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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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FILE - This May 20, 2013 file photo shows Harvard Law Professor David Barron during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The White House is offering to show senators a secret paper justifying the drone strike on an American citizen written by one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

PHILLIPS: Obama's pick: Barron is the worst of the worst

If there is one consistent in the Obama regime, President Obama's picks for the Federal Judiciary are incredibly bad. Now, the United States Senate is poised to confirm one of the worst nominees in the history of bad Obama nominees. Published May 19, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Thomas Donohue listens to a question after his State of American Business address on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo, File)

PHILLIPS: Corporations to the rescue

Today, corporatism runs America. America's government is no longer of the people, by the people, for the people. Instead it is of the rich corporations, by the rich corporations and for the rich corporations. Published May 18, 2014

House Speaker John A. Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: The Republican promise: No lame duck

Republicans in Washington should pledge they will not allow a lame duck session of Congress. A lame duck session is a session that happens after the election. Those contested races are decided and many senators and congressmen know that, in January, they won't be in Congress. Published May 13, 2014

The Beverly Hills Hotel has been targeted for protest because it is owned by the sultan of Brunei. The tiny Asian nation recently embraced Islamic Shariah law that calls for punishing adultery, abortions and same-sex relationships with flogging and stoning. (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Boycotting Obama’s 'good friend'

Last year, the sultan of Brunei came to visit President Obama. While Obama treats our allies like our enemies, he described the sultan as his “good friend.” Things change so quickly in a year. Published May 10, 2014

Shane Osborn, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Nebraska, speaks at a tea party event in Omaha on April 30, 2014. Photo by Judson Phillips

PHILLIPS: The battle for the tea party

The day the tea party surrenders to Washington consultants who want to be the arbiters of who is a tea party candidate will be the day the tea party movement dies. Published May 8, 2014

**FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Eric Cantor and the Washington Kabuki theater of the absurd

The chances of Attorney General Eric Holder appointing a special prosecutor to look into the crimes committed by the Obama regime in the IRS targeting of the tea party are about the same chances that House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor will win the lottery this week. Published May 4, 2014

Milton Wolf speaks to a Tea Party rally in Kansas on April 28. Photo by Judson Phillips.

PHILLIPS: Milton Wolf's campaign and the problem of liberty

Freedom means not only the right to speak, but also the right to form your own opinion. One of the dark secrets of the tea party and liberty movement is there are a lot of people in that movement who believe in liberty, as long as your opinions coincide with theirs. Published April 30, 2014

Crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near County Road 363 and County Road 357, east of Winona, Texas on Dec. 3, 2012.  (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Getting their money's worth

Why did the Obama regime delay the Keystone Pipeline and throw the Laborers Union under the bus? Cold, hard cash. Radical left wing environmentalist and billionaire Tom Steyer promised Democrats $100 million this year for re-election efforts. What he wanted in return was the killing of the Keystone Pipeline. Published April 27, 2014

Victor Choban (left) of Sacramento, Calif., and Richard Otterstad (right) of Oakland, Calif., hold up signs outside San Francisco City Hall as a few same-sex couples begin lining up on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, in hopes of being married. (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Caution: Liberal double standards ahead

The left has a lot of double standards. They want anonymity for those who promote leftist causes, but want to strip it away from those who support conservative causes so they can be harassed mercilessly. Published April 22, 2014

FILE -This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. Tuesday, April 15, is the federal tax filing deadline for most Americans. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

PHILLIPS: The tax day cometh

If it were not for the federal income tax filing deadline, April 15 might be remembered more as the day the Titanic sank. Published April 15, 2014