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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob McDonnell":

"… iously worked for Florida Gov. Rick Scott, another tea party favorite, and Bob McDonnell, the former Virginia governor who was indicted last month on federal corru …"

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 "Senate":

"… hour talk-a-thon last month by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as he railed on the Senate floor against Obamacare. Earlier this month, the group urged members of C …"

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 "Ted Cruz":

"… primaries, notably Indiana and Texas, where former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz bested Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.The five U.S. Senate races targeted over th …"

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 "Shanghai":

"… ’ criticisms of Rothfus have focused on alleged outsourcing to China (“Shanghai” from the DCCC), Medicare (“Not on Our Side” from SEIU COPE) and his …"

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.

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 "Club for Growth":

"… he Center for Responsive Politics.The top spender on behalf of Cruz is the Club for Growth Action Fund at just over $5 million. Also supporting him is FreedomWorks f …"

"… ary election. Hatch won easily earning two-thirds of the vote in that race.Club for Growth Action and FreedomWorks for America advocate for limited government, defic …"

"… deficit reduction, tax cuts and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.Both Club for Growth Action and FreedomWorks have run ads that paint Dewhurst as an “establis …"

"… n contrast to Cruz, a “true conservative” and strict constitutionalist.Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller said the anti-tax group has tried to make people a …"

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.

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 "Newt Gingrich":

"… mWorks Foundation, was House Majority Leader from 1995 to 2003. Along with Newt Gingrich, who was about to become Speaker of the House, he was an author of “Cont …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

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 "National Association of Realtors":

"… others Charles and David Koch, made 29 donations worth at least $38,000The National Association of Realtors, a major trade group for real estate agents, with 29 donations worth $34,0 …"

"… cluding education and technology.”Sara Wiskerchen, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Realtors, said that “NAR is the most bipartisan PAC in the country” and bases i …"

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 "Lincoln Diaz-Balart":

"… for Investigative Reporting said. Three other Republican critics — Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen — asked for $106 million in s …"

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 "Department of Commerce":

"… of the City of Phoenix.In response to a FOIA request from the Center, the Department of Commerce handed over stacks of paper documenting the lettermarking process in the s …"

"… ines.”That grant was not awarded. McCain also wrote three letters to the Department of Commerce. The three closely mirror the Transportation letter and serve as cover let …"