Sen. Jim DeMint

File photo of US Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC.  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Kicks Off Nat’l Tour On Health Law Defunding

One of the chief backers of a plan to defund the federal health care law by tying it to budget negotiations said Monday that he didn’t believe Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown as supporters of the approach launched a national tour to spur support for the idea.

08/19/2013

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks during The Family Research Council (FRC) Action Values Voter Summit on Sept. 14, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

DeMint: Obama ‘Going To Get His Wish’ To Raise Taxes

A leading conservative who’s resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.

12/13/2012

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) talks on the phone in his office December 6, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Leading Conservative DeMint Resigning Senate Seat

Sen. Jim DeMint, patron saint of the tea party and a would-be Republican kingmaker, announced suddenly Thursday he would resign his South Carolina seat to head Washington’s conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, a shift that reverberated through a soul-searching GOP.

12/06/2012

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