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Media Expert Highlights Problematic Tea Party Ties In Right-Wing Talk Radio

Media consultant Holland Cooke highlighted the deceptive advocacy of right-wing talk radio hosts on behalf of sponsors such as tea party groups, arguing that listeners "might not understand that free speech had a price tag." In a piece...Show More Summary

Hathos Alert

It’s an independent Tea Party commercial designed to oust Thad Cochran from the Senate. Brace yourself, Thad.

Tea Party Candidate Appears To Plagiarize Positions, Then Disappears Website

North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon has some very familiar language on his position statements. [He] appears to have plagiarized several of his campaign “on the issues” pages from Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash. A Facebook post of Brannon’s also seems to be a near-direct copy of an article by a Cato Institute scholar. […]

Tea Party Will Turn On You

What happens when a tea party favorite -- endorsed by Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth, and FreedomWorks -- gets hit from the right for being a dyed-int-the-wool government bureaucrat?

GOP's Obamacare Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

This year's town hall meetings are nothing like they were in 2009, as Rep. Dennis Ross discovered. He can kiss that Tea Party money goodbye too, after his answer. ThinkProgress: Noting that Ross and the Republican Party have now voted more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare, the constituent took the Florida GOPer to task. Show More Summary

The Goal Of Tea Party Insurrection Is Religious Armageddon

(Credit: sween) Fundamentalists believe we have achieved the perfect conditions for the Apocalypse. That’s the ultimate goal of the folks who have made life in America unlivable for the rest of us.

Rand Paul Really Doesn't Want to Talk About His McConnell Endorsement

A tea party revolutionary four years ago, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has bucked many of his old supporters by backing Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, in McConnell's primary against Matt Bevin, a hedge fund executive backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund. Show More Summary

Tea Party Patriots Sues IRS

On Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies that forced the mainstream media to acknowledge the existence of the Tea Party movement, Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in federal court against the IRS and the Department of Treasury. Show More Summary

GOP Senate candidate Brannon plagiarized website

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Raw Story and Buzzfeed are reporting that Tea Party favorite Greg Brannon plagiarized parts of his website from Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan and copied - word for word - other sections directly from reports by the conservative...Show More Summary

Morning Must Reads: April 17

In the news: Ukraine forces engage pro-Russian separatists; Rescuers search for hundreds of missing people after a South Korean ferry capsized; Democrats want former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to run for Senate; the Tea Party radio network; what's prettier in print

The Goal of Tea Party Insurrection Is Religious Armageddon

Recently, events have occurred which would indicate a perfect storm, which would help create the right wing fantasy of the Rapture.  Conditions for this “final judgement”  are ripe when you mix heavily armed anti-government insurrectionists, white supremacists with shotguns and Mormons who do not believe in the laws of the United States but believe Joseph Smith looked […]

Right Wing News Endorses Ken Buck In Colorado’s 4th District

Ken Buck is a Tea Party conservative who came up short in his Senate race against Michael Bennet in 2010. Buck was considered the underdog in this year’s Senate race against Mark Udall, but he gave way to Cory Gardner, who’s a stronger...Show More Summary

L.A. and Santa Monica Tea Party to Host Event in West L.A. on Saturday

On Saturday, the L.A. and Santa Monica Tea Party, along with a consortium of other Tea Party groups, will be gathering to make a stand for freedom, promote small government, and to demand accountability and financial responsibility from our elected government officials. Show More Summary

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Makes Its Pitch to the Tea Party

Last night, certain segments of Twitter were startled to see the Electronic Frontier Foundation publicizing a blog post with the title "Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would've Revolted Against the Surveillance State." The EFF, with its focus on defending digital civil liberties, is usually seen as cosmopolitan and left-leaning, not conservative. Read more...

The Good Mixer Promises to Be an Oasis of Britpop

The 20th anniversary of paradigmatic Britpop albums Parklife by Blur and His ’n’ Hers by Pulp has given rise to the Good Mixer, a dance party presented by local band Tea Cozies and emceed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio DJ Marco Collins at Lo-Fi April 17. Show More Summary

Goodbye To The Tea Party? Not So Fast

To those who say that the Republican establishment is successfully quashing the Tea Party insurgency within its ranks in 2014, I have three words: Meet Glenn Grothman. Glenn Grothman is a member of the Republican leadership in the Wisconsin state senate, and has served as a state legislator for over 20 years. Show More Summary

Breaking: Lois Lerner Reached Out to DOJ on Plan to Prosecute Conservative Groups

Lois Lerner reached out to the Holder Department of Justice on a plan to prosecute conservative tax-exempt groups. Remember: this is the same woman who believed Tea Party groups were very dangerous. Judicial Watch reported, via Free Republic: Judicial Watch … Continue reading ?

Lois Lerner Email Discusses IRS Criminal Investigation of Targeted Groups

And coordinating with the DoJ and FEC, based on partisan Democrat Sheldon Whitehorse's assertion that Tea Party aligned groups had "lied" on their application forms. From: Lerner Lois G Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2013, 5:30 PM To: Flax Nikole C...

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