Tea Party

Phil Matier: California’s Tea Party Candidate Resists GOP’s Slump This week the Tea Party took some hits nationally by losing several primary battles against the GOP establishment, but a California Tea Party Republican continues to lead as the Republican candidate for governor.
Republican Candidates For California Governor Clash In Debate Republicans who want Gov. Jerry Brown's job clashed over gun rights and the direction of the GOP in their first and possibly only joint appearance in a low-visibility primary campaign.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Donnelly Slammed Over Comments Tying Rival Kashkari To Islamic LawRepublican Congressman Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements "hateful and ignorant garbage."
Flag-Waving Tea Party Activists Protest Outside South Bay SchoolAbout two dozen Tea Party activists showed up early carrying flags Monday morning to protest a recent federal court ruling in support of a school ban on wearing the American flag.
Tea Party-Linked Actress Ignites Free Speech Debate After Leaving SF 'Vagina Monologues'Singer/songwriter and actress Maria Conchita Alonso's endorsement of Tea Party member and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly and her subsequent departure from a Spanish-language production of "The Vagina Monologues" launched a national debate over freedom of expression Sunday.
Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party CandidateA famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.
House GOP Bill Funding Gov't, Defunding Obamacare Draws Pelosi's CondemnationU.S. House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three months but would strip money appropriated to fund Obamacare. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned the resolution.
Justice Dept. To Probe IRS Conduct; Feinstein & Pelosi Decry TargetingAs new details emerge about the Internal Revenue Service's controversial practices of targeting conservative groups, the U.S. Justice Department ordered an investigation on the subject and Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the department was coordinating with the FBI to assess whether or not any laws were broken.
Opinion: Amazing 'Stupid Things'Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying "stupid things," but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.
Opinion: Seceding From The Union Is Not A Good IdeaI find interest in the circus surrounding people in the fifty states of the Union petitioning to secede from the United States since President Barack Obama was reelected two weeks ago, I’ll be the first to admit that any state seceding from the Union is a terrible idea.
Opinion: 'I'm Not A Scientist, Man' And The GOP's War On ReasonIf Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.
Opinion: Elections Have ConsequencesThe day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.
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