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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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This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows a losing game of Internet Texas Hold-Em being played on a computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J. On Feb. 20, 2015, New Jersey gambling regulators began allowing people to go online to sign up for a self-exclusion list for Internet gambling. They previously had to create an account with one of the online sites or sign up in person at a state office or racetrack. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

End more Obama-era overreach on online gambling

In 1961, Congress passed and the president signed a law called the Wire Act. The purpose of the Wire Act, which was proposed by then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy, was simple: to prevent the use of telephones and telegraphs in the use of gambling. Published February 20, 2018

In this June 21, 2017, photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Remain silent, Mr. Trump

A number of years ago, I was in criminal court waiting on a client's case to be called. A pro-se defendant was pleading his case with the judge and saying things he should not. The judge advised him a couple of times not to talk. Finally, in exasperation, the judge looked down at him and said, "Sir, you have the right to remain silent but apparently not the ability." Published January 28, 2018

Clamp down on big tech's media bias

The biggest media story of the year broke last week. Yet, millions of Americans never heard the story because the mainstream media "shadow banned" it. Published January 16, 2018

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Liberty dies in bureaucracy

As Donald Trump finishes the first year of his presidency, the greatest political scandal story of the last generation is being mostly ignored. Published January 3, 2018

Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia and the missing investigation

In early December, a political disagreement got very nasty. One of the parties to the disagreement is Rep. Scott Taylor, a former Navy Seal and now congressman from Virginia. The other parties are groups that oppose giving amnesty to illegal aliens through the DACA or deferred action for childhood arrivals programs. Published December 27, 2017

An autopsy on the Alabama election

On Tuesday night, supporters of Roy Moore headed into the RSA center in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. They were excited and had good reason to be. Polls showed Mr. Moore ahead. President Trump had carried Alabama by 28 points. Published December 14, 2017

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speak to members of the media in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump's biggest victory of the year

By all reasonable accounts, President Trump has had a good first year in office. While he has not gotten many parts of his legislative agenda through, he has had some amazing victories in other areas. Published December 11, 2017

This Nov. 8, 2017, photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer on the set of the "Today" show in New York. NBC News fired the longtime host for "inappropriate sexual behavior." Lauer's co-host Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday's "Today" show. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)

The year of the left-wing sex scandal

2017 is the year of the left-wing sexual predator or at least the year of their demise. These guys are dropping so fast, it is hard to keep up with them. Published December 2, 2017

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (Photo: Associated Press)

Space: The next frontier

Ask any baby boomer and there are two dates they will remember and can tell you where they were when the news hit. The first is Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Published November 21, 2017

The IRS building

Not all corporate tax loopholes benefit Americans

Donald Trump's signature promise as he ran for President was he would drain the swamp. There is no greater symbol of the swamp that needs to be drained than the tax code of the United States. Published November 7, 2017

Vladimir Lenin poses for a photo in 1922. Neurologist Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed the Soviet dictator's records for a University of Maryland School of Medicine conference Friday in Baltimore. (Associated Press) **FILE**

100 years of evil

The media has remained mostly silent as the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution has come and now gone. After all, the media does not want to appear too biased in their support of their favorite country, the old Soviet Union. Published October 30, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump's tough choice

When Donald Trump was elected, he may not have realized all the tough choices he would have to make as president. Now, he faces his toughest choice yet. He faces an issue that will decide his presidency. He faces an issue that will decide if he has a presidency or if he leaves the office in disgrace. Published October 24, 2017

Former Trump adviser and Breitbart Chairman (Associated Press photo by Alex Brandon)

2018: The year Steve Bannon, tea party drain the GOP swamp

At the Value Voters Summit last week, former Trump adviser and Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon announced the obvious. "Right now, it's a season of war on the GOP establishment," he told the conservative base. Published October 17, 2017

From left, Veronica Hartfield, wife of Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield, embraces son Ayzayah Hartfield beside daughter Savannah Hartfield during a candlelight memorial for the officer, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Hartfield was killed when Stephen Craig Paddock broke windows on the Mandalay Bay resort and casino and began firing with a cache of weapons at a country music festival Sunday. Dozens of people were killed and hundred were injured. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Liberals attack victims of Las Vegas terror attack

As the news about the horrifying Las Vegas shootings came out, most Americans reacted as Americans do. Americans reached out with shock and sympathy for the victims of this terrorist act. Published October 5, 2017

A fan wears a T-shirt bearing the face of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while tailgating in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before a football game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Losing America: How the NFL offended its base

A few years from now, business schools will offer case studies on how the NFL went from the most successful franchise in American sports to just another sport in the middle. Actually, they will be in the middle at best. Published October 2, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.  President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority."   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jeff Sessions must go

Most conservatives applauded when President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions, then-senator from Alabama, to be the next Attorney General. After eight years of the lawless Obama Regime, it seemed to millions of real Americans the rule of law would be restored. Published September 11, 2017

Illustration on IRS harassment of Tea Party groups by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Will the IRS investigate the SPLC on taxes?

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) likes to bill itself as a leader in the fight against "hate and bigotry." It is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity and it makes a lot of money as a non-profit. Published September 5, 2017