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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.
Sen. Marco Rubio warned against drawing conclusions about Gov. Chris Christie's re-election win. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
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.
Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. John McCain about the government shutdown and the GOP's push to defund Obamacare.
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?”
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.
CNN's Jim Acosta looks at how recent issues have some thinking the tea party is fracturing in the midst of controversy.
CNN's Jim Acosta reports the tea party members of Congress believe they have accomplished something big.
CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the flurry of Tolkien references John McCain used in challenging tea party congress members.