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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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.23.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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.

Allen West Back On The Campaign Trail, This Time With A GOP Congressman

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is back on the campaign trail, stumping for Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.). According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, K...

'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

Ken Cuccinelli Rolls in His Political Grave While Ted Cruz Tries to Resurrect Him

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Cuccinelli, a true believer who was willing to go down with his ugly cause, is surely weeping today, watching the commonwealth sink into what he and his radical-right compatriots view as degradation when in fact the state is finally on the path to joining the ranks of those states offering full equality.

Samantha Lachman

Tea Party Group Pretends To Launch New PAC That It Launched Last Year | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The political nonprofit group Tea Party Patriots told The Hill on Monday that it was launching a super PAC to target Republican incumbents. Problem is...

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

Conservative Group Launches 'Dump The Leadership' Campaign To Oust GOP Leaders

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

ForAmerica, a conservative nonprofit group, told CNN Tuesday that it will push to get rid of the Republican party's current leadership team in Congres...

Christie Invited To Speak At Conservative Conference After Being Snubbed Last Year

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will speak at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference organized by the American Conservative Union next m...

Tom Cole To Outside Groups: 'You Are Welcome To Come, But You Ought To Look At Your Track Record'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an inte...

Climate Change This Week: Warsaw Walkout, Clean Energy Pride, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...

Are Liberals Their Own Worst Enemy?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.22.2013 | Science

Are liberals their own worst enemy? A new study suggests that may be the case, with its examination of why some political movements succeed and others...

A Moderate's Take on the GOP Civil War and How the Party Will Win Back Its People and Its Brand

Melanie Batley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Melanie Batley

I'm here to argue that as a moderate Republican who's watched what has happened to the party over the last four years, this war is the best thing that could have happened to the party.

Tea Party Faces Big Decision After Huge Losses

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Nick Carey LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Nov 20 (Reuters) - After a string of setbacks and losses, the insurgent Tea Party ...

To Those Predicting Healthcare Reform Failure: The Evidence of Obama's Achievements Shows You're on the Wrong Side of History -- Again

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Today the president's poll numbers are down. Thirty years from now the word "Obamacare" will be right up there with the other things we take for granted as the bedrock of our civil society.

Wounded Recovering Evangelicals Unite! (One Who Wrote to Me)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I got this email from someone I'll call "Wounded Recovering Evangelical", who gave me permission to post it here but says "That being said, please r...

The GOP's Insurance Hypocrisy

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

For most of last month, tea party Republicans shut down the government to hold back Obamacare. But now, in a clear irony, many of those same members are standing up to expand the subsidies offered by the one outright socialist insurance program the federal government maintains.

How Reagan's Strategy Fueled The Tea Party

Salon | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

Late in the 1960s the practice of political campaigning in the United States began to be transformed....

Tea Party-aligned FreedomWorks Fueled by Elite Donors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Tea party-aligned nonprofit FreedomWorks Inc. boasted its largest fundraising year on record in 2012, primarily fueled by a handful of million-dollar gifts, according to previously unpublished documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Why Are Some Billionaires Still Greedy for More?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Why don't the Koch brothers (and their like-minded, super rich brethren) just kick back and enjoy what they already have, rather than energetically gaming Washington and state capitals to ensure they will have even more. How many billions are enough?