There's a big event coming up at the National Press Club this Wednesday sponsored by The Huffington Post and Zondervan and centering on The Brody File's new book, The Teavangelicals.
It is being billed as follows:
"The Most Powerful and Underestimated Voters of 2012: The Teavangelicals: Who They Are, Why They Are Important, and Why Romney Needs Them More Than Ever"
Read more from the press release below. I hope many in the media and public will attend.
Always intriguing and raising issues that are underreported, CBN Chief Political Correspondent David Brody will lead a panel that provides insight into the “Teavangelical” movement that was so consequential in Election 2010 and has already ousted several high-profile politicians in 2012.
The panel, composed of respected reporters and pollsters, will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 27 at 10:00 am ET. The panel works to unravel this important but misunderstood phenomenon in the 2012 cycle. It will focus on the power and future of Teavangelicals--the Evangelical Christians who make more than half of the Tea Party. Panel members will debate the influence behind America’s newest political party and whether they actually pose a threat to the presidential hopes of Republican Mitt Romney.
Jon Ward, Huffington Post (Moderator) Robert Costa, columnist National Review David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent of Christian Broadcasting Network Eric Marrapodi, CNN Co-Editor, Belief Blog Robert P. Jones, CEO Public Religion Research Institute
David Brody’s new book, The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are Taking Back America (Zondervan, 2012) covers the movement in-depth from its founding to its current evolution as a force to be reckoned with in local communities. Copies of the book will be provided at event. Media is welcome.
WHERE: The National Press Club, Zenger Room
WHEN: 10:00 am ET, Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch usually breezes through election challenges, but this time around the Tea Party has the Republican lawmaker in its sights. Could his almost 40-year tenure be in jeopardy?
Watch my story that aired on "The 700 Club" this morning.
The Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law allows both sides to claim a victory of sorts. The ruling was somewhat muddled on the subject of federal intervention when it comes to immigration law.
In a strange sort of way, both President Obama (and the Democrats) and Mitt Romney (and the Republicans) can say that the high court saw their point of view.
Honestly, this decision clearly shows that this debate is not over by a long shot.
However, because the most controversial provision was not struck down by the Supreme Court (the one where law enforcement is allowed to conduct immigration checks on people they arrest or stop for questioning) don’t be surprised if President Obama starts to frame this on the campaign trail as a judicial nominee issue.
He can now go around and make the argument that a second term would mean preventing Mitt Romney from reshaping the court with conservative Supreme Court Justices who, he would argue, would really infringe on the rights of Hispanics. It’s not a slam-dunk argument by any stretch, but don’t think he won’t make it.
In a way, the best news for Romney here is that the split decision means that this story probably won’t dominate the news cycle for too long, therefore allowing Romney to address it quickly and move back to the economy where he wants to stay all day, every day.