Pasadena-based Incorgnito Publishing Press Launches Catalog at Book Expo America in New York

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Incorgnito Publishing Press will present its premiere catalog of book offerings at BEA in New York, NY, May 27-29. Incorgnito was founded in January of 2015.Featured in the catalog are the first three books of the acclaimed, epic fantasy series, “The Chronicles of Ara” and “The Lost Chronicles” by Joel Eisenberg and Stephen Hillard. The books are being presented under the Topos Books imprint of Incorgnito. The new series follows the fictional discovery of a missing book of “Beowulf”, authenticated by J.R.R. Tolkien and a team of academics, which sets in motion a series of events that years later will expose the existence of the corrupted muse and her tragic plan for all of humanity.Also being presented is the much anticipated biography of David Margrave, “Living by the Standard (The True Story of an Extraordinary, Ordinary American)”. “Living by the Standard” explores the incredible life of the only known American to live legally by the gold standard and successfully challenge and beat the IRS after 19 years of persecution.Other offerings include the informative and fun, “Never Foul a Jump Shooter, A Guide to Basketball Lingo, Lessons and Laughs” by Daniel Yost; the touching and often humorous, “How To Prepare For Old Age (Without Taking the Fun Out of Life)” by Bernard Otis; and the first book of the magical and mysterious young audience series, “Forests of the Fae: Develin’s Door” by K. Kibbee.Incorgnito Publishing Press was founded by publisher Michael Conant, an executive with more than twenty years of publishing experience. When asked why he started the company, Mr. Conant replied, “I have always been drawn to good stories without consideration for genre, and I wanted to be able to discover and share those stories and their authors with readers of all ilks.”For more information, visit www.incorgnitobooks.com Business News Pasadena-based Incorgnito Publishing Press Launches Catalog at Book Expo America in New York From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 | 1:47 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Future of NoWDOC is secure – Lifford GP

first_img Twitter Previous articleLink2Plans report improved sentiment in Donegal construction sectorNext articleDonegal Marathon confirmed for 2016 admin Google+ By admin – September 22, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Facebook Pinterest Future of NoWDOC is secure – Lifford GP 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North One of the key GPs involved in recent discussions on the future of the NoWDOC service says the on call service is secure into the future.Dr Martin Coyne was Clinical Lead for the GPs in the talks involving the HSE, Caredoc and other agencies.Speaking to Greg Hughes on the Shaun Doherty Show this morning, Dr Coyne said the review carried out over the past number of weeks was about far more than the future of the red eye services in Derrybeg and Carndonagh………………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/coyne1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

