Will the Tea Party Find a Second Act?

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The Tea Party is at a crossroads. Two years after it burst onto the national stage, there is no clear second act. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Judy Muller looks at whether the Tea Party can survive as a potent force in American politics. Will it live within the Republican coalition or choose to hold fast to its small-government philosophy? After taking a hit in the elections and a drop in its approval ratings in the polls, can the Tea Party learn to compromise? Also, Michigan's Right-to-Work bill heads to the governor's desk. On Reporter's Notebook, Michael Connelly talks to Warren Olney about his latest Hieronymus Bosch crime thriller and its connection to events in Los Angeles 20 years ago.

Banner image: Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 17, 2011. Photo by Gage Skidmore



Judy Muller