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Doug's Dozen: Koch Bros' Top 12 Slogans Against Health Insurance

Doug Molitor | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

News item: David Koch-founded FreedomWorks and its GOP allies are mobilizing a counter-offensive including town hall meetings, protests and media pr...

New Video: Republicans Just Can't Leave Romney's 47 Percent Message Alone

Mike Lux | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republicans know that the 47 percent video was a communications disaster for them. But even though they got dramatic evidence last year of how politically damning this sort of messaging is, they can't help themselves.

Tea Party Congressman: John McCain Hasn't Found a Conflict He Doesn't Think We Should Arm or Bomb

Lauren Windsor | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

On Friday, July 5, Tea Party Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ 6) said of John McCain, "I love John, but he hasn't found a conflict he doesn't think ...

Tea Party Leader Has Tough Words For GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe had tough words for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and other congressional Republicans this week, warning that the Tea...

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 Reportedly Made Video Of Fake Panda Having Sex With Fake Hillary Clinton

Mother Jones | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

An internal investigation of FreedomWorks—the prominent conservative advocacy group and super-PAC—has focused on president Matt Kibbe's management...

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Paul Blumenthal

Former Tea Party Congressman To Take On Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), a Tea Party favorite who lost reelection in 2012 to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), is launching a super ...

Tea Party 'In Disarray' Looking For Big Help

Politico | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

The tea party may have been built by the grass roots, but in order to survive, it’s going to have to rely on the Beltway political machines and big ...

Jason Linkins

Dick Armey Has A Pretty Weird Explanation For Why He Gave An Interview To Media Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 ...

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...

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Influential Groups Oppose Big Cliff Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three influential conservative groups that helped to defeat Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" before Christmas called for a "no" vote on t...

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....

Freedomworks' Coal Lobbyist a Former Pro-Tobacco Scientist (VIDEO)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Tom Borelli, a former science director at Philip Morris who fought claims that secondhand tobacco causes lung cancer and respiratory illness in childr...

Paul Blumenthal

How DeMint Could Change Heritage Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) resignation from the Senate and appointment to lead the Heritage Foundation jolted Washington on Thursday. It...

GOP Super Donor Fights To Keep Donations Secret

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidat...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Conservative Groups Oppose Boehner Fiscal Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the most powerful and politically active conservative groups in Washington are not pleased with the fiscal cliff proposal put for...

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....

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner Faces Conservative Fury

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative groups are furious with GOP leadership for stripping several lawmakers of spots on powerful committees after it was deemed ...