‘We’re paying for it’: COVID-positive Atlanta mayor says state reopened too soon

first_imgCOVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020 “I think that people are obviously anxious and even angry about COVID-19. Loved ones are dying, people are losing their jobs and I think there’s a lot of frustration, a lot of angst and I think that the rhetoric that comes out of the White House doesn’t help at all,” she said. “It doesn’t give people much hope. And I think it’s all converging together.”Bottoms, who has been talked about as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, also expressed disappointment in the governor for reopening the economy while the state is still in the throes of the pandemic. Georgia is one of several states that continue to see a rising number of coronavirus cases.On Monday, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed 97,064 coronavirus cases in the state, an increase of 6,571 cases since Friday.Bottoms said that while Atlanta has taken a phased approach to reopening, elsewhere the reopening has been “too aggressive.”“It was too soon and we’re paying for it not just in Georgia but we’re paying for it across the country and people are paying for it with their lives,” Bottoms said.While President Donald Trump has said at recent rallies that schools across the country should reopen in the fall and he and First Lady Melania Trump were scheduled to participate on Tuesday in a National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools, Bottoms suggested that schools in Atlanta, which are controlled by independently elected boards, may not be ready to reopen by the beginning of August, when classes traditionally begin.“I expect that we’ll have more announcements soon but with the way the numbers are up I don’t know how it can possibly be safe to send kids back into the school for the sake of our teachers,” Bottoms said. “The kids may be OK but our teachers will certainly be at risk.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appears on “Good Morning America,” July 7, 2020. – (ABC News)By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday that she, her husband and one of their children are now among a rising number of Georgia residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are “paying the price” for the state reopening its economy too soon.“Prayerfully my symptoms won’t get any worse,” Bottoms said during an interview on Good Morning America with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.“What they’ve told me is I have a low-positive test,” she said. “So it either means I’m on the way up or down. They don’t know which one. But they’ve told me to treat it as if I’m positive, just in terms of quarantining and all other things that are recommended that people do.”Bottoms, a 50-year-old Democrat, broke the news of her diagnosis to her constituents in a Twitter post on Monday, writing, “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”On Tuesday, Bottoms said she has only suffered headaches in recent days, but chalked it up to allergies.She said her husband, Derek W. Bottoms, and one of their four children have tested positive. She said one of her children tested negative and she plans to get the other two children tested on Tuesday.“My husband literally slept from Thursday until yesterday and that’s what gave me some concern. I’ve just never seen him sleep that much, but he’s feeling better,” Bottoms told Stephanopolos, who along with his wife, author Ali Wentworth, tested positive for coronavirus in April and have since recovered.Bottoms’ diagnosis comes at a particularly turbulant time for Atlanta, one of several major U.S. cities that saw a surge in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend.On Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and activated 1,000 National Guard troops to help restore order in the Atlanta. The order followed an incident early Sunday in which about 60 to 100 protesters allegedly descended on the Georgia Bureau of Public Safety headquarters in Atlanta, vandalized the building and sparked a fire injuring two employees of the law enforcement agency, authorities said.Since the May 25 police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the June 12 fatal police-involved shooting of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, the Georgia capital has become a flashpoint for protests that have spread across the nation, fueling calls for police reform.Bottoms said she was against Kemp, a Republican, deploying the National Guard to Atlanta, adding that the move was made without consulting her or other city officials.“The irony of that is I asked him to allow us to mandate masks in Atlanta and he said no,” Bottoms said. “But he has called in the National Guard without asking if we needed the National Guard.”Asked about the uptick in violence in recent days in Atlanta, Bottoms blamed it on “a perfect storm of distress in America.”last_img read more

OnTheMarket traffic dispute goes on

first_imgHome » News » OnTheMarket traffic dispute goes on previous nextProducts & ServicesOnTheMarket traffic dispute goes onIan Springett, the CEO of OnTheMarket (OTM), stands by the figures being published by OTM, while the Zoopla mobile app is now one of the most popular in the UK.PROPERTYdrum25th March 20150548 Views The Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) has issued yet another press release questioning the number of people who are actually visiting the recently launched OnTheMarket (OTM) property portal.OTM report that it has now attracted more than two million unique users to its website since it was launched in late January 2015, but figures from independent web audience monitoring firm comScore, as quoted by Zoopla, claims that total ‘unique visitors’ to OTM during February were 439,000, suggesting that the level of web traffic to the OTM was actually less than two million.Hitwise also claim that OTM has got off to a slower start than is claimed, with its data revealing that the recently launched portal attracted less than 38,000 daily visits in February.Lawrence Hall (left) of ZPG said, “OTM continues to make unsubstantiated and misleading claims about its traffic but its members are easily able to track their enquiries and performance and we urge them to do so. Despite recent attempts to rubbish independent data sources like Hitwise and comScore, these are widely recognised by advertisers worldwide as the most reliable indicators of audience. We believe that OTM will need to come clean to its members about its ability to realistically challenge and replace the exposure of the leading portals that it has asked them to give up.”Despite ZPG’s accusation that OTM is “deliberately engaging in a campaign of misinformation’ to its members and the market both about their own traffic figures and the volume of listings on competitive websites”, Ian Springett, the CEO of OTM, stands by the figures being touted by his firm.In a press statement, Ian Springett (right) said, “The figures being quoted by Zoopla Property Group with regard to traffic levels at OnTheMarket.com are wildly inaccurate. We stand by every figure we have previously stated and there is no question that less than six weeks after our launch, on March 6 and 7, we passed the mark of two million unique visitors to the website. We reiterate that we are confident in becoming the number two portal within a year.”OTM’s CEO said that he was not surprised that Zoopla has embarked on an anti-OTM press campaign given the “heavy losses” it has suffered as a result of OTM’s presence in the portals market.He continued, “We have more than 4,800 contracted offices, around 90 per cent have chosen to leave Zoopla/PrimeLocation. In September, Zoopla was claiming on its website to have more than 1.1 million houses and flats for sale and to rent across the UK. Searching properties for sale and to rent in England, Wales and Scotland on Zoopla.co.uk shows that this number has reduced to just over 630,000 as at 27th February.”Meanwhile, the latest rankings from Apple’s App Store show that the Zoopla property search app is one of the most popular mobile apps in the UK. It currently sits 5th highest ranked app in the free Lifestyle app category. What’s more, the PrimeLocation app, owned by ZPG, also sits within the top 50 apps in the UK under the same category.The ZPG’s apps, which have achieved over five million downloads, have received largely positive customer feedback.ZPG’s Lawrence Hall commented, “Mobile is an essential part of any platform today and our strong market position ensures that our members receive the widest possible exposure across all devices. With both the Zoopla and PrimeLocation apps ranking so highly in the App Store and millions of downloads already, agents not visible on these apps are missing out on huge exposure.”OnTheMarket property portal website visitors Zoopla March 25, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Nimitz Docks in Victoria, British Columbia

