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  • Energy and Stealth of G.O.P. Groups Undid a Sure Bet

    01/20/2010 3:05:07 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 571+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | ADAM NAGOURNEY, JEFF ZELENY, KATE ZERNIKE and MICHAEL COOPER
    BOSTON — The e-mail message from a Massachusetts supporter to one of the leaders of the Tea Party movement arrived in early December. The state was holding a special election to fill the seat held by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, it said, and conditions were ripe for a conservative ambush: an Election Day in the dead of winter with the turnout certain to be low. “To be honest, we kind of looked at it and said, this is a long shot,” said Brendan Steinhauser, the director of state campaigns for FreedomWorks, which has become an umbrella for the Tea Party...
  • Dick Armey: Palin More 'Cheerleader' than 'Captain'; Not 'Digging Herself Out' of Post-Campaign Hole

    11/13/2009 4:58:05 PM PST · by Al B. · 184 replies · 3,596+ views ^ | Nov. 13, 2009 | Rick Klein
    Can Sarah Palin make a political comeback? Not everyone's convinced. With Palin mania set to sweep the nation anew tied to the release of her memoir, key voices in the Republican establishment are voicing skepticism about the former Alaska governor's ability to rebuild her national standing. On's "Top Line" today, Dick Armey, the former House majority leader who now heads the grassroots antigovernment group FreedomWorks, expressed praise for Palin as a "self-made woman" with a proven ability to draw crowds. But Armey said she hasn't shown a commitment to doing the hard work of rehabilitating an image that took...
  • Debate rages over 'tea party' crowd

    09/22/2009 2:14:29 PM PDT · by piytar · 49 replies · 2,148+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Donald Lambro
    As it turned out, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based conservative advocacy group that was the chief organizer of the rally's arrangements, corrected an earlier estimate of 1 million to 1.5 million that it attributed to ABC News and put the figure between 600,000 and 700,000. ABC News denied it had reported a crowd that large and said its reports put the size of the demonstration in the "tens of thousands" range.
  • Best 9/12 Tea Party Panoramic Picture

    09/20/2009 5:22:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies · 6,110+ views ^ | September 14, 2009 |
    This is the best high level panoramic pictue I've seen of the 9/12 Tea Party. It was shot from high up in the Capitol dome during the demonstation.
  • Conservatives use liberal playbook

    09/18/2009 6:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies · 3,472+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/18/2009 | ANDIE COLLER & DANIEL LIBIT
    Conservatives are coming for the Democrats on their blind side — the left. The evidence is everywhere. At tea parties and town halls, conservative demonstrators oppose health care reform with signs bearing the abortion-rights slogan “Keep your laws off my body” or the line “Obama lies, Grandma dies” — an echo of the “Bush lied, they died” T-shirts worn to protest the Iraq war. Conservative activists are yelling “Nazi!” and “Big Brother!” where they used to shout, “Nanny state!” and “Big Government!” And the 1971 agitator’s handbook “Rules for Radicals” — written by Saul Alinsky, the Chicago community organizer who...
  • The Drive (vanity)

    09/14/2009 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Vanity | 9.14.2009 | John Scott
    The Drive (vanity) The tide has turned, just like the 1986 American conference championship game when Johm Elway faced a 20-13 deficit against the Cleveland Browns with 98 yards and 5:32 minutes to play, it is time to execute the drive for freedom and liberty.
  • C-SPAN2 to show DC "FreedomWorks" 9/12/09 rally at 9:13pm ET *TONIGHT* 9/14/09

    09/14/2009 5:40:13 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 26 replies · 664+ views
    C-SPAN2 ^ | 9/14/09 | NA
    Heads up... according to C-SPAN's TV schedule, C-SPAN2 will be showing the "FreedomWorks" 9/12/09 rally at the Capitol in Washington DC *tonight* starting at 9:13pm ET. Get your TiVos, DVRs and/or VCRs ready...
  • Live Thread: 912DC March on Washington (We're Having a Tea Party!)

