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Sherrod Brown Bashes Tea Party’s Rhetoric On Disability Insurance

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said that the conversation in Congress should be focused on “expanding Social Security rather than defending it against cuts and playing defense.”

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Mississippi Tea Party Leader Found Dead Following Photo Scandal


The Mississippi Tea Party leader allegedly photographed Sen. Cochran’s wife, who resides in a retirement home, in an attempt to embarrass him.

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Hoyer: Tea Party Influence Reason for Republican Divide

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday, June 1, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

“The Republican party is a deeply divided party,’ Hoyer said.

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Why Cantor Lost: UVA Center For Politics Weighs In

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks to reporters from the Capitol, June 11, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

TRNS reviewed some of the finer points with Geoffrey Skelley, Associate Editor of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” at the UVA Center for Politics.

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SHOCKER: Cantor Defeated By Tea Party In Primary

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As Majority Leader, Cantor, the second most powerful member of the House, spent nearly $1 million over the last seven weeks of the campaign, versus the $76,000 spent by Brat, an economics professor at Randolph Macon College.

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House Dems Slam Republicans Over New Benghazi Committee

House Democratic leadership criticized Republicans today, chiding them for wasting time on a new Benghazi committee while neglecting legislation that helps average Americans.

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Hoyer Defends Lerner As Contempt Vote Looms

Hoyer said he’s confident Lerner’s earlier refusal to answer questions before the House Oversight Committee was entirely within her Fifth Amendment rights.

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IRS May Stonewall Tea Party Probe For Years


The IRS expects you to pay taxes on time, but says it will take years before it complies with a Congressional subpoena.

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LISTEN: Tea Party Leader Says IRS Finally Approved Her Tax Exempt Application

Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin questioned the timing of the approval, which came just hours before she testified before a House Oversight panel.

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Cantor’s Big Business Agenda Sparks Primary Challenge

FEELING HEAT: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's flexibility on immigration reform makes him vulnerable to charges that he has lost touch with conservative principles.

Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary — and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration.

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Report: Romney Called Ryan To Urge A Run For Speaker


Ryan has repeatedly said that he is not interested in the position, and as soon as Friday, a Ryan spokesman repeated that message.

Issa Hints At Speaker Bid, Takes Swipe At Chaffetz


Chaffetz succeeded Issa as the chair of the House Oversight Committee.

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Paul Ryan Still Not Running, Says Spox

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“Chairman Ryan appreciates the support he’s getting from his colleagues but is still not running for Speaker.”

Report: Biden Staff Met With DNC

According to the New Yorker, the aides were briefed on deadlines that Biden would have to meet if he decided to launch a run.

Pentagon Scraps Syria Train-and-equip, Favors New Program

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Instead of combat training for the rebels, they will now be used to identify IS targets on the ground for U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.