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Tea party insurgents are rattling and energizing the GOP
Tea party insurgents are rattling and energizing the GOP

If it has accomplished nothing else, the tea party insurgency has made Republicans vastly more newsworthy than Democrats. While the party of the left plods along performing the boring old tasks of governing, the party of the right is engaged in high drama worthy of Shakespeare. The latest plot twist comes from Nebraska, where three conservatives have been vying to be the GOP's nominee for the U.S. Senate. The "establishment" candidate, state Atty. Gen. Jon Bruning is, by traditional measures, a conservative. But apparently back in college he was a bit of a liberal and that youthful apostasy made him unacceptable to the hyper-conservative Club for Growth and the tea...

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