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Dueling health care reform rallies descend on Fort Collins, target Markey

Accompanied by a fife-and-drum combo, two opposing groups are gathered in Old Town Fort Collins over the noon hour to try to persuade U.S....

News Nuggets: 28 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. DUELING RALLIES: Old Town Fort Collins could be plenty crowded during the lunch hour Wednesday. The Obama-oriented Organizing for America reoriented...

Blaspheming MLK? It’s all part of the ‘Tea Party’

Unreported remarks by Independence Institute president Jon Caldara at the Denver "Tea Party" protest may have brought wild cheers from the teabagging throng. But the invoking of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech — after Caldara and crew attempted to repeal affirmative action protections in Colorado — is nothing short of abhorrent.

TARP-rescued banks double-dip on taxpayers by raising overdraft fees

Talk of government pillaging and vague threats of a ballot box revolution at yesterday's nationwide "Tea Party" protests missed a prime opportunity to advance a cause we can all get behind — ending abusive bank overdraft charges by the very institutions taxpayers bailed-out courtesy of the Bush Administration's 2008 Troubled Assets Relief Program. Our Washington Independent colleague Mike Lillis has the skinny on just where the pitchforks and torches should be aimed.

Denver ‘Tea Party’ trades up conservative icons, faux populist ire

What a difference a few weeks of growing partisan anger and millions of dollars in free publicity can make. At the second of Denver's "Tea Party" protests in just six weeks the contrasts couldn't be more sharp between the crowds, the messages (or lack thereof) and the apotheosis of conservative inspiration — the brainy Ayn Rand is out and the telegenic Ronald Reagan is in.

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.

‘Tea Party’ tax day protests brewed by lobbyists, corporate interests

Teabagging just isn't what it used to be. And with new revelations that the much anticipated April 15 anti-tax protests are being co-opted by establishment Republican groups and Washington, D.C.-based corporate lobbyists, the term "teabaggery" may well join "douchebaggery" in the pantheon of political recriminations.

Ayn Rand stars at Denver stimulus ‘tea party’ protest

One hundred enthusiastic Atlas Shrugged fans braved chilly temperatures on the east steps of the Colorado capitol Friday as part of a nationwide "tea party" protest to rail against the federal stimulus package and the government, in general. Beyond the typical conservative-Libertarian rhetoric was some practical advice on how to "shrug these parasites off our backs" like opening a black market in your own garage.