The "Smoking Gun" Memo That Triggered the FreedomWorks Feud

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A contract drafted for FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe sparked Dick Armey's departure from the tea party group. It was a simple two-page memo--a proposed contract--that ignited the ongoing civil war that threatens FreedomWorks, the prominent conservative outfit that has bolstered and helped shape the tea party movement. Last August, former Republican Rep. Dick Armey, then the chairman of FreedomWorks, was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a 'Restore Liberty' retreat for the group's donors. According to Armey, he had arrived ready to confront Matt Kibbe, the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, over an issue of much concern to Armey: Kibbe had been poaching Armey's media interviews...

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