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Tea party down but not out
Tea party down but not out

Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated. For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to hear more from the tricorn-hat crowd, especially if they continue to raise money. The news of late suggests that establishment Republicans are staging a counterinsurgency. Speaker of the House John Boehner has removed four tea party darlings in the House from prominent committee positions. It's punishment, pundits say, for their lack of loyalty to GOP establishment positions. Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, who will lose his place on the...

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