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  • ** FILE ** This Feb. 18, 2010 photo shows former House Majority Leader Dick Armey speaking in Washington. Eased out with an $8 million payout provided by an influential GOP fundraiser, Armey says he has left a conservative Tea Party group, FreedomWorks, because of an internal split over the group's future direction. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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  • Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has resigned as chairman of the tea party group FreedomWorks in exchange for $8 million in consulting fees paid in annual $400,000 installments. The former Texas lawmaker also has left his position at its sister organization, FreedomWorks Foundation. (Associated Press)

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  • Dick Armey

    Tea party group chief quits, cites internal split

    Eased out with an $8 million payout provided by an influential GOP fundraiser, former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey says he has left a conservative Tea Party group, FreedomWorks, because of an internal split over the group's future direction.

  • Inside Politics: Dick Armey parts ways with FreedomWorks

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    The Tea Party movement was christened officially on Feb. 19, 2009, when Rick Santelli, reporting from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for CNBC, broke into what Dick Armey, former House Republican majority leader and chairman of FreedomWorks, and Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks' president and chief executive, call "the rant heard 'round the world."

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