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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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In this March 1, 2016, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a closed-door policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. The Supreme Court fight is about to get personal. Republicans prepared March 14 to unleash a torrent of activity opposing President Barack Obama's nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As the president neared an announcement, Obama's allies, too, were priming for an election-year fight. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Mitch McConnell, conservative hero?

When conservatives are asked to list who their congressional heroes are, there is a really good chance Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's name does not show up on the list. Conservatives blame him for many things, including being unwilling to fight Barack Obama and the president's radical agenda. Published April 1, 2016

#NEVERTRUMP

Nebraska's great Republican Sen. Ben Sasse described the 2016 presidential campaign in one succinct sentence. Appearing on Fox News, he said, "We're the country that put a man on the moon and the only choices that people get are two dishonest New York liberals?" Published March 25, 2016

In this March 1, 2016, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a closed-door policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. The Supreme Court fight is about to get personal. Republicans prepared March 14 to unleash a torrent of activity opposing President Barack Obama's nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As the president neared an announcement, Obama's allies, too, were priming for an election-year fight. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dems didn't get voters' memo on Supreme Court

In 2014, the American people spoke. In a sea change election, the Democrats were voted into the minority, not by just one or two seats but by a sizable amount. Published March 22, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Friday, March 11, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Death to liberty

On Friday, liberty in America suffered a major blow. Donald Trump's campaign event in Chicago was shut down but far left wing extremists. Mr. Trump's rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago was shut down after the Secret Service and Trump campaign officials became concerned that the candidate's safety could not be guaranteed as radial leftists planned to attack the event. Published March 13, 2016

Donald Trump

Release the NYT interview, Donald

Poor Donald Trump. He had a no good, very bad, horrible night at the 11th Republican Presidential Debate in Detroit. Published March 4, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a rally in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

2016: the new political revolution

"Bolshevik" Bernie Sanders is calling for a political revolution. The last time a socialist called for a political revolution was ninety-nine years ago. Vladimir Lenin's revolution caused hundreds of millions of deaths. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  speaks to the media in the spin room after the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Donald Trump: liar or delusional?

New York businessman Donald Trump has turned his career in reality television into another reality show. This reality show is the American nightmare of his presidential candidacy. Mr. Trump has sucked the air out of the primary so that real conservatives, such as Ted Cruz, are having trouble getting their messages out. Published February 15, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds hands with her husband former President Bill Clinton as she takes the stage to speak at a rally at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The real Iowa shocker

There was a bombshell in the Iowa caucuses Monday night. Published February 2, 2016

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump

How will Trump handle Putin?

Donald Trump, the brash New York billionaire and reality TV star, has made his way into the top of the Republican presidential contenders with one simple message. That is, "I can handle business." Whether he is talking about illegal aliens, terrorism, the economy or Vladimir Putin, his mantra is, he will handle it. Published January 27, 2016

Scott Veley of Kensington, Conn. holds a Gadsden flag during a tea party protest at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 15, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Why did we have the Tea Party?

2009 was the year of the Tea Party. Tea Party activists organized rallies and events. At the rallies, the Tea Party protested the out of control spending of the Obama Regime. Published January 24, 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks in Hanover, N.H. There was a time when Democrats fretted about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign becoming a coronation, leaving her without the tests of a primary season to prepare for a general election matchup against the Republican nominee. In the past two weeks, the race for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination has evolved from relatively civil disagreement over policy into a contentious winter competition between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) **FILE**

The Democrats' dilemma

On the Democrat side, everyone assumes Hillary Clinton will be the nominee, with Bernard Sanders giving her only token opposition. Are the Democrats ready to feel the Bern? If not, they had better. Published January 17, 2016

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Barack Obama and Clint Eastwood's empty chair stunt

Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his final State of the Union address. The State of the Union Address long ago turned into political theater. Mr. Obama announced there would be an empty chair at the address. Published January 12, 2016

In this combination of Associated Press photos, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Dave Brat, right, react after the polls close Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Brat defeated Cantor in the Republican primary. (AP Photo)

RINO wars: The Republican establishment strikes back

For Tea Party rebels, June 10, 2014, was the equivalent of destroying the Death Star. An unknown college professor named Dave Brat challenged the sitting Majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. Published January 7, 2016

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said he saw it as his "obligation" to re-establish the Shariah law system practiced in the country centuries ago.

Merry Christmas, Brunei

The clock is counting down toward Christmas. On the 25th, most of the world will celebrate Christmas. Russia and part of Orthodox Eastern Europe will celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6th because of differences in the Gregorian and Julian calendars. Published December 22, 2015