John Boehner’s Parting Words For His Critics Are Spot-On

John Boehner let loose on the “false prophets” on the right yesterday, and he’s absolutely right.

Sane Republican Minority Prevails

Nearly two-thirds of House Republicans voted for default. They lost.

The BOLO List And The Question Of Optics VS Effectiveness

The TIGTA audit reveals the BOLO “Tea Party” list was right 81% of the time. But does that change anything?

1/3 of Flagged 501(c)(3)&(4) Applications were from Non-Conservative Groups

Tax analyst Martin A. Sullivan finds that 1/3rd of “potentially political applications” approved by the IRS were from non-conservative groups.

The Wetumpka Tea Party and Defining “Potential Political Cases”

When does politics become the “primary activity” of a 501(c)4?

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Mitt Romney, Republican Frontrunner, Cipher

Mitt Romney starts his 2012 run as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. But, in reinventing himself yet again, the “authenticity” issue that troubled many of us in 2008 looms again.

Republicans Win House Big; Tea Party Costs Them Senate

The enthusiasm for Tea Party candidates likely helped the House Republican wave. But it also likely cost the GOP four Senate seats that it would otherwise have won — and thus the majority.

DeMint Answers my GOP/Tea Party Question

Senator DeMint provides the basic answers to my Tea Party/GOP questions from earlier today.

More on Tea Party v. the GOP

A question about the next Congress.

Which Candidates are Tea Partiers?

Who are the Tea Party candidates and who will be the Tea Party office holders?

GOP Victory/Tea Party Victory: Is There a Difference?

Ok, so we’ve been talking about the Tea Party for months. What will that label means once we actually have elections and move on to the governing bit?

Tea Party More Popular than Pelosi, but not the Democratic Party

Shockingly, the Tea Party as a generic movement is more popular than congressional leadership. Interestingly, the Democrats are still slightly more popular than the Tea Party and the Reps are in third.

More Politics 101 for Rand Paul (and his Supporters)

More Politics 101 for Rand Paul.

The Founders and the Central Government

No, the founding fathers of the United States were not “very afraid of a central government.” Indeed, such an assertion makes no sense.