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Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Tea Party Losses Don’t Stop Cash Or Curb Influence

Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year’s Republican primaries, the nation’s tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election.

06/26/2014

The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Passes $8.2 Billion Water Projects Bill

Bucking some of the same conservative groups that encouraged the government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats united Wednesday to overwhelmingly pass an $8.2 billion House bill mapping out plans for dams, harbor, river navigation and other water projects for the coming decade.

10/23/2013

File photo of Tea Party Express Chairperson Amy Kremer. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

New PAC Stirs GOP Rivalries, Renewed Tea Party Angst

Republicans’ struggles to redefine their party are intensifying, as tea party insurgents and establishment Republicans vie to control congressional primaries, and GOP leaders try to expand their focus beyond the deficit.

02/05/2013

Dick Armey

Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

File photo of Dick Armey. (credit: Getty Images)

Former Tea Party Leader Armey Blames GOP For Setbacks

The former leader of a tea party group says the Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for the GOP’s losses in last month’s congressional elections.

12/10/2012

File photo of Dick Armey, former chairman of FreedomWorks. Contributions of close to $7 million came from one donor to FreedomWorks leading up to the election, according to campaign statements. (credit: Getty Images)

Shadowy Donor Behind Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Tea Party ‘Super’ PAC Checks

A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million more to a prominent Tea Party group, according to new financial statements filed with the government.

12/07/2012

Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell looks on during one of Mitt Romney's stump speeches. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

3 Years Later, What’s Become Of The Tea Party?

Dead the tea party is not. Changed? Perhaps. But still very much alive.

04/14/2012

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