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Tonight, an inside look at the National Tea Party Convention. View the schedule of events, and tune in at 10pm ET tonight to get the details about their agenda, identity, and progress from our live coverage.
National Tea Party Convetion Schedule and Topics
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Meet & Greet Reception w/hors d’oeuvres, 7:00-8:00pm
Kickoff Speaker, TOM TANCREDO – Entertainment, LISA MEI & RAY STEVENS 8:00pm
Organized Prayer Session for the convention & our nation conducted by Dr. Rick Scarborough
Movie-Tea Party, The Documentary
Friday, February 5, 2010
Registration, (late arrivals) 7:30-8:30am
Continental Breakfast, provided, 7:30-8:30am
Speaker, STEVE MILLOY 8:30-9:30am
Lunch, provided, 12:30-2:00pm
Speaker(s), JUDGE ROY MOORE & TOM FITTON of JUDICIAL WATCH
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CNN Deputy Political Director
Tom Tancredo opened what's being billed as the first Tea Party Convention with a bang.
The former congressman from Colorado and 2008 Republican presidential candidate blasted President Obama, saying "people who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama."
Tancredo made his comments as he gave the kickoff speech for the convention, which is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville.
Tancredo's speech received polite applause among the 600 attendees at the convention.
CNN New York Assignment Editor
It’s still a recession if you don’t have a job, and 20,000 additional Americans lost theirs last month.
The economy is still shedding jobs but the unemployment rate has dropped, according to the Labor Department. The monthly report shows the unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in January, beating economist expectations. They were expecting the jobless rate to hold steady at 10%.
Despite the welcomed drop, many economists remain skeptical, viewing it as a result of people walking away and giving up on the employment search. You are not counted as “unemployed” in the survey unless you are actively seeking a job. About 2.5 million people can be described that way in January.
In a CNN Money gallery, discouraged job seekers tell us why they gave up.
Job losses still trickled in last month. The economy shed 20,000 jobs, even though economists were expecting to see 15,000 jobs created. The hard hit construction industry endured the worst of it, shedding 75,000 jobs in January.
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