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Report: Tea party group FreedomWorks is in deep financial trouble

The conservative activist group credited with building the tea party has turned into a nearly broke wingnut welfare slush fund, according to former staffers. Sources told BuzzFeed that FreedomWorks was forced to take out a $1 million line of credit to keep extra cash on hand earlier this year. The…

Koch-founded group recycles misleading video to support union-busting in Ohio

A new ad out of FreedomWorks, the political advocacy group funded in-part by arch conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, rankled critics Friday for recycling footage from a California protest to smear union workers in Ohio. The ad was part of a larger campaign FreedomWorks is planning, which includes a…

‘Bullied’ Geico fires actor who insulted tea partiers

That assertive voice at the end of those “Geico gecko” ads which tells you that “15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance” may soon sound a little different. That’s because car insurer Geico has fired the ads’ voice-over actor after he left a sarcastic and…

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