    09/12/2009 4:46:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 3,320 replies · 176,097+ views ^ | Saturday, September 12, 2009 | Kristinn
    <p>Please post your updates from D.C. and from news reports here as well as your photos of the day.</p> <p>Our Walter Reed salute to the troops last night was very well attended. Upwards of 800 people were there over the three-plus hours of the demonstration.</p>
  • Breaking : Bomb threat against Tea Party organizers

    09/12/2009 12:28:52 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 23 replies · 2,013+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    The Washington DC Tea Party appears to be a big success, but it’s not for lack of trying among the movement’s more lunatic opponents. Yesterday, the DC Metro police evacuated the offices of Freedomworks after several threats, including a bomb-threat phone call that police considered credible enough to investigate: Tens of thousands of anti-big government activists are expected in Washington on Saturday as part of a “March on Washington” being organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas. A FreedomWorks staffer told ABC News that the organization’s offices at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue were...
  • It's Heeeeere! 9/12 Movement Descends on DC - Photo Essay

    09/11/2009 6:58:13 PM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 3,434+ views
    Mad as hell and ain't going to take it anymore: people from across the country descended upon Washington D.C. today for a long weekend of Dick Armey-organized activism. Here's, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who hopes the country can avoid destruction under Obama, kicking off the Liberty Summit. See the agenda for the next few days of Tea Party madness.Tea Party folk assemble in the DC Armory to listen to the likes of Sen. Inhofe, Dick Armey, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). A 9/12 movement participant with appropriate flair.FreedomWorks and other groups, such as the Tea Party Express, are bussing in...
  • Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of DC TEA Party Planners

    09/11/2009 3:03:43 PM PDT · by xtinct · 88 replies · 5,601+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/11/09 | staff
    On the eve of what organizers call a 'Big Ol' TEA Party', the Washington, D.C., offices of FreedomWorks were evacuated by DC Metro police on Friday afternoon after the conservative organization reported to authorities at 3:42 pm ET that it had received a bomb threat. At 4:48 pm ET, the organization put out a Twitter message saying that it turned out to be a false alarm but the organization is not happy about the disruption. My colleague, ABC News' Teddy Davis has the story: Tens of thousands of anti-big government activists are expected in Washington on Saturday as part of...
  • Why we must March on Washington

    08/31/2009 8:37:53 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 1,751+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | Brendan Steinhauser
    Throughout history governments have ignored the rights of citizens and instead have maximized their own power. Those in public office have used it for their own personal gain, or to take wealth from some and give to others in order to maintain their own power. It is a classic model that hasn’t changed much in thousands of years. The modern iteration of this is a leviathan federal government run by a political party based precisely on such principles. The bread and circuses of Roman times have merely been replaced with redistribution of wealth and a paternalistic state. The other major...
  • When Fannie Met Freddie

    08/24/2009 8:09:23 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 24, 2009 | Anthony Kang
    When Fannie Met Freddie by: Anthony Kang, August 24, 2009 Some congressional liberals are preparing for a revolt against President Obama’s health care reform. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, who recently spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s bloggers briefing, speculates that the public-option may have been a red-herring all along for the administration. The difficulty today however, is in attempting to figure out what exactly the president is attempting this time around—the president who ran on the platform of transparency and unity, not beholden to big business. “There are several possibilities,” Kibbe conjectured on the unraveling events on Capitol...
  • Armey: We're Marching on Washington Against Obamacare

    08/18/2009 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 79 replies · 3,098+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/18/09 | Rick Pedraza
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is organizing a march on Washington against the Obama administration’s healthcare plan that he hopes will finally finish off the Democratic push for socialized medicine. The march, organized by Armey’s political group FreedomWorks, is scheduled for Sept. 12 and is already generating hundreds of thousands of responses, the Texas Republican tells Newsmax.TV. The group is isn’t providing transportation, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem. See Video: Fomer House Majority Leader Dick Armey talks about the movement to defeat Obamacare
  • Obama foes turn to ’60s radical for tactical tips

    08/17/2009 8:05:48 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 24 replies · 1,251+ views ^ | Edward Luce and Alexandra Ulmer
    Opponents of Barack Obama’s healthcare proposals are using the tactics of Saul Alinksy, the legendary leftwing activist who helped inspire the US president when he was a young community organiser, says Dick Armey, head of Freedom Works, a group fighting against universal healthcare. Mr Armey, who was the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives for most of the 1990s, said his group, which is behind many of the “tea party” protests that have disrupted town-hall meetings in the past two weeks, draws consciously on the forms of agitation pioneered by Mr Alinsky. Mr Obama, who worked as a...
  • Armey Leaves DLA Piper Amid Furor Over Health Care Reform

