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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a prayer vigil organized by the Christian Defense Coalition outside the White House on Sept. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Veteran Republicans Accusing Tea Party Lawmakers Of Staining GOP

From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing Tea Party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.

10/11/2013

Dem Group Runs Ads Tying GOP Lawmakers To ‘Tea Party Shutdown’

An outside Democratic group is airing television ads in 10 Republican-held congressional districts tying lawmakers to the tea party and the ongoing federal government shutdown.

10/09/2013

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With Republicans

The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

10/06/2013

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Pelosi: ‘Hard To Negotiate With Republicans When They Can’t Negotiate With Themselves’

President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached.

10/04/2013

NPR said Friday that it was offering across-the-board buyouts in hopes of cutting its staff by 10 percent and eliminating its deficit.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NPR Offering Buyouts To Cut Staff By 10 Percent

NPR said Friday that it was offering across-the-board buyouts in hopes of cutting its staff by 10 percent and eliminating its deficit.

09/14/2013

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Leader McConnell Criticized As Not Conservative Enough

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives.

08/29/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on education at the Henninger High School on Aug. 22, 2013 in Syracuse, N.Y. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Republicans Tell Me Privately They Agree With Me

President Barack Obama says that when it comes to Washington’s lack of action on big issues, “the buck stops with me.”

08/23/2013

File photo of people accessing the Internet. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Libertarian, Progressive Americans Find Common Ground On NSA Privacy Concerns

Charlotte Scot isn’t one to take things lying down — like the time President George W. Bush was re-elected and she moved to Canada in protest.

08/13/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wait for an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

McConnell Aide: ‘Holding My Nose For 2 Years Because What We’re Doing Here Is Going To Be A Big Benefit To Rand In ’16′

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign manager said in a taped telephone conversation earlier this year he was “sorta holding my nose” while doing the job, a less-than-flattering remark about a powerful GOP establishment figure struggling to shore up support among Tea Party voters back home in Kentucky.

08/09/2013

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio, D-Fla. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Tea Party Plans To Abandon GOP Stars

This wasn’t the revolution the Tea Party had in mind.

08/05/2013

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