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Tea Party "family values" pol resigns after sending adulterous vid to entire address-book

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

After sending the sex-video to his entire contact list, Republican Indiana Rep Jud McMillin sent out a mass-text saying that his phone was stolen in Canada and had only just been returned; he asked recipients to "please disregard any messages you received recently. I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received." (more…)

Chaffetz Will Highlight His Anti-Establishment Roots

Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) bid to become the next Speaker of the House will highlight his Tea Party roots and anti-establishment credentials, The Hill reports. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “remains the favorite and has been rounding up support [...]

Obama: No more temporary spending bills; budget deal needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires on Dec. 11. Tea party conservatives have forced out House Speaker John Boehner and are skeptical of a deal to replace tight caps on spending set by a 2011 budget deal.

Tea Party Anchor Cries: 'Conservatives Held To Higher Standards'

Nobody plays the victims like the designated blonde talking heads on Fox 'News,' and now, nobody can project a lie better. On Fox and Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed a victimized colleague, Scottie Nell Hughes of the 'Tea Party "News" Network' and discussed the unfair portrayal of Republican candidates by the 'mainstream' media. Show More Summary

This Officer's Backyard Tea Party With His Daughter Just Makes Us Happy

CCSO deputy Adam Dillman enjoying a few precious moments with his daughter before work. This photo is a great reminder... Posted by Collier County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 24, 2015 Quality time with the kids isn't always easy to come by, and if you're a working parent, it's even harder to find. Show More Summary

Voter suppression act two: closing driver's license offices in Alabama's Black Belt

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A favored tactic of Tea Party governors this decade has been the imposition of a poll tax in the form of voter ID laws that required voters to present a state-issued ID (usually a driver's license) in order to exercise their franchise. (more…)

New House leader, same old problems

To the editor: The tea party wing of the Republican Party is preventing the mainstream from governing. Maybe it is time to take them at their word; they are a separate party. (“GOP rebels win this round,” Sept. 28)How about a unity government between mainstream Republicans and Democrats? This is...

Romney Says Trump Will Not Be the Nominee

Mitt Romney said he sees the Republican contest breaking into two brackets: “the more insurgent, outspoken, tea party perhaps bracket” and “the more mainstream conservative bracket,” according to the Washington Post. In the former, he placed Donald Trump and Sen. [...]

GOOD NEWS! Popular Tea Party Leader Becky Gerritson Announces Run for Congress

Becky Gerritson from the Wetumpka Tea Party delivered a powerful and emotional testimony at the House Ways and Means committee... The post GOOD NEWS! Popular Tea Party Leader Becky Gerritson Announces Run for Congress appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Gowdy can't seem to decide if he's running for majority leader or re-election or both or neither

Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy For a guy whose colleagues supposedly wanted him to serve as their No. 2 leader, GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy sure is lousy at basic communication. Gowdy has been playing the role of the tea party's Inspector Javert as chief inquisitor on the seemingly permanent Benghazi committee. Show More Summary

Tea Party Hypocrite Toppled by Sex Video

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Indiana Representative Jud McMillin has resigned after his sex tape leaked without his consent. Earlier this year, he blocked the revenge porn bill that would have made such a leak illegal.

Megachurch televangelists lay hands on Donald Trump, ask Jesus to vote for him

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

GOP presidential candidate and noted scumbag Donald Trump met with a bunch of televangelists, Tea Party “teavangelicals,” and preacher profiteers at his Trump Tower office Monday afternoon. The elite group, which included some megachurch...Show More Summary

Progress Toward a Failed State: Where the Tea Party is Taking Us

3 days agoNews : James Fallows

Most Americans have lived their lives in blissful ignorance of the Export-Import Bank, founded under Franklin Roosevelt and still based in Washington D.C. But people in international commerce have taken its backstop and confidence-building role for granted for decades. Show More Summary

Boehner Gone

What does John Boehner’s resignation as House Speaker mean for Congress and for America? It ain’t good. Boehner was forced out by the Tea Party conservatives who are uninterested in having the federal government succeed in any of its endeavors. Boehner was a decent guy, conservative in outlook but willing to deal with opponents to [...]Show More Summary

Lawmaker Says Gowdy Will Not Run for Re-Election

Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) said that Tea Party favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) “won’t run for a fourth term, and instead plans to retire at the end of the current Congress to return to his home state,” the Washington Examiner [...]

Forget the Tea Party: the future of the right is weird as hell

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When you think of the right wing of American politics, your thoughts perhaps scan a spectrum of things that are at least vaguely associated with this and the last centuries. The "neoreaction" is something else — a "fever swamp of feudal...Show More Summary

Tea party fear: Will new House leaders be different?

The discontent surfaced Tuesday in a short-lived campaign to draft Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the special panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Several conservatives expressed excitement...Show More Summary

Photo Of Cop And His Daughter Having A Tea Party Is Arrestingly Adorable

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When not in the line of duty, this police officer still has a very important responsibility -- being a father.   The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, in Naples, Florida, shared a sweet photo on Thursday of Cpl. Adam Dillman seated in full uniform at a tea party with his daughter before heading to work. Show More Summary

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