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  • FILE - This March 6, 2014 file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks onto the stage holding a rifle before speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference at National Harbor, Md. McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun. The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Friday it has endorsed McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary. McConnell made headlines last month when he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference waving a rifle over his head. The rifle was a lifetime achievement award McConnell presented to Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Tea Party Express head steps down to aid Mitch McConnell challenger

    Amy Kremer, chairwoman of Tea Party Express, has stepped away from her post in order to help the Republican candidate who's challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat.

  • On Hill, GOP struggling to speak with one voice

    Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders are threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation’s highest earners.

  • Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, sets out signs and waits for returns as groups opposing a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects gather for a election night watch at Hudson Grille in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

    Tea party evolves, achieves state policy victories

    Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public-school students to private schools. In Ohio, they drove a referendum to block state health insurance mandates.

  • Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the current front-runner, has gained favor with tea party supporters, despite the fact he has been an insider for more than three decades in Washington politics. (Associated Press)

    Tea party backers shifting focus from White House race to Hill

    Just a year ago, tea party activists came roaring out of the congressional elections eager to shape the looming race for the White House.

  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin holds son Trig as she addresses a Tea Party Express rally at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The sign is a reference to the Boston Tea Party. (Associated Press)

    Even Palin polarizes as 'tea party' seeks leader

    Sarah Palin is not the "tea party" movement's undisputed darling. But nobody else has been able to claim the undisputed leadership mantle for these latter-day insurrectionists, either.

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