Tea Party


  • Republicans gain 3 of 6 seats needed for control   Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 9:10 PM ET
    Republicans gain 3 of 6 seats needed for control

    CNBC's John Harwood reports that Republicans are gaining ground in the race for the Senate. They've won three of the six seats they need to take over control.

  • Republicans hold House, wait on Senate   Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:05 PM ET
    Republicans hold the House, still wait on Senate

    CNBC's John Harwood reports that Republicans are projected to hold on to the House of Representatives, while a number of Senate races are still too close, or too early, to call. The GOP picked up a Senate seat in West Virginia.

  • Reid out, McConnell in as Senate Majority Leader   Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:20 AM ET
    Reid out, McConnell in as Senate Majority Leader

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Republicans have taken over the Senate in a sweep of most major races around the country.

  • If GOP does this, Hillary will be next president: Sen Cruz

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), shares his thoughts on what the Republicans shouldn't do if they want to retake the White House in 2016.

  • Sen. Cruz on tea party's social focus   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET
    Sen. Cruz on tea party's social focus

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), offers his thoughts on key social and economic issues the tea party is focused on.

  • Sen. Cruz: Republicans will retake Senate   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Sen. Cruz: Republicans will retake Senate

    We will retire Harry Reed, says Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), providing his predictions for Tuesday's midterm elections.

  • Sen. Cruz: Life is harder under Obama economy   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Sen. Cruz: Life is harder under Obama economy

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), addresses a decrease in the labor force participation rate and wage stagnation.

  • Hillary, will she or won't she run?   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 6:38 AM ET
    Hillary, will she or won't she run?

    CNBC Contributor Ben White, shares this take on the likelihood Hillary Clinton will enter the 2016 race for the While House.

  • Tea party's new target   Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    Tea party's new target

    The tea party is accusing the Export-Import Bank of doling out favors to wealthy U.S. companies. CNBC's senior contributor Larry Kudlow says Ex-Im is costing us jobs, and the "Closing Bell" panel share their opinions.

  • Dixie twist: Miss. voter law lifts Thad Cochran Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel, June 24, 2014 in Jackson, Miss.

    Since Mississippi voters don't register by party, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran got Democratic support to defeat his tea party challenger.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • GOP leader rolls over for tea party on Ex-Im Bank Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

    Kevin McCarthy seems eager to make his bones with the hard right by killing the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

  • What a primary runoff could say about GOP's future Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran

    The Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has turned into a proxy war for feuding Republican factions.

  • Life of tea party depends on primary turnout   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:34 AM ET
    Life of tea party depends on primary turnout

    The Mississippi runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel holds big implications for the future of the GOP, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Is tea party GOP's biggest problem?   Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Is tea party GOP's biggest problem?

    Joseph Watkins, former White House aide, and Jimmy Walker, Bluenationreview.com editor, discuss the future of the Republican agenda. You stick to the course, says Watkins. Walker counters, the tea party faction of the Republican party doesn't want anything done.

  • Frustrations of a gold-standard politician Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A day after winning a tight GOP senate primary in New Jersey, Jeff Bell, left, stands next to rival Richard Pezzullo during a news conference, June 4, 2014, in Freehold.

    N.J. GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bell is finding people have little interest in hearing about a return to the gold standard.

  • Mississippi headed for runoff election   Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Mississippi headed for runoff election

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest results in the GOP's primary for Senate. It was a good night for the tea party, says Harwood.

  • Mississippi mud slinging   Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    Mississippi mud slinging

    CNBC's John Harwood reports from Mississippi about a race between a long-term Senator and a tea-party favorite. The race could hold the key to Democrats maintaining control of the Senate.

  • Is the tea party over? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    Movements like the tea party always tend to rise during periods of economic crisis, only to subside when things improve, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Why these elections matter for this big biz group Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    The US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

    Perhaps no election in recent history has been as important for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's own sense of self.