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Quit isn’t the way Tea Party senators, Anthony Weiner roll

Top Links: The fights over defunding Obamacare and electing Carlos Danger have one thing in common: a love of diving head-first into no-win scenarios to the chagrin of party regulars.Full story

GOP vs. GOP on national security, defunding Obamacare

  Republican strategist Hogan Gidley and Georgetown University Prof. Michael Eric Dyson debate the GOP fights of Christie versus Paul on national security; establishment Republicans versus Tea Party senators on Obamacare; and a pair of cable news hosts versus their critics.

U.S. lawmakers say IRS lax in helping their Tea Party probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two lawmakers probing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for its scrutiny of Tea Party and other conservative groups complained on Wednesday the IRS had handed over just a fraction of documents needed for their investigation. Full story

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NBC Politics: McConnell to get Tea Party primary challenger

Tea party opponent signals he'll take on McConnell

IRS watchdog looking into targeting of groups beyond Tea Party

IRS also vetted liberal groups like 'Occupy': Democrat

AP: Ohio tea party to use IRS to fight Medicaid

Watchdog defends review of IRS conservative scrutiny

Tea Party rides IRS controversy to Washington rally

Tea Party groups say rights violated by IRS reviews

U.S. IRS agrees that some Tea Party targeting was 'inappropriate'

Tea Party-backed senator calls for resignation of IRS chief

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  The Koch Brothers try to stop the Tea Party

Tea Party leaders in Georgia support an expansion of solar power in the state. A group funded by the Koch Brothers, who themselves fund Tea Party groups, is trying to stop the expansion. Chris Hayes talks to Tea Party Patriot Debbie Dooley about her fight over solar energy.

  GOP shields Rubio on immigration

The New York Times reported that major Republican donors are coming to Sen. Marco Rubio's aid on immigration, launching ads focusing on the sections of the bill Republicans like.

  Tea Party continues war against Obamacare, this time through IRS scandal

Prominent Tea Party members rallied to "Audit the IRS" last week. Keeping with the theme of warring against Obamacare, Republicans are trying a new tactic: linking the IRS scandal with Obamacare to generate skepticism about the way the program will be run and monitored. Karen Finney discusses with L

  First Read Minute: ‘Border surge’

NBC’s Mark Murray discusses the latest developments on immigration reform on Capitol Hill, a day after Tea Party conservatives turned against Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at a rally in front of the Capitol.

  Is the tea party the new civil rights?

Is the tea party movement the new civil rights movement? That’s what some tea party leaders are saying. Rev. Sharpton gives his take.

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File photo of an Obamacare pamphlet at a Tea Party rally in Littleton
File photo of an Obamacare pamphlet at a Tea Party rally in Littleton

A Tea Party member reaches for a pamphlet titled "The Impact of Obamacare", at a "Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally" in Littleton, New Hampshire in this October 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files

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A Tea Party member carries a sign voicing his concern over "ObamaCare" during a rally marking the one-year anniversary of the movement in Troy, Michigan February 27, 2010. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Rand Paul addresses the crowd during a Tea Party rally to "Audit the IRS" in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Rand Paul addresses the crowd during a Tea Party rally to "Audit the IRS" in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses the crowd during a Tea Party rally to "Audit the IRS" in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron