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Op-ed: Amateurs and wackos

...brutalized by those Republicans who have spent decades sharpening their skills in the dark game of politics.But now the tea-party types are changing their tune ... Ben Carson is just what the, uh, doctor ordered. That's because he prowls the...
Murkowski reports raising about $690K during first quarter

...Federal Election Commission and provided by her campaign coordinator. In 2010, Murkowski lost her Republican primary to tea party favorite Joe Miller but mounted a write-in campaign for the general election to keep her job.
Perfect day for the irish and the wearing of Shamrock Green!

Alaska's only St. Patrick's Day parade was treated to a spring perfect day that Boston would have canceled a tea party for. In the 21 years of the parades history this March 17th was sunny and warmer than many past 4th of July and Progress...
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

...the federal bench and administration posts, before their majority expires at year's end.Several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for giving the outgoing majority party an opportunity to seek approval for presidential...
Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

...would mark a rare occasion since a tea party-heavy Republican majority took...whom never held office before their tea party-backed elections in 2010. Nor...from some of the most conservative, tea party-backed voices in the House...
Conservatives cheer on Romney as establishment field grows

...become a serious contender," said Amy Kremer, a national tea party activist.Indeed, with Romney's moves in the past...beating back primary challenges from farther-right, tea party-affiliated candidates on their way to reclaiming Senate...
Rich Lowry: The left's lawless shock troops

...When do we want it? Now!"And this is a movement that has gotten broadly sympathetic press coverage. Imagine if tea-party rallies occasionally dissolved into acts of arson and property damage. Or if they involved disorderly acts in public...
Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

...the primary and setting his own agenda. He also attracted some star power to the state, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite, and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallying support for Sullivan in the waning days of the hotly...
Struggling governors could hurt GOP's Senate hopes

...Republicans.Sen. Pat Roberts, a solid congressional conservative since 1981, shifted further to the right to fend off a tea party challenger in the GOP primary, as he campaigned for a fourth Senate term. Once he got the nomination, Roberts began...
Sullivan leads GOP Senate race

ANCHORAGE - A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican...Sullivan held an edge Tuesday night over tea party favorite Joe Miller, who made a late...Senate race mirrors national trends, with tea party conservatives trying to knock out mainstream...


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