May 25, 2011 Huffington Post reporter Jon Ward writes that officials at FreedomWorks, one of the best known Tea Party groups, say they plan to oppose Romney and that activists around the nation indicate they will do the same.
March 11, 2011 NPR's Don Gonyea found that Iowa's Christian, fiscal and Tea Party conservatives each think the important early state nod for a GOP presidential candidate goes through them.
March 8, 2011 Reacting to a video that showed an NPR executive making controversial comments about Republicans, conservatives and Tea Party activists, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the video proved NPR and public broadcasting generally shouldn't get taxpayer money.
February 9, 2011 The Utah senator told Tea Party activists he appreciated their role in taking "America back." Hatch has been targeted by the grassroots movement and is trying to avoid the fate of his former colleague from Utah, Bob Bennett, who was defeated in his re-election effort by the Tea Party.
January 4, 2011 The Constitution reading is a shout out to Tea Party voters from which some Democrats felt excluded. But Republicans are inviting Democrats to join them after members of the new minority party requested as much, not wanting to be out-Constitutioned.
Christine O'Donnell, during an appearance on ABC's 'Good Morning America,' Dec. 30, 2010.
December 30, 2010 There was "no impermissible use of campaign funds whatsoever," the Tea Party/Republican candidate for Senate said this morning, as she responded to allegations about improper use of campaign money for personal expenses.
Then: An artist's depiction of the original Tea Party.
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December 16, 2010 The Boston Tea Party happened on Dec. 16, 1773 -- 237 years ago today. With all the attention paid to the modern Tea Party movement, a look back in history may be in order.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
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November 17, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, defeated for renomination in the August Republican primary, has won another term via a write-in -- defeating the Tea Party and Sarah Palin in the process.
November 16, 2010 House freshman were on Capitol Hill learning how conduct themselves and getting Tea Party warnings. They had to learn how to navigate the complex ethics laws. They also received a warning from Tea Party supporters that they would be watched.
November 3, 2010 Sen. DeMint warned Republican senators-elect that the GOP establishment would try to co-opt them. He urged them not to let that happen. Which places him in conflict with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell whose goal is to co-opt them.
November 3, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie weighs in on the results of last night's midterm election. In our second hour, what happens now, and looking ahead to 2012.
November 2, 2010 Paul's victory showed the failure of Conway's negative campaign and another Tea Party victory.
October 26, 2010 A MoveOn.org backer was assaulted before the Kentucky debate between Rand Paul and Jack Conway. The woman was thrown to the ground and a man stepped on her head. The entire confrontation was caught on video.
October 11, 2010 The Republican nominee for New York governor created another controversy with his anti-gay comments. He derided his Democratic opponent, Andrew Cuomo, for not only attending the gay pride march but for taking his daughters as well.
September 21, 2010 A Tea Party group said it received a $1 million donation from a source who didn't want to be named.
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