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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.

Tancredo to speak at John Birch Society sponsored event

“Save America.” That’s the goal of a right-wing convention starring Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano and former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., that kicks off in a Tampa, FL hotel this Friday.

SPLC report backs up Napolitano: Right-wing extremism on the rise

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports this week that since Barack Obama took office, extremist so-called patriot groups grew 244 percent, the number of...

Ron Paul CPAC victory more evidence of stiffening right ideology

WASHINGTON-- The news that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had won the 2010 CPAC presidential straw poll was leaked early, to soften the blow. Before GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio had even begun to click through a Powerpoint presentation that shared the results, reporters were informed of Paul’s easy, 31 percent victory over nine Republicans tipped as serious 2012 contenders. Those reporters started to write stories on Paul’s surprise win, waiting for the official announcement — and an explosion of jeering and booing in the main ballroom of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Sighing with relief, press aides for the annual conservative conference made sure that the on-site media had heard that reaction.

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