Tea Party

2:14pm

Tue February 22, 2011
Politics

Union Workers, Tea Party Activists Clash at Colorado Capitol

Several hundred union workers and leaders gather for a rally in support of Wisconsin union workers outside the Colorado capitol.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Union protests following the labor battle at the Wisconsin legislature are spilling into other states.  In Colorado, union leaders and workers staged a rally Tuesday outside the state capitol where public employee unions protested proposed cuts to their benefits.

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6:00pm

Mon February 7, 2011
It's All Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch Invites Himself To Tea Party Town Hall

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has long been considered one of Capitol Hill's staunchest conservatives, and that despite his famous long-time friendship with the Senate's late liberal lion, Edward Kennedy.

But there are those in the Tea Party movement who see Hatch as suspect. Thus, a potential primary fight looms for Hatch because he supported, among other things, the bank bailouts in 2008.

So Hatch is courting the Tea Party in an attempt to avoid the fate of his one-time Senate colleague, also from Utah, Robert Bennett who lost his seat to Tea Party favorite, Sen. Mike Lee.

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