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In the Sixth District, it is Pallone vs. Wilkinson

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay

Four years ago, the Congressional Midterm races dominated national headlines. The media, recognizing something unique and largely unprecedented was underway within the GOP, became infatuated with the then-burgeoning Tea Party movement, a coalition of Rightwing anti-tax activists who were wreaking havoc within the Republican Party’s primaries. 907 more words

2014 Congressional Midterms

Congressional candidate says he doesn't recall voting for $3 million stimulus project

Opposition to the $787 billion federal stimulus bill of 2009 helped galvanize the tea party movement.

So it was odd to see the Palm Beach County Tea Party endorse Republican… 286 more words

George Bennett

Illinois peeps, check out - House Effort to Trim Terrorism Insurance Splits G.O.P.

Some Republicans from metropolitan areas have joined many Democrats to oppose scaling down a program created to help businesses rebuild after attacks.. via NYT N.Y. / Region http://ift.tt/1jNJVea

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The Absence of Empathy: Mass Movements and the Tea Party

“Empathy, alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.” Eric Hoffer

The problem with mass movements is that they often breed a near religious devotion and fervor in their leaders and followers. 967 more words

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Harris vs. Quinn: a Line in the Sand Against the Rights of American Workers

The majority on the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a series of reactionary decisions, theoretically narrowly-demarcated but in fact capable of being extended broadly. In each case the justices had to bend the law to the extent of legislating from the bench. 1,274 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - On Both Sides of Aisle, the House’s Hopes Fade for an Immigration Overhaul

For Republican lawmakers, distrust of the president and opposition from the Tea Party make action on immigration a daunting prospect.. via NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/1mAT4Wf

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George F. Will: Mississippi conservatives vote to keep their pork

WASHINGTON — Chris McDaniel, 41, the flawed paladin of the tea party persuasion who in Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary failed to wrest the nomination from the faltering hands of six-term incumbent Thad Cochran, 76, came into politics after a stint in talk radio. 887 more words

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