October 11th, 2013
01:24 PM ET

NEW WORD ORDER: Are "Teapublicans" running the GOP?

Language is power and when someone invents or uses a new word or term gaining power, we recognize it.

Bloggers (mostly left leaning) began using the term “Teapublican” (or TEApublican or Tea-publican) a year ago as a derogatory term to describe the Tea Party faction of the GOP.

And while it is not yet as popular as “tea partier,” as the Tea Party’s influence over the Republicans has increased, so has the use of the word.

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In recent weeks, a number of new Facebook pages and blogs have popped up, specifically for users to discuss the "Teapublican's" impact on American politics.

Are you a “Teapublican”? Do “Teapublicans” run the GOP? Is the Tea Party a good or bad thing? What is the left-wing version of the Tea Party? Do the extreme wings of the two parties, or the moderates, get more done?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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May 29th, 2013
09:19 PM ET

Bachmann won't seek re-election: "She was not my cup of tea," Ari Fleischer says

Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) calls it quits.

The one-time Tea Party Presidential candidate announced early this morning that she will not run for a fifth term in Congress.
Bachmann also dismissed speculation that investigations into her campaign finances or the possibility of a tough re-election were the reasons behind her exit.

"I've always, in the past, defeated candidates who are capable, qualified and well-funded and I have every confidence that if I ran I would again defeat the individual who I defeated last year, who recently announced he is once again running." Bachmann said.

And while Bachmann was a darling of the Tea Party. She also created a number of headaches for the GOP because she was often fast and loose with the facts.

OutFront Tonight: Ari Fleischer - white house press secretary under President George W. Bush and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.

Filed under: News • Politics • Tea Party
May 14th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Report: IRS deliberately targeted "tea party" groups, citing "Ineffective Management" to blame

A new and damning report from the Treasury Inspector General has found the Internal Revenue Service deliberately targeted some conservative groups, including those with "tea party" in their name.

The news gives Republicans and Democrats something they can share a sense of outrage over.

OutFront tonight: Senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Kremer,  Chairwoman of Tea Party Express and has also worked with some of the Tea Party groups targeted by the IRS.

Filed under: Internal Revenue Service • Tea Party
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