The Louisville Paper http://wfpl.org en Noise and Notes: Sarah Durand's Tea Party and The Louisville Paper http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-sarah-durands-tea-party-and-louisville-paper <p>The <a href="http://www.wbur.org/npr/158232360/older-tougher-but-will-the-tea-party-be-stronger">Tea Party appears stronger than ever</a> with Republican primary victories for Senate in Missouri, Texas and Indiana most recently.</p><p>It is a movement that has been successful in defeating establishment incumbents, pulling GOP leaders further to the right and gaining a seat at the table. This week it was announced that Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-will-speak-republican-convention">Paul, R-Ky., has a keynote speech</a> at the Republican National Convention.</p><p>But Tea Party groups and activists have been criticized for their views and blamed for the current gridlock in Congress.</p><p>I spoke with Louisville Tea Party President Sarah Durand about compromise, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and what it&rsquo;s like leading such a forceful&mdash;and controversial&mdash;group.</p><p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 02:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1288 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Sarah Durand's Tea Party and The Louisville Paper