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All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

The Tea Party Idea of Freedom Is Anything But

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

"Freedom" means maximizing freedom, the possibility of controlling our own lives, for all. This may sometimes require restricting the freedom of the powerful to control others.

Amanda Terkel

Explosive NAACP Report: Tea Parties Have Given A Platform To Anti-Semites, Racists And Bigots | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NAACP reignited the debate over the extremism of Tea Parties on Wednesday, releasing a report alleging ongoing ties between hate groups and the mo...

Tea Party Diversity Effort Is a Public Relations Scam

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Real diversity means inclusion and tolerance of different viewpoints, backgrounds, orientations and lifestyles, not tokenism. So, if you are a diverse applicant for admission to the Tea Party gang, know what you're dealing with.

Behind the Tea Party Victories in Delaware & Alaska: A Big Fat Email List & A Whole Lotta Crazy

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The Tea Party Express just ran over its second establishment Republican in the past few weeks, and since Delaware's victorious Christine O'Donnell doesn't seem to stand much of a chance in the fall, it's lucky for the Democrats.

Amanda Terkel

FreedomWorks Refuses To Endorse Christine O'Donnell | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey and President and CEO Matt Kibbe today refused to endorse Delaware Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in the stat...

Amanda Terkel

Dick Armey Breaks With Newt Gingrich, Refuses To Endorse Government Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a meeting with reporters in Washington, D.C. on Monday, former House Majority Leader and current FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey disagreed with Ne...

The Fundamental (and Fatal?) Tension in the Tea Party Movement

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The real danger for the Tea Parties is that Dick Armey's FreedomWorks and the Republican party might ride their tiger to short-term victory in 2010 but tame it in the process.

Dick Armey Has a New Book. It's More Like His Legal Defense.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

These days, money is not Armey's problem; his movement is. Arizona's anti-immigration law was struck down, Proposition 8 has been overturned, and another liberal woman is on the Supreme Court.

Angry White Men Unleashed: Mel Gibson and the Tea Party

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

Mel Gibson was an angry, bigoted bomb that finally and predictably went off. When the tea party explosion eventually happens, it will come as no surprise.

Ken Buck Picks Up Endorsement From Freedomworks PAC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck has picked up another key endorsement from the conservative wing of the Republican party, this time winning the sup...

Voice Actor Fired By Geico, Lance Baxter, Blames FreedomWorks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The voice actor who was fired by Geico after leaving a disparaging voicemail for the tea party PAC FreedomWorks, spoke to Fox News' about Geico's deci...

Where Are the Tea Party Protests About Wall Street?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Tea Parties were originally formed to protest the bailouts. So they will take this opportunity, of course, to launch their own protest of Wall Street. Just kidding! They're not going to do anything.

Tea Party Infiltrators: Mischief Not As Disruptive As Group Previously Feared

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fears of Tea Party organizers that liberal crashers would "infiltrate" Tea Party events around the country on Thursday appear to have been overblo...

Tea Parties Protest Tax Day 2010 (PICTURES, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's Tax Day 2010 and the Tea Party is holding rallies across the country to push their conservative, small government message. This year a number of ...

D.C. Tax Day Tea Party Features Lord "Hitler Youth" Monckton and Cast of Koch Industries' Favorites

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Lord Christopher Monckton, infamous for his "Hitler Youth" comments at the Copenhagen climate summit, is among the guest speakers at this week's Tax Day Tea Party in Washington, DC.

D.C. Douglas, Former Geico Voice Actor, Fires Back At FreedomWorks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

D.C. Douglas may have lost his gig as a voice over announcer on Geico commercials, but he's found another use for his time and talent ... making a ton...

'Freedom' and Faux Populism

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Really when freedom is invoked by the GOP it means liberty for corporations. It's big government getting out of the way so big business can step up.

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

Tea Time Etiquette 101 With Sarah Palin

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

I've spent the day giving careful thought to six simple rules of right conduct -- pun intended -- which will ensure that you don't accidentally embarrass yourself at a Twenty-First Century Tea Party .

There is No Tea Party; Just a Tea Purge of GOP Moderates

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The more I read about the Tea Party, the more it becomes clear that this is nothing more than a Great Tea Purge of Republican moderates and independent thinkers. This process was already underway for years.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Don't tell me that nontroversy doesn't matter. With nearly as many Americans approving of Palin as Obama, nontroversy really, really matters.

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...

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

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

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