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Tea Party 'Saved' the GOP

Peggy Noonan: The party had lost its values, become the Establishment

(Newser) - Republicans made up “a party that didn't remember anymore why it existed” until “the tea party, with its energy and earnestness, restored the GOP to itself.” Tea Partiers rejected George W. Bush’s “spending, overreach and immigration proposals,” writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street ... More »

In New York, No One Matters But Bloomberg

Political foes gone, power elite diminished, moneyed mayor calls all the shots

(Newser) - Say what you will about Michael Bloomberg—the perfect mayor for New York in a financial crisis or arrogant billionaire who's pretty much bought an unprecedented third term—above all, Chris Smith writes, he is “a one-man Establishment.” A perfect storm of his personal fortune, the vagaries of... More »

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