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In Colorado, unimpressive turnout for Trump

The Donald spoke to a near half-empty ballroom Friday during the keynote event of the Western Conservative Summit. While the audience at points cheered...

Beauprez ’47 percent’ video no surprise to Tea Party politics watchers

Conservatives had been harping on the "47 percent" for years; it was just the latest version of the "welfare queen" line of attack popularized on the right in the Reagan era.

Wiretap: They grabbed passing tree branches to escape

The Atlantic visits the the land of the Nigerian kidnapped girls - to the village of Chibok, where insurgents hide in the bush and parents mourn the loss of their daughters.

Littwin: Obamacare rollout 2.0

  We have finally reached the day of reckoning for Obamacare. Yes, the day comes a little late. In fact, it comes about about a...

Wiretap: Investigate!

Alert: Republicans finally have a new plan on Obamacare. If they can't delay it, defund it or destroy it, they'll do what Congress always does: they'll investigate it. From Fast and Furious to Slow and Makes Us Furious. This will be productive.

We hate the Tea Party. Vote Tea Party in 2016!

In case you’re tempted to feel optimistic in a haze of post-shutdown good feeling, let me offer a few words of, well, discouragement.

Paul Ryan: Another Tea Party hero become dog

Remember when Paul Ryan was the boy-prince of the throng at Red Rocks, the conservatives' conservative with the Atlas Shrugs budget-slashing plan to beat all budget-slashing plans?

No He Doesn’t! Tea Party Bows to No Erickson

It's 2013, apparently eight years into the Tea Party era. So who leads the Tea Party? Define terms! Who are you asking and what do you imagine is the Tea Party? Is it an uppercase group or a lowercase group? Grassroots or astroturf? Independent or Republican? Has Colorado Rep Cory Gardner offended the Tea Party or just Erick Erickson and the version of conservative movement he presently helps lead?

TeaParty Leader Erickson: Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner a ‘Weasel’

Erick Erickson has made a name for himself and gained significant influence among conservative thought leaders and elected officials by speaking his mind with the kind of muscular frankness that has come to characterize the TeaParty political movement in general. Erickson has shaped debate on Capitol Hill, endorsed local and national candidates and launched successful fundraising campaigns to great effect.

Colorado’s Buck wages proxy do-over campaign in Wisconsin

Colorado's Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has joined the national campaign to support Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann. In a Monday email blast (pdf), Buck stressed that control of the Senate could well turn on this single race. That's the same thing analysts said about the race Ken Buck lost in 2010 to Michael Bennet in Colorado.