Tea Party http://kcur.org en Other Options Gone, Tea Party Members Warm Up To Romney http://kcur.org/post/other-options-gone-tea-party-members-warm-romney Likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is reaching out to a segment of the Republican base that has given him trouble in this year's primary season: the Tea Party. On Monday night in Philadelphia, he spoke to activists from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and what might have been a tough crowd turned out to be just the opposite.<p>The event in the stately rotunda of the Franklin Institute in downtown Philadelphia was more formal than you often get at a Tea Party gathering. The crowd featured more blue blazers than American-flag shirts. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:50:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 16091 at http://kcur.org Other Options Gone, Tea Party Members Warm Up To Romney Missouri Caucuses Muddy The Waters http://kcur.org/post/missouri-caucuses-muddy-waters <p style="margin-left: 1in;">The path Missouri Republicans have taken in choosing a presidential nominee has been as twisty as an Ozark mountain road. The caucus phase starts in the Ozark foothills of southwest Missouri. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:23:54 +0000 Frank Morris 14327 at http://kcur.org Missouri Caucuses Muddy The Waters Fallout From The NAACP's Tea Party Resolution http://kcur.org/post/fallout-naacps-tea-party-resolution <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351901cc4934-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351901cc4934-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351901cc4934-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-913575.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Last week, NAACP delegates debated and voted on a resolution calling the Tea Party movement to repudiate "racist elements." But convention attendees seemed to disagree on whether the issue should be the Tea Party's central agenda, or just fringe members.</p> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 17:42:02 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Susan B. Wilson 6849 at http://kcur.org Fallout From The NAACP's Tea Party Resolution Civil Rights Leaders Downplay NAACP Tea Party Resolution http://kcur.org/post/civil-rights-leaders-downplay-naacp-tea-party-resolution <p>Kansas City, MO – At the NAACP convention yesterday, Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson tried to shift the conversation away from alleged racism in the Tea Party movement.</p> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 23:48:09 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6832 at http://kcur.org Civil Rights Leaders Downplay NAACP Tea Party Resolution NAACP Condemns Racism In Tea Party Movement http://kcur.org/post/naacp-condemns-racism-tea-party-movement <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351901cc19c4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351901cc19c4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351901cc19c4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-912733.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Meeting in downtown Kansas City today, NAACP delegates passed a resolution to condemn racism in the Tea Party movement.</p> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:16:49 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6826 at http://kcur.org Local Tea Party Activists Look Beyond Protest Toward Campaigns http://kcur.org/post/local-tea-party-activists-look-beyond-protest-toward-campaigns <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351901cbfd78-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351901cbfd78-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351901cbfd78-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-896291.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City , Mo. – On this day of nationwide Tea Party rallies commemorating the anniversary of the birth of the movement, local organizers are celebrating the dozens of Tea Party supporters who are running for state and local office. At the same time, conventional candidates are courting the Tea Party vote.</p> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:20:12 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6526 at http://kcur.org Local Tea Party Activists Look Beyond Protest Toward Campaigns One Year Later, Tea Party Sees Great Support http://kcur.org/post/one-year-later-tea-party-sees-great-support <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351901cbc5a3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351901cbc5a3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351901cbc5a3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-896286.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City , Mo. – In preparation for today's Tax Day Tea Party rallies, organizers say social media and grass roots sympathy have created great support.</p> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 05:18:49 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6524 at http://kcur.org One Year Later, Tea Party Sees Great Support Michael Reagan Rallies Missouri Tea Party http://kcur.org/post/michael-reagan-rallies-missouri-tea-party <p>Jefferson City, Mo. – About 400 people gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol Tuesday for a tea party rally, featuring the son of former president Ronald Reagan.</p> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 13:17:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6519 at http://kcur.org Young Activist Moves Local Tea Party Toward Elected Office http://kcur.org/post/young-activist-moves-local-tea-party-toward-elected-office <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351901cb91d8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351901cb91d8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351901cb91d8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-891860.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City – Andrea Plunkett has been behind some of the biggest Tea Party protests over the last year. Now, she and her grass-roots organization say they'll focus on getting their candidates elected to local office.</p> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:53:33 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6434 at http://kcur.org Young Activist Moves Local Tea Party Toward Elected Office Local Tea Party Not Discouraged By Political Loss In St. Joe Race http://kcur.org/post/local-tea-party-not-discouraged-political-loss-st-joe-race <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5351901cb5cd3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5351901cb5cd3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5351901cb5cd3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-883937.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>St. Joseph , Mo. – As national Tea Party activists meet this week in Nashville, their local counterparts are looking ahead to the future. Their candidate lost a special election for a seat in the Missouri House in St. Joe, Missouri by a wide margin. But the local Tea Party is confident social media organizing strategies will help future candidates.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:37:12 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6284 at http://kcur.org Local Tea Party Not Discouraged By Political Loss In St. Joe Race