Tea Party


  • Welch on Tea Party, GOP: Where's 'Vision'? Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 8:03 AM ET
    Jack Welch

    The tea party was about "60 percent positive" in Tuesday's elections, but Republicans will need to sharpen their message if the success is to carry through, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch said.

  • Election a 'Repudiation' of Democrats: Rep. Ryan Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    The midterm results represented a “repudiation” of the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, not necessarily a “validation” or Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Riskiest Job: House Speaker Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 3:40 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    With all the perks of the job, Speakers of the House tend to leave office in defeat or disgrace—or both.

  • Santelli Says Tea Party Rant 'Woke People Up' Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 1:41 PM ET

    Nearly two years after helping spark the Tea Party movement, CNBC's Rick Santelli looks at its effec on American politics and reflects on the impact of  his televised rant.

  • The Politics of the Authoritarian Marshmallow Test Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Let me say from the start, that I’m deeply suspicious of the Marshmallow Test.

  • Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    For candidates  to deliver on their promises to cut government spending and reduce the budget deficit, they will have to make potentially painful cuts. If given a limited choice, where would you wield the axe? Take our poll and tell us your opinion.

  • Independents Have Tough Time Raising Campaign Funds Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 7:49 PM ET

    An increasing number of Republicans who have left the party—voluntarily or involuntarily—and are running as independents this year, and they are having a harder time raising campaign money.

  • Tea Party Set to Win Enough Races for Wide Influence Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 6:20 AM ET

    Enough Tea Party-supported candidates are running strongly in  Congressional races that the movement stands a good chance of establishing a sizeable caucus. The NYT reports.

  • Hidden Under Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    The ties of a nonprofit advocacy group to a G.O.P. operation raise questions about whether moneyed interests are allowed to influence elections without revealing themselves. The NYT reports.