Rick Perry is in a political bind over ordering girls to receive injections to protect against a sexually transmitted disease. The controversy is of special interest to tea party and social conservatives.
The Republican debate, which was co-sponsored by the Tea Party Express and seemed at times like a sporting event, got out the tea party message: It's a force to be reckoned with.
Gov. Rick Perry's Texas was the first state to let illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges. He defended that decision during Monday's presidential debate, amid loud boos.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry had questioned the very foundations of Social Security before Monday's debate. His new, softer stance is a bow to political reality.
Gov. Rick Perry stood his ground, Monday, while fellow GOP candidates took numerous jabs at the front-runner.
What do the presidential candidates need to do in tonight's Tea Party Express/CNN GOP debate?
The Republican candidates face off in Florida tonight, and the Tea Party Express organizers vow that the debate will focus only on tea party 'core principles.' Will Perry and Paul clash?
Why the country's conservative drift, on a wide range of issues, has accelerated.
A man signs a message board at a Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Over the past four decades – and more sharply over just the past few years – the geopolitical center of America has shifted rightward. The center of debate has edged closer to the conservative position, while activists on the right have moved even further out on the political spectrum.
The Tea Party movement is taking aim at Republican incumbents, including Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine, and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Will it succeed in unseating them?