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Jul 14th, 2011

Republican Party Faces Tea Party Revolt


Is the Tea Party taking over the GOP? (MSNBC “Hardball,” July 13, 2011) — Politico’s Jonathan Martin and’s Joan Walsh discuss a new Quinnipiac poll, which shows Tea Party favorites Michele Bachmann (14%), Sarah Palin (12%), and Rick Perry (10%) are collectively running well ahead of Mitt Romney (25%) in the Republican presidential primary. (04:58)


Republicans, meet your party (MSNBC, Aug. 12, 2011) — Former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele talk about GOP Iowa debate and discuss the influence of the far right on the party. (12:57)


Related reports on this site

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Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a Tea Party rally at Lake George, St. Cloud, Minn., Friday, June 4, 2010. (Photo: Aubrey Immelman)

Tea Party Presidential Primary (March 3, 2011)

Defense Cuts on Tea Party Table (Jan. 23, 2011)

Tea Party Credibility Test (Jan. 16, 2011)

Quo Vadis, Tea Party? (Nov. 7, 2010)

‘Tea Party’ Sentiment Goes Global (Oct. 10, 2010)

Tea Party Turns on Bachmann (July 29, 2010)

“Rise of the New Right” — The Tea Party Movement (July 9, 2010)

Bachmann’s Minnesota Tea Party (June 5, 2010)

Republican Radicalization Threat (April 17, 2010)

New York Times Tea Party Poll (April 16, 2010)

Tea Party Fomenting Rebellion? (April 5, 2010)

Bachmann Heads Teabaggers (Sept. 13, 2009)


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — July 14, 2010

24 Minus 8 in Afghanistan


Deadly day for U.S. troops in Kandahar (NBC Nightly News, July 14, 2010) — General Petraeus’ warning that things would probably get worse for U.S troops in Afghanistan this summer before they got better has proven true. NBC’s Jim Maceda reports. (02:05)

One year ago today, I reported that eight American troops were killed in a series of attacks in the Kandahar offensive in southern Afghanistan.


FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — July 14, 2009

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

An Army carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Chester W. Hosford of Hastings, Minn., Wednesday July 8, 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The transfer cases of 2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams of Glenwood, Ill., second from right, and Pfc. Nicholas Gideon of Murrieta Calif., right, are already loaded into the transfer vehicle. According to the Department of Defense, all three soldiers died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo credit: Associated Press / Steve Ruark)

Two years ago today, on July 14, 2009, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. I also reported that July 2009 was shaping up to be the deadliest month of the Afghanistan war for U.S.-led forces, with the number killed by mid-month already matching the highest full-month toll of the nearly eight-year conflict.

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