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Five years ago today, tea party protesters rose up and took to the streets in more than 30 cities around the nation — and in remembrance, the grassroots is kicking off a big birthday bash in downtown Washington, D.C.
Tea party leaders said Thursday that five years after the movement began, it remains relevant to American politics, even at a time when its legislative accomplishments are slipping and its candidates are struggling to gain traction in Republican primaries.
The tea party celebrates its fifth anniversary Thursday, essentially marking some 1,826 days since the grass roots movement spontaneously emerged to become a political and cultural force to be reckoned with, driven by a call for fiscal sanity and fueled by traditional American values.
A prominent tea party group announced this week a new superPAC that will focus on the upcoming battle for the Senate in the 2014 midterm races.
Tea party organizers are intent on repeating the 2010 midterm elections, when heartland candidates swept through a number of important races, proof that grassroots folks were alive, kicking and politically engaged.
The executive director of the House Republican Study Committee has been fired, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said the ouster is little more than the establishment GOP's latest attempt to drive out the strong conservative element from the party — especially since the replacement hails as an ally of House Speaker John Boehner.
It's never too early for a nice juicy straw poll, particularly if it's of the presidential variety. The Tea Party Patriots have already drawn 250,000 voters to a survey listing potential 2016 hopefuls of interest to liberty-minded folk. The grass-roots group intends to drawn a million votes by March. Who's leading this early, early match-up among undeclared candidates?
A leading tea party group Thursday took on "the GOP establishment" for "abandoning a winnable race in a key swing state by withholding support" for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.
Nearly 2 miles of Mall separate the Lincoln Memorial from the western foot of the U.S. Capitol, and this weekend a Montgomery County couple did their best to tidy up a few acres.