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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Is tea party out of gas?     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood follows up on the results from Tuesday's GOP primary elections and takes a look at where the balance of power now stands.

  • Super Tuesday battleground     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow says the so-called civil war is simmering between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party. John Harwood, provides perspective.

  • Tea party leader endorses immigration overhaul Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    Sal Russo

    A national tea party leader is endorsing immigration overhaul legislation including legal status for the 11.5 million people now here illegally.

  • Harold Ford Jr., Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, shares his thoughts on why leaders in Congress are not trying to find consensus, and weighs in on the tea party's support of raising the minimum wage.

  • Tea Party origins: Santelli     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox sits down with CNBC's Rick Santelli five years after his 'tea party' rant to recap that fateful day.

  • American business looks positive: CEO     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO and president, discusses the state of American business, the tea party and extending unemployment benefits.

  • Debbie Dooley, Atlanta tea party co-founder, explains why she opposes the proposal to move the Atlanta Braves from Turner Field to a new stadium in Georgia's Cobb County. "It is the government picking winners and losers," Dooley says.

  • Business and tea party tensions     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Recent elections have underlined a growing tension in political money circles: business is increasingly fed up with the activist wing of the Republican Party.

  • GOP: Tea party overstayed its welcome Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Tea party activist William Temple protests in front of he U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

    Tea party candidates in the 2014 congressional elections will try to unseat Republican incumbents they say aren't conservative enough.

  • AutoNation CEO: 'New low of dysfunction' in DC     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation, told CNBC that tea party stubbornness is starting to alienate big business.