first_img Authorities USS Nimitz Docks in Victoria, British Columbia View post tag: USS Nimitz View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic While in port, Nimitz Sailors participated in a variety of activities, including a reception held for civilian and military dignitaries, community service projects and sporting events with their Canadian allies.The reception, held Saturday evening, brought together civilian and military leaders from both nations.Different speakers, including Consul General Anne Callagan, consulate general of the United States, Vancouver, Canada, and Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. William Truelove, commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, repeatedly highlighted the long history of cooperation between the two countries throughout the event.“It’s through port visits like these that we have the opportunity to showcase to Canadians and Americans alike the long-standing and deep partnership that our navies share,” said Truelove. “We get to increase the awareness of the role that we share in the defense and the security of our great nations.”The two nations have partnered in numerous multinational exercises, including Rim of the Pacific exercises, task group exercises and Trident Fury.[mappress]Press Release, June 17, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: British Columbia The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) visited Victoria, British Columbia, June 13 to June 16 to support community relations in the area. June 17, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz Docks in Victoria, British Columbia View post tag: americas View post tag: docks View post tag: Victoria Share this articlelast_img read more

German Navy receives upgraded Sea King MK41 simulator

first_img The German Navy has received its upgraded Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator ahead of schedule, CAE – the company in charge of the modernization – announced on May 16.The simulator has re-entered service at the Nordholz Naval Airbase in Germany.Previously, Sea King training was conducted on a basic instrument flight rules (IFR) training device originally built by CAE in the mid-1970s.As part of the major upgrade to a full-mission simulator over the past 12 months, CAE performed a range of significant updates, including the addition of the latest-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator with Common Database (CDB) architecture, upgraded avionics for concurrency with the current helicopter, enhanced synthetic and tactical environment simulation software, new vibration system, an improved instructor operator station, and a new brief/debrief station.The CDB architecture, which was recently adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as an international standard for the creation of synthetic environment databases, will further enhance the ability to perform networked, interoperable mission training across the German Armed Forces.Sea King simulator. Photo: CAE“For almost 40 years the Sea King training device has provided valuable training, and now with the updates the Sea King full-mission simulator will continue to deliver critical training that enhances the readiness of the German Navy’s Sea King aircrews,” said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, CAE’s vice president and general manager, Europe/Africa.“With the operational requirements placed on the German Navy’s Sea King helicopter fleet, they needed to increase the use of synthetic training and the upgraded simulator enables the German Navy to conduct more training in the full-mission simulator.” Authorities Share this article View post tag: CAE Back to overview,Home naval-today German Navy receives upgraded Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator View post tag: German Navy German Navy receives upgraded Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator View post tag: Sea King Mk41 May 18, 2017last_img read more

Assistant Director of Nursing

first_imgAdditional Information:The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and CrimeStatistics Act requires all institutes of higher education todisclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annualreport is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery .Annualized Salary Rate:Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate withexperience and qualifications. The position includes a broadbenefits package.Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense RegistryInformation) background check, and a publicly accessibleMassachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