    08/15/2009 9:32:14 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 795+ views ^ | 8-17-2009 | Carrie Levine
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has resigned from DLA Piper, saying a firestorm over his ties to a conservative nonprofit opposed to health care reform has hurt the firm. In an interview, John Merrigan, a DLA Piper partner who chairs the federal affairs practice, said Armey, who had been a senior policy adviser, made the decision to leave. The nonprofit group, FreedomWorks, has been associated with disruptive protests at town hall meetings on health care reform. Armey's association with FreedomWorks, and his ties to DLA Piper, have been repeatedly raised on liberal blogs and by left-leaning commentators. For instance,...
  • Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign

    Political Insider Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign 4:44 pm August 14, 2009, by Jim Galloway Former U.S. House majority leader Dick Armey is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s anti-health care reform rally in Atlanta’s Centennial Park. But as of today, he’s also underemployed. This from Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) is resigning from DLA Piper law firm amid a wave of negative attention his grassroots organization, Freedom Works, has drawn for helping to organize protesters at health care town hall meetings with members of Congress. In an interview…Armey said that he was concerned about...
  • You can't keep a good Tea Party down

    03/30/2009 3:46:34 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 10 replies · 1,087+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 30, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    Freedom, an advocacy organization that fights for lower taxes, less government and more freedom and is headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has stepped in with an organizer and an insurance policy to save the Cape Coral, Fla., Tea Party. During a Sunday night phone interview with Freedom Works members Mary and Ron Rakovich, the pair told me they will hold the event dubbed "April Fool's Tea Party at the Park," and want to send a message to the city that the people of Cape Coral will be heard. If you are in the area, join them...
  • Bailout Boundary Dispute (The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act is unconstitutional)

    03/29/2009 10:47:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies · 632+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 3/28/2009 | George Will
    It is high time Americans heard an argument that might turn a vague national uneasiness into a vivid awareness of something going very wrong. The argument is that the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) is unconstitutional. By enacting it, Congress did not in any meaningful sense make a law. Rather, it made executive branch officials into legislators. Congress said to the executive branch, in effect: "Here is $700 billion. You say you will use some of it to buy up banks' 'troubled assets.' But if you prefer to do anything else with the money -- even, say, subsidize...
  • Some Ask if Bailout Is Unconstitutional

    01/16/2009 10:37:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies · 823+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2009 | John Schwartz
    While much of the debate over the $700 billion federal bailout plan has focused on whether the money is being spent wisely or well, concerns are growing among many conservatives about its constitutionality. Some conservatives have argued that the law creating the program, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which Congress passed hastily in October, violates constitutional principles that limit the amount of power that lawmakers can delegate to the executive branch. They also maintain that the enormous bailout plan has illegally grown beyond its original focus on the financial services industry to include a bailout of the auto...
  • Get your FREE Barack Obama Bumper Stickers and Door Hangers!

    09/19/2008 11:46:29 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 8 replies · 1,858+ views
    Gas Price ^ | 9-19-2008 | FreedomWorks
    Get your FREE "Barack Obama is a Pain in My Gas" bumper sticker! Here is the website: If you want a bulk order, please check the box that says "Assist with GOTV efforts."
  • Net Freedom Forever: Stop Government Control of the Internet

    09/16/2008 11:00:15 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Net Freedom ^ | 9-16-08 | FreedomWorks
    Government attempts to control the internet are growing. Net Freedom Forever is a new campaign working to publicize these threats to the internet, and to organize citizens in opposition. Some in Congress are looking for new ways to control the internet, and monitor what we do online. Take, for example, the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Act". While the bill was intended to stop "unlawful internet gambling" the legislation never actually spelled out what this means. As a result, the bill would have the unintended consequences of expanding government regulation of the internet and turning online payment transactions companies into informants and...
  • In Real Time

    07/14/2008 9:56:32 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 16 replies · 104+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 14, 2008 | Ben Giles In Real Time by: Ben Giles, July 14, 2008 Demonstrators on both sides of the nation’s oil crisis picketed a stretch of Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Md. on Wednesday July 9. Motorists passing two Exxon gas stations between Leland Street and Hampden Lane between 5 and 6 p.m. were greeted by signs supporting both alternative energy research and offshore drilling., which had scheduled the event to raise public awareness on Sen. John McCain’s energy policies, was surprised to be disrupted by a group from FreedomWorks. “We did not know this counter-protest would be going on,” said Ellen Leary...
  • Farm Bill Fiasco

