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Romney's health care responseupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 19:00:00

GOP candidate Mitt Romney reacted Thursday to the Supreme Court's health care ruling. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 07:30:00

As it continues to ramp up its efforts for the 2012 election cycle, a national umbrella organization for the tea party movement readily admits its grassroots organizing strategy is borrowed from the left's political playbook.

Tea Party 2.0: Upgraded for 2012updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 16:35:00

While loud and raucous rallies are still a part of the tea party toolbox, the movement, which came to life over dissatisfaction with big government and anger over government bailouts and President Barack Obama's health care reform, is evolving.

Tea party groups target Senate after presidential 'disappointments'updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 14:45:00

After six terms in the Senate, Indiana's Richard Lugar finds himself the latest target of the tea party movement's desire both to have more influence over the policy agenda in Congress and to make the Republican Party more conservative.

Will the real tea party candidate please stand up?updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:28:00

With Herman Cain's departure from the 2012 field of candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination, several contenders have sought to claim the "tea party candidate" mantle. But for those entrenched in the movement, none of the remaining candidates have a legitimate claim to the title.

Christine O'Donnell endorses Mitt Romneyupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:28:00

Fmr. Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell explains why she decided to endorse 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Tea Party member arrested on gun charge at NY airportupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 21:09:00

A leader of a Tea Party group was arrested Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport while in possession of a handgun, prosecutors said.

Occupy Wall Street: The tea party of the left?updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 22:14:00

Wall Street should have seen it coming. After all, market forces were at work.

Occupy vs. the tea party?updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 22:14:00

Is Occupy Wall Street the new tea party? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

GOP prepares for CNN Tea Party Debateupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 05:33:00

CNN's Jim Acosta previews the CNN Tea Party Debate in Tampa, Florida.

Borger: Romney will go after Perryupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 15:59:00

Gloria Borger predicts Mitt Romney and Rick Perry will dominate Monday's tea party presidential debate.

Angry electorate helps sustain tea partyupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 15:59:00

On Sept. 12, 2009, frustrated tea party citizens from across the country marched upon the Capitol in Washington, energized by a shared sense of disenfranchisement in the political system and anger at a federal government they believed was taxing too much and racking up a dangerous amount of debt.

Romney on message at tea party rallyupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:16:00

For all that was new about Mitt Romney speaking before a tea party crowd, the most striking fact was how little was different.

Debt clock's ticking, can deal be found?updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 14:30:00

Amid talk of financial doom should the U.S. default, a glimmer of optimism is surfacing. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

Tea party to GOP: We could make 'examples' of you over debt ceilingupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 14:30:00

Right now, some Republican lawmakers in Washington may be wondering how to wiggle out from between a rock and a hard place.

Christian right, Tea Party still wary of front-runner Romneyupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 09:34:00

Mitt Romney seems to have everything going his way. The former Massachusetts governor is certainly ahead of the pack where it counts in fundraising and in many recent polls. He's the front-runner, right?

Romney the front-runner?updated: Thu Jul 07 2011 09:34:00

Despite leading in most polls, Mitt Romney still faces questions from Christian conservatives and Tea Party activists.

Bachmann: 'Sense of urgency' in U.S.updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 06:27:00

Presidential candidate Michelle Bachman discusses the economy, debt and job creation, noting she will pull "Obamacare."

Has Bachmann replaced Palin in the Tea Party's heart?updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 06:27:00

With U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota making a splash in the Republican presidential campaign while Sarah Palin sits on the sidelines, is Bachmann edging Palin out of the Tea Party's heart?

Bachmann confirms presidential candidacyupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 00:05:00

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann ended any doubt that she is running for president, saying during Monday night's CNN GOP presidential debate that she has filed for the 2012 race.

Obama to lay out long-term deficit plan this weekupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 17:11:00

Fresh off last-minute budget negotiations that averted a partial government shutdown, President Barack Obama this week will lay out his plan for long-term deficit reduction demanded by conservatives.

Tea Party: Bring on a government shutdownupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 12:56:00

To the Tea Party movement that helped fuel Republican electoral success last November, a promise is a promise.

Dems budget cuts a 'path to bankruptcy'updated: Mon Apr 04 2011 09:28:00

Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price talks about Congressional budget negotiations with AM's Ali Velshi.

Senators expect budget deal to avoid government shutdownupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 09:28:00

Top senators said Sunday that they believe Congress will reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown this week, but there was little consensus on two larger budget battles looming in coming months.

CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of Tea Party on the riseupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 07:16:00

Nearly half of all Americans have an unfavorable view of the Tea Party movement, putting it in the same company as the Democratic and Republican parties, according to a new national poll.

Tea Party at second anniversary: What happens next?updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 12:31:00

The Tea Party has already stitched together a colorful history made of success and failure, anger and optimism and lots of controversy.

Tea Party strategist's improbable routeupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 12:31:00

Chief Tea Party Express strategist Sal Russo talks about his switch from Democrat to Republican, and Ross Perot.

The Tea Party's 'godmother'updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 11:17:00

Meet Mary Rakovich, the woman considered to be the "godmother" of the Tea Party movement.

Justice Scalia set to address Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hillupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 22:53:00

Justice Antonin Scalia, a popular and entertaining speaker at various forums around the world, has one of the busiest schedules off the bench. But a closed-door address the conservative justice is scheduled to give Monday afternoon has attracted controversy, partly because of who is sponsoring the event.

Shooting victim apologizes for 'misplaced outrage' at Tea Party leaderupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 05:50:00

Arizona shooting victim James Eric Fuller sent his apologies Monday for telling a Tea Party leader, "you are dead."

Does Tea Party help or hurt GOP?updated: Tue Nov 09 2010 07:35:00

CNN political producer Shannon Travis looks at how the Tea Party could impact the GOP's midterm election results.

Can the Tea Party endure?updated: Tue Nov 09 2010 07:35:00

The midterm elections dealt a powerful blow to President Obama and the Democratic Party as the country appeared to shift decisively to the right, moved by mass anger, "due to a combination of two kinds of fear," historian Michael Kazin told CNN.

2012 Senate battle already under wayupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 17:52:00

Three days after Democrats took a whipping in the House in the midterm elections, jockeying has already begun in the next battle for the Senate, with Democrats -- and even some Republicans -- already feeling the heat.

Fortune: The media's midterm curseupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 11:41:00

With the final results in from all but a few heated races, what may have been obvious to some is now proven with numbers: media attention doesn't guarantee victory. In some cases it may even be damaging. Although the GOP gained a majority in the House, many of the party's most talked-about candidates lost.

Boehner says Obama health plan on the block after GOP winsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 09:28:00

Voters have given Republicans a mandate to cut government and roll back the Obama administration's health care "monstrosity" in the next Congress, the incoming speaker of the House of Representatives said Wednesday.

Tea Party activist: Republicans beware!updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:30:00

Tuesday's elections show America is indeed a center-right country. Americans widely rejected the Democrats' big-spending policies and sent the Democratic majority in the House packing. And rightly so.

Murkowski appears to have lead in Alaskaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:36:00

Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to become only the second person to win a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate appeared on track in Alaska early Wednesday, with write-in candidates leading a Tea Party-backed Republican who beat her in a primary.

Murkowski: We are not done yetupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:36:00

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her campaign is "not done yet" as she awaits final election results for the Alaska race.

Election projections fuel Tea Party fervorupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 09:26:00

Leaders of the burgeoning Tea Party movement say their projected midterm election victories should send a strong message: watch out in 2012.

Obama tells supporters change isn't easyupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 06:19:00

Michelle Obama stumps for Democratic senate candidate Joe Sestak and urges supporters to remain faithful to the party.

Fortune: New House power duo: Ryan and Issaupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 09:56:00

Two of the most important figures to emerge if Republicans take over the U.S. House aren't on election-day watch lists: Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Darrell Issa of California.

European far right looks to Tea Partyupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 01:09:00

The Tea Party's sudden popularity risks being hijacked by far right groups in Europe, as Dan Rivers reports.

UK far-right group boasts Tea Party linksupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 01:09:00

If you believe the mood music, the Tea Party's rise may mark a political watershed in the U.S.

It's Tea Party vs. Bush and Obamaupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:01:00

Former President George W. Bush loomed large throughout the 2010 campaign even though he has been out of office for nearly two years.

What's at stake in the Senate: More gridlock ahead?updated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:23:00

Senate Democrats learned this year how difficult it was to pass bills over a determined GOP minority. Now they are bracing for possible legislative gridlock as Republicans are poised to pick up several seats in Tuesday's election.

Tea Party chairman remains optimisticupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:23:00

Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer gives her outlook on American Morning on the eve of midterm elections.

Testing the Tea Party: Will the movement live or die?updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 13:57:00

In a few days, Americans could carve out a monument to the Tea Party's power -- or etch out the movement's political tombstone.

