Tea party says OFA remake of its symbol is trolling
March 25th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Tea party says OFA remake of its symbol is trolling

Washington (CNN) - So what do some leaders in the tea party think about a group that supports President Barack Obama's agenda using a key symbol of the grassroots conservative movement to advocate for the health care law?

"Imitation is the highest form of flattery and in this case, it is no different," Amy Kremer, chair of the Tea Party Express, one of the largest and most politically active national tea party organizations, told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare • OFA • Organizing for America • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
March 10th, 2014
12:20 PM ET
1 month ago

Tea Party pushes back against McConnell

(CNN) - The leaders of some national tea party groups aren't taking kindly to tough talk by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The top Senate Republican, who's running for re-election this year, said over the weekend that he's not concerned about facing a tea party supported primary challenger back home in Kentucky.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate Primaries • Senate Republicans • Tea Party
Top tea party group celebrates five years
February 27th, 2014
10:28 AM ET
2 months ago

Top tea party group celebrates five years

Updated 2:46 p.m. ET, 2/27/2014

Washington (CNN) – The Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest groups in the grassroots conservative movement, hosted a fifth anniversary celebration Thursday in the nation's capital, marking five years of change in the country's political climate.

With a string of speakers, the event focused on the movement’s milestones, such as the 2010 takeover of the House of Representatives and the re-energizing effect the tea party had on right-leaning political activists.

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Mike Lee • Rand Paul • Tea Party
February 14th, 2014
04:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Texas tea partier wants GOP on Cruz control

Washington (CNN) - There are political upstarts, rebels with and without a cause, and then there's Ted Cruz.

The first-term Republican senator from Texas has achieved the rare notoriety of having almost everyone in Washington mad at him, at least for now.

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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz • Texas
January 29th, 2014
12:49 AM ET
3 months ago

Tea Party SOTU Response: ‘Obamacare is an inequality Godzilla'

Washington (CNN) - Utah Sen. Mike Lee blamed big government for growing inequality in America, calling Obamacare an “inequality Godzilla.”

Lee’s comments came during his Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Mike Lee • President Obama • State of the Union • Tea Party
Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring  book
December 9th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
4 months ago

Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring book

(CNN) – For about five bucks, kids can now color while learning about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The St. Louis-based Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. published "Ted Cruz to the Future," an "educational" activity and comic book for kids featuring the freshman Senator from Texas and tea party favorite.
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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz
October 22nd, 2013
05:04 PM ET
6 months ago

CNN Poll: GOP & tea party unfavorables at all-time highs

Washington (CNN) - A new national poll provides more evidence of the political hit the Republican Party, the tea party movement, and House Speaker John Boehner took over the government shutdown.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday, 64% of Americans say they have an unfavorable view of the GOP, an all-time high dating back to 1992 when CNN first asked the question. Only three in 10 say they hold a favorable view of the party.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC poll • Hillary Clinton • Republican Party • Tea Party • Ted Cruz
Democratic Congressman depicts tea party as Ku Klux Klan
October 22nd, 2013
02:49 PM ET
6 months ago

Democratic Congressman depicts tea party as Ku Klux Klan

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Florida, used an image of a burning cross in an email to his supporters that compared the tea party movement to the Ku Klux Klan.

Next to the tall "T" of the burning cross are letters superimposed on the image that spell out "Tea Party," while KKK members stand in the background.
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Filed under: Alan Grayson • Tea Party
Poll: Tea Party's favorable numbers take a hit
October 16th, 2013
06:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Poll: Tea Party's favorable numbers take a hit

Washington (CNN) - The tea party is more unpopular than ever, according to a new national poll that also suggests that even many Republicans now view the grass-roots conservative movement in a negative light.

A Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday also indicates that Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the ringleaders of the conservative push to tie dismantling the national health care law to the funding of the federal government, has seen his popularity jump among tea party Republicans and drop among non-tea party GOPers.
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Filed under: Tea Party
October 14th, 2013
07:42 PM ET
6 months ago

Veterans group condemns political nature of Washington rally

Updated 10:53 a.m. ET 10/15/2013

Washington (CNN) - A veterans group behind a rally in Washington that protested the closure of national monuments and memorials issued a statement Monday distancing itself from the political undertones that took center stage at the demonstration.

“We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain,” read a statement posted on the website and Facebook page for Sunday’s event, which was facilitated by Brats for Veterans Advocacy Group.
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Filed under: President Obama • Tea Party • Washington
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