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Tea Party group FreedomWorks close with John Birch Society, study finds

The Institute for Research and Education and Human Rights has a report on the Tea Party group FreedomWorks, led by Dick Armey, and their increasing association with the John Birch Society.

Gardner backer Armey would end federal student loan programs in Colorado

Influential and controversial national conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks started the Tea Party movement last year and is endorsing conservative candidates across the country this...

Tea Party groups rallying in support of Arizona immigration law

Anti-illegal immigration groups that oppose policy reform efforts that include amnesty for undocumented workers are organizing rallies around the country and in Phoenix to...

Spy vs Spy: Lefties plan to infiltrate whacko tax day tea...

It was bound to happen. The Tea Party movement can seem so bizarre-- what with the Nazi outfits and three-corner patriot hats strung with...

Tea Partiers reckon with likely passage of health reform

WASHINGTON-- “Might as well not even be here,” grumbled Georgia Holliday. “I can’t believe that Dick Armey screwed up like this!”

Holliday was not alone. Having traveled into the city from the suburbs for the 10 a.m. “Code Red” rally on the Capitol grounds, she got more and more annoyed that she couldn’t hear any of the speakers. (She was also annoyed at the wrong Tea Party activist — the Code Red rally was sponsored by a coalition of Tea Party groups, while a different, 9 a.m. rally had been organized by Armey’s FreedomWorks.) As Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) waved a copy the massive Senate version health care bill — “I brought an abortion to show you!” — Holliday winced and chanted her disapproval.

GOP plan to ‘repeal health care’ faces high hurdles

As soon as the Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Dec.24, Republicans and conservative activists started making a promise to voters. Give them a victory in the 2010 midterm elections, and they’ll repeal the bill.

Tea party protesters arrive in D.C., Cheer Wilson

WASHINGTON-- The walk from the subway station to the Freedom Summit was quick, less than two minutes if the attendees didn’t dawdle. Every twenty or so paces, smiling volunteers with FreedomWorks shirts or badges ushered them towards the Armory, a sports arena more often used to host Rollergirl bouts and “American Idol” tryouts. Approaching the entrance, the people who’d trekked from as far away as San Diego and Maui could buy buttons — “Proud to be a Teabagger,” “ACORN is for Squirrels,” and “Quit AARP Now!”–and pick up information packets on how to make the most of what organizers assured them would be part of American history.

Warning to teabaggers: Don’t let those leftists make a monkey out...

Conservative Colorado blogger Ross Kaminsky helpfully posts a flier at FreedomWorks advising "how to deal with leftists who may try to disrupt a Tea Party," especially those pesky leftists with video cameras hoping to embarrass teabaggers for the world to see.
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