Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

AP: Too Early To Say The Tea Party Is Over

It’s too early to say the Tea Party’s over.

05/09/2014

MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sharpton Declares ‘War’ Against GOP To Block ‘Checkmate’ Midterm Victory

MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats.

05/08/2014

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ridiculed congressional lawmakers at a Tuesday transportation hearing, saying that many of his colleagues are afraid of “the tea party,” and others are opposed to any action under President Obama “because he’s the wrong color.”  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rockefeller: Obama Opposed ‘Because He’s The Wrong Color,’ Fear Of Tea Party

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ridiculed congressional lawmakers at a Tuesday transportation hearing, saying that many of his colleagues are afraid of “the tea party,” and others are opposed to any action under President Obama “because he’s the wrong color.”

05/08/2014

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner exercises her Fifth Amendment right not to speak about the IRS targeting investigation before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on March 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US Attorney To Oversee Lerner Contempt Case Appointed By Obama

House Republicans voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency’s Tea Party controversy.

05/08/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz To Woo Young Evangelicals At Liberty University

Possible presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is auditioning at one of the nation’s largest meetings of young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions.

04/02/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Uphill Battle To Retake Control Of House In Midterm Elections

Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

03/31/2014

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said that the Thursday House vote to establish a select committee on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack is of little concern to Americans outside of the Republican Party, and that people are not “going to lose sleep” over the issue. (Getty Images)

Charles Rangel Blasts Tea Party As ‘Racists’

He accuses the ultra-conservative members of the House Republicans of refusing to work with president Obama.

03/21/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz: ‘We Have Never Seen An Administration With Such Hostility Toward Religious Faith’

Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can’t deny.

03/19/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Cruz Making Fourth Trip To Iowa In 8 Months

Texas Tea Party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months, logging serious face time before most other potential 2016 White House hopefuls in the state that kicks off presidential voting.

03/18/2014

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan: There’s No ‘Civil War In The Republican Party’

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is downplaying any type of “civil war” within the Republican Party.

03/10/2014

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