Tea party operative likely behind mysterious web blitz

By Daniel Wagner

The campaign against government crackdown on online payday lenders is likely created by a consultant to Sen. Ted Cruz.

Tea party-aligned FreedomWorks fueled by elite donors

By Michael Beckel

Four unnamed contributors provided most of the $15 million raised last year by the tea party-aligned nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democrats":

"… endorsed or opposed federal candidates. By and large, it worked to defeat Democrats and boost Republicans, although it did push for conservative candidates in …"

Daily Disclosure: FreedomWorks for America releases deluge of ads

By Rachael Marcus

Contested Senate races hit with ad onslaught by tea party-aligned FreedomWorks for America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… Republican candidates in several senatorial primaries, notably Indiana and Texas, where former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz bested Lt. Gov. David Dewhu …"

Daily Disclosure: It's labor versus tea party in PA House race

By Rachael Marcus

Unions pumping money into redrawn House district in Pennsylvania.

Excerpts from this story referencing "the primary":

"… according to The Washington Post.Labor began rallying around Critz during the primary, largely because of Critz's support for the Affordable Care Act (though he …"

Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Ted Cruz gets help from super PACs in upset win over Dewhurst in Texas Senate runoff.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… the right.” Reporter Michael Beckel contributed to this report. …"

"… mary runoff election for U.S. Senate.Cruz, a tea party favorite and former Texas solicitor general, beat Dewhurst 56.8 percent to 43.2 percent according to …"

"… Kay Bailey Hutchison. Pro-Cruz advertisements linked Dewhurst to the Texas GOP establishment, attacking the lieutenant governor’s political career …"

"… than $470,000. Dewhurst also benefited from super PAC spending. Texas Conservatives, funded by wealthy Texans Bob Perry and Harold Simmons, spen …"

Texas Senate race attracts $13 million in super PAC spending

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Texas Senate race features battle of the super PACs, tea party underdog versus favorite.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… llion in spending by super PACs and other independent groups, according to Federal Election Commission records.Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has raised nearly $30 million for th …"

Daily Disclosure: Club for Growth and FreedomWorks fuel Texas GOP Senate fight

By Rachael Marcus

Conservative super PACs are pumping cash into the GOP primary runoff in the Lone Star state.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… esigned to aid Cruz, their favored candidate. The documents filed with the Federal Election Commission note that the money was spent on July 17.This comes in addition to a $1.5 …"

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

By Rachael Marcus

Chief of nonprofit backing populist tea party movement enjoys big salary, other perks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "legal services":

"… ion records.Most was in the form of in-kind contributions for staff, rent, legal services and travel, the super PAC’s FEC filing shows.The sharing of administrati …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Senate GOP":

"… was unsuccessful.FreedomWorks for America became especially active in the U.S. Senate GOP primary in Texas where Ted Cruz, the tea party favorite, and Lt. Gov. Davi …"

15 Tea Party Caucus freshmen rake in $3.5 million in first 9 months in Washington

By Aaron Mehta and Bob Biersack

Tea Party Caucus freshmen gobble up special interest contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Allen West":

"… l donors.One freshman caucus member who stands out among his peers is Rep. Allen West, who represents Florida’s 22nd district. Early on in the 2010 election W …"

Tea Party founder, Texans among those asking for stimulus funds

By Julie Vorman

The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, is among scores of Republicans and conservative Democrats who cr

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… o criticized the $787 billion economic stimulus law while privately asking Obama administration officials for stimulus money to pay for local projects.Copies of lawmakers …"

"… against the 2009 bill to stimulate the U.S. economy but then quietly asked Obama administration officials for funding for various projects.Republican Rep. Ron Paul was wo …"

Stimulating hypocrisy: Scores of Recovery Act opponents sought money out of public view

By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta

Scores of Recovery Act opponents sought money out of public view

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law, President Barack Obama boasted it was free of so-called earmarks that have been used by lawmakers …"