Topics :: Tea Party
By Philip Elliott and Josh Lederman | Sunday Nov 3, 2013
President Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
Monday Oct 14, 2013
Seeking a new generation of leaders, social conservatives are looking for a lot more than opposition to gay marriage and abortion.
By EDGE | Monday Oct 14, 2013
Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate running in Wednesday’s special election for the late US Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat in Congress, is receiving some major eleventh hour support from hard right wing politicians and anti-gay groups.
By Thomas Beaumont | Saturday Oct 5, 2013
U.S. Reps. Steve King and Tom Latham represent adjoining congressional districts in Iowa, and are devout Republicans. Yet in philosophy and style, they couldn’t be further apart on how they approach fiscal matters and fight for their positions.
By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Aug 8, 2013
In less than a week after Nancy Mace announced she would be challenging Senator Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary next June, she has been accused of gay-baiting the three term republican from South Carolina long plagued by gay rumors.
By Michael J Mishak | Sunday Aug 4, 2013
Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Barack Obama’s health care law. It swept a crop of no-compromise lawmakers
By Bob Lewis | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden continued a busy political pace Saturday, appearing with Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate at the swing state’s premier party fundraiser and ridiculing this fall’s conservative Republican statewide ticket.
By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 19, 2012
A speaker at a Tea Party Tax Day protest hurled a homophobic slur towards the LGBT community as gay rights activists protested the event, where one of the most virulently anti-gay activists also spoke.
By Charles Banington | Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
Attacked from all sides by fellow Republicans, Texas Gov. Rick Perry softened his rhetoric if not his position on Social Security in a snarky presidential campaign debate Monday night.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jan 4, 2011
As the GOP prepares to exert new clout in Washington, D.C., deep divisions over emphasizing social issues over fiscal matters threatens to fray party unity. In the longer term, youthful party members--and prospective young Republicans--are increasingly untroubled by a group that the GOP once reliably demonized: America’s GLBT citizens.