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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. King Criticizes Republican Party While Speaking To Boy Scouts

Rep. Peter King wants even the Boy Scouts to know he’s upset with his Republican Party.

11/01/2013

Sen. John McCain, Meghan McCain and Jimmy McCain attend "Raising McCain" Series New York Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas on Sept. 12, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Meghan McCain: My Father Is ‘So Depressed, So Down-Trodden’

The star of “Raising McCain” says her father is “depressed” over the current political state.

10/30/2013

Sean Penn: Tea Party, Ted Cruz Should Be Committed ‘By Executive Order’

Actor and “Ambassador-at-large for Haiti” Sean Penn said that “there’s a mental health problem in Congress,” and stated that Tea Party issues could be resolved by “committing them by executive order.”

10/29/2013

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner on, Oct. 25, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

GOP Establishment: Tea Party Is Over

A slice of corporate America thinks Tea Partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year’s congressional elections.

10/29/2013

It's almost quaint to recall that soon after Mitt Romney lost to President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee recommended only one policy change: endorsing an immigration overhaul, in hopes of attracting Hispanic voters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

One Year After Romney Loss, The GOP Struggles To Find Party Leader

A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before. The GOP is struggling to control tensions between its tea party and establishment wings and watching approval ratings sink to record lows.

10/28/2013

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says this month's partial government shutdown and his key role in it were a success: They got people talking.(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cruz: Shutdown Got People Talking About Obamacare ‘Disaster’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says this month’s partial government shutdown and his key role in it were a success: They got people talking.

10/26/2013

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘Only 2 Percent Of Kentuckians Thought I Was Liberal’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to end a partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/21/2013

Vets march together. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Shutdown Showdown Widened GOP-Tea Party Rift

The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.

10/19/2013

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin speaks at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Palin: ‘We’re Going to Shake Things Up in 2014′

Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party’s establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP’s popularity plunging to record lows.

10/18/2013

Lawmakers continue negotiations in to the night in the U.S. Capitol Building on Oct. 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Political Analyst: ‘Our Congress Has Become Like The Old Soviet Politburo’

Will there ever be harmony within the halls of Congress?

10/11/2013

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