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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ted Cruz teaches Republicans a lesson

On Monday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz taught the Republican Party a lesson it desperately needs to learn. Mr. Cruz taught the GOP something about winning. Published March 24, 2015

Radio and television personality Glenn Beck speaks to a gathering at FreePAC Kentucky, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) ** FILE **

Glenn Beck and the Republican problem

Glenn Beck is one of America's best known radio and TV personalities. He might be called a conservative but that isn't really accurate. Published March 22, 2015

In this photo taken, Aug. 1, 2013, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mayor Mike McGinn said he thought $15 was a "fair starting point" for the minimum wage discussion. Washington already has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Blue-state businesses on endangered species list

If you are planning a trip to Seattle and want to eat at a nice restaurant, you might want to plan the trip now. Seattle's restaurants are closing at an alarming rate. Published March 16, 2015

National Debt Comparison (Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

It's the U.S. debt, stupid

Another crisis is about to hit Washington. This one is the latest round of America's debt crisis. Published March 9, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republican leadership is a myth

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new oxymoron for the English language. It goes right next to "honest Democrat" or "patriotic liberal." The new oxymoron is Republican leadership. Published March 5, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. Netanyahu is seizing the high-profile bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the dangers of a nuclear deal that President Barack Obama and U.S. allies might sign with Israel’s archenemy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come to Washington for his long anticipated speech to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Just days before Netanyahu's arrival, an Israeli paper reported that Barack Obama had threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they struck at Iran's nuclear facilities. Published March 2, 2015

Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference in this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Rudy Giuliani is right about Obama

Rudy Giuliani shocked the left wing media that acts as a palace guard for Barack Obama this week. He spoke a simple truth. Published February 21, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. President Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Obama's war on the Internet

The Internet is arguably the greatest invention to come out of America. The Internet has created more millionaires and billionaires in the last 20 years than any other industry. Published February 14, 2015

FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Janis Haddon of Atlanta holds her glove high outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, as the court concludes three days of hearing arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Nearly five years after President Barack Obama signed his health care overhaul into law, the Supreme Court will again get to decide its fate.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A perfect storm of Republican idiocy

The perfect storm is coming together to destroy Obamacare once and for all, and the GOP in Washington is working on the Obamacare bailout. Published February 10, 2015

This still image made from video released by Islamic State group militants and posted on the website of the SITE Intelligence Group on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, purportedly shows Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh standing in a cage just before being burned to death by his captors. The death of the 26-year-old pilot, who fell into the hands of the militants in December when his Jordanian F-16 crashed near Raqqa, Syria, followed a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group)

Barack Obama: What the heck is wrong with you?

On Tuesday, the radical Islamist group ISIS released a video of the horrifying execution of a Jordanian pilot. Horrifying does not even begin to describe what happened to the 26-year-old pilot. Published February 4, 2015

In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks during a news conference in New York. Ms. Lynch is President Obama's choice to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Loretta Lynch and the GOP surrender caucus

The Republican Party is once again trading its elephant logo for the new symbol of the Republican Party. That symbol is the freshly laundered white flag of surrender. Published January 30, 2015

The website (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

A smarter war against Obamacare

The train wreck called Obamacare just keeps getting worse. As 2015 unfolds, many people who enrolled in Obamacare are discovering the subsidies they received for Obamacare were not properly calculated. Now they will owe the federal government a lot of money. Published January 24, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The State of Real America: It sucks

If 2014 is any indication, when the ratings for the State of the Union speech are released, they will show a new record low for Barack Obama. Published January 21, 2015

Illustration on closing Guantanamo by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Al Qaeda would like to thank Obama

Just a week after the horrific terrorist attack in Paris, Barack Obama is showing his true colors again. Published January 16, 2015

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Bipartisanship is textbook example of insanity

The call for bipartisanship does not show up every year. It only makes its appearance when Republicans take of one or more of the branches of government. Published January 13, 2015