The House of Representatives passed a landmark deal yesterday as the United States inched closer to defaulting on its debts. As the bill makes its way over to the Senate many are noting the influence that the Tea Party had on the outcome.
The NAACP has released a report called 'Tea Party Nationalism' that has renewed accusations that the Tea Party groups 'have given platform to anti-Semites, racists and bigots.' Tea Partiers are again disputing that claim.
What do these Tea Party wins mean for the Republican Party, and is the GOP shifting on the political spectrum? Kate Zernike is a reporter for The New York Times, and the author of 'Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America'.
The Seattle Police department is reporting that they have shot and killed Maurice Clemmons, the man accused of killing four police officers over the weekend. We're joined by KUOW and New York Times reporters.
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