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Armey steps down from FreedomWorks

Armey steps down from FreedomWorks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- FreedomWorks confirmed former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey has resigned his post as chairman of the tea party-aligned group.
Hatch beats back primary challenge

Hatch beats back primary challenge

SALT LAKE CITY, June 26 (UPI) -- Orrin Hatch, a 36-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, overcame his young challenger in Utah's Republican primary Tuesday, returns indicated.
Santorum, Gingrich tote Etch A Sketch toys

Santorum, Gingrich tote Etch A Sketch toys

BATON ROUGE, La., March 22 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney's rivals flaunted Etch A Sketches after a Romney aide suggested the U.S. GOP presidential hopeful might change as easily as the toy erases images.
FreedomWorks no longer opposes Romney

FreedomWorks no longer opposes Romney

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney picked up another high-profile endorsement Wednesday when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush threw his support behind the Republican presidential hopeful.
Armey sees Gingrich campaign flagging

Armey sees Gingrich campaign flagging

Dick Armey, a leader of both the Tea Party and the Republican hierarchy, said Sunday Newt Gingrich's presidential primary campaign may be running out of gas.
HIL ANDERSON, United Press International
Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case

Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The clamor for Justice Clarence Thomas to withdraw from hearing the challenge to President Obama's healthcare reform law appears to have died down for the moment, but the pressure on Justice Elena Kagan to get out of the case has been relentless.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Of sweaters, apps and polls

Of sweaters, apps and polls

You too, can have a sweater vest like the one Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum wears. Better voter targeting through technology. Some comic relief in a poll. No love lost for Iowa, New Hampshire.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Healthcare tops Tea Party debt cut list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- People who took part in a Tea Party group's online survey overwhelmingly targeted U.S. healthcare reform law for budget cuts, the group said Tuesday.

Former congressman leaves law firm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey said Friday In Washington he is leaving his law firm after negative publicity from his role in organizing protests.
Armey: Cheney misled me on Iraq

Armey: Cheney misled me on Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney gave former House Majority Leader Dick Armey misleading information to win his support for the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a book says.

Political group sells policy with a catch

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- A conservative group in Washington has gained members and revenue by enrolling people who thought they were just buying insurance policies, it was reported.

Colorado tax plan getting Republicans heat

DENVER, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- It's Republicans versus Republicans in a debate over government spending in Colorado, The New York Times reports.

Report: Bush using immigration for votes

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- A Bush administration plan to court Hispanic voters for the 2006 elections will attempt to relax immigration policies, a published report said.

Bush taps Dina Powell for State Dept. post

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Dina Habib Powell has been selected to become the new assistant secretary of state for educational cultural affairs, the White House reported Monday.

White House wants spending cut commission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A new White House management reform proposal would create a commission able to shut down unnecessary and wasteful U.S. government programs.
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Richard Keith "Dick" Armey (pronounced /ˈɑrmi/; born July 7, 1940 in Cando, North Dakota) is a former U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). He was one of the engineers of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades. Armey was one of the chief authors of the Contract with America. Armey is also an author and former professor. After his congressional career he worked as a consultant and advisor.

Armey grew up in rural North Dakota, living in the farming town of Cando. He graduated from Jamestown College with a B.A. and then received an M.A. from the University of North Dakota and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma. Armey is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Armey was an economics professor at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in Denton and was first elected to the House in 1984 in the 26th District of Texas, defeating freshman congressman Tom Vandergriff in what is still considered a huge upset (Vandergriff is well-known in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, most notably for bringing Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers to the area). Armey was one of six freshmen Republican Party congressmen elected from Texas in 1984 that were known as the Texas Six Pack. Due to the increasingly Republican tilt of the Metroplex, Armey would never face another tough race and was reelected eight times.

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