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On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...with her, from farther up the hill, and we were perhaps keeping the family from re-uniting. So we gathered up the tea party and moved about a hundred yards away, where we may have bothered some jays. We found the yellow fireweed plants...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...particularly pronounced in newer GOP arrivals to the Senate from Western states. It's also a feature of some of the tea party-backed Republicans in both the Senate and the House. Taken to extremes it can amount to an isolationist worldview...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-24
State
Off the Beaten Path: Political reflections during a hike of the Juneau Ridge

...didn't feel there's any political party that embodied my morals and ideals. Perhaps I needed to create my own. The Tea Party was a recent creation, after all. I considered the Existential Party. The word "existential" sounds cool and not...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/beaten-path-political-reflections-du
Outdoors
Tea Party Express might not endorse in Alaska race

...co-founder and chief strategist for the Tea Party Express, told The Associated Press...similar.In evaluating candidates, the Tea Party Express looks at several criteria...priorities this year, and he expects the Tea Party Express to be involved in the race...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-01/tea-party-express-might-not-endorse-ala
State
My Turn: Koch Brothers close Alaska refinery while buying false TV ads

...deniers, less regulation of large corporations, tax breaks for the rich, privatization of our public schools and the Tea Party. They are against labor unions, health care reform, stimulus spending, international climate talks and cap-and-trade...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-18/my-turn-koch-brothers-close-alaska-re
Opinion
GOP can count ways to Senate majority

...elections, if only they can figure out what to do with the tea party.Crowded primaries in states such as Georgia, Iowa...Paul, R-Ky., and has been seeking the support of the tea party and Rev. Mark Harris, a Baptist minister who was instrumental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/gop-can-count-ways-senate-majority
State
Alaska needs an end to the shutdown

...Boehner is afraid that bringing that bill to the floor would weaken his support among Tea Party Republicans. So be it. The Tea Party shouldn't be allowed to hold our economy and federal government hostage any longer.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-14/alaska-needs-end-shutdown
Opinion
Government shutdown - a way out for the GOP

...Republicans could support a spending deal that doesn't stop Obamacare - except for the embarrassing fact that if the tea party members bolt, Boehner would need to ask Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and other Democrats for help in amassing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-04/government-shutdown-way-out-gop
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Anti-shutdown bill passes Senate; big fight still looms

...the Senate in session overnight - and the Twitterverse in his thrall - with a near-22-hour speech that charmed the tea party wing of the GOP, irritated the leadership and was meant to propel fellow Republican lawmakers into an all-out struggle...

http://juneauempire.com/david-espo/2013-09-26/anti-shutdown-bill-passes-senate-b
Anti-abortion voters look for one of their own contenders

...principles and fight those who would stand in their way.Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who is a favorite of the tea party, said supporters of abortion rights chant "Hail, Satan" to silence their enemies.Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-03-13/anti-abortion-voters-look-one-their-o
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