Boiling Point: Sneak peekupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 13:57:00

Check out a sneak peek of CNN's documentary "Boiling Point: Inside the Tea Party," which airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

Is the Tea Party becoming a religious movement?updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 09:40:00

The question of whether the Tea Party will have a real impact on American politics (yes!) has evolved into a new debate: Is the Tea Party really about more than taxes?

Loesh to GOP: Follow Tea Party agendaupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 07:29:00

Conservative radio host Dana Loesh says mainstream Republicans should follow the Tea Party agenda.

No surprise: Democrats and Republicans differ on election predictionsupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 14:07:00

Will an anti-incumbent wave return Republicans to power in the House and Senate, or can Democrats engineer a late rush to hold on to their congressional majorities?

Palin sends warning to GOP leadersupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:01:00

Sarah Palin says the GOP is through if it doesn't embrace Tea Party message.

Preston on Politics: Tea Party could be key voting bloc in Senateupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:01:00

The old proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is one way to describe the 2010 election -- especially when explaining the complicated alliance between Tea Party activists and the Republican establishment.

Palin launches Tea Party tour by telling Republicans to get on boardupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:12:00

Sarah Palin warned Monday that the mainstream Republican Party must embrace the core conservative principles of the Tea Party movement or disappear.

Tea Party fuels Republican edge in enthusiasmupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:30:00

As Election Day gets closer, the "enthusiasm gap" is getting clearer.

GOP-backed ad spendingupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:30:00

GOP-backed groups are spending millions on campaign ads and not revealing who's behind the money. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Is Feingold finished?updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 12:04:00

Three-term Democrat Russ Feingold faces a major challenge from Republican and Tea Party favorite Ron Johnson.

Feingold opponent boasts, 'I've never been to Washington'updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 12:04:00

It doesn't get more outside the Beltway than Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson.

Tea Party's roots lie in backlash against Obamaupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 08:03:00

The first time I saw Christine O'Donnell in action, there were no bright TV lights and no talk of "dabbling in witchcraft" or her offbeat views on masturbation.

Tea Party activists vow pressureupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 08:03:00

Kentucky tea party activists vow to keep pressuring politicians to stay conservative or they will lose their support.

Tea Party Express reveals details of national bus tourupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 01:41:00

The Tea Party Express revealed details of its final bus tour for 2010 on Monday night, setting the stage for some of the final political battles ahead of midterm elections.

Tea Party boils from the bottom upupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:37:00

Duane Skavdahl and Cathy Flaig emphasize that they and fellow Tea Party activists shouldn't be counted on as automatic for either political party.

Tea Party activists: We are here to stayupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:36:00

Kentucky Tea Party activists say they will influence government by elections and sponsoring conservative candidates.

Tea Party: Return to basics or divisive force on right?updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:36:00

Depending on who is talking, the Tea Party movement is either an extremist force dividing Republicans or a group of disgruntled taxpayers setting the government on a proper course.

Getting back the GOP majorityupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 08:36:00

South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint says the GOP "is dead" if it doesn't deliver on promises, if it gains the majority.

Democrats had better fear Tea Party candidatesupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 08:36:00

Democratic political operatives are excited and filled with enthusiasm over the prospects of running against several Tea Party candidates in November, suggesting the Republican nominees are so extreme and out-of-touch that there is no way they stand a chance of winning in November.

Tea Party driving out GOP moderates?updated: Tue Sep 21 2010 10:55:00

South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis talks about the divide between the GOP and the Tea Party.

Inner-GOP sniping increases in wake of Tea Party successesupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 10:55:00

Tea Party euphoria confronted reality Sunday, with Delaware Senate primary winner Christine O'Donnell backing out of scheduled talk show appearances amid talk of possible civil war among Republicans over the conservative movement.

O'Donnell's primary win splits GOPupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:48:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at reverberations within the GOP after Christine O'Donnell's win in the Delaware primary.

GOP created its own foe in Tea Partyupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:48:00

Once upon a time, back after Barack Obama's impressive 2008 presidential win, defeated and depressed Republicans had to do something to prove they still had a pulse. So leaders went out of their way -- and it wasn't easy -- to recruit stellar, well-known, GOP candidates for Senate: a governor in Charlie Crist of Florida, a secretary of state in Trey Grayson of Kentucky, a seasoned and popular congressman in Mike Castle of Delaware.

Primaries prove Palin, Tea Party are for realupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:47:00

The preliminaries are over; let the battles begin. With less than seven weeks to go, here are the conclusions of the primary season completed yesterday.

