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Rick Santelli Started The Tea Party With A Rant Exactly 5 Years Ago Today — Here's How He Feels About It Now

"A lot of people have been credited with starting the modern-day tea party but make no mistake, it was Rick Santelli," Glenn Beck told Business Insider in an email. "His off the cuff monologue spoke the words that millions of Americans felt but could not nor dare not speak."<p>Five years ago on the …

Ted Cruz’s sulking rage: How his ire could impact GOP leaders

By attacking McConnell and Boehner from the right, Cruz and friends make rival Republicans actually look reasonable<p>Republicans are stumbling toward the 2014 midterm elections fighting among themselves again. Democrats are happy to see it, because Republican disarray is one of the few things that …

Arkansas to Virginia: More Medicaid brings ‘buyer’s remorse’

Citing more than $200 million in “waste, fraud and abuse” in Virginia’s Medicaid program, Republican leaders say expanding the program now would be throwing good money after bad. Like lawmakers did in Arkansas.<p>Still, state Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the state Senate are pushing hard …

Spending $100m to save the planet is a bad thing for 'sugar daddy' politics

Don’t believe Tom Steyer and his liberal Super Pac’s push for climate change: donor-doers aren’t doing democracy any good<p>Move over, Koch brothers. Clear some room, Sheldon Adelson and George Soros. There’s a new billionaire activist on the block. His name is Tom Steyer, and he’s a former hedge fund …

The right’s hopes are dashed: Why there’s no civil war among Democrats

Hacks and pundits are desperately seeking conflict between the Warren and Clinton “camps.” Democrats shouldn’t help<p>The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Philip Rucker apparently made it official, for the Beltway, anyway: There’s a split in the Democratic Party that threatens its post-Obama future. The …

CBO chief defends report on proposed wage hike, says it's 'completely consistent' with leading economists

The leader of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday defended attacks by Democrats against the group’s recent report that shows increasing the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 would cost the U.S. economy 500,000 jobs.<p>“We think our estimates are completely consistent with …

The Pipeline Saga Continues

<b>As we step into the Wayback machine</b>, we find that two of our favorite poisonous sludge-carrying vehicles -- extraction industry pipelines and the 2016 Republican presidential primary process -- can be found in close proximity as we look at a completely nutty plan onto which Jeb (!) Bush once signed …

The Democratic Party's CBO Problem

On a minimum-wage increase and Obamacare, the left suddenly finds its policy agenda at odds with the respected bipartisan arbiter.<p>While CBO's analysis on the Affordable Care Act and the impact of raising the federal minimum wage offered plenty of good news for those on the left who support the …

Calif. Billionaire Plans $100 Million Climate Change Campaign

Tom Steyer, a billionaire retired hedge-fund investor, is aiming to spend $100 million to make climate change a priority issue in this year's midterm elections.<p>As the New York Times reported Tuesday, the Democrat is working to raise $50 million from donors to add to $50 million of his own money to …

Democrats Need to Get Specific to Make Obamacare a Winner

If Republicans can keep discussion around the Affordable Care Act vague, they’ll win in the midterms. The party of health care should collect stories …

Women’s Groups Not Quitting on Immigration Reform

A coalition of women’s organizations announced Wednesday they will continue pushing House Republican leaders to vote on immigration reform this year, …

White House spins minimum wage report

Five hundred thousand jobs.<p>That’s the number that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says may be lost if President Obama pushes through a raise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, from $7.25. The report cranked up the heat online on what has already been a feisty political …

White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

The White House on Wednesday rolled out a high-profile plan to help farmers and ranchers adjust to climate changes that have already begun to upend growing seasons and threaten livestock.<p>The "climate hub" initiative was praised by environmentalists, though they were quick to warn President Obama …