More Tea Party Articles

  • Dave Brat: I'm not 'Tea Partier Dave'

    Almost exactly two weeks ago, Dave Brat gained national attention by pulling off a primary win over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that he called "an unbelievable miracle." Brat spoke with the Washington Examiner this morning about his efforts to reintroduce himself to the public and his...

  • Thad Cochran upsets Chris McDaniel in Mississippi runoff stunner

    Sen. Thad Cochran won an unlikely come-from-behind victory Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi, holding off challenger Chris McDaniel in what was thought to be the Tea Party's best opportunity to knock off a GOP incumbent.

  • Top Fed: IRS broke law over lost Lois Lerner emails

    The Archivist of the United States said Tuesday the Internal Revenue Service “did not follow the lawâ€ï¿½ in losing or destroying key emails related to the agency’s Tea Party scandal.

  • Tea Party infighting in Oklahoma

    A Republican Senate primary has yielded yet another intraparty feud pitting grassroots conservatives against national political strategists.

  • Morning Examiner: IRS rejection of one liberal group doesn't make it OK to harass 200 Tea Party outfits

    Ever hear of Arkansans for Common Sense? Probably not, since it was formed to boost former Sen. Blanche Lincoln's re-election campaign in 2010. But you will hear about it in the days ahead.

  • 'Nobody believes you': Paul Ryan torches IRS commissioner over lost emails

    Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday dressed down IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the agency's recent mishandling of subpoenaed emails, its targeting of conservative groups and its consistent pattern of stonewalling congressional investigators.

  • House conservatives should also be held responsible for leadership fiasco

    For good reason, conservatives lamented the fact that House Republicans on Thursday voted to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., as majority leader with his hand picked successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

  • Hillary Clinton: Keep investigating the IRS

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says "the investigation needs to continue" into possible wrongdoing at the Internal Revenue Service -- a position that puts her at odds with many fellow Democrats.

  • This swing state's internal political fights are changing Congress

    If there's one lesson from the past week, it's that inside-baseball Virginia political fights can have mammoth national implications. Virginia Republicans disagree on the depth and breadth of their divisions. But there's one interesting point of consensus, and it's that Ed Gillespie is a...

  • The dangerous Democratic assault on free speech

    David Brown was imprisoned for 18 months because he demonstrated against rising taxes. Author James Callendar spent nine months in jail for writing a book critical of the government. Newspaper editor Benjamin Franklin Bache was arrested for criticizing the president but died before his trial,...

  • When Benghazi met Jeb Bush

    The prospect of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush running as the Republican Party nominee in 2016 has angered and distressed a great number of conservative voters, prompting a loud and passionate debate about the future of the party. And it makes sense: Contrary to the narrative that the Tea Party...

  • House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement

    The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare. The House Appropriations Committee is set to OK an IRS budget of $10.9 billion, $1.5...

  • Yes, we have heard of computers crashing --- and no, we're not stupid

    A White House official said Monday that "it's a fact" that two years' worth of subpoenaed emails belonging to disgraced former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner were wiped out in a mysterious computer crash.

  • New emails show IRS targeting of Tea Party groups followed demands by Obama, congressional Democrats

    Former Internal Revenue Service executive Lois Lerner launched the federal tax agency's program targeting Tea Party and conservative non-profits in 2010 because “we won't be able to stay out of this -- we need a plan.”

  • The bafflingly simple reason Raul Labrador had trouble campaigning for majority leader this weekend

    As Rep. Raul Labrador launched his upstart bid for House Majority Leader on Friday, he ran into a big problem: He didn't have his colleagues' phone numbers. House Republican members and GOP aides, in interviews with the Washington Examiner over the weekend, said that the Idaho Republican has...

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