The Tea Party In America
Oct 28, 2010 — Activists insist the movement will find its stride after the midterms. They plan to put Tea Party-backed members of Congress on notice that they risk losing support if they go against the movement's agenda. And some GOP senators may be in danger in 2012 if they don't embrace the push for smaller government.
Oct 14, 2010 — Members in Lynchburg, Va. — a town that sometimes identifies itself as "the gold buckle of the Bible Belt" — talk about why they felt inspired to get involved with the Tea Party.
Oct 13, 2010 — In the Oct. 18 issue of The New Yorker, historian Sean Wilentz argues that the rhetoric expressed by both Glenn Beck and the Tea Party is nothing new — and is rooted in an extremist ideology that has been around since the Cold War.
Oct 8, 2010 — Democratic operatives hoped to assure victory for Rep. John Adler by putting up their own Tea Party candidate in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. A report in the Courier-Post said some Democrats acknowledged the plan to siphon GOP votes.
Oct 5, 2010 — A new poll looks at the people who identify themselves as members of the Tea Party movement. They are overwhelmingly Christian, and most, far from being libertarian and much more classic social conservatives.
Oct 4, 2010 — A just-published Tea Party coloring book for kids rides the new movement's wave of popularity. The publisher says it's a teaching tool and it follows in a long line of political coloring books.
Oct 2, 2010 — Tapping into anger as the tea party movement has done, a coalition of progressive and civil rights groups marched by the thousands Saturday on the Lincoln Memorial and pledged to support Democrats struggling to keep power on Capitol Hill.
Oct 1, 2010 — Carl Paladino's desire to ban a reporter from his campaign for New York governor would seem to clash with the First Amendment which requires freedom of the press. The Tea Party which supports him exalts the Constitution, including the !st Amendment.
Sep 30, 2010 — The Tea Party's strategy is to stay focused on fiscal issues rather than take a stance on social or religious issues. But that strategy could alienate many of its supporters who identify themselves as Christian conservatives.
Sep 30, 2010 — The NAACP hosts a rally this weekend in Washington D.C. with hundreds of other organizations. They're trying to promote good jobs, education and greater equality for black voters. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous talks to Steve Inskeep about the march, midterm elections and the tea party.