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Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

Tea Party supporters cheer at the Tea Party Unity Rally in Tampa, Florida.

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Tea Party supporters cheer at the Tea Party Unity Rally in Tampa, Florida.

Tea Party Inc.: Think Tanks, PAC Roil

The Republicans’ anti-tax Tea Party wing, which failed in its goal to oust President Barack Obama and the Senate Democratic majority, is rising to leadership positions in policy and activist groups that have guided the party’s direction for years. South...

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

DeMint Departure Could Seat Black Senator: Tim Scott

For all the progress in U.S. race relations since Martin Luther King  Jr. kicked the civil rights movement into gear in the late 1950s — changes underscored by Barack Obama’s presidency — the paucity of black Senate members stands out like an...

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Seniors attend a 'Medicare Monday' seminar at the Holly Creek retirement community in Centennial, Colorado.

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Seniors attend a 'Medicare Monday' seminar at the Holly Creek retirement community in Centennial, Colorado.

Remember that $716 Billion?

It wasn’t that long ago that Republicans pilloried Democrats — on the campaign trail, over the airwaves, in countless news releases — for cutting $716 billion out of Medicare. “The money you paid for your guaranteed health care is going to a massive new government program that’s...

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