Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback suffered a major defeat on Wednesday after the Kansas House of Representatives voted to override his veto of the legislature’s tax hikes aimed at filling massive gaps in the state budget. Jonathan Shorman, a reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal, reports...
Last month, Rep. Dave Brat from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District loudly complained to attendees at a tea party meeting that “The women are in my grill no matter where I go. They come up, and say, ‘When’s your next town hall?’” His...Show More Summary
“Blue America” has its own Tea Party, and it’s making waves – and unnerving Republicans who are now realizing that draconian immigration policies are not popular, Obamacare is more than just popular – it is necessary for far more of their constituents than they want to believe, and Donald Trump is wildly unpopular – nd [...]
TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.) IT’S 2009 ALL OVER AGAIN Republican lawmakers are confronted with a choice their Democratic colleagues faced with the rise of the tea party in 2009: hold town hall meetings that are increasingly combative or pivot to other constituent interaction strategies. Show More Summary
EIGHT YEARS AGO, ON INSTAPUNDIT: SEEKING ALPHA: Santelli’s Chicago Tea Party: The Quest for Our Nation’s Soul. UPDATE: A reader emails: I attended a brunch in the Oakland Hills this morning and, other than me and the children under the age of five, there was not a single person who had not voted for President […]
At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell enthusiastically touted liberal protesters showing up to congressional town hall meetings: “Republican Congress members getting an earful back home as they...Show More Summary
GOP U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode the tea party wave to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was confronted Monday by protesters upset with the Trump administration … Click to Continue »
Rich Lowry: “It’s beginning to look like August 2009 in reverse. In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with hostile questions. It was an early sign of the [...]
Rachel Maddow surveys that many and growing groups organizing across the country in opposition to Donald Trump's agenda.
AP: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a nonprofit group that wanted to sue individual IRS officials for targeting tea party groups that applied for tax-exempt status. … Continue reading ?
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a nonprofit group that wanted to sue individual IRS officials for targeting tea party groups that applied for tax-exempt status. The justices … Click to Continue »
Partying like it’s 1999 takes on new meaning when you’re not just half-heartedly afraid of Y2K but actually on the edge of a global apocalypse. Part memoir, part dystopian fiction, Michelle Tea’s latest novel, Black Wave (Feminist Press, 2016), guides readers through the years leading up to the world’s end with a playful wit, self-pity, […]
If the GOP assumed that there would be no resistance to their draconian, oligarchic agenda, they were wrong. Trump has no mandate, congressional Democrats got more total votes than Republicans, and people are organizing and fighting back: Jill Fox admits it: she tuned out of politics for a while. Barack Obama was in the White [...]
About a week ago, a tea party activist who was just elected to the Michigan GOP central committee said that it would be cool if singer Kid Rock, a vocal Trump supporter, ran against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. This was enough to...Show More Summary
Back in 2009, Tea Partiers mobilized pretty early on against President Obama. And now, as one Democratic senator said this week, the same thing is happening on the left less than a month into President Trump's term.
Republican claims the protesters are paid don't hold up to scrutiny.
Campaign Action Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been under fire by judicial watchdog groups for ethics issues for a good part of his tenure, but particularly since the rise of the tea party. That's because his wife, Ginni, has been an integral organizer in that movement. Show More Summary
The Senate Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans' tea party wing a voice in Trump's Cabinet. Continue reading ? The post Senate confirms Mulvaney as Trump budget chief appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving Republicans' tea party wing a voice in Trump's Cabinet. The South Carolina Republican brings staunchly conservative credentials to the...Show More Summary
Episode 59. Topics discussed include Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn’s resignation as National Security Adviser, illegal immigrants upset at increased immigration enforcement actions. the Grammys and the political left, why the congressional town halls shouldn’t be compared to the Tea Party movement and more. Please SUBSCRIBE on iTunes SoundCloud audio is below: A short clip from […]