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Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Republicans Hate Their Own Member of Congress While Democrats Like Theirs

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Democrats surprised pundits by opening up a seven point lead in over Republicans in the generic ballot in a Fox News poll, 46 percent to 39 percent. That's because Democrats like their member of Congress more that Republicans like their own member in the Congress.

Despite the 'War on Whites' Tea Party Paranoia, 85 Percent of Congress and 69 Percent of Obama's Administration Is White

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The United States Congress is a Tea Party's dream; mostly male and mostly white. It's tough to wage a "war on whites" when the 113th Congress is 85 percent white and President Obama's cabinet is 69 percent white.

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

'Pro-Troop' Charity Repeatedly Misled Voters, Funneled Millions To Tea Partiers

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in ...

Occupy the Tea Party

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

At first blush, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street appear as bookends: opposing grass-roots movements on the political right and left, respectively. But a look under the hood of each is instructive.

Rebecca Klein

Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

College-educated supporters of the tea party might change their political tune if they mingled more with those less educated than themselves. Resea...

Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Moves Forward

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a req...

Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Split About The Future Of The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This primary season has been a very mixed bag for the tea party. Just two weeks after one tea party-backed candidate unexpectedly took down Rep. Eric ...

Tea Party Candidate Doesn't Want To Be Associated With The Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Dave Brat, the GOP nominee for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, is tired of being called a tea party candidate. The economics professor, wh...

IRS: We Gave Lois Lerner's Hard Drive to Deposed Nigerian Prince Who Emailed Us

Spencer Green | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It is standard IRS policy to send the crashed hard drives of our former Exempt Organizations Division directors to deposed Nigerian or Haitian princes when said hard drives are requested," explained IRS Strained Credulity spokesperson Whitcomb P. Abernathy.

Tea Party's Embarrassing Irony

Salon | ELIAS ISQUITH | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

Of U.S. political culture’s many hypocrisies, few are more jarring than Americans’ ambivalence about democracy itself. Truth be told, despite its ...

Precious Memories (Part I): Thad Cochran's Animal Cruelty and Jeff Session's Un-Election

Victor Williams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

At its least offensive, Cochran's sharing of his profane recollections was based on his twisted view of Tea Party supporters.

Foreshadowing Eric Cantor's Defeat

Harrison Hickman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Harrison Hickman

As with the general electorate, Cantor's problems with Republicans has less to do with policy matter than a vast distance they sense separating them and their Congressman. His weaknesses were obvious in our poll two years ago.

Eric Cantor Wasn't The Only GOP Establishment Pick The Tea Party Booted Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) devastating Republican primary defeat at the hands of conservative professor David Brat sent shockwaves ac...

Police Investigating Cop Killers For White Supremacy Links

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: Authorities in Nevada identified the suspects as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. June 9 (Reuters) - Law enforcement offi...

GOP Congressman Suggested Limiting Voting To Property Owners

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Ted Yoho strikes again. Speaking at the Berean Baptist Church in Ocala, Fla., during his 2012 campaign, the first term Republican congressman appea...

Tea Party Group Switches Endorsement In Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

FreedomWorks PAC, a conservative political group affiliated with the tea party, switched its endorsement in the Nebraska Republican primary to succeed...

The Tea Party Rattles the Cups in Montana

Landon Jones | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Landon Jones

Are our candidates who they say they are? In Montana, conservatives linked to the Tea Party filed as Democrats in June primaries for the Senate and State Assembly in at least eight legislative districts.

A Field Guide to Libertarianism

Steven Conn | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

The event might have had a Daniel in the lion's den flavor to it: Tea Party darling goes to the most liberal campus in America to be heckled and scorned. But when Paul started to denounce the NSA's omnipresent surveillance regime, he was greeted with cheers and applause.

Sarah Palin Ups Her 2014 Game, Endorses In Competitive GOP Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced her fourth endorsement of the 2014 election cycle, backing Senate candidate and former Oklahoma House Spe...

Tea Party Activists Appear To Tell GOP Senate Candidate To 'Go To Hell'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

A group of tea party activists don't appear to be too fond of the GOP frontrunner in Minnesota's 2014 Senate race. In a video obtained by The Huffi...

The Tea Party Wants You To Know That It's Still A Thing

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea partyers insist they're not to blame for Republican election losses in congressional and presidential elections, faulting the ...

John Boehner Is Not the First GOP House Leader to Experience Dissention Within His Own Party

Rich Rubino | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Boehner is not the first Republican house leader to run into trouble. A thumbnail sketch of some past Republican house speakers and minority leaders shows that most have had defections from within their ranks and had to struggle to maintain power.