Elections Tea Party

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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?

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    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

    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.

  • Sal Russo

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

  • Both parties hunker down as Capitol Hill budget battle looms

    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

    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

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

  • Braves stadium flight 'smacks of cronyism': Tea party activist

    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 & tea party tensions

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