    05/14/2008 8:12:15 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 5 replies · 102+ views ^ | 5-14-2008 | Dr. Wayne Brough
    There is an old adage in economics suggesting that it is possible to determine whether a country is developed or not by observing its farm policies. Developed nations such as the United States and those in the EU subsidize their farmers, while developing nations subsidize their cities by setting price controls on farm products. This year’s $300 billion farm bill truly puts the United States in the developed camp. Despite record high prices for crops, the U.S. Congress is moving forward with a massive new farm bill that boosts subsidies while expanding government control over agriculture. It is not surprising...
  • Backlash grows against the housing bailout

    04/23/2008 8:28:58 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 87 replies · 153+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 4-23-2008 | Les Christie
    Why should American taxpayers have to pay to bailout reckless lenders and borrowers? The website, launched just last week, has a vitiation demanding that Congress not pass any bailout programs that reward risky borrowing and lending. To wit: "Let the free market sort it out!" The petition is gathering 40 to 50 signatures per hour, according to spokesman Adam Brandon, who adds that the site is already getting 15,000 visitors a day. "There's a huge segment of the country saying, 'We don't want our money used for a bailout,'" said Brandon. is backed by FreedomWorks, the conservative, free-market...
  • Join FreedomWorks and Senator James Inhofe for a complimentary breakfast on August 20th.

    08/07/2007 12:50:25 PM PDT · by jirwin08 · 2 replies · 209+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | August 7, 2007 | Jessica Irwin
    On Monday, August 20th, at 8:00 AM, FreedomWorks will host a complimentary breakfast to discuss the future of U.S. energy policy and the economic costs of global warming legislation being considered in Congress. Find out from Senator Inhofe where the debate stands, and what the opposition will be doing this fall. For a local outlook on Oklahoma politics, state Senator Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) will share his thoughts and perspective as well. To RSVP call (918) 704-1637 or send an email to Tim Gillespie at When: Monday August 20, 8:00 AM -- 9:30 AM Where: Radisson Hotel Tulsa (10918 E...
  • Vote in the FreedomWorks 2008 Presidential Straw Poll starting July 31-Aug 2!

    07/30/2007 7:27:29 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 3 replies · 253+ views ^ | 7-30-07 | Jessica Irwin
    Voting begins on Tuesday, July 31 and will continue until Thursday, August 2nd. Vote in the Republican Straw Poll this week and in the Democratic Straw Poll next week! Tell your friends!
  • Conference Call: FreedomWorks' Dick Armey & Matt Kibbe on 110th Congress & 08 Presidential Race

    07/12/2007 8:16:11 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 1 replies · 175+ views ^ | July 12, 2007 | Jessica Irwin
    Save the Date: FreedomWorks Conference Call Thursday July 19th at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific! Please join us for a conference call with FreedomWorks members, supporters, bloggers and other small government advocates as we talk about the 110th Congress at mid-session, and the presidential race for 2008. As you know, since the Democrats have taken over Congress, there has been a lot of talk about raising taxes, supporting bad energy policy, expanding socialized medicine and spending more of your hard-earned dollars. Call in on July 19th to find out what is in store for the rest of the session. We will...
  • FreedomWorks Plans Nationwide Protest of Michael Moore's documentary, SiCKO

    06/26/2007 8:34:22 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 6 replies · 413+ views ^ | 6-26-2007 | Jessica Irwin
    We invite you to join members of FreedomWorks nationwide as we protest this epidemic of socialized healthcare and Michael Moore's new documentary "SiCKO." We will be at theaters across the United States on opening night, Friday, June 29. If you would like to join the protest and distribute information to movie-goers please contact : Jessica Irwin at or (202) 942-7609.
  • Big Labor Pushes For Big Payback

    06/20/2007 5:44:08 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 18 replies · 579+ views ^ | June 20, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    Big Labor bussed thousands of activists to Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby for the Employee Free Choice Act—an act union leaders have called their top legislative priority for the 110th Congress. Event organizers claimed they brought 2,000 participants on 62 busses from the Campaign for America’s Future’s “Take Back America” conference to the Upper Senate Park. There, a parade of Democratic congressmen and senators delivered hard-line progressive rhetoric to their pro-union advocates. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.) furiously ripped up a full-page advertisement sponsored by the Center for Union Facts that was published that morning in the New York Times, USA...
  • Architect of Denver’s Global Warming Plan Seeks to Benefit Financially

