The political right in Canada celebrated when Peter MacKay sold out his Progressive Conservative Party and folded it into the upstart Canadian Alliance Party to end the vote splitting that kept handing electoral victory to the left-leaning Liberals.
Just when you thought the U.S. Congress couldn't get more out-of-touch with the American people they're supposed to be representing comes this: the House of Representatives has picked Rep. Paul Ryan to be speaker.
Even as the American voting public becomes more diverse, the far-right wing of the Republican Party continues to cling to the politics of polarization, making the party whiter than ever before, and threatening to make it irrelevant.
The upcoming midterm elections appear to be a slam dunk once again for the long-awaited Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate. It happened twice before, once in 2010 and once again in 2012. In both elections Republicans self-destructed for one reason.
Rick Santelli is credited as the founder of the Tea Party with a raging on-the-air rant broadcast on CNBC on Feb. 19, 2009. That rant included an accusation that the government is "promoting bad behavior" and labeled high-risk mortgage holder as "losers."
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan oversaw the case and ordered the Internal Revenue Service to explain how they had managed to lose the information. He also ordered authorities to search for the e-mails from other sources as well.
With the new fresh-faced challenger being outspent 26 to 1, the message couldn't be clearer. Challenger Dave Brat spent a whopping $40,000 to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's $2.5 million in Citizens United money.
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A Tea Party Republican candidate for Oklahoma's House of Representatives believes that gays should be stoned to death, but wants to leave the issue up to local communities to decide because he's "largely libertarian."
A Republican US congressman from New York threatened to throw a television news reporter from the balcony of the Capitol rotunda in Washington, DC after the journalist tried to ask him about an ongoing corruption investigation.
A specter is haunting the United States. It's a composite ghost of all who, in the 19th century, were willing to destroy the country rather than promote freedom and justice for all. Abolitionist John Brown is turning over in his grave.
The House of Representatives got more support than expected to pass a resolution reopening the government and raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday night. Every Democrat voted for it, and nearly 90 Republicans.
Ironically, the same Tea Party that gave independence to the United States in the 1700s is hypothetically the same group that may not only destroy her, but bring about massive global destruction at the same time.
The United States government shutdown has entered into its third week while it risks hitting the debt ceiling. Regardless if Washington could get its act together, it is guaranteed that the nations credit rating will be downgraded.
Just as football lovers have their fantasy team, many in the media see a settlement coming in the debt crisis that could devastate world economies. This from leaders who haven't been able to agree on much of anything.