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According to John Amato, founder of the Crooks and Liars blog, a Bloomberg poll confirms a notion that readers of The New American may celebrate but left-wing media outlets such as Crooks and Liars lament: The Tea Party movement's ideals are an extension of those held by The John Birch Society. The not-so-happy liberal blogger wrote, "A new Bloomberg poll on the Tea Party movement confirms ... Tea Party activists are an extension of the most extreme, far-right John Birch Society values, with the added bonus of funding from the corporate right."

With less than two weeks left until the 2010 midterm elections, key senate races across the country are tightening. Both Democrats and Republicans who found themselves behind their opponents have revived their polling numbers and are now within striking distance.

Kelley and Rand PaulThe attacks on Rand Paul's Christianity because of an alleged college school prank are similar to those on Christine O'Donnell's presumed "witchcraft" of decades ago. Rand Paul's wife, Kelley, a deacon at the family's church, has described the onslaughts as a "desperate, shameful attack on our family." The couple and their three children have attended the local Presbyterian church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for 18 years.

Earlier this week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights announced their intent to release a report entitled, Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical Examination of the Tea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of its National Factions.

Veteran journalist and Fox News contributor Juan Williams was fired from his position as senior news analyst on National Public Radio after he made allegedly “bigoted” comments on Bill O’Reilly’s Monday episode of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel.

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