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Politics
10:34 am
Wed February 25, 2015

6 Years On, Is The Tea Party Here To Stay?

Tea Party supporter William Temple protests against President Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in 2012.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 1:22 pm

It was February of 2009. President Obama had been in office less than a full month. His approval rating was over 60, and nearly 60 percent of the House and Senate seats were held by Democrats. The country seem poised on the edge of a new era, perhaps even another New Deal.

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Politics
1:57 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

McConnell Confronted With Tea Party Criticism

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is defending his leadership role against conservative critics.

Later this month, McConnell will join fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul at a Tea Party rally in the state Capitol. The two are expected to discuss President Obama’s health care law, which has been a punching bag for GOP leaders since its passage.

But observers have noted that McConnell has been at odds with the Tea Party movement since its launch three years ago.

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