Joe Miller found his campaign in a bit of controversy over Twitter tweets that sounded too confident. Did Miller tweet the comments or an aide?
Of all the protest signs at all the rallies where people gathered last year to object to Washington's plans to save the US economy and reform healthcare, this hand-lettered one is memorable: "You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out." That's the "tea party" movement in a nutshell. Here's a look at the tea party movement – its birth, its leadership, and its aspirations.
If anything, cancellation of the National Tea Party Unity Convention may indicate the strength and vastness of the movement. Like Democrats and Republicans, 'tea partyers' are numerous enough to justify infighting.
Comedian Stephen Colbert uses the "Christine O'Donnell Clip Predictor 3000" to find out what Delaware's dabbler in witchcraft will say next.
Carl Paladino, a tea party backed Republican candidate, is catching up to front-runner Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor of New York, according to a new poll. Cuomo's lead over Paladino is now down to six percentage points.
Despite various efforts to coopt 'tea party' momentum and energy for the mainstream GOP, elections continue to show that the movement has a mind of its own.
Christine O'Donnell, the Republican party candidate for a senate seat in Delaware, used campaign money to pay half her rent, according to a Federal Elections Commission filing. Christine O'Donnell denies doing anything wrong.
Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina has embraced the tea party movement more enthusiastically than most of his GOP congressional colleagues. Critics say he's hurting more than he's helping.
Oshkosh millionaire Ron Johnson has a checkered history with Wisconsin tea party groups. Will they forgive and forget?
Tea party group FreedomWorks this week launched a 'Diverse Tea' website aimed at promoting diversity within the movement. Local tea party officials across the US speak about their views of diversity.
Lisa Murkowski is set to say Friday whether she'll vie to keep her Senate seat by running a write-in campaign. The GOP establishment and 'tea party' activists seem of one mind about this: Don't do it.
At the Values Voter Summit this weekend, traditional social conservatives hope to tap into tea party fervor. Some GOP presidential hopefuls are there to show their stuff for a straw poll.
Democrats need not swoon for joy that Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle in the GOP Senate primary in Delaware. Overconfidence could be the foe of her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons.
Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator for Alaska who lost to Joe Miller in the GOP primary, will announce on Friday whether she will mount a write-in candidacy in an effort to hold onto her seat.
Christine O'Donnell's victory Tuesday prompted Bush adviser Karl Rove, who is trying to fashion GOP majorities in Congress, to say of her general election prospects, "This is not a race we're going to be able to win."
Political dispatches via Twitter emerged in 2008, but it's a whole different animal today. Campaigns of tea party candidates, especially, have made effective use of the 'attack tweet' to rouse followers.
The nomination of Kelly Ayotte for a US Senate seat from New Hampshire is good news for the Republican Party establishment, given these 'tea party' times.
Here's your guide to FAQs about the tea party: What is the tea party? How did the movement get started? Could it determine the balance of congressional power?
Americans who see the tea party movement in a favorable light equal – or slightly surpass – those who see it unfavorably, according to a new Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll.
The US Senate race between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle in Nevada is so close and the stakes are so high that the political world is riveted.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid is virtually tied with ‘tea party’ iconoclast Sharron Angle in their Senate race, according to a new poll. That’s bad news for Reid.
'Tea party' favorite Sharron Angle's challenge of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid includes controversial positions, statements, and affiliations that GOP leaders are having to scrub, explain, or make excuses for.
Barring bad behavior, the tea party protest in Searchlight, Nevada, could mark the beginning of the movement’s next mission: Taking down lawmakers who voted for healthcare reform.