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    Top 10 Reads: July 13, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Economy Needs Tax Reform, Not Tax Hikes – J.D. Foster Paul Ryan Schools Sebelius at Hearing … Ouch! – Kathryn Nix Republicans Split on Trade Tactics – Vicki Needham NAT GAS … More

    Ohio Tea Partiers Get Back to Basics at We the People Convention

    It’s time to get “back to the basics,” as far as Meta Hahn of Westerville, OH, is concerned. Standing in front of a bus emblazoned with the Statue of Liberty and countless signatures, the fifth-grade teacher and board member of the Worthington Tea Party said, “If you are not going … More

    Why Van Jones' Anti-Tea Party Will Fail

    He talks about “rebuilding America,” but his ideas will do nothing of the sort. Last night, Van Jones launched what he’s calling the “American Dream Movement.” Jones, as you may remember, was President Obama’s Green Czar before he resigned amidst controversy. He was hired last year by Princeton University as … More

    A Tea Party Foreign Policy?

    The Tea Party has had an extraordinary effect on American domestic policy. They have raised interest in policy debates, rallied public opinion, and given it a voice on various spending and constitutional issues. On foreign policy, though, the Tea Party has been largely silent. But with the United States currently … More

    In the Green Room: Andrew Breitbart on the Tea Party and the Media's Power

    Andrew Breitbart is no stranger to controversy. Known by many on the left and the right for his work exposing ACORN and his network of popular conservative websites, Breitbart has seen firsthand the role media can have in influencing public opinion. This subject, along with many others, form the basis … More

    City Tells Tea Party Group "No Free Speech Here!"

    Four Corners Park in Coldwater, Mich., is home to Memorial Day festivities, bands in the summer, and monuments to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend the American way of life. Now it’s also home to a blanket prohibition on the freedom of speech following a local Tea … More

    Bad Brew Alert: Tea Party Being Hijacked by Progressives

    Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) recently asserted that there is a “potential alliance” forming between Progressive and Tea Party lawmakers on the issue of defense spending cuts. Others have also noted this opportunity:  “Arguably, the new Tea Party push on defense spending merely echoes long-standing progressive attacks on the Pentagon budget … More

    Guest Blog: Billie Tucker on National Defense

    Last week I sat through four hours of missile defense presentations at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.  Those on the panel were the leading experts on this grave matter.  Grave because we will soon be digging ours. Not only was I able to sit and listen, but I was … More

    VIDEO: Freshman Lawmakers Make the Case for Government Spending Cuts

    Many of the freshmen serving in the 112th Congress were elected last November riding a wave of Tea Party activism, fueled in part by frustration over out-of-control government spending. This week they’ll have an opportunity to show the American people they’re living up to their promises as the House of … More

    “The President Has Been Co-opted By the Tea Party!”

    The President has been co-opted by the tea party!” declared Senator Paul Rand (R-KY) to a boisterous crowd of tea party activists that braved the snow to attend the Senate’s public first meeting of the new Tea Party Caucus yesterday. Senator Paul kicked off the event on a humorous note, joking about … More