Lots of buzzing about former House majority leader Dick Armey parting ways with FreedomWorks, an organization that has close ties to the Tea Party movement. The AP is citing a confidential contract it obtained. The AP story is a follow to an exclusive by Mother Jones magazine, published Monday night, that Armey resigned as the advocacy group's chairman. Armey told the magazine that the advocacy group's management was "taking a direction I thought was unproductive, and I thought it was time to move on with my life. Among other things outlined in the resignation memo, the ex-Texas congressman -- who helped usher in the Republican Revolution in the U. House -- asked for compensation per the terms of his "current consulting contract," which expires at the end of the year.
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THE events of September 11th wrought many changes in America, great and small. The announced resignation this week of Dick Armey, the number two in the hierarchy of the House of Representatives, sounds like a small change, but symbolises a bigger one. Mr Armey, the House majority leader, came to political prominence at a time when Big Ideas mattered. Mr Armey helped persuade the House not to reverse any of George Bush's tax cuts as part of the proposed post-September 11th stimulus package. But Big Ideas about small government look odd at a time when public trust in government has tripled, and when Mr Bush shuns much of the Gingrich legacy. Osama bin Laden didn't leave America alone. He challenged the isolationist strain that occasionally surfaced in Mr Armey, who once joked that he had been to Europe and didn't need to go again.
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On those weeks when they are not abolishing government departments and programs, cutting taxes and balancing budgets, the supermen of the House Republican leadership publish books that they have written while flying between Washington and their home districts. It arrived on the shelves from Regnery Publishing without the publicity hype surrounding "To Renew America," the book Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia will publish next month. But if you want the philosophy that animates this new GOP House delivered in plain, unvarnished form, you can't do better than Armey.