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Trump: Obama is worst president but it’s Bush’s fault

Barack Obama is a horrible president and it’s all the fault of George W. Bush, according Donald Trump. On Friday, the billionaire called what CNN described as a “hastily arranged news conference moments before a posh, poolside party… and hours before he was to speak at a Tea Party rally.”…

Palin in Wisconsin: Obama policies a ‘bullet-train to bankruptcy’

Sarah Palin appeared before a mixed crowd of Tea Party supporters and protesters waving signs bearing slogans like “Union thug with lipstick” at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin today.  According to the Wisconsin Sentinel-Journal. the former Alaska governor expressed her support for Governor Scott Walker and his plan to limit…

Poll: Tea party favorability falls to record low

WASHINGTON – The tea party has hit rock bottom in the eyes of the American public, a new CNN/Opinion Research poll found Wednesday. Just 32 percent of respondents viewed the tea party favorably, while a record-high 47 percent had a negative view of the movement that propelled Republicans to dramatic…

GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: Government shutdown could be good for country

Tea party favorite Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Il) thinks that a government shutdown could be just what this country needs. “This is the most serious financial situation I think we’ve had,” Walsh told CBS News’ Nancy Cordes Tuesday. “And so if we need a jolt, if we need the government shutdown…

Tea party invites GOP 2012 hopefuls to summit, but not Bachmann

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a tea party-affiliated group funded by the Koch brothers, will hold a summit in New Hampshire next month. Among attendees will be some familiar names with buzz about trying for the Republican nomination for the 2012 nomination. Tim Pawlenty will be in attendance, as will…

House to vote on stop-gap bill avoiding gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives is likely to pass yet another in a series of stopgap spending bills on Tuesday to keep the government running, as both Republicans and Democrats try to move on to address longer-term fiscal problems. “We hope this will be the last time we…

Wisconsin protests larger than any Tea Party rally

Police estimated that more than 100,000 people flooded the streets around the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison Saturday, making the turnout larger than any of the fledgling Tea Party’s rallies. The largest turnout for a Tea Party rally is the estimated crowd of 60,000 to 70,000 people who marked in Washington, D.C.…

‘US Uncut’ crashes Bank of America ‘Tax Dodger Conference’

Several demonstrators crashed Bank or America’s Investor Conference Tuesday to make the point that when corporations don’t pay taxes, governments are forced to lay off public workers. A blog posting by the anti-austerity group U.S. Uncut called for protesters to gather Tuesday morning at what they called Bank of America’s…

Michele Bachmann: ‘Obamacare is a crime against democracy’

Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — the chair of the Tea Party Caucus — told host David Gregory that the health care reform measure pushed by President Obama was a “crime against democracy.” In response to a question from Gregory about the compromise recently offered…

Republicans shrug off setbacks

WASHINGTON — Top US Republicans put on a brave face this week after a series of surprise setbacks, some suffered at the hands of their own archconservative political shock troops in the “Tea Party.” “We’re in a new era,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, shrugging off his woes as…

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