Tea Party

Romney at the Center of a Tea Party Spat

FreedomWorks, the big-time Tea Party booster run by seasoned Washington insiders, has been a co-sponsor of the latest cross-country bus tour organized by the Sacramento-based Tea Party Express, a sign of the uneasy peace that has mostly prevailed between the myriad Tea Party factions. But Mitt Romney’s planned appearance on the tour has …

Radtke and RedState: A Brewing Tea Party Feud

Jamie Radtke announced she was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia last December, a month after five Tea Party upstarts swept into the chamber in the anti-incumbent wave. A rising star at the center of the commonwealth’s thriving Tea Party movement, Radtke “was supposed to be the Tea Party’s next giant-killer,”

Rick Perry Not Worried About Default

There’s some question whether, as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry would present himself more as a Tea Party fighter or a level-headed Establishment Man. (The trick, of course, is to straddle the two worlds, but it’s not easy.) In his comments on Wednesday about the debt limit sumo wrestling match underway in Washington, Perry …

In Tea Party Montana, An Old Idea Finds New Life

HELENA, MT—On a rainy morning in March, Derek Skees sat in a Helena hotel explaining his beef with the federal government. It was as big as all Montana.

Skees, a building contractor from the Flathead Valley, surfed the Tea …

The House GOP Freshmen: Pragmatists in Wolves’ Clothing?

They are the single most powerful group in Washington right now and no one inside the Beltway knows much about them. Which is why CNN’s Brianna Keilar and I sat down yesterday evening in the Congressional Visitor’s Center with four House Republican freshmen for an in depth conversation about what they really want and what lines they just …

Maybe It Really Is About Abortion…

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List and Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the Republican Study Committee, just held a conference call in which Jordan said the fight is all about abortion. “The country’s broke. The vast majority of Americans, whether they’re pro-life or not, don’t want their tax dollars being spent to take the life of …

Is This Really All About Abortion?

This morning Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the networks together and gave them an update on the negotiations (as I type this Reid is starting another press conference in the Senate). He said the issues have narrowed to one: abortion. Reid said House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a rider that would make Title X into block …

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