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Even Eric Cantor has a tea party primary challenge

Even Eric Cantor has a tea party primary challenge

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could be the next House speaker, but first he has to get past a little-known, tea party-backed challenger with a vocal following in Tuesday’s…

Runoff likely in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

Runoff likely in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

Locked in a race that won’t end, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday…

Bitter GOP race over Thad Cochran’s Senate seat

Bitter GOP race over Thad Cochran’s Senate seat

Mississippi’s Senate primary has morphed from a high-profile proxy for the national fight between the tea party and establishment Republicans into an ad war driven by clandestine images of Sen.…

Turn out the lights. The tea party is over

Turn out the lights.  The tea party is over

Voters Tuesday sent a strong message to the once-formidable tea party:  We don’t like you and we don’t want you representing us in Congress. Tea party candidates lost big in…

Mainstream GOP candidates stomp tea party extremists

Mainstream GOP candidates stomp tea party extremists

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell dispatched his tea party challenger with ease Tuesday night, and Democrats turned to two women, Alison Lundergan Grimes to oppose him in Kentucky and Michelle…

Tea party fading but not out of the picture yet

Tea party fading but not out of the picture yet

Tuesday’s primary elections will give establishment Republicans another chance to defeat tea party-backed candidates, but some political activists are asking if it makes much difference. They see tea partyers losing…

Is Ben Sasse a tea party type in name only?

Is Ben Sasse a tea party type in name only?

With Republican Ben Sasse, tea party groups figured out the riddle of winning elections in 2014: Claim a Republican as a member of the tribe, even if his approach to…

Tea party candidate wins Nebraska GOP Senate primary

Tea party candidate wins Nebraska GOP Senate primary

The tea party scored a win in Nebraska on Tuesday as university president Ben Sasse captured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in a bitter race that highlighted fissures within…

House sets contempt vote on former IRS official

House sets contempt vote on former IRS official

A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The…

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced himself to California Democrats Saturday with a scathing indictment of the tea party and a call for a stronger middle class to move the country…