Tea Party http://mtpr.org en Tea Party groups slam Daines for vote to end shutdown http://mtpr.org/post/tea-party-groups-slam-daines-vote-end-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The end of the federal government shutdown this week exposes a growing rift in the Republican Party—a rift between moderates and Tea Party Republicans.</p><p>Passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act boosted the Tea Party movement three years ago and the momentum put the GOP back in charge of the House of Representatives. Republicans have since tried multiple tactics to delay or defund Obamacare—culminating in the government shutdown early this month.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:07:40 +0000 Dan Boyce 9905 at http://mtpr.org Tea Party groups slam Daines for vote to end shutdown