Iowa tea party group cancels O'Donnell speaking appearance
August 30th, 2011
12:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Iowa tea party group cancels O'Donnell speaking appearance

Washington (CNN) – Organizers for Saturday's tea party rally in Iowa Tuesday blamed an internal miscommunication over the event's schedule for rescinding a speaking slot Tuesday for former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.

The group had confirmed Monday that O'Donnell would speak. She would have been prior to the keynote from Sarah Palin which had raised the specter of the two on the same stage.
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Filed under: 2012 • Christine O'Donnell • Iowa • Sarah Palin • Tea Party movement
Romney to make first appearance at a major tea party rally
August 30th, 2011
11:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney to make first appearance at a major tea party rally

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – For the first time, Mitt Romney will headline a major national tea party rally.

On Labor Day the Republican presidential candidate will join the Tea Party Express' "Reclaiming America" bus tour in Manchester, New Hampshire, organizers tell CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tea Party movement
Axelrod laments 'tea party downgrade'
August 7th, 2011
12:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod laments 'tea party downgrade'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's chief re-election strategist on Sunday blamed Standard & Poor's downgrade of the United States' credit rating on tea party conservatives who made raising the federal debt ceiling a political issue.

"This is essentially a tea party downgrade," David Axelrod told the CBS program "Face the Nation." "The tea party brought us to the brink of a default."
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Filed under: David Axelrod • Debt • Deficit • Tea Party movement
Who is the Tea Party Caucus in the House?
Tea Party activists gather on Capitol Hill for a 'Hold the Line' rally on June 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
July 29th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Who is the Tea Party Caucus in the House?

(CNN) - Fiery Republicans known as the Tea Party Caucus are at the center of the debate over which version of a plan - if any - to cut spending and raise the debt limit should be adopted in Congress.

These conservatives, many of whom were swept into office during the 2010 midterm elections, have made it their mission to reign in spending and shrink the size of government, even if it means taking the country to the edge of default.
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Filed under: Congress • Republicans • Tea Party Caucus • Tea Party movement
Hardliners in debt talks have debt problems of their own
Utah Sen. Mike Lee
July 28th, 2011
08:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Hardliners in debt talks have debt problems of their own

Washington (CNN) – They’re hard-charging, compromise-damning members of Congress, and they’ve changed the debate in Washington over the size and spending of the government.

In recent days, Republican hard-liners in the debt ceiling talks have been vociferous in their rhetoric.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Tea Party movement
McCain refers to 'tea party hobbits,' blasts Bachmann-backed idea
July 27th, 2011
07:36 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain refers to 'tea party hobbits,' blasts Bachmann-backed idea

Washington (CNN) - On the same day that House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans to "Get your asses in line" and support his debt ceiling proposal, Sen. John McCain also blasted fellow Republicans.

In a Senate floor speech laced with sarcasm and stings, the Arizona Republican aimed especially harsh fire at the tea party Wednesday.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • John McCain • Tea Party movement
The tea party's big moment
July 27th, 2011
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

The tea party's big moment

(CNN) - Don't be fooled by the tiny turnout at the tea party rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The conservative movement doesn't much need rallies anymore. November 2010 changed all of that.

Boasting powerful leaders inside the Senate and big numbers in the House of Representatives, the tea party just might show the world how it might govern come August 2, the nation's deadline for raising the debt ceiling.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Jim DeMint • Rand Paul • Tea Party movement
Political extremes calling the shots?
July 26th, 2011
06:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Political extremes calling the shots?

Washington (CNN) - Who's really in charge up on Capitol Hill? House Speaker John Boehner or people like Joe Walsh? Not the guy from The Eagles. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Illinois, is one of dozens of new tea party-backed House Republicans who are pushing the Speaker for steep cuts to entitlements and federal spending in exchange for an increase to the debt ceiling.

Walsh blames President Obama for bringing the country to the brink. But he is also candid that he and other Republicans will be partly to blame if the nation goes into default.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • John Boehner • President Obama • Tea Party movement
Conservative groups come out against Boehner proposal
July 26th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Conservative groups come out against Boehner proposal

Washington (CNN) - As House Speaker John Boehner and the House Republican leadership continues to build support for its proposal to raise the debt ceiling, several influential tea party and conservative groups Tuesday voiced opposition to it.

House GOP leaders are working the conservative members of their caucus to try and get enough support to reach the 217 votes needed to pass the Speaker's plan in a vote scheduled for Thursday. That proposal would couple $1.2 trillion in savings over a decade with a hike of just under $1 trillion in the debt limit that would extend it through the end of the year. It also calls for the formation of a congressional committee to find $1.8 trillion in deficit savings, and if that is enacted the debt limit would increase by $1.6 trillion.
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Filed under: Club for Growth • Debt • Deficit • John Boehner • Tea Party movement
Tea party to GOP: We could make 'examples' of you over debt ceiling
July 15th, 2011
02:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea party to GOP: We could make 'examples' of you over debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) - Right now, some Republican lawmakers in Washington may be wondering how to wiggle out from between a rock and a hard place.

On one hand, they're staring at a possible financial nightmare if the nation's debt limit isn't raised. On the other, many are feeling the heat from tea party demands that bluntly warn: Vote against us and suffer political consequences.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Republicans • Tea Party movement
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