    06/12/2007 4:02:21 PM PDT · by MattHittle · 26 replies · 654+ views ^ | 6/10/07 | Adam Brandon
    Denver’s new global warming “Climate Action Plan,” is compromised from the top. The co-chairman of the task force, Benita Duran, is also an executive with the global firm CH2M HILL. Headquartered in Denver, CH2M HILL’s businesses include carbon offset consulting, renewable energy services, and supply- and demand-side energy management. The firm had over $4.5 billion in revenues last year. CH2M HILL is also a “major donor” to Mayor John Hicklenlooper’s political campaign giving $1,500 on April 30, 2007. Mayor John Hickenlooper is making the “Climate Action Plan” a city priority. FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented, “Clearly, allowing executives from a...
  • Al Gore Supporter Shreds Sign, Trashes Sidewalk

    05/30/2007 10:57:26 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 13 replies · 983+ views
    Freedom Talks Blog ^ | May 30, 2007 | Brendan Steinhauser
    This video has strong language. Be advised. It captures an Al Gore supporter taking a sign from the FreedomWorks Panda and tearing it up. He then littered the sidewalk and told the film maker, “F!@# yourself.” The Panda's sign read, "Stop Pandering to Radical Environmentalists." Here is the video.
  • Join FreedomWorks at our Liberty Summit and Taxpayer Bill of Rights press conference March 21!

    03/15/2007 11:33:36 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 1,117+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | March 15, 2007 | Dick Armey
    FreedomWorks will be hosting a press conference March 21st on the Cannon House Office Building terrace at 12:00pm to show support for the Republican Study Committee's 'American Taxpayer Bill of Rights'. We have invited free-market groups in D.C. to join us to support these conservative congressmen. FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be hosting the event, and will be welcoming congressmen Jeb Hensarling and Jeff Flake, and Senator Jim DeMint. The press conference is part of Wednesday's FreedomWorks Liberty Summit, in which some of the top FreedomWorks activists in the region will come to D.C. to meet each other, receive training,...
  • Freep the poll: "Should the U.S. Leave the United Nations?"

    01/29/2007 1:51:49 PM PST · by bstein80 · 15 replies · 796+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | 1-29-2007 | FreedomWorks
    The question on this poll is "Should the United States Leave the United Nations?" Here is the link:
  • Help Lower Energy Costs by Expanding Access to America’s Energy Supplies (Take ACTION here!)

    11/17/2006 6:38:56 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 2 replies · 361+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | November, 2006 | Dick Armey's staff
    Every five years, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), the government agency responsible for oil and gas leasing in the U.S. offshore, develops a Five-Year Plan. That plan determines where and how often oil and gas lease sales will occur over the next five-year period. The next plan will determine where oil and gas leasing will occur during the period 2007- 2012. Thus, if an area is not made available in the pending five-Year Plan, oil and gas leasing cannot occur in the area until beyond 2012.MMS designs the plan based on the input from the public. The MMS is now...
  • Dick Armey says 06 the end of the revolution

    11/08/2006 10:22:17 PM PST · by bstein80 · 105 replies · 2,382+ views
    The Conservative Revolution ^ | Nov.9, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Dick Armey advises the GOP in The Wall Street Journal... "Moving forward, my advice to Republicans is simple: Don’t go back and check on a dead skunk. The question Republicans now need to answer is: How do we once again convince the public that we are in fact the party many Democrats successfully pretended to be in this election? To do so, Republicans will need to shed their dominant insecurities that the public just won’t understand a positive, national vision that is defined by economic opportunity, limited government and individual responsibility.." "To voters I say: Demand substance and you will...
  • Dick Armey going to Iowa!

    08/28/2006 7:15:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 422+ views ^ | August 27, 2006 |
    Dick Armey going to Iowa! August 27th, 2006 FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be going to Iowa on September 19th to promote the Freedom Agenda of lower taxes, less government and more freedom. Specifically, Chairman Armey will discuss the need for bold ideas like personal retirement accounts, fundamental tax reform and budget process reform to curb spending. The event will be hosted by Steve Forbes, Senator Charles Grassley and Iowans for Discounted Taxes. The event will be at the Holiday Inn in downtown Des Moines. Admission is $25. You can reserve a seat by calling 202-942-7612
  • Have You Neutered Your Internet Yet?

