Emails show Lerner dissing conservatives
July 30th, 2014
02:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Emails show Lerner dissing conservatives

(CNN) – Conservative Republicans have been pretty tough on Lois Lerner over the IRS targeting scandal.

And now, it appears, the former tax official at the center of the controversy, was none too fond of a particular brand of conservatives, either.

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Filed under: Dave Camp • House Republicans • IRS • Tea Party
June 27th, 2014
12:46 PM ET
4 months ago

Tea party leader in Mississippi controversy dies

(CNN) - Mississippi tea party leader and attorney Mark Mayfield has died, according to his attorney, Merrida Coxwell.

Mayfield was one of the three men charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home and create a political video against the six-term Republican senator.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Tea Party
June 15th, 2014
10:13 AM ET
4 months ago

Cantor reflects on primary loss, says 'of course' he'll vote for Brat in November

(CNN) - Defeated at the polls in a major primary upset, Rep. Eric Cantor said he'll vote for the man who beat him, come November's general election.

The No. 2 House Republican also told CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash, guest host on Sunday's "State of the Union," that he's "not ready to close out any options right now" on running for public office in the future.

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • House Republicans • Tea Party • TV-State of the Union
June 15th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
4 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Christie’s New Hampshire 2016 message

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Washington (CNN) – Lessons from our trip around the "Inside Politics" table this Sunday: new challenges for two governors who also happen to be 2016 presidential prospects, a California court case that could reverberate in your school district and a Tennessee tea party test.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Education • Inside Politics • Lamar Alexander • Same-sex marriage • Scott Walker • Tea Party
Cochran's bizarre answer on Cantor's loss
June 13th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
4 months ago

Cochran's bizarre answer on Cantor's loss

(CNN) – GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi had already commented about Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss earlier this week. So why did he appear unaware of the outcome when asked about it on Thursday?

"I don't know what you're talking about," the six-term senator said in an interview with Fox News, when asked about the race. "What happened in Virginia?"

A spokesman for Cochran said the senator "had been asked that question repeatedly and answered it repeatedly."

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • Mississippi • Tea Party • Thad Cochran
Mississippi GOP primary race too close to call
June 4th, 2014
01:17 AM ET
5 months ago

Mississippi GOP primary race too close to call

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - The heated race between longtime Sen. Thad Cochran and conservative challenger Chris McDaniel was too close to call late Tuesday night. McDaniel held a razor-thin margin over Cochran of less than one percentage point.

The Mississippi race is a high-profile tea party vs. mainstream showdown. For tea party supporters, it's perhaps their best chance to claim victory after facing a string of defeats this year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Tea Party • Thad Cochran
May 27th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
5 months ago

Tea party cleans up in Texas runoffs

Updated 7:30 a.m. ET, 5/28/2014

(CNN) – They've been few and far between this primary season, but the tea party racked up some high-profile victories on Tuesday in runoff elections in Texas.

And among those doing down to defeat was the oldest member of Congress.

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Filed under: 2014 • Tea Party • Tea Party movement • Ted Cruz • Texas
May 21st, 2014
02:32 PM ET
5 months ago

The gloves are off in the marquee Senate battle

(CNN) - Kentucky residents awoke Wednesday to a new wave of negative campaign television commercials.

They're just a taste of things to come over the next five months in what's already a very ugly and expensive Senate contest. When it's all over in November, the Bluegrass showdown could break records and become the most expensive Senate campaign in history.

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Boehner: Tea party and GOP aren't that different
May 20th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner: Tea party and GOP aren't that different

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday the tea party and conservative Republicans are basically one in the same.

As establishment Republican candidates try to fend off a series of tea party challengers in Tuesday's midterm primaries, Boehner sought to quell the apparent divide between the two factions in his caucus.

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Filed under: John Boehner • Republican Party • Tea Party
Tea party leader argues for immigration reform
May 14th, 2014
05:39 PM ET
5 months ago

Tea party leader argues for immigration reform

(CNN) – Bucking the general hesitation on the right to move forward with immigration reform in a midterm year, Sal Russo, a leading tea party activist, is making the case for conservatives to take the lead on the issue.

A co-founder for the Tea Party Express, Russo called on Congress to fix a "flawed and broken" system to keep pace with a growing economy.

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Filed under: 2014 • Grover Norquist • Immigration • Tea Party • Tea Party Express
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