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Entries by Alex Brant-Zawadzki from 12/2009

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: RecessRally.com

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

RecessRally.com is a website developed by conservative website guru Eric Odom, where most of the August Tea Party protests during the August Congressional recess were organized.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: The Media

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

After Rick Santelli ranted about government spending on CNBC, coverage by FOX News, conservative talk show hosts, and right-side bloggers pushed the Tea Parties to prominence.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Tea Party Patriots

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

The Tea Party Patriots considers the Tea Party Express to be astroturf, although its founder Amy Kremer recently switched sides from the Tea Party Patriots to the Tea Party Express.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: FreedomWorks

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

FreedomWorks is credited as the front group behind the Tea Party protests. It is run by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey and draws its origins from the think-tank Citizens for a Sound Economy, founded by David Koch. This summer FreedomWorks supported the efforts of both the Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Express.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Tea Party Express

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

When people think of the Tea Party movement many of them think of the Tea Party Express rallies that received extensive coverage over the summer from FOX News.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Americans for Prosperity

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity engages in dirtier, noisier tricks than its sibling FreedomWorks, so much so that Rachel Maddow called Americans for Prosperity "a parasite that gets fat on Americans' fears."

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: American Liberty Alliance

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

American Liberty Alliance is the brainchild of Eric Odom, one of the self-proclaimed founders of the Tea Party movement.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Sam Adams Alliance

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

The Sam Adams Alliance has its origins in the libertarian group Americans for Limited Government. It is behind much of the Tea Party movement.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: American Future Fund

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

On February 19, the same day that Rick Santelli's infamous MSNBC ignited the Tea Party movement, the Fund put up a petition on their website for those interested in attending the Chicago Tea Party.

Anatomy Of The Tea Party Movement

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

The Tea Party movement gained national attention for their unified protests against big government. But the movement itself is far from a cohesive, organized body of supporters.

Tea Party Movement Plans 2010 Caucus

| Posted 12.17.2009 | Politics

The Tea Party movement hopes to calm dissension in its ranks in time for an April meeting of what is being called the Patriot Caucus.

Operation Steele/Armey: GOP, Tea Party Movement Co-Opt Each Other

| Posted 12.17.2009 | Politics

Today Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Dick Armey, head of FreedomWorks, held a joint conference call expressing their willingness to work together.

Tea Party Strike Led By GOP Campaign Strategist, Mortgage Lender

| Posted 12.21.2009 | Politics

The Tea Party movement is gearing up its membership towards a major nationwide action next month to force America to pay attention. Their massive effort? Doing nothing.