Despite some expressions of concern in Congress and a pledge from President Barack Obama that "all options are on the table" for ways to help Iraq's government beat back a determined advance by Islamist fighters, there were few signs Thursday that Washington was eager to re-engage its military ...
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The tea party, a loosely-knit series of organizations across the country dedicated to slowing the growth of government, has been a factor in Republican politics since 2010. This year, tea party candidates may find their influence weaker than in recent election cycles.
Voters sent Democrats sobering warnings this week: They’re not crazy about President Barack Obama, the new health care law or the state of the economy messages that could cause the party trouble as the 2014 election campaign intensifies.
Voters sent the tea party reeling Tuesday as its star candidate lost a winnable Virginia governor’s race Tuesday while Gov. Chris Christie won big in New Jersey.