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June 24th, 2014
06:41 PM ET

Democrats' surprise role in GOP race

Mississippi may be an important battleground between Tea Party and establishment Republicans, but it is Democrats that are playing a key role in the GOP primary Tuesday. CNN's Dana Bash takes a look at how Democrat voters are influencing the outcome.


Filed under: Dana Bash • GOP • Politics • Tea Party
November 6th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

Rubio weighs in on Christie's win

Sen. Marco Rubio warned against drawing conclusions about Gov. Chris Christie's re-election win. CNN's Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Dana Bash • Marco Rubio • Tea Party
October 22nd, 2013
07:44 PM ET

GOP hits 20-year low

After the government shutdown and debt ceiling debacle, ratings for the GOP and the Tea Party are at historic lows, according to a new national poll. CNN's John King breaks down the numbers.


Filed under: GOP • Government shutdown • John King • polls • Tea Party
October 9th, 2013
08:16 PM ET

Sen. McCain: Defunding Obamacare a "fool's errand"

Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. John McCain about the government shutdown and the GOP's push to defund Obamacare.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Government shutdown • Interviews • John McCain • Tea Party
June 20th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

No evidence of IRS political influence

Despite suspicions the White House is behind IRS targeting, investigators agree there is no evidence. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Conservative activists rip IRS at rally


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS • Tea Party
BLITZER’S BLOG: The tea party movement: Who are they?
September 15th, 2011
04:57 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: The tea party movement: Who are they?

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Our brand new CNN/ORC International poll of Republicans across the country has some fascinating numbers on tea party activists. Some of these numbers probably will surprise you.

For one thing, Republicans are almost evenly divided between those who identify with the tea party movement and those who don’t. We asked Republicans: “Are you an active member or a supporter of the tea party movement?”
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Filed under: Tea Party • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER’S BLOG: The Palin guessing game
September 5th, 2011
02:17 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: The Palin guessing game

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has been delivering campaign-style speeches in recent days – still leaving open whether she will actually run for the Republican presidential nomination. For now, she seems to want the best of all worlds: She teases a presidential run while still maintaining her millions of dollars in income from her paid speeches, books, reality TV shows and Fox News. She no doubt also loves all the attention.

In her latest speech before the Tea Party Express in New Hampshire, she certainly hit all the major points the tea party movement wants to hear: smaller government, lower taxes, reduced federal regulations. But she spoke only in generalities without getting into any specifics as to how she would achieve those objectives. I heard a lot of politically popular clichés.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin • Tea Party • Wolf Blitzer
August 31st, 2011
11:20 PM ET

Growing division within the tea party?

CNN's Jim Acosta looks at how recent issues have some thinking the tea party is fracturing in the midst of controversy.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Politics • Tea Party
August 3rd, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Tea party goes from 'Hobbits' to winners

CNN's Jim Acosta reports the tea party members of Congress believe they have accomplished something big.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Jim Acosta • Tea Party
July 28th, 2011
06:12 PM ET

John McCain taking on the tea party?

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the flurry of Tolkien references John McCain used in challenging tea party congress members.

RELATED STORY: McCain refers to 'tea party hobbits,' blasts Bachmann-backed idea


Filed under: Debt • Jim Acosta • John McCain • Tea Party
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