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 "Twitter":

"… n’s website is studiously anonymous. The operators of its Twitter account have ignored multiple public requests for comment. Advocates …"

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 "BuzzFeed":

"… 01(c)(4) nonprofits to identify their funders. According to a report from BuzzFeed earlier this month, FreedomWorks’ fundraising has plummeted since Armey …"

"… ly where we anticipated being for the year,” but she declined to provide BuzzFeed with fundraising figures. Bodnar did not immediately respond to requests …"

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 "PAC":

"… 2012 Tumblr and the hashtag #Source2012 on Twitter. …"

"… nent, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.FreedomWorks for America is the super PAC component of the former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s Fr …"

"… lican House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks network. The super PAC supports economically conservative candidates and has helped tea party-fav …"

"… rally not required to publicly report their donors.)Ryan Hecker, the super PAC's treasurer and legal counsel, said the ads are just online for now, and t …"

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 "Dick Armey":

"… er PAC FreedomWorks for America, headed up by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and Club for Growth, a free-market, conservative nonprofit.The seat is co …"

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 "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… t recent FEC filing in mid-July.Super PACs were created following the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. They can accept contributions from unions, c …"

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 "Raytheon":

"… ey lobbied for companies ranging from General Motors to defense contractor Raytheon to pharmaceuticals developer the Medicines Company, according to federal l …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "online ads":

"… cking Dewhurst prior to the runoff.The super PAC released several waves of online ads targeting contested U.S. Senate races, including 11 on Sept. 17, as the Ce …"

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

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 "Mike Rogers":

"… stimulus funding for local projects, including Candice Miller, Dave Camp, Mike Rogers, Pete Hoekstra, Vern Ehlers and Fred Upton, according to the Michigan Mess …"

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 "John McCain":

"… ep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former presidential candidates Ron Paul and John McCain and Republican congressional leaders like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McC …"

"… ding — former presidential candidate and current Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain — joined the letter-writing crowd after the stimulus law he voted agains …"