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Does this Tea Party Group Really Fight for Limited Government?

Does this Tea Party Group Really Fight for Limited Government?

Normally, our focus here at Tea Party Update is on candidates, elections and limited-government principles. However, this article is an exception because of a recent e-mail we received from TeaParty.org. The content of the message, the fund-raising pitch and a couple of “red flags” made us wonder if this group is really about limited government principles… or money, prestige and […]

George Will: Tea Party Still “Huge Force” in Republican Party

George Will: Tea Party Still “Huge Force” in Republican Party

Given the lack of success in Republican primaries this year, many Beltway pundits have written off the Tea Party movement. However, there’s one well-known exception who would beg to differ. In a recent interview with the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein, Washington Post columnist, former ABC and current Fox News commentator George Will weighed in on the impact and relevance the […]

Is The Tea Party Ship Sunk?

Is The Tea Party Ship Sunk?

In the battle to upset the Republican establishment, the Tea Party came up much shorter than they had hoped. Though Tea Party candidate Ben Sasse won in Nebraska, other Tea Party candidates did not fair so well in recent primary elections. Six states held primaries and in all six elections the Tea Party failed to maintain any of the momentum […]

Eric Cantor Got Booed – and Took a Big Political Hit – in His Home District

Eric Cantor Got Booed – and Took a Big Political Hit – in His Home District

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got an unexpected reception at the 7th Congressional District convention held in Richmond on May 10. According to multiple reports (and this YouTube video), Cantor was booed and heckled by conservative Tea Party activists in his own district. Then the Majority Leader’s day went from bad to worse. Cantor supporter and incumbent Linwood Cobb was […]

What Sasse’s Win in Nebraska Says about the Tea Party

What Sasse’s Win in Nebraska Says about the Tea Party

Ben Sasse clinched the Republican nomination for Senate in Nebraska after a long battle to the top. As Sasse’s numbers surged in the polls in March, the Harvard, Yale, and Oxford educated conservative began to firmly assert himself as the main conservative contender in the state. Many in the Republican party have felt that the GOP no longer represents their […]

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 […]