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Democratic mistakes, Tea Party success turn McConnell into power player

Democratic mistakes, Tea Party success turn McConnell into power player

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has long been the butt of many Washington jokes, from the more than 200 cartoons that hang on his office wall to the fact that he was the first big-name establishent Republican to suffer defeat at the polls at the hands of the upstart Tea Party. After all, it was Rand […]

Rand Paul compared Obama to Hitler

Rand Paul compared Obama to Hitler

Rand Paul, the GOP Senator-elect from Kentucky, in a 2009 interview, compared President Barack Obama‘s rise to power to Adolph Hitler‘s ascension to control of Nazi Germany. The comparison, not unusual for the shoot-from-the-lip Paul, came during an interview with conspiracy propagandist Alex Jones. According to blogger Tanya Somanader, Paul said: You know, Rahm Emanuel, […]

Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and desist’

Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and desist’

Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin on Monday weighed in on the global debate over the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion plan to buy up government debt, suggesting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should “cease and desist.” “We shouldn’t be playing around with inflation,” Palin, who is widely seen as a prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said in […]

Rand Paul: GOP must consider cutting military budgets

Rand Paul: GOP must consider cutting military budgets

Republican Sen.-elect Rand Paul says GOP lawmakers must be open to cutting military spending as Congress tries to reduce government spending. The tea party favorite from Kentucky says compromise with Democrats over where to cut spending must include the military as well as social programs. Paul says all government spending must be “on the table.” […]

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC Friday suspended Keith Olbermann, the volatile host of “Countdown,” indefinitely and without pay because the “news anchor” contributed to three Democratic candidates. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he became aware of Olbermann’s contributions late Thursday and suspended the anchor because the contributions violated NBC‘s “news policy and standards.” Olbermann expressed no regret and did […]

Tea Party scores big wins in key races

Tea Party scores big wins in key races

Voters embraced the tea party’s conservative throw-the-bums-out anthem in key races across the country, with the movement’s favored candidates taking more than a dozen House seats held by Democrats, three Senate races and the South Carolina governorship. The movement commanded widespread victories but did not make a complete sweep, with the most prominent losses coming […]

Tea Party winners will find life in Congress is not a party

Tea Party winners will find life in Congress is not a party

As Rand Paul lumbers toward an expected win in Kentucky’s often nasty Senate race, he embodies the promise and peril of a phenomenon the GOP establishment must accommodate if the party is to govern and campaign effectively from here on. Paul is almost the perfect tea party flag bearer. The first-time candidate and small-government philosopher […]

Even Democrats think Conway attack on Paul went too far

Even Democrats think Conway attack on Paul went too far

Democrats cringe when asked about Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway‘s latest attack ad against Republican opponent and tea party favorite Rand Paul in their contentious race. Sen. Claire McCAskill is one Democrat willing to go on the record saying Conway went “way over the line” in the ad that attacks Paul for an alleged participation […]