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When You Work for the Government, You Can Watch Porn and Falsify Documents — and Still Keep Your Job

When You Work for the Government, You Can Watch Porn and Falsify Documents — and Still Keep Your Job

California Republican Darrell Issa wanted to know how much porn an EPA employee could watch while being paid on the taxpayers’ dime… before he was fired. Apparently, the amount is limitless. One such employee who is still presently working with the EPA was found with over 7,000 individual pornography files on his government computer. It was estimated that during the […]

Gadsden Flag Prank Gets High School Senior Kicked Out of School

Gadsden Flag Prank Gets High School Senior Kicked Out of School

In another story of political correctness in public education (where free speech and original thinking are frowned upon), a harmless prank at a Colorado high school got a soon-to-be-graduate in trouble. The Examiner reported that on May 9, Greg Stonebruner replaced the school’s flag at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colorado with the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag – […]

These 4 States Have Spent $500 Million of Taxpayer Money – and Have Nothing to Show for It

These 4 States Have Spent $500 Million of Taxpayer Money – and Have Nothing to Show for It

So long as we’re paying ridiculous amounts of money to local, state, and federal governments, we should at least get something for it, right? Well, in the case of state-run Obamacare health exchanges, it seems even hundreds of millions of dollars gets you nothing but an icky feeling that you’ve been taken advantage of. Based on the latest numbers, half […]

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. […]