What is the Tea Party?updated: Thu Sep 16 2010 05:41:00

CNN's John King explains what the Tea Party is and how it might impact November elections in the U.S.

Tea Party favorites win GOP primaries in Delaware, New Yorkupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 05:41:00

Tea Party favorites won two primary elections over more mainstream Republicans on Tuesday, demonstrating again the clout of the conservative political movement on the political right.

O'Donnell win dims prospects for a GOP-controlled Senateupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 05:31:00

A celebratory Christine O'Donnell thanked her supporters, the Tea Party and kingmaker Sarah Palin on the night of her stunning win in Delaware's Republican Senate primary.

O'Donnell, elated after GOP Senate primary, eyes victory in Novemberupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 18:43:00

Positioning herself as a conservative gate-crasher, Christine O'Donnell won more than 53 percent of the vote against U.S. Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, a contest that showcased the Republican warfare between conservative Tea Party supporters and the more moderate party structures.

Christine O'Donnell thanks supportersupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 14:18:00

Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell wins the Republican Senate primary in Delaware, defeating Rep. Mike Castle.

Christine O'Donnell wins Delaware GOP Senate primaryupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 12:26:00

TV commentator and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell defeated U.S. Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday.

Preston: Final act begins in 2010 electionupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 08:40:00

The curtain slammed down on the 2010 primaries Tuesday night crushing centrist Republican Rep. Mike Castle and handing the Tea Party movement a final victory in its battle with the GOP establishment.

Tea Party Express, Palin also big winners in Delawareupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 05:36:00

Christine O'Donnell's upset win over Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary is also another major victory for the Tea Party Express and for Sarah Palin.

Maher: Tea baggers are 'out there'updated: Wed Sep 15 2010 05:36:00

Bill Maher gives his take on the Tea Party, Democrats and the upcoming midterm elections.

The year after the 9/12 rallyupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 05:54:00

FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe on the Tea Party movement's evolution in the year since supporters last marched on Washington.

Tea Party activists gather in Washington ahead of midterm electionsupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 05:54:00

A damp and enthusiastic crowd of self-proclaimed "Tea Party patriots" gathered at the U.S. Capitol building Sunday for a second straight September 12 march on Washington.

Marco Rubio's changing message?updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 12:24:00

Marco Rubio appears to be modifying his message as he seeks a Senate seat. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Marco Rubio: 'I represent the things I stand for'updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 12:24:00

For Marco Rubio, life was simpler when it was tea time all the time.

The Tea Party's sure thing?updated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:36:00

Mike Lee is as close as the Tea Party could get to a sure thing for the Senate. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Tea Party backs O'Donnell in Delaware Republican Senate primaryupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:36:00

With the momentum of Joe Miller's surprising win over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican Senate primary, the Tea Party movement is setting its sights on Delaware.

Does Tea Party want to defend or change Constitution?updated: Tue Sep 07 2010 11:24:00

Utah's Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Mike Lee, is a vocal defender of what's become the bible of the Tea Party revolution: the U.S. Constitution.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski drops out of raceupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 16:40:00

Sen. Lisa Murkowski concedes the GOP primary to Joe Miller for the "good of Alaska".

Murkowski concedes GOP Senate race in Alaskaupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 16:40:00

Call it another major victory for the Tea Party movement - and Sarah Palin.

Glenn Beck rally stirs controversyupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 07:26:00

Beck under fire for holding a rally on the anniversary and site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

Glenn Beck rally plans cause a stirupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 07:26:00

The planned large rally by Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Glenn Beck on Saturday on the National Mall is causing controversy because of its location and timing.

Is Canada's Reform Party of the 1990s a Tea Party model?updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 14:28:00

Before anyone ever heard of the Tea Party movement, there was a grass-roots conservative group from out West that shook up the political status quo.

Palin backs Miller in Alaska raceupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:12:00

Joe Miller talks about his support from Sarah Palin in Alaska's heated GOP Senate primary race.

Murkowski's political career on the lineupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:12:00

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a scion of what was once one of Alaska's most famous political families, found her Senate career on the brink Wednesday morning.

Tea Party Express dismiss racist claimsupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 10:54:00

Tea Party Express members say racist claims about the movement are being exaggerated by left wing opposition groups.

Tea Party Express fighting back against racism chargeupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 10:54:00

The tea party movement has been called a lot of things -- from racist to the voice of the people. One tea party group is on a mission to change how the movement is perceived, especially when it comes to race relations.

The tea partiers are half rightupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 09:07:00

Several observers on the left side of the opinion spectrum write dismissively of the followers of the Tea Party.

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