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September 14th, 2014
09:53 AM ET

Harkin: 'the tea party has peaked'

Sen. Tom Harkin on his final steak fry and he says tea party influence has peaked.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Newsmakers • State of the Union • TEA Party • Tom Harkin
The inside scoop on Dave Brat from his students
June 14th, 2014
08:45 PM ET

The inside scoop on Dave Brat from his students

By CNN's Kylie Mohr

“He was very professional and he enforced a dress code in class – you couldn’t wear flip flops.” So says a recent graduate from Randolph-Macon College about Professor David Brat. The same David Brat who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a primary Tuesday that sent political shockwaves from the Richmond, Virginia suburbs up I-95 to the U.S. Capitol.

“He was very serious about preparing his students for the future,” said Alyssa Warren, Randolph-Macon’s 2013 valedictorian. Violations to the no jeans, no t-shirts, no flip-flop dress code resulted in an ethics paper assignment.


Filed under: Conservatives • Dave Brat • SOTU Extra • State of the Union • TEA Party • Virginia
May 18th, 2014
01:49 PM ET

Can the tea party stand the test of time?

Anita Dunn, Newt Gingrich and Amy Walter on the Kentucky and Georgia primaries and whether tea party power is waning.

Filed under: 2014 • Amy Walter • Anita Dunn • Newt Gingrich • TEA Party
December 15th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

The Speaker, the Tea Party, and the GOP

The Speaker of the House lashes out at Tea Party Republicans who opposed a budget deal. SOTU's political panel discusses.

Filed under: Budget • Congress • John Boehner • State of the Union • TEA Party
May 19th, 2013
04:31 PM ET

Targeting the Tea Party

Sen. Rand Paul say he believes "we're going to find a written policy that says we were targeting people who were opposed to the President."

Filed under: IRS • Newsmakers • Rand Paul • State of the Union • TEA Party
May 12th, 2013
01:34 PM ET

Taxing day for the IRS

CNN's State of the Union panel weighs in on the IRS targeting Tea Party groups controversy.

Filed under: Alex Castellanos • Karen Tumulty • Mo Elleithee • State of the Union • Taxes • TEA Party