest con...

Jon Ward

FreedomWorks Suggests Tea Party Opposition To Romney Is Softening (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- The head of an influential Tea Party group that has been outspoken against Mitt Romney signaled Friday that their opposition to the former ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry's Social Security Comments: A Hit With Tea Partiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the central moments of Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate was the exchange on Social Security between Texas Gov. Rick Perr...

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

Jon Ward

Despite Pulling Debt Ceiling Debate Rightward, Tea Party Activists Slam House-Passed Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Republican Lindsey Graham's position on the debt ceiling deal Monday made one thing very plain: the senior senator from South Carolina ...

Tea Party Group Morphs To Fulfill New Mission

Roll Call | Janie Lorber | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

When dozens of raucous conservative activists Monday stormed the National Republican Senatorial Committee and demanded the GOP campaign arm stay out o...

How Conservative Groups Are Leveraging Talk Radio Hosts For Influence

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel & Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

If you're a regular listener of Glenn Beck's radio show and you wanted to contribute to a political group that would advance the populist conservative...

Jon Ward

Tea Party Gears Up For 2012 In Contentious School Voucher Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. -– The fight over school vouchers in Pennsylvania is a test of whether the Tea Party can transition from a protest movement into sus...

Jon Ward

There Is No Tea Party: FreedomWorks CEO On The Movement's Evolution And Its Role In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One thing is certain. There is no Tea Party. There are only tea parties. In other words, two years after the birth of a new force ...

Amanda Terkel

The Tea Party Talking Points On Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative group FreedomWorks has a message for freshman Republicans in Congress: Do not shy away from the Medicare fight. On ...

Jon Ward

Top Tea Party Group's Goal: Stop Mitt Romney In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – A top goal of the nation’s most influential national Tea Party group is to stop Mitt Romney from winning the Republican nomination fo...

The Front Group Hall of Shame Gets a New Inductee

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The creation of the Choice and Competition Coalition is coming straight from the corporate lobbyist playbook. And it undoubtedly will have some big money behind it.

Why the Insurance "Mandate" Is a Bogus Issue

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

What makes the right's assault on the mandate so disingenuous is that virtually everyone in America -- from "Tea Party" adherents to supporters of Single Payer -- agrees that no one should be denied health care when they need it.

Two Important Letters May Help Make Ethanol Reform a Reality

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

When the clock runs out, Americans will hopefully enjoy the economic, environmental and energy security benefits of sugarcane ethanol at last. Congress has every reason to make the right decision.

Calorically-Challenged Finger Sandwiches and a Spot of Tea

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When it comes to tea, I like mine complex, robust, and naturally fragrant -- none of that orange spice, fruity impartations, or bergamot oil please. H...

The Voting Dead: Political Zombie Cannibals

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Brenner

It's impossible to reason with the Tea Baggers. They just lurch from rally to rally muttering about "lower taxes" and "brains." And don't get 'em started on Obama.

Trailing In Polls, Fiorina Gets Help From Tea Party Affiliated Group

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With several recent polls showing Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer widening her lead over Republican opponent Carly Fiorina, two outside groups are stepp...

Mr. Boehner, People in Burning Houses Shouldn't Brandish TNT

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To date, the orange-faced, red-nosed Mr. Boehner has been more of a pie-throwing clown than the ringmaster of a well-oiled Republican circus.

Tea Party Inc. Fuels Fight to the Finish

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Win or lose, the Tea Party movement will come away from the elections triumphant, having injected into the GOP a group of candidates pledged to the dismantling of government and wed to the religious right.

All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.