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August 13, 2014


Tea Party Controls GOP Agenda

New York Times: "The Republican Party pumped tens of millions of dollars into defeating Tea Party candidates in the midterm primary season, exerted pressure to cut off funding to conservative Tea Party-affiliated political action committees, and even turned to Democrats to pass crucial laws and neutralize conservative rebels. Mr. Boehner said he went along with a government shutdown in October to show his fractious conference the political cost of intransigence."

"Then, with just hours remaining in the summer legislative session, the rebels stormed back -- and on the issue where Republican elders believe they have wrought the most political damage."














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