Updated 2:39 pm PDT, Saturday, April 20, 2019 Tea sommelier Clint Jones pours pu-erh tea at his Fairview Township, Pa., home on April 2, 2019. Jones wanted was a decent cup of tea, and with internet resources his trek to the tea mountaintop was much simpler than it would have been just 10 years ago. Since then, he’s found many, many really good teas: white tea, Japanese green tea, Chinese green tea, oolong, black teas and intensely flavored pu-ehr and filled a dining room buffet in his Fairview Township home with authentic pots and trays and tools for serving each kind in the way of each culture(Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP) less Tea sommelier Clint Jones pours pu-erh tea at his Fairview Township, Pa., home on April 2, 2019. Jones wanted was a decent cup of tea, and with internet resources his trek to the tea mountaintop was much ... more Photo: Greg Wohlford, AP … [Read more...] about Erie County chemist is a walking, talking tea party
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A wave election in midterms leading to a new House majority, won with victories by moderates in swing districts. A few freshman members in some of the safest seats in the country pursuing an ideologically “pure” agenda that riles up the party’s base but could endanger the moderates who were essential to winning the majority. It’s all so familiar. And I would know.Story Continued Below In 1994, I was part of a Republican wave that retook the House for the first time in four decades. I represented Northern Virginia, where many voters are centrists and expect their representatives not to be beholden to the extremes in either party. And over my seven terms—including a stint leading the National Republican Campaign Committee for two election cycles—I saw my conservative credentials questioned and denied by some on the ideological right. It was a prelude of things to come. After I left the House in 2008, I watched as the Tea Party wave crested in 2010, the … [Read more...] about Are Democrats Facing Their Own Tea Party-Style Reckoning?
By Ari Natter Bloomberg Mon., Dec. 17, 2018 A Tea Party congressman who campaigned for Trump in the final weeks of the 2016 election is being considered to replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to two people familiar with the situation. Idaho Republican Representative Raul Labrador, who will be leaving the House after an unsuccessful gubernatorial run earlier this year, has been talking with senior White House officials about leading the agency since news of Zinke’s departure was first reported by Bloomberg on Saturday, according to one of the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss nonpublic deliberations. The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Zinke, a former House member from Montana, will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year amid mounting federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest. Trump said he would nominate a new chief this week … [Read more...] about Tea Party Republican Raul Labrador eyed for Interior secretary
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... WASHINGTON — As House control is about to switch, it serves as a reminder about Democrats: They like government. And governing. While tea party Republicans swept to power to stop things — repeal Obamacare, roll back environmental regulations and decrease the size and scope of government — Democrats are marching into the majority to build things back up. And after spending eight downcast years in the minority, they can’t wait to get started. Just ask Rep. Peter DeFazio. He’s waited 32 years for his chance to become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and has a highway and transit rebuilding plan at the ready. ADVERTISEMENTSkip “We’ve got a lot of corked-up energy,” DeFazio said. Democrats are set to take over the … [Read more...] about No tea party here: House Democrats can’t wait to govern
Voters in North Texas sent the Tea Party a message on election day: You took things too far. Whether Republicans get that message remains to be seen. In 2014, a slew of conservative candidates in Texas swept into office. From Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick, down to state senators and House reps. The trend continued in 2016, and with large majorities in the Texas House and Senate, conservatives pushed the appeal to far right as far as they could.We made our objections to the bathroom bill and sanctuary city legislation as well as the overall caustic nature of the state’s political culture very clear: We didn’t like what was happening and we urged elected officials to get back to an agenda, that while conservative, was still representative of Texas at large.Elements of the Tea Party and candidates backed by the far-right funding group, Empower Texans, kept plowing on and plowing under more moderate conservatives in primaries. Lisa Luby Ryan defeated incumbent House Rep. Jason … [Read more...] about The Tea Party faced a reckoning in Texas Tuesday. Will Republicans recognize it?