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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Real Ted Cruz: Country Music, Harvard Law, And Tea Party ‘Populism’

While Cruz highlights his Tea Party persona to appeal to Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of ultra-right “populism.”

March 27, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Says He Was Unaware Of Donation From Mining Company

By Daniel Bice, Bill Glauber and Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE  — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday he played no role in soliciting cash from a mining company for the Wisconsin Club for Growth during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections, adding that no one should be surprised that the pro-business governor backed […]

August 25, 2014

Tea Party PAC Funding Increases While Candidates Falter

The Tea Party’s really been struggling this primary season. They’ve failed to unseat a single Republican incumbent in the Senate primaries, and haven’t won many victories in House primaries, either. But, as Patricia Murphy points out in The Daily Beast, fundraising for Tea Party SuperPACs continues to increase. The right’s top three Washington-based SuperPACS — […]

August 15, 2014

5 Republicans Getting Screwed By The Club For Growth

Photo: Crazy George via Flickr The Club for Growth — a powerful right-wing group that only supports candidates it deems sufficiently disposed to a fiscally conservative economic agenda and punishes those who aren’t — released the 2013 edition of its congressional scorecard on Monday. The highly anticipated scorecard grades members of Congress on a 0 to […]

February 24, 2014

Republicans For Deeper Deficits?

Distinguished members of the Club For Growth, a group of Wall Street financiers who intervene in Republican politics, often bill themselves as “fiscal conservatives” determined to curb federal deficits and debt. But what they really desire is regressive taxation and even more lavish tax cuts for the wealthy (including themselves). The latest proof? Club spokesman […]

October 14, 2011