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What Happened To The Tea Party Wing Of The GOP

Jun 18, 2019
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Michigan Congressman Justin Amash recently resigned from the House Freedom Caucus, the conservative coalition that sprung from the Tea Party era of 2010. 

The Tea Party was a dominant force in American politics, but you don’t hear much about it these days. Amash said that the movement changed when the parties switched power in the White House and Congress. 

Today on All Sides, what happened to the Tea Party wing of the GOP.

The IRS is agreeing to a settlement in a case alleging Greater Cincinnati employees targeted Tea Party groups for their political beliefs. Plaintiff's attorney Eddie Greim says the government will pay "seven figures" to more than 400 groups to settle NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. Internal Revenue Service.

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Nearly two dozen representatives of Ohio’s Tea Party have written a letter to President Donald Trump, chiding Trump for tweeting out a threat directed at the House Freedom Caucus after the GOP healthcare bill collapsed last week.

Republicans know the scene well: angry constituents flood local town halls, upset over health care and other congressional issues.

It's that energy that exploded eight years ago, birthing the Tea Party movement and helping the GOP take back Congress in the 2010 election. But now, they're finding themselves on the receiving end instead of the giving end.

Tea Party Women: Who They Are and Why They Matter

Jul 15, 2016
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From Sarah Palin to Governor Nikki Haley, the leaders at the forefront of the Tea Party have often been women. The Tea Party is known as a grassroots movement and that movement has appeared to benefit the women who have sought a role in it. 

The Tea Party Women: Who They Are and Why They Matter

May 31, 2016
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From Sarah Palin to Governor Nikki Haley, the leaders at the forefront of the Tea Party have often been women. The Tea Party is known as a grassroots movement and that movement has appeared to benefit the women who have sought a role in it. 

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A federal appeals court in Ohio has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to produce information about tax-exempt applications for a tea party lawsuit over targeting of conservative groups.

Ohio’s congressional map – as it is currently drawn – has made things easier for Republicans – easier still for incumbent Republicans. But three of those incumbent Republicans are facing challenges from the right in this month’s primary. Donald Trump, turnout, and the Tea Party are likely play a role in each race.

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Columnist and author, E.J Dionne, has written a new book entitled How the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism--from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond on conservatism from the 1960's to today. Join us this hour, as we discuss what it means to be conservative and how the definition has evolved. 

10:00 Primary day is upon us, and the airwaves have been relatively free from attack ads. But that doesn't mean all's quiet in the Buckeye State. Today we'll take a look at Ohio's primary system, and examine the threat the Tea Party poses to GOP incumbents. We'll also discuss why electoral excitement is low this year, and what states can do to boost turnout.

A Guide to the IRS Tea Party Controversy

May 22, 2013

10:00 Steven Miller, the acting commissioner of the IRS, testified Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee, denying that political partisanship played a part in that organization's close scrutiny of Tea Party groups.  Since Miller's resignation last week, more questions have been asked than answered. This hour, we'll shed some light on this murky issue and find out what's important, and what's just bluster. Guests

10:00 The Tea Party changed the face of the mainstream Republican Party just a few years ago. But in the last election, they lost a wide majority of their seats in Congress. On this hour, we'll talk about the future of the Tea Party and the future potential transformation of the GOP. Guests

  • Scottie Hughes (News Director for the Tea Party News Network)
  • Terry Casey (Republican Strategist)
  • Maria Altman (Reporter for St. Louis Public Radio)