59% Favor Letting States Opt Out of Federal Programs
Rasmussen Reports - "Voters strongly believe that a state should have the right to avoid federal programs it doesn't like, but they draw the line at states seceding from the union."
How a grassroots Tea Party rebellion might grow
Forbes - Far from a movement of the far right, the Tea Parties reflect a complex and combustible mix of sentiments from the right and the left, from a hatred of bureaucrats to a hatred of bankers. Just as the early anti-war protests grew, one gets the strong impression that the Tea Party movement is poised to do the same.
Granger facing two grassroots conservative challengers in GOP congressional primary
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Despite Texas' delegation being one of the most conservative in Congress, nearly a dozen of those members -- including Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth -- are among those being targeted by grassroots activists who are part of the conservative movement.
Poll shows 75% are angry at government
Rasmussen Reports - Voters are madder than ever at the current policies of the federal government. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 75% of likely voters now say they are at least somewhat angry at the government's current policies, up four points from late November and up nine points since September.
Why J.D. Hayworth will beat John McCain
Intellectual Conservative - Rachel Alexander writes on the Arizona GOP U.S. Senate contest between Sen. John McCain and challenger JD Hayworth - and articulates the reasons why she believes Hayworth will emerge as the eventual victor.
Texas Poll: Perry has yet to seal deal with GOP voters
Houston Chronicle - A new poll in Texas shows that "Governor Rick Perry holds a commanding lead over his two Republican opponents in a new Houston Chronicle poll, but he still hasn't closed the deal with Republican voters to avoid a runoff with U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison."