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  • The Tea Party, by the Numbers

    Tea Party Republicans are, across the board, more conservative than their fellow party members, more likely to be male, more pessimistic about the direction of the country and more antagonistic to President Barack Obama.

  • Tea Party Scores Gains: Bloomberg Businessweek Opening Remarks

    Say this for Tea Party Republicans: They don’t back down. No apologies for triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government, then refusing to raise the debt ceiling without concessions.

  • Why Republicans Shut Down the Government

    If you want to understand why the government is shut down or why elected Republicans would even consider doing something as reckless as using a debt default to extract policy concessions from the White House -- without necessarily even knowing which policy concessions they want -- Stan Greenberg has a memo for you.

  • Tea Partiers Heckle Rubio Who Stays Mum on Immigration

    In the 15 minutes Marco Rubio spent speaking to a crowd of anti-tax Tea Party Republicans in Orlando, Florida, he didn’t mention the word “immigration.” Activists at the annual meeting of Americans for Prosperity didn’t hesitate to raise the subject -- loudly.

  • Live From U.S., the Tea Party: Skocpol and Williamson

    Constitution talk routinely bubbles up at discussions in Tea Party gatherings. References to the Constitution are used to justify positions and render particular views incontestable.

  • Tea Partiers Get Royal Gift From `Robin Hood': Amity Shlaes

    Sometimes mythmakers find that their myth gets ahead of them. Especially those in Hollywood.

  • Fed Dissenter Hoenig Wages Lonely Campaign Against Easy Credit

    Thomas M. Hoenig , dressed in a gray suit, white shirt with French cuffs, and baby-blue tie, faces an edgy crowd of 150 people in a hotel meeting room in suburban Lenexa, Kan. A large “Kansas City Tea Party” banner covers a table at the door. Attendees wear anti-tax stickers on their lapels. This is not an after-dinner speech for which most central bankers would volunteer.

  • Tea Party Republicans May Crack Party Discipline: Ralph Nader

    The hot question buzzing through Washington is: What impact will the many faces of the Tea Party have on congressional Republicans, now in charge of the House of Representatives?

  • Debt-Deal Disaster Shows Genius of U.S. Democracy: Feldman

    Imagine you are a senior official of the Chinese Communist Party trying to figure out whether democracy is a good idea. The brinkmanship over raising the debt ceiling is a prime example for the argument that democracy is irrational, right?

  • Karl Rove Is Back in $1 Billion Spending Drive to Oust Obama

    On the evening of June 29, Amedeo Scognamiglio, a jewelry designer on the Isle of Capri, met friends for drinks at the elegant Grand Hotel Quisisana. Around midnight, Scognamiglio says, “I noticed some familiar American faces.”

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