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Despite repeated promises of transparency and openness, the Obama administration has been marked by an overt hostility to unfriendly media. Reporters have been denied access to official White House events, photographers have been prevented from taking photographs, and the Justice Department was caught spying on Fox News reporter James Rosen.
On Sunday, for the second year in a row, former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks organization hosted a 9/12 March on Washington in Washington, D.C. The focus of this year’s political rally was on the Contract From America, a plan FreedomWorks has been asking politicians to sign and pledge to follow. The Contract is aimed at reducing spending and government involvement in people’s lives.“It always boils down to one thing: we need to get the government to understand its limitations, reduce its size and reduce its burden on the economy,” Armey said.
Arizona Sen. John McCain missed an opportunity during the 2008 presidential election to save his “sinking Republican ticket” when he supported the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) legislation, according to a new book on the Tea Party movement co-authored by former GOP leader Dick Armey that hits bookshelves today.
A liberal group is attacking the Tea Party movement with a new project called “F*CK Tea” to discredit the solutions offered by conservative activists. It is a three-tiered campaign that includes selling t-shirts and coffee mugs with the derogatory slogan on it.The group’s founder, Erica Payne, said the effort is intentionally edgy.“When you look at their world view, somebody has to say f—k that. That’s not the right direction to go at,” she said in an interview.
With Congress poised to pass another spending bill this week, there’s plenty for Tea Party activists to protest. But for activists from 14 states gathered here at the FreedomWorks Tea Party summit in Washington, it’s the upcoming elections -and not necessarily the next rally they can organize on the National Mall- that’s on their mind.
LAS VEGAS, NV — Liberals could face major losses if they continue to ignore the Tea Party movement, a panel of progressive writers said Thursday during a discussion at NetrootsNation, an annual gathering of bloggers, activists and policy makers.The panelists, which included well-known authors David Neiwert and John Amato of Crooksandliars.com, warned that regardless of whether people have negative attitudes toward the Tea Party, progressives could lose their footing unless they mobilize their own base and treat the right-wing movement as a force to be reckoned with.
A group of Tea Party leaders aim to meet with Proctor and Gamble to convince the company to abandon its sponsorship MSNBC’s Hardball because, they say, host Chris Matthews intentionally portrayed Tea Party groups and individuals in a bad light during a recent documentary.Earlier this month, the network aired “The Rise of the New Right,” hosted by Matthews, and a coalition of Tea Party groups called on sponsors to drop the show.
A coalition of Tea Party groups is slamming MSNBC’s Chris Matthews for his “left-wing propaganda hit piece” documentary on the Tea Party movement and is calling on sponsors to drop his show. MSNBC aired “The Rise of the New Right,” hosted by Matthews, Wednesday night. The National Tea Party Federation, a broad coalition of Tea Party groups that offer rapid response to attacks on the movement, condemned the documentary as “journalism at its worst” whose “purpose was to demonize and misrepresent.”
More than 60 Tea Party leaders from across the country — originating from more than two dozen states — gathered over the weekend in Washington, D.C., to develop 2010 midterm plans at a leadership summit hosted by former Republican Rep. Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks. Bound by a passion for smaller government, and most recently their opposition to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, some of the leaders are part of a well-oiled political action committee. Others merely run a Facebook page.