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Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Tea Party State of the Union Response

Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Tea Party State of the Union Response

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday night delivered the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Below is a transcript of his remarks as prepared for delivery. I speak to you tonight from Wa…

House Dems Want to "Fire" Republicans

House Dems Want to "Fire" Republicans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Considering the high unemployment rate, Democrats have chosen a curious message for GOP House incumbents: You’re fired.At a press conference with top-tier Democratic candidates on Friday, Democratic Congressi…

GOP Senate Candidate Ted Cruz Sees Tea Party as ‘the Future’

GOP Senate Candidate Ted Cruz Sees Tea Party as ‘the Future’

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(TAMPA, Fla.) — With the help of the Tea Party, Ted Cruz bucked the establishment in Texas this summer when he knocked a long-term state politician out of the Republican Senate primary, sending a message that the Tea Party is h…

Todd Akin’s Rape Remark Draws Tea Party Pressure for Him to Quit

Todd Akin’s Rape Remark Draws Tea Party Pressure for Him to Quit

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Pressure mounted on Rep. Todd Akin to quit his Missouri Senate race on Monday despite his repeated refusals to step down over his incendiary comments about rape.Earlier in the day, moderate Republic…

Christine O’Donnell to Stage Tea Party vs. Occupy Debate in Tampa

Christine O’Donnell to Stage Tea Party vs. Occupy Debate in Tampa

Win McNamee/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Christine O’Donnell is looking to make some trouble in Tampa, Fla.The former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware will host a five-day event dubbed Troublemaker Fest at an IMAX theater two blocks…

Romney Stumps for Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Mourdock

Romney Stumps for Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Mourdock

Mourdock for Senate(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) — Mitt Romney leant a hand to a tea party backed Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock, in Indiana Saturday, campaigning with him at a BBQ stop Saturday afternoon to urge voters to elect him this fall.  “W…

Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Tea Party

Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Tea Party

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — The Texas victory of Ted Cruz, a young Tea Party-backed Republican over an establishment candidate vying for a Senate seat, has already so emboldened the insurgent conservative movement that activists are warning…

Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Tea Party

Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Tea Party

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — The Texas victory of Ted Cruz, a young Tea Party-backed Republican over an establishment candidate vying for a Senate seat, has already so emboldened the insurgent conservative movement that activists are warning…

Fmr. President Clinton Drops One-Liners on Tea Party, Cell Phones

Fmr. President Clinton Drops One-Liners on Tea Party, Cell Phones

File photo. (ABC News)(BOSTON) — His wife Hillary has remained squarely in the public eye since he left the Oval Office in 2000, but former President Bill Clinton has been fairly unplugged for the past 12 years – so unplugged, in fact, that he d…

Anti-Obama Group Raising Money Off Events Related to Colorado Shooting Retracted

Anti-Obama Group Raising Money Off Events Related to Colorado Shooting Retracted

Bill Clark/Roll Call (NEW YORK) — Less than 24 hours after a shooting at a Colorado movie theater claimed the lives of 12 people and injured dozens more, a conservative political action committee sent supporters an email using coverage of the event to…

Exclusive: Marco Rubio ‘Honored’ By Tea Party’s VP Nod

Exclusive: Marco Rubio ‘Honored’ By Tea Party’s VP Nod

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio today got the nod to be the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee — from the nation’s largest Tea Party group, not Mitt Romney.The Florida senator — the only Republican whom Romney has conf…

Where Is Sarah Palin?

Where Is Sarah Palin?

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Last May, a cult-like throng of journalists chased Sarah Palin and her bus along the East Coast, eager that she’d drop the slightest of hints that would answer an almost fanatical question: Was she jumping in…

Reid Blames Tea Party Extremism for Looming ‘Taxmaggedon’

Reid Blames Tea Party Extremism for Looming ‘Taxmaggedon’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Another line in the sand has been drawn as Congress faces a daunting lame-duck year-end fiscal crisis dubbed around Capitol Hill as “Taxmaggedon.”Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responded to …

Mourdock on Senate GOP: We’ll Change Leadership

Mourdock on Senate GOP: We’ll Change Leadership

Mourdock for Senate(WASHINGTON) — If Richard Mourdock wins Indiana’s Senate race, he’ll join a group of conservative senators who have at times clashed with conference leaders.Asked at a campaign event in April what he’d do if Senate…

Rubio Loses Page of Speech at Foreign Policy Talk

Rubio Loses Page of Speech at Foreign Policy Talk

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As he wound up a major foreign policy speech Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was missing a crucial piece of the puzzle – the last page of his speech.Rubio, who delivered the speech without a teleprompter, ad…

Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm. And Americans by a broad 23-point margin s…

Protesters Collide over Health Care Outside Supreme Court

Protesters Collide over Health Care Outside Supreme Court

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The space just outside the Supreme Court morphed into a figurative battlefield Tuesday afternoon as Tea Party forces rallied and confronted Obamacare supporters with screams, personal attacks and provocative sign…

Herman Cain, Tea Party Activists Rally Against ‘Obamacare’

Herman Cain, Tea Party Activists Rally Against ‘Obamacare’

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hundreds of Tea Party activists rallied in Washington on Saturday, demonstrating just days before the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. With the outline o…

Tea Party Still Isn’t Ready for Romney

Tea Party Still Isn’t Ready for Romney

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney, Tea Party candidate?  Not so fast.The Republican front-runner appeared to be on an easy path to the nomination the morning after his win in Illinois, when The Washington Times reported that …

Marco Rubio, Mormon-Turned-Catholic

Marco Rubio, Mormon-Turned-Catholic

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Marco Rubio has something in common with Mitt Romney: religion.The young Tea Party senator, who some have speculated could be on Mitt Romney’s short list of potential running mates, was baptized into the Mor…

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