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Tea Party’s war memorial rally was another ‘Let him die!’ moment

Tea Party’s War Memorial Rally Was Another ‘Let Him Die!’ Moment (via Moyers & Company) On Sunday, several hundred – or perhaps a couple of thousand – tea party activists, led by such luminaries of the right as Sarah Palin, Rep. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), hijacked…

Georgia’s ‘establishment’ Republicans pondering strategies to reduce Tea Party clout

Four years after Atlanta saw some of the earliest and biggest tea party rallies in the country, Georgia’s GOP establishment, including Gov. Nathan Deal, are pondering strategies to reduce the right-wing insurgency’s influence on next year’s primary election for a US Senate seat – and on the larger struggle for…

Why Republican lawmakers are dodging the town halls’ ‘Days of Rage’

In 2010, GOP politicians were keen to channel Tea Party fervor. Now, backed into a corner by the base, they’re looking for an exit Looking forward to the midterm elections, the Republican party is seeking to repeat the dramatic performance of 2010 that ushered in a freshman class of Tea…

Republicans’ big problem with crazy

The GOP establishment pandered to Tea Party extremism to win the 2010 midterm elections. Now, it’s reaping the whirlwind If you’re looking for a Republican congressman who truly embodies the ethos of the Tea Party, Maryland Representative Andy Harris is a pretty good pick. Harris, you see, is no fan…

Maddow: Tea Party backlash could hurt GOP in November

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow brought up what could be an important factor in the 2012 election, a topic that has not thus far been discussed a great deal. The fact is that the repercussions from the last major election cycle in 2010…

Tea party joins unions in opposition to Georgia anti-picketing bill

The Atlanta Tea Party Patriots have joined labor unions and environmentalists in opposition to legislation that would outlaw some types of mass picketing. “The bill at face value, appears to be geared toward labor unions, but the devil is in the details,” the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots said in an…

As Romney rises, Tea Party focuses on Senate races

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As Mitt Romney inches toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, many conservative activists are increasingly focused on a different political prize for 2012: the Senate. Republicans, who currently have 47 of the 100 Senate seats, are seen as having a good shot of winning control of the…

WATCH LIVE: Tea party and Occupy members debate

MSNBC’s Richard Lui moderates a live discussion with members of both the Occupy movement and tea party affiliated groups. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Jan. 11, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Occupiers support local Tea Party against overdue tax claim

By Matthew Ward (Reuters) – Despite political differences with the conservative Tea Party movement, anti-Wall Street protesters in Richmond, Virginia, have come out in support of the local Tea Party group against “unfair” treatment from the city. After the city accused the Richmond Tea Party of being overdue on tax…

Tea Party support falling in U.S.: poll

WASHINGTON — Support for the conservative Tea Party is slipping across America, even in areas that a year ago swept the movement’s first lawmakers to power in a devastating blow for Democrats, a new poll says. And in a worrying sign for Republicans ahead of the November 2012 elections, the…

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