September 23, 2010 Republican candidate Ken Buck is challenging incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). In the primary, Buck used lots of Tea Party money to portray himself as a political outsider. He now needs to convince Colorado's huge swath of moderate voters that he can represent them.
September 22, 2010 House Republicans gave an early look at their new "Pledge to America," the sequel to 1994's contract. They promised to cut taxes and spending if returned to power. Some of the language in the pledge was clearly drawn from the Tea Party movement.
September 21, 2010 A Tea Party group said it received a $1 million donation from a source who didn't want to be named.
September 21, 2010 Chris Coons, the Democratic nominee for the Senate seat in Delaware, doesn't have Republican Christine O'Donnell's celebrity, But he has something more important, a 15-point lead in the latest Fox News poll.
September 21, 2010 Democrats hope Social Security remains the third rail of U.S. politics so they can use it as an issue against Tea Party-backed Republican candidates for congressional posts.
September 21, 2010 Rick Tafel, a founder of the Log Cabin Republicans, says the Tea Party's rise is good for gays because it's a signal that fiscal conservatives and libertarians are taking back the Republican Party from social conservatives.
September 20, 2010 The White House denied a New York Times story that it was considering attacking the GOP with a Tea Party cudgel. It was the last thing the White House needed as it tried to stay focused on its economic message.
September 20, 2010 President Obama answered a question during a town-hall meeting from CNBC's Rick "The Rant" Santelli. It wasn't a question about bailouts of homeowners, the issue that formed the basis of the famous rant.
September 20, 2010 The Tea Party Express and other opponents of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski may be angry with her, but they aren't expressing the same misgivings about what Delaware's O'Donnell once did.
September 19, 2010 Over the past several months Carl Paladino, the surprise winner of New York's Republican primary for governor — and a Tea Party favorite — invoked a theme that prompted wild cheers from his supporters: "I'm as mad as hell." He's just one of many from across the political spectrum who "aren't going to take this anymore." But do they know the phrase's roots — the 1976 movie Network — and its context?