    06/07/2006 6:25:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 694+ views ^ | June 7, 2006 | Dick Armey, FreedomWorks Chairman
    FREEDOMWORKS PREPARES TO LAUNCH NEW AD CAMPAIGN AGAINST NET NEUTRALITY Ad, new website designed to draw attention of conservative House Members. Washington, D.C. -- FreedomWorks is leading the fight to stop government regulation of the Internet. This week FreedomWorks is rolling out a new ad campaign and the website targeting conservative Representatives. The purpose is to draw attention to the liberal, big government coalition of supporters of “Net Neutrality” regulations, and ask why good conservatives would consider joining them. “Net Neutrality” regulations would give the federal bureaucracy unprecedented new power over the Internet and Internet content. Not surprisingly, the...
  • Docklands emerges as 'brain gain' capital [Ireland's low taxes attract investors and employers]

    06/01/2006 6:05:01 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies · 396+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 31, 2006 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    DUBLIN, Ireland - For decades, the mildewed brick and decay of Dublin's derelict Docklands were the last thing many Irish emigrants saw of their homeland before they boarded the ferry to Britain in search of work. These days, the place is being transformed into a land of rare opportunity — and a powerful magnet for ambitious people from around the world. The new Docklands — where scores of cranes feed the frenzy for new hotels and gleaming office blocks — offer a vibrant microcosm of Ireland's rise from Europe's emigration black spot to its "brain gain" capital. Poles, Iranians, Swedes,...
  • Net Brutality… Literally

    05/18/2006 9:26:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 2,364+ views ^ | May 18, 2006 | Brendan Steinhauser
    Net Brutality… Literally FreedomWorks crashes press event: check out the great photos! By Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks Grassroots Manager May 18, 2006 A free market coalition led by FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior crashed the press conference held today by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), and musician Moby. Our sign “Net Brutality” proved fitting, as one of the Left’s activists struck one of our members in the face with a sign. This incident interrupted the press conference, causing Rep. Markey and Moby to turn and look at the commotion. The man was swiftly ushered away by the MoveOn crowd as to avoid...
  • Freeper/Protest Warrior Hit by MoveOn member at Capitol Hill Press Conference

    05/18/2006 5:15:08 PM PDT · by bstein80 · 43 replies · 4,595+ views
    Net Brutality... Literally ^ | 5-18-2006 | FreedomWorks
    May 18, 2006 A free market coalition led by FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior crashed the press conference held today by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), and musician Moby. Our sign “Net Brutality” proved fitting, as one of the Left’s activists struck one of our members in the face with a sign. This incident interrupted the press conference, causing Rep. Markey and Moby to turn and look at the commotion. The man was swiftly ushered away by the MoveOn crowd as to avoid further embarrassment. MoveOn claims that the man was not a member, but was “some random guy from off...
  • Logan Clements to arrive in Weare on Sat.

    08/16/2005 3:13:47 AM PDT · by FortRumbull · 2 replies · 267+ views
    NH Union Leader ^ | Aug. 16, 2005 | TODD MORRISON
    WEARE — Logan Clements, the California activist who has proposed building a hotel on land owned by Supreme Court Justice David Souter, announced yesterday he will come to town Saturday to next Tuesday to meet local supporters. "I've got lots of supporters there, and I'd like to meet them," he said in a phone interview. Clements, who seeks to claim Souter's land in Weare through the use of eminent domain, said he would meet with local allies who hope to put the proposal on next year's town ballot. He would not specify names, but did say he would hold an...
  • Hundreds of NC FreedomWorks Members Rally in Raleigh

    04/13/2005 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Huber · 33 replies · 837+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | April 13, 2005 | Allen Page
    Hundreds of NC FreedomWorks Members Rally in Raleigh Activists fight tobacco tax increase, demand smaller government Contact: Allen Page Phone: (336) 213-1167 Email: Raleigh, North Carolina - Today, Governor Mike Easley and many North Carolina legislators got a lot more than they bargained for when they proposed a massive tax increase on smokers. That’s because over 400 FreedomWorks activists traveled from all across the North Carolina to the state Capitol to tell their representatives and senators: “We Want Less”. During the 6th annual ‘FreedomWorks CSE Day at the Capitol’, activists focused on the campaign against the 900 percent increase...
  • New group to counter liberals

    07/21/2004 10:30:48 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 509+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/04 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray are joining forces to counter MoveOn.Org and other liberal Democrat groups in the November elections.     Mr. Armey, chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), and Mr. Kemp, a co-founder of Empower America, are merging their two organizations into FreedomWorks to foster a "freedom agenda."     Billionaire currency speculator George Soros has pledged $15 million to liberal campaign groups, including those known as 527s for the tax-code section that regulates them, seeking to defeat President Bush in November.     "We...