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Is Rand Paul Getting Softer?

Is Rand Paul Getting Softer?

Unlike his father Ron Paul, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) has seen kowtowing to the pressures of the Republican party more and more over the months. Now, he is looking much less like the Libertarian “folk hero” he was a few years ago and more like an establishment GOP pawn. One issue that’s getting away from Senator Paul? The issue of […]

Mississippi Mudslinging Gives Thad Cochran the Win… for Now

Mississippi Mudslinging Gives Thad Cochran the Win… for Now

The Republican run-off primary in Mississippi between long-time incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniels was going to be a fiercely-contested election with plenty of mudslinging. However, FEC documents disclosed that the race was dirtier than previously thought. Cochran’s campaign enlisted the services of a scandal-plagued Democratic operative named Mitzi Bickers to get black Democrats to the polls. […]

Marco Rubio Ready to Be President?

Marco Rubio Ready to Be President?

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says he’s ready to be president. Though he would be one of the youngest presidents to serve the office, he feels he’s prepared. Reminding voters on “This Week” with Johnathan Karl that he’s been serving in office for 14 years, Rubio said that he has clear vision for the nation and believes he could carry […]

The Man Who Wrote the Memo on “Justified Drone Strikes” Now a U.S. Judge

The Man Who Wrote the Memo on “Justified Drone Strikes” Now a U.S. Judge

In an attempt to block the nomination of David Barron to the office of the 1st Court of Appeals, Senator Rand Paul was relentless in his efforts to secure the release of memos written by Barron that say it is acceptable to kill U.S. citizens in targeted drone strikes as a means of fighting the war on terror. Paul was […]

GOP Spends $9.7 Million to Attack Republicans – But Only $3.7 Million to Attack Democrats

GOP Spends $9.7 Million to Attack Republicans – But Only $3.7 Million to Attack Democrats

If you needed more proof that the Establishment is hell-bent on attacking Tea Party candidate, a report on campaign expenditures confirms it. Or as comedian Bill Engvall says, “Here’s your sign.” A recent study by the Center For Public Integrity revealed that from January 1 through May 6, Republican PACs and outside groups have spent about $9.7 million attacking Republican […]

Obama Clearly Knew about VA Problems, But Did Nothing about It

Obama Clearly Knew about VA Problems, But Did Nothing about It

It’s absolutely laughable to believe that President Obama is just now discovering how bad things are in VA hospitals. The issue has come to the fore as VA officials at a Phoenix hospital have been accused of “cooking the books,” which ultimately led to the death of 40 veterans. This discovery has led inspector general Richard Griffin to look at […]

Elizabeth Warren Busy Trying to Make Money Off of Benghazi Scandal

Elizabeth Warren Busy Trying to Make Money Off of Benghazi Scandal

Leave it to a Democrat to capitalize on an already sad affair. On May 9th Senator Elizabeth Warren published a blog post on her website. The post was in response to the newly created panel meant to reopen the investigation to unearth what really happened in Benghazi. She writes that with having multiple family members in the military, she knows […]

Democratic Strategist: “GOP Foolish to Ignore Tea Party”

Democratic Strategist: “GOP Foolish to Ignore Tea Party”

When Washington insiders finally get it, you know you’re making progress. Last weekend, a veteran Democratic consultant commented on why Eric Cantor lost, and why the Tea Party is very important to the success of the Republican Party. Donna Brazile, DNC Vice Chairwoman and strategist who ran Al Gore’s Presidential campaign, said that Republican candidates who ignore the Tea Party […]

The Biggest Tea Party Win of 2014

The Biggest Tea Party Win of 2014

If anyone thought the Tea Party movement or candidates were going away anytime soon – well, think again. In the biggest upset of the 2014 primary season, economics professor and Tea Party candidate Dave Brat defeated the second most powerful Republican in the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor. With just over 65,000 total votes cast in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, […]

Is What Happened in North Carolina Good for the Tea Party?

Is What Happened in North Carolina Good for the Tea Party?

North Carolina recently witnessed a “battle royale” between establishment republicans and grassroots opponents that left the GOP candidate the proud victor. It might seem like Thom Tillis’s victory on May 6th was a blow to the Tea Party and its goals. But looks are deceiving. Even though Tillis throttled his two Tea Party opponents by receiving more than 40% of […]