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Pulse Check: Can The GOP Health Care Bill Be Saved?

April 5, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
President Trump may have said he is ready to move on, but the House Freedom Caucus can't let health care go.
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Trump threatens hard-liners as part of escalating Republican civil war

March 31, 2017
John Wagner, Mike DeBonis, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
President Trump threatened Thursday to try to knock off members of the House Freedom Caucus in next year’s elections if they don’t fall in line.
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Trump: ‘We must fight’ hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections

March 30, 2017
Philip Rucker, John Wagner | The Washington Post
President Trump effectively declared war Thursday on the House Freedom Caucus.
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Trump Takes Over CPAC — But Will He Own the Conservative Movement Too?

February 23, 2017
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann | NBC News
Team Trump has taken over this year's CPAC, which begins today and lasts through Saturday.
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Is the Tea Party Responsible for Donald Trump?

May 10, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
There was already a Republican civil war before Donald Trump came along. Remember the Tea Party? Remember the government shutdown? For years now, conservative insurgents have been battling a GOP establishment they saw as weak-willed and corporatist, while the establishment lamented the insurgents’ refusal to be realistic and compromise.
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House GOP's 2010 Tea Party Class Heads For The Exits

April 4, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
Like so many Americans approaching retirement, Virginia Republican Rep. Scott Rigell dreams about spending a little more time on the water.
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State of the Union Preview, Next Democratic Debate, and Building a Left-Wing Tea Party

January 8, 2016
Obama final State of the Union, O'Malley fights to get on the stage and the complicated Iran-Saudi Arabia relationship
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Tea party cash remains huge despite primary losses

June 26, 2014
Charles Babington, Philip Elliott | Associated Press
Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election.
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The Tea Party Blew It

June 25, 2014
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Tuesday's Republican primaries were the Tea Party's last chance. And the Tea Party struck out.
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