Tea Party movement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30854/all en Republicans pick Rubio to respond to Obama's speech to Congress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/republicans-pick-rubio-respond-obamas-speech-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a favorite of conservatives and an advocate for reforming the nation's immigration laws, has been chosen to give the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress next week.</p> <p>The Cuban-American lawmaker from Florida will deliver the response to Obama's State of the Union speech in English and Spanish, Republican leaders said, a move that plays to the growing clout of Hispanics in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/republicans-pick-rubio-respond-obamas-speech-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Social Issues Tea Party movement United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748228 at http://www.globalpost.com Republican rebrand: is it more than skin deep? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/republican-rebrand-it-more-skin-deep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Republicans are rebranding themselves in the wake of last year's defeat, but the makeover is looking less like a genuine bid to woo women and minorities and more like a civil war within the party.</p> <p>The party was hammered in the November election, with voters rejecting Republican nominee Mitt Romney's harsh rhetoric on immigration, the poor and big government. Democrats retained the White House and gained seats in both the Senate and the Republican-led House of Representatives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/republican-rebrand-it-more-skin-deep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:46:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751549 at http://www.globalpost.com Rubio selling Miami house in neighborhood cited in speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rubio-selling-miami-house-neighborhood-cited-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Senator said he resides in working-class neighborhood</p> <p>* Rubio's Miami house listed for sale at $675,000</p> <p>By Kevin Gray</p> <p>MIAMI, Feb 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is looking to sell his house in the Miami neighborhood he cited in his closely watched response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rubio-selling-miami-house-neighborhood-cited-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florida Law Marco Rubio Social Issues Tea Party movement Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:31:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755185 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senator Rubio says China 'tortures' its people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senator-rubio-says-china-tortures-its-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Republican Senator Marco Rubio mounted a fierce criticism of China Thursday as it named its new president, saying the Asian giant tortures its citizens, uses forced labor and is bent on global superiority.</p> <p>Rubio, a rising political star seen as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, offered his critique at the conservative policy conference CPAC, where he said communist Beijing's goal was to surpass US influence.</p> <p>"While we are bickering (about budget and tax and spending policies), there is a nation trying to supplant us as the leading power in the world," Rubio warned.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senator-rubio-says-china-tortures-its-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marco Rubio Marco Rubio Rubio Tea Party movement Technology AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783765 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Marxist' Obama crushes freedom, conservatives say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/marxist-obama-crushes-freedom-conservatives-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barack Obama is a closet Marxist; liberty, freedom and the American way are under attack; and the federal government is waging a campaign to indoctrinate families.</p> <p>Welcome to CPAC.</p> <p>The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of grass-roots conservatives, represents a mass meeting of ardent activists eager to swap views on gay marriage, guns, abortion and the economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/marxist-obama-crushes-freedom-conservatives-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservatism in the United States Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785591 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarah Palin needles Obama, Republicans in speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/sarah-palin-needles-obama-republicans-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took center stage to speak before conservative activists Saturday, needling President Barack Obama and even fellow Republicans.</p> <p>"We don't have leadership coming out of Washington, we have reality television, except it's really bad reality TV, and the American people tuned out a long time ago," Palin told the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, held near Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/sarah-palin-needles-obama-republicans-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Politics of the United States Sarah Palin Tea Party movement United States AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:16:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785602 at http://www.globalpost.com US conservatives choose Rand Paul as next nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/us-conservatives-choose-rand-paul-next-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US conservative activists have picked Tea Party favorite Senator Rand Paul as their choice to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee as they wrapped up a major strategy gathering outside Washington.</p> <p>Paul, popular among the younger conservatives who thronged to the Conservative Political Action Conference, on Saturday narrowly beat Senator Marco Rubio -- also tipped to seek the White House -- 25 to 23 percent in the CPAC Straw Poll.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/us-conservatives-choose-rand-paul-next-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Environment Health Human Interest Politics Tea Party movement United States AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 06:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785795 at http://www.globalpost.com Heritage Foundation study on immigration bill's cost sets off squabble among conservatives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/so-far-immigration-bill-hasnt-generated-major-opposition-opp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow conservatives who attacked the study as flawed and political.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/so-far-immigration-bill-hasnt-generated-major-opposition-opp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Business Health Immigration Immigration to the United States Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement Trent Lott The Canadian Press Mon, 06 May 2013 09:00:18 +0000 The Canadian Press 5831666 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. think tank says immigrant amnesty would worsen deficits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/us-think-tank-says-immigrant-amnesty-would-worsen-deficits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Granting legal status to 11 million undocumented foreigners living in the United States would significantly add to government budget deficits, according to a study released on Monday by the conservative Heritage Foundation.</p> <p>Heritage, a think tank headed by former Senator Jim DeMint, has assumed a leading role in opposition to a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill being considered by the U.S. Senate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/us-think-tank-says-immigrant-amnesty-would-worsen-deficits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Immigration reform Jim DeMint Labor Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 18:07:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5833140 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Senator DeMint takes center stage in immigration debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/former-senator-demint-takes-center-stage-immigration-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caren Bohan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Jim DeMint announced in December that he was leaving the U.S. Senate to head the Heritage Foundation think tank, he said he thought he could wield more influence outside rather than inside the Congress.</p> <p>Any doubt about that may have been put to rest on Monday with the release of a study by the foundation lambasting a bipartisan immigration proposal in the Senate as a budget-buster that would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/former-senator-demint-takes-center-stage-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Jim DeMint Jim DeMint Labor Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 May 2013 08:18:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5834396 at http://www.globalpost.com Justice Department to monitor South Carolina congressional election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/justice-dept-monitor-south-carolina-congressional-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday.</p> <p>Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of television political satirist Stephen Colbert, in the First District House race.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/justice-dept-monitor-south-carolina-congressional-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jim DeMint Religion Social Issues South Carolina Tea Party movement Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 May 2013 08:23:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5834402 at http://www.globalpost.com Conservative groups, big and small, talk of IRS 'nightmare' of delays, demands for information http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/conservative-groups-big-and-small-talk-irs-nightmare-delays- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Anger over President Barack Obama's policies drove businessman Tom Zawistowski to file paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service nearly three years ago to create the Ohio Liberty Coalition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/conservative-groups-big-and-small-talk-irs-nightmare-delays-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Internal Revenue Service Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Tea Party movement Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 09:00:47 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839102 at http://www.globalpost.com US Tea Party darling Bachmann will not seek fifth term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/us-tea-party-darling-bachmann-will-not-seek-fifth-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a favorite of the ultra-conservative Tea Party Movement who ran for president last year, said Wednesday she will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The Minnesota representative insisted her decision was unrelated to an ethics probe of her former presidential campaign and appeared to leave the door open to a future run for national office.</p> <p>"I have decided next year I will not seek a fifth congressional term," Bachmann, 57, said in an eight-minute video posted on her campaign website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/us-tea-party-darling-bachmann-will-not-seek-fifth-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michele Bachmann Michele Bachmann Politics Politics of the United States Tea Party movement Technology AFP Wed, 29 May 2013 16:40:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5848053 at http://www.globalpost.com Under fire, conservative Bachmann calls it quits in U.S. Congress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/under-fire-conservative-bachmann-calls-it-quits-us-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party firebrand and 2012 presidential contender, announced on Wednesday she will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives but said her surprise decision had nothing to do with multiple investigations into her campaign finances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/under-fire-conservative-bachmann-calls-it-quits-us-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Hospitality Labor Law Michele Bachmann Michele Bachmann Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 May 2013 22:37:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5848352 at http://www.globalpost.com Democrat: IRS testimony shows no White House involvement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/democrat-irs-testimony-shows-no-white-house-involvement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A conservative Republican overseeing Internal Revenue Service screeners in Cincinnati told congressional investigators that he does not believe the White House was behind IRS scrutiny of conservative groups, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/democrat-irs-testimony-shows-no-white-house-involvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Environment Health Internal Revenue Service Politics Tea Party movement Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:33:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5853694 at http://www.globalpost.com