The IRS acknowledges it gave additional scrutiny to the tax-exemption applications of conservative groups. Top Republican lawmakers are calling for a White House investigation into the agency.
The party must come to grips with the 'demographic realities' reshaping the US electorate and devise new strategies for connecting with growing populations of minorities, single women, and youth.
Voter anger led to the defeat of Sen. Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana in a GOP primary, says Rep. Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He sees tea party activism as 'good for our party.'
Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler, national coordinators of Tea Party Patriots, expect tea party will have bigger role in 2012 primary season – eyeing incumbents from both parties.
Tea Party Patriots leader Mark Meckler issues a blunt warning to Congress: His group is “going to be dramatically engaged in the primaries – on both sides of the aisle,” in 2012.
John Boehner may be in trouble: Tea Party Patriots say 4 in 5 of their members want to see different leadership in the House, while the Tea Party Nation leader says John Boehner 'has to go.'
President Obama's election spread a balm on America's racial divides. But judging by the flap between the NAACP and the ‘tea party’ movement, its effects were short-lived.