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Tea Party Father Santelli Calls His Rant 'The Best 5 Minutes Of My Life'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Five years after his diatribe helped launch the tea party movement in American politics, CNBC rant stylist Rick Santelli called the episode "professio...

It Is Time to Rename Republican Radicals the 'Taker Caucus'

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.

Tea Party Poopers

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

With its stranglehold on the Republican Party and its capacity to paralyze public policy, the Tea (Party), whether it's green or black, is likely to keep many of us awake at night.

Rick Santelli Pushes Government Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

Notorious anti-government ranter and CNBC pundit Rick Santelli says he's suspicious about the motives behind the government's new lawsuit against S&P....

Rick Santelli: 'We Are Now Europe'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Sure, the the economy shrank last quarter for the first time since the Recession ended. But before you freak out, why not let Rick Santelli do it for ...

Against Apocalypticism

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Most people probably took the Mayan Apocalypse as light-heartedly as I did, though clearly there were some who really thought the end was nigh. What worries me, however, is that this story is symptomatic of a more pathological apocalypticism that has begun to permeate American culture.

WATCH: Rick Santelli Loses It Over The 'Fiscal Cliff'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

CNBC's resident screaming head Rick Santelli is at it again, and this time he's got some strong words for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. During a...

Rick Santelli Loses It On CNBC

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

CNBC loose cannon and in-house barn burner Rick Santelli let fly a mostly incoherent stream of rage against the wealthy on Friday morning. As if to...

WATCH: Conservative Pundits Allege Conspiracy, Mistakes In Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

Is this the new "truther" crusade? After the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a jobs report Friday morning that showed unemployment had fallen t...

Amanda Terkel

Treasury Tries To Bail Out Public Image Of Bailout

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department is worried that the high political cost of some of its key economic intervention programs -- most notably, the b...

The Accidental Truth-Teller: Glenn Beck, the Tea Party and Race

Will Bunch | Posted 02.12.2012 | Media
Will Bunch

Whatever his reason, the idea that Beck re-injected into the national conversation -- that race and the Tea Party are linked -- is an important one.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Senate Candidate Not Quite Sure How The Tea Party Started

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

One of the more interesting downticket races to watch is the GOP's 2012 primary for the Indiana Senate, where six-term incumbent Richard Lugar is faci...

By Not Challenging the Tea Party, the White House Makes It Stronger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This country is discouraged, angry, and frightened. That's the mood that the Tea Party has successfully tapped.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Municipal Workers

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

I cannot believe that in the 21st Century we are having this kind of a debate on the role of labor unions in this country. But I suppose it isn't surprising since we have entered a new Gilded Age.

Joe Scarborough Slams Rick Santelli For Comparing Wisconsin Protests To 9/11

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough criticized Rick Santelli, his NBC colleague, for comparing the Wisconsin protests to the 9/11 attacks. On Monday's "Morning Joe," S...

The State of Union Address President Obama Should Have Given

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Morris

This might be the time to face some hard truths. And the hard truth is that inequality is economically as well as socially harmful.

The Media Has Failed Us

Steven Bulwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Bulwa

Financial media is not helping us become better informed or better investors. These outlets devote too much of their airtime to forwarding partisan propaganda rather than informing or entertaining us.

Tea Party Republicans Should Tackle Federal Role in Distorting Markets and Causing Bubbles.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It did not take long for the conflicts to emerge as Republicans struggle to make good on their commitments to reduce federal spending. In the wake of ...

Hey George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, What Was Plan B?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Hegedus

The popular definition of insanity is to keep repeating the same action over and over again expecting a different result. Tuesday's mid-term elections...

WATCH: Matthews, Olbermann Mock Rick Santelli

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann mocked Rick Santelli, the commentator from MSNBC's financial sister station CNBC who many credit with launching the...

Republicans Slam Chilean Miners: "They Should Have Climbed Up on Their Own"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

Glen Beck warned Chile that government rescuing the miners promoted social justice, the evil worm that has eaten at the fabric of American society since the days of Teddy Roosevelt.

Citizens United -- Game Changer

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

We can't really predict what will happen on November 2. All we know is that the historical trends are pushing against the Democrats, and that Citizens United has definitively tipped the scales in favor of the oligarchy.

Why Do Liberal Attacks on the Tea Party Echo Attacks on Liberals?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

"We want our country back," was criticized as a secretly coded response to the election of the first black president. Yet the same phrase was, as politicos may recall, a popular slogan among liberals after Bush's election.

CNBC's Santelli: Tea Party Rant 'Best 5 Minutes Of My Life'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNBC's Rick Santelli is claiming that his infamous rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that started the Tea Party movement was the be...

Listen All Y'all, It's a Republican Sabotage

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The Republicans are willing to let one out of every ten of your friends go broke in the name of foiling the president and reclaiming control over the government (which they say they hate). Think about that.