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Tea Party 2012

Tea Party Reaches Record Low In Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

The Tea Party is more unpopular than ever before, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday, with just three in 10 voters holding favorable views ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans: We Just Need Better Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican losses in the 2012 elections were not a progressive leap for America or a repudiation of conservatives and the Tea Party -- i...

Tea Party Takes A Pounding

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Only four of the 16 Senate candidates endorsed by the Tea Party Express won on Tuesday, prompting some in the Republican Party to expect a battle over...

Why The Tea Party Will Win Even If Obama Does

New York Magazine | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Were the 2012 campaign a Hitchcock movie, Mitt Romney would be the MacGuffin--a device that drives a lot of plot gyrations but proves inconsequential ...

Michael McAuliff

Status Quo Means Game-Change In November Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before U.S. senators fled the Capitol for the campaign trail early Saturday, members of each party made an unusual prediction: If this y...

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

Tea Party Faces Trouble Ahead

The Washington Post | Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin April 19, 2012 | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Is the tea party breaking up? After playing a dominant role in a number of elections in 2010 -- Christine O'Donnell, anyone? -- there is growing ev...

Tea Party Members: 'Are We Dead?'

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- Three years ago he was merely a face in a very large crowd, standing outside the Alamo on Tax Day as Glenn Beck spoke of drawing a line...

Tea Party Begins To Wear Out Its GOP Welcome

Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

The tea party may have won Republicans the House of Representatives in 2010. In 2012, it’s looking like it could help Democrats retain the White ...

The Tea Party's Contradictory Embrace Of Rick Santorum

McClatchy | David Lightman and William Douglas | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of the tea party movement, the grass-roots conservatives who've been relentless in demanding tough, lean budgets, are rallyin...

Tea Party ‘Is Dead,' Says Movement Leader

The Daily Beast | David Frum | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

It was the great wildcard going into the 2012 election cycle. Republican Party insiders openly worried the Tea Party might knock off the establishment...

Tea Party Leaders Diss GOP Candidates

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Just a year ago, tea party activists came roaring out of the congressional elections eager to shape the looming race for the Whi...

Behind The Tea Party's Electoral Evolution

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Interviews with activists across 20 U.S. states indicate that Tea Party groups, far from fading, have evolved into an increasingly sophisticated and e...

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...

Tea Party Express Puts Focus On Primaries

Washington Post | By Aaron Blake | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

As evidenced by its co-sponsorship of last week’s GOP presidential debate in Florida, the Tea Party Express is emerging as a major voice in today’...

Dems/GOP Nix Debates in Favor of Unlimited References to National Conversations

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.19.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Politicians who continue to believe they can trope-a-dope the public into seeing them as thoughtful, competent or populist by invoking a vapid, empty phrase need to join the real conversation.

Tea Party Has Republican Hopefuls Engaging In Delicate Dance

The New York Times | Michael D. Shear | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

The success of Tea Party-backed lawmakers in defining the terms of the debt debate in Washington has further cemented the party's identity as part of ...

High-Profile Tea Party Convention Scrapped Due To Lack Of Interest

Roll Call | Ambreen Ali | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

Organizers of the Freedom Jamboree announced Wednesday that they have canceled the tea party convention planned for this fall, citing low registration...

Tea Party Could Complicate GOP Establishment Hopes For 2012

CNN | Shannon Travis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Something happened at a Friday event in New Hampshire that symbolizes one potential problem as the presidential race slowly heats up: Will conservativ...

Tea Party Targets Three Senators For Removal In 2012

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — What does a longtime Republican senator with a national reputation for working well with Democrats do in the face of a potentially ...

Tea Party Eyes GOP Primary Targets For 2012

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

Leaders of more than 70 Tea Party groups in Indiana gathered last weekend to sign a proclamation saying they would all support one candidate -- as yet...