Tea party conservatives gear up to affect 2010 elections with fundraising, PACs – washingtonpost.com


The energized “tea party” movement, which upended this year’s political debate with noisy anti-government protests, is preparing to shake up the 2010 elections by channeling money and supporters to conservative candidates set to challenge both Democrats and Republicans. Buoyed by their success in capsizing a moderate Republican candidate this fall in Upstate New York, tea […]

Police, Protesters Clash at Iran’s Universities – WSJ.com


Violence erupted at and around university campuses across Iran on Monday as demonstrators took to the streets during the regime-sanctioned Student Day, but used the occasion to press their months-long protest against the government. Students chanted “Death to the Dictator” and set fire to pictures of Iran’s Islamic leaders and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, chanting anti-regime […]

Arrest of Queens Man Puts Focus on Texting to Rally Protesters – NYTimes.com


Arrest Puts Focus on Protesters’ Texting
By COLIN MOYNIHAN
Published: October 5, 2009
As demonstrations have evolved with the help of text messages and online social networks, so too has the response of law enforcement.
On Thursday, F.B.I. agents descended on a house in Jackson Heights, Queens, and spent 16 hours searching it. The most likely reason for the [...]