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Tea Party movement gave us two out of three leading Republican candidates

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:05pm 2/2/2016 at 9:05pm
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The death of the Tea Party movement has been widely reported, by people who reported that death before the 2010 surge election in which the movement played a critical role, and every few months thereafter for several years.

It is true that the Tea Party monied-groups have mostly disappe...

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Tea Party Class Action Against IRS Abuse May Proceed

Lois Lerner Leaves House Hearing 3-5-2014
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:00am 1/19/2016 at 10:00am
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Tea Party groups won a major victory last week, when Judge Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio certified a class of Tea Party organizations that allege the IRS intentionally delayed their applications for preferential tax treatment based on their political viewpoints.

Winning class...

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Gallup: Those Identifying as Democrat at Historic Low

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:40pm 1/12/2016 at 7:40pm
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Given the atmosphere of deep political division that has widened and deepened during Obama’s presidency and the clear dissatisfaction among Republican primary voters, Gallup’s latest poll on party identification makes sense.

According to Gallup, the percentage of people who identify with either the Democrat or Republican party is “nearing historic” lows.

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NYT: Establishment Republicans Fear Lasting Split

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:30pm 1/10/2016 at 4:30pm
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As we watch the 2016 Republican primaries unfold in often-surprising ways, it is clear that there is a strong desire among Republican primary voters for change within the party.  Sick of what Ted Cruz calls “the Washington Cartel” and of the “election conservatives” who managed for so long to convince voters...

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Does Marco Rubio have a path to victory?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/7/2016 at 1:00pm
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Two recent discussions lay out a path to victory for Marcio Rubio in the 2016 Presidential election.  The New York Sun’s Conrad Black even writes that the presidential election is Marco Rubio’s to lose.

According to Black, the Republicans have an advantage in the general election, whoever wins the nomination:

a party has...

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Mitch McConnell: No Tea Party Wacko Birds in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 6:00pm 12/19/2015 at 6:00pm
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Having just won reelection to his Senate seat for a sixth term in 2014, Mitch McConnell is back to making comments such as the one he made last year about his plans for “crushing” the TEA Party.

This time, McConnell is announcing that he will ensure that no GOP candidate who “can’t...

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Bevin Wins – Reports of the death of the Tea Party prove greatly exaggerated

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:30am 11/4/2015 at 8:30am
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Liberals have declared the death of the Tea Party countless times—but apparently, no one told Republican Matt Bevin, who won the gubernatorial election in Kentucky last night with strong support from the Tea Party.

Bevin is a successful businessman who is pro-life and a veteran. News of his win is sending shockwaves...

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Conservative Congressman Resigns From House Freedom Caucus Saying it’s “Counterproductive”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00am 9/17/2015 at 7:00am
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Congressman McClintock represents California’s fourth district. Wednesday, he announced he was resigning from the House Freedom Caucus.

Formed earlier this year, the HFC hoped to pull the House Republican Caucus further to the right. There principles were simple. “First, rank-and-file Republicans must pressure leadership to enact a more conservative agenda. And...

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#BlackLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter — why the Dem and Media double standard?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:30am 9/2/2015 at 8:30am
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A few years ago, liberals in politics and media insisted that rhetoric coming from the Tea Party was violent and that we needed a new tone in political discourse. Now that #BlackLivesMatter activists are openly advocating violence, those folks are nowhere to be found.

Last night on FOX News, Megyn Kelly brought...

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What Indian immigrant success says about American Exceptionalism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:30am 8/12/2015 at 11:30am

India-born Sundar Pichai has been named CEO of the newly restructured Google. The former Google CEO, Larry Page will now be heading a much larger Google entity.

The news of Sundar Pichai’s appointment, a former student of prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), was well received in India, with newspaper headlines using words...

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Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00am 7/23/2015 at 7:00am
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President Obama appeared on the Daily Show this week and claimed that the IRS never targeted the Tea Party.

Yet according to an explosive new report from Judicial Watch, the IRS used donor lists from certain organizations to target specific people for audits:

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to...

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American Social Values and the Culture War

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/24/2015 at 12:00pm
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A couple of interesting polls came out this week that raise some equally interesting questions about conservatism, American values, and American culture and society.  One Gallup poll states that Americans greatly overestimate the percentage of...

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Judge Orders IRS to release Tea Party target list

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:30am 4/5/2015 at 10:30am
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The Department of Justice may have let Lois Lerner off the hook, but a judge has ordered the IRS to release the names of the Tea Party groups that were singled out for scrutiny.

Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times:

Judge orders IRS to release list of tea party groups targeted for scrutiny

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Don’t blame Tea Partiers for liberal #Antivaxxers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30am 2/6/2015 at 11:30am
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In my last post on the continuing measles outbreak, I encouraged Americans to consider vaccinations.

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that, as the co-founder of a San Diego Tea Party group, I am also labeled one of the dreaded #antivaxxers!

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Does GOP really no longer need Tea Party energy and activism?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:23am 1/9/2015 at 11:23am
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When I helped co-found a San Diego Tea Party group in 2009, one of our biggest action items was battling against Obamacare.

Our members dialed Congress relentlessly, believing our representatives might weigh the will of the people.  What ever delusions I had about that concept utterly vanished when then Speaker of the...

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MSNBC and the Oklahoma beheading: What could go wrong?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:30am 9/29/2014 at 8:30am
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A panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC program discussed the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam as to whom a picture of Jihadist sympathy is emerging.

Perry insists that this was an act of workplace violence and treats the beheading as a passing detail.

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Attorney Mark Mayfield commits suicide in Mississippi

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:17am 6/27/2014 at 11:17am
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The Clarion-Ledger reports:

Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has committed suicide.

Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a political video against Cochran.

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