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1

Name three prominent Tea Partiers.

Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman, Jim DeMint, Scott Brown, Christine O'Donnell, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz.

2

What is a RINO?

Republican In Name Only - a pejorative nickname given by hardliners to moderate Republicans.

3

The Main Street Partnership: of which party is it a strand, name a leading light and one issue it supported.

Reps; Susan Collins (from Maine: easy to remember), supported the Bipartisan Budget Act passed May 2017.

4

Roughly how many congressional members does the conservative Republican Study Committee claim?

150.

5

Paul Ryan refused to become speaker unless he was endorsed by which group?

Freedom Caucus.

6

What would a Libertarian Republican be likely to believe in?

Individual liberty, reduce the role of the federal government, social liberalism.

7

What is a congressional caucus?

A group of congressmen and women that meets to pursue common objectives.

8

What is a Blue Dog and how many are there?

Moderate, conservative Dems; around 15.

9

Which group describes itself as the "pro-growth, fiscally responsible wing of the Democratic party"?

The New Democrat Coalition

10

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has four core principles. Name two.

Economic justice and security for all; protect and preserve civil rights and liberties; promote global peace and security; advance environmental protection and energy security.

11

Name two prominent liberal Democrats.

Obama and Nancy Pelosi (House Minority Leader)