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American Energy Alliance Leads Front Group Attack on Wind PTC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 09.03.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Elected officials and the public should make note that while these groups claim to be "free market" think tanks and non-profits, in reality, they are operating as front groups for the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests with a financial interest in stoping the wind production tax credit.

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

State GOP Official's Ties To Tea Party Group Raise Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is on the payroll of a conservative activist's cancer hospital company, KTVK in Phoenix reports. Bennett, a...

Conservative Group 'Freaking Out' Over Hillary Clinton Fake Sex Video Fallout

Mother Jones | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

The story revealing that FreedomWorks produced a video with an obscene scene featuring a giant panda, Hillary Clinton, and oral sex created quite a st...

Leaked Docs Blow Lid Off Tea Party Group's Grassroots Image

Mother Jones | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

FreedomWorks, the national conservative group that helped launch the tea party movement, sells itself as a genuine grassroots operation, and for years...

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 ...

Mysterious Company Gives Huge Donation To Tea Party Group

Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

By JACK GILLUM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A shadowy Tennessee company donated more than $5 million to a prominent conservative super poli...

Tea Party Tuesday in Tampa

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco
Lawrence Rosenthal

Romney campaign's adoption of the Freedom Works agenda confounds the widely held expectation that once the primaries were over, and the candidate no longer needed to address the party's far right, he would move toward the center.

Hatch Scores Big Win On Opponent's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

While the final delegate counts from Thursday night's Republican caucuses in Utah will likely not be known until early next week, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatc...

Tea Party Group Making Big Move Against Hatch

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Forget about Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama....

The Palin Problem (It's Not What You Think...)

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

The real crisis in American politics isn't about one tragic shooting, its about a cultural phenomenon -- the celebration of stupidity -- that has taken over this country.

Putting a Smiley Face on the Tea Party

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

It all seemed a little strange on August 28th. Glenn Beck insisted his "Restoring Honor 8/28" rally was a revival meeting, not a "political" event.

You and What Armey?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The Tea Party is falling short electorally because it is built on a false premise: that political engagement can be purely oppositional, purely deconstructive.

Anatomy Of The Tea Party Movement

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

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 PACs Start Raising Funds For Conservative Campaigns

Politico | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative leaders are eager to turn Tea Party anger into election-year cash - and to do that, they're launching a flurry of new political action co...

Dick Armey: I Don't Believe In "Death Panels" But If People Believe That, It's OK With Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a profile in the upcoming New York Times magazine, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey touts his role through his FreedomWorks group in waterin...

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: American Future Fund

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

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.

Fired Up and Ready to Go! A Tale of Two Cities

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There are about 75 days between now and Thanksgiving. By Thanksgiving, we will know if there will be health reform legislation or not.

ABC Rejects Tea Party Organizers' Attendance Claims

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative activists, who organized a march on the U.S. Capitol today in protest of the Obama administration's health care agenda and government spe...

You Thought That Was Bad? 22 More Reasons to Fear Health-Care Reform

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

On page 311 of the health care reform bill: Forced "sterilization" of all surgical tools. One more step toward forced sterilization of everyone.

Manufactured Protesters Are Killing Democracy

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The "Tea Party" movement flies in the face of what the true patriots in Boston stood for. Corporate lobbying-run groups are creating the illusion of grass roots protests at the health care town hall meetings.

Durbin Responds To Right-Wing Harassment Strategy: We "Won't Fall For A Sucker-Punch Like This"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress reported today on the growing number of angry right-wing activists viciously harassing Democratic, as well as moderate Republican, membe...

Glenn Beck Gets Ready To Tea Bag

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

As others have noted, Glenn is getting harder and harder to satirize. I mean really, is it that far off to imagine him dressing up in a tea bag?