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The Republican Collapse

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.

2013 GOP: Need 'Welcoming, Inclusive Message' to Attract Hispanics. 2015 GOP: Trump Has Other Ideas

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

The longer he continues to dominate the polls, the larger that number will grow. As Joshua Green put it, "The GOP is about the become the party of Trump." But will Trump's bile be so toxic that it stains the party's nominee no matter what?

Tea Party-aligned FreedomWorks Fueled by Elite Donors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Tea party-aligned nonprofit FreedomWorks Inc. boasted its largest fundraising year on record in 2012, primarily fueled by a handful of million-dollar gifts, according to previously unpublished documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics.

My Debt to Tom Foley

Al Eisele | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Al Eisele

I never told Tom Foley that I owed him a great debt, but he was the reason that The Hill, the newspaper covering Congress and national politics that I helped start in September, 1994, got off to such a fast start.

Obamacare Choice: Navigation or Conflagration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right now, 48.6 million Americans lack health insurance. The vast majority aren't freely choosing that insecurity. It's not that they don't want the peace-of-mind of insurance. It's that they can't afford it.

Armey In Exile

Washingtonian | Luke Mullins | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

The 2012 election was supposed to be the culmination of Dick Armey's life's work--his chance to harness tea party fervor and bring about sweeping refo...

Medicaid Block Grants: A Zombie Idea With Lipstick in Texas

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

States with growing populations, such as Texas, or states often in the pathway of natural disasters, such as Texas, or states with a disproportionate share of low wage jobs, such as Texas, would be most negatively impacted by a federally-imposed block grant.

Jason Linkins

Dick Armey Has A Pretty Weird Explanation For Why He Gave An Interview To Media Matters | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Last week, the ousted (but supremely well golden-parachuted) chairman of FreedomWorks, Dick Armey, gave an exclusive interview to the left-of-center M...

Chinese Newspaper Reaches Deal In Censorship Fight

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Media Wednesday: Chinese newspaper reaches deal in censorship fight, Rachel Maddow's miffed about Chuck Hagel nomination, and did the New York Times 'screw' Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Behind Right-Wing Media, An Elaborate Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

The conservative media movement exists primarily as a moneymaking venture. As Rick Perlstein explained in the Baffler, some of the largest conservativ...

Memo Triggered Tea Party Group's Civil War

Mother Jones | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

It was a simple two-page memo--a proposed contract--that ignited the ongoing civil war that threatens FreedomWorks, the prominent conservative outfit ...

The Recent Unpleasantness at FreedomWorks

Michael Winship | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

As Saturday Night Live's Stefon would say, this Washington tale has everything: accusations hurled and counter-hurled, handguns, multimillion dollar payoffs -- just what we need to briefly distract us as the parties play chicken up on Capitol Hill's fiscal cliff.

Tea Party Leader Reportedly Made Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), who abruptly resigned as head of Tea Party group FreedomWorks, brought in an assistant with a gun i...

Inside A Bitter Tea Party Leadership Feud

The Washington Post | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into f...

Tea Party Loses Clout, Turns To The Fringe

The New York Times | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

The Tea Party might not be over, but it is increasingly clear that the election last month significantly weakened the once-surging movement, which nea...

War Inside Tea Party Group Gets Nasty

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

A legal probe is launched, and FreedomWorks' president accuses ex-chairman Dick Armey of trying to subvert the group....

WATCH: It's All A Scam!

Posted 12.12.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow tore into members of the conservative media on her Monday MSNBC show for what she called "scamming" gullible members of their own party ...

Tea Party Faces Danger: 'There’s A Cold War Brewing Here'

Roll Call | Janie Lorber | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

The tea party may be in danger of losing one of its most powerful voices in Washington....

Trouble In Tea Party Paradise

Mother Jones | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main po...

Are There Any Responsible Republicans Out There?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The defeat Tuesday of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary -- trounced by a Tea-Partier -- is one more nail in the coffin of the...

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael MarcusiWatch NewsDick Armey is a former House Majority Leader and current chairman of FreedomWorks, which serves as a hub for tea party gro...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Tea Party Supporters Clash Over Cato | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A split is opening up between two forces that helped to launch the Tea Party in 2009. FreedomWorks, a free market/limited government adv...

WATCH: Arianna, Al Franken Discuss Newt Gingrich On 'Politically Incorrect'

Huff TV | Posted 02.13.2012 | Comedy
Huff TV

Arianna and Al Franken really are "Strange Bedfellows" in this classic clip from "Politically Incorrect." "Good evening. I'm the beautiful but evil A...

What Distinguishes Occupy Wall Street From the Tea Party? Follow the Money

Asher Smith | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Similarities between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street certainly exist on a micro level -- but they are hardly big-picture.

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many observers view this new phenomenon as the progressive counterpart to the Tea Party. There are some important similarities and some significant differences. Here are some key points of comparison.