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For Dems, Tom Tancredo is the new Dan Maes

The ads transparently attack Tancredo and main GOP primary rival, Bob Beauprez, in ways meant to play on the sentiments of activist Republican voters. There's rich irony at the heart of the strategy.

In fiery blog post, Clear the Bench dismisses ethics complaint as...

Firebrand anti-tax Tea Party speaker and Clear the Bench Director Matt Arnold posted a broadside at the group's website today in which he railed...

WATCH: Video emerges of Iowa Republican who proposed microchip tagging ‘illegals’

Iowa GOP Congressional hopeful Pat Bertroche has drawn heat for days after the Iowa Independent reported he proposed microchip tagging illegal aliens. He later...

Iowa notebook: Obama health care rally in Iowa City

President Obama took the post-health care legislation battle to college town Iowa City Thursday. His arrival brought out heartland crowds for and against reform....

Cable providers rot: A.G. releases 2009 list of Top Ten Consumer...

Colorado consumers mostly complained about scam rebate offers and malfunctioning satellite and cable television in 2009, according to the Office of the Attorney General....

Conservative grassroots strategy lands Brown in Kennedy’s Senate seat

BOSTON — The volunteers, journalists, and donors who entered the ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel on Tuesday were greeted by a kind of enthusiasm uncharacteristic to Massachusetts Republican campaigns. The room was packed only an hour after the polls closed. Among the throngs were Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler, leaders of Tea Party Patriots, who’d flown in from Georgia and California to watch the final stretch of Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate bid. Meckler held up a Video camera, panning it across the room to capture the Brown supporters as they chatted and lined up for food and drinks.

In Mass. race to replace Kennedy, Brown stresses insurgency over issues

WRENTHAM, Mass. – Katherine Monroe started making phone calls to “soft Dems”–the term that Scott Brown’s Republican campaign for Senate uses for registered Democrats who don’t always vote the party line–in mid-December. At the time, to her surprise, they were splitting 50-50 between Brown and Martha Coakley, the Democratic state attorney general. As Brown has gained momentum for his out-of-nowhere bid, her responses have been getting more and more one-sided for Brown. At times, they’ve gotten rapturous.

Fear of fascism, ‘gay agenda’ dominates conservative midterm elections kickoff

ST. LOUIS — Kitty Werthmann has made a career out of warning Americans that fascism is on its way. The 84-year-old native Austrian survived the Third Reich and, in her dotage as a leader of the South Dakota branch of the Eagle Forum, has recorded tapes and videos explaining just how Hitler took power. She made her case during George W. Bush’s presidency, but the audience was small–fringe conservative activists, radio hosts like Alex Jones. Then came President Obama. On Saturday, at the “How to Take Back America” conference here, Werthmann found herself speaking to an packed room of conservative activists about the parallels between the rise of Obama and the rise of Hitler.

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