Sen. Jim DeMint

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.
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.
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.
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