Tea Party

White GOP Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez in Arizona Race

He switched parties, too.

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

Tea Party may be down, but not out.

Obama Looking to Curb Political Activity of Shadowy Social Welfare Nonprofits

Political campaign groups posing as social welfare nonprofits may have some difficulty under new proposed IRS rules

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Confederate Flag Featured at White House Rally

A small faction of hard-line rightwingers want Obama to put a Muslim holy book down and evacuate D.C.

Voter Suppression Group Sues IRS For Delaying Their Voter Suppression

True the Vote is suing the IRS because the government agency dared to look into their voter suppression activity

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

The wave of laws that have swept the country since 2010 has clearly not crested, despite court challenges and evidence that drug testing dramatically increases costs.

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

Far right symbolism may have receded, but thanks to redistricting, tea party politics will dominate state legislatures for some time to come.

Arkansas Tea Party Rally Kicked Off With Racist Icebreaker Joke

Not only was an Arkansas Tea Party rally kicked off with a racist joke but then a Senator went ahead a tweeted the speaker did a great job.

Why Tea Party Lawmakers Are Trying to Conflate Poverty and Drug Addiction

Since 2010, a new meme has spread to dozens of states: Drug testing people who apply for safety net benefits. The goal is to change economic debates into a culture war over who does and does not deserve help.

Jesse Jackson Says Tea Party Would've Opposed Integration, Too

The civil rights leader says the Tea Party’s ideals are the same as those that objected integration.

Voter Suppression in Wisconsin--a Sign of What's to Come in 2012?

AlterNet’s Adele Stan spots shady poll tactics from a group backed by billionaire David Koch.

Debt Deal Casualties May Include College Aid for Poor Students

Tea party Republicans were willing to let the debt ceiling deadline pass in order to block Pell Grant funding, which one member has called “welfare of the 21st century.” The student aid program may be among the most vulnerable in the coming round of cuts.

The Tea Party Says, Yes, We Can! (Then Actually Changes Stuff)

The most consequential change to our political landscape in 2008 may not have been Obama’s election, but rather the right’s response to it.

Whoopi Goldberg Rips Bachmann Out for 'Slavery' Vow

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg schools Michele Bachmann and tells her to get her act together.

Haley Barbour's Out of the GOP Field, But Racist Campaigning's Here to Stay

Donald Trump is just a preview of what’s to come.

Will Arizona Have 'Don't Tread on Me' License Plates?

Money generated from the sale of the plates would go toward tea party groups in the state.

Tea Party's Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Obama Chimp Email

But she’s still blaming the liberal left for picking up the story in the first place.

Yes, Again: Tea Party GOP Member Sends Racist Email

For them, it just doesn’t get old.

Is Michele Bachmann Shutting Down the Government (To Run It)?

Her tea party caucus is showing just how much heft it plans to throw around in the 2012 elections.

NPR's Vivian Schiller Resigns After James O'Keefe's Tea Party Prank

The conservative activist’s latest “sting” nets another progressive victim.