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Watch: Live Stream from SCOTUS — King v Burwell

Tea Party Patriots (TPP) will be out in force Wednesday to make their voices heard as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments King v. Burwell, the historic case that could decide the future of Obamacare. “We’re hopeful that the Justices
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Six Year After Santelli’s Rant, Focus Shifts to Foreign Policy

Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of CNBC editor Rick Santelli's famous "rant heard 'round the world" from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. It was the moment that launched a nascent movement, rousing conservatives to stand up to the radical presidency of Barack Obama. As I note in my recent book Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, the Tea Party succeeded in stopping much of Obama's agenda. It has since helped the GOP retake both Houses of Congress.

Santelli Remembers Famous Tea Party Rant 6 Years Later

CNBC Contributor Rick Santelli recalled his famous rant that helped spark the Tea Party movement on its six-year anniversary on Thursday’s “Squawk Alley.” Six years ago, he railed against bailouts and said “we’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in
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Arizona House Education Committee Votes to Dump Common Core

Several months after Arizona voters elected a state schools superintendent who ran on an anti-Common Core platform, a state House education committee has approved a measure to ditch the Common Core standards and block the state Board of Education’s ability to adopt new standards.
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Meet the Mississippi State Lawmaker Every Anti-Common Core Activist Needs

Grassroots activists who oppose the Common Core standards are not only up against many lawmakers happy to have federal dollars flowing into their states’ education programs. They are also dealing with politicians eager to please their local Chamber of Commerce and other business and industry groups who see Common Core as a means for government to assure them of a constant supply of workers for years to come.

Former Sen. Tom Coburn Joins Convention of States Project

Retired Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has signed on as a senior adviser to the Convention of States Project, a citizen-driven campaign that views the federal government as "increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive," while endorsing a constitutionally legitimate process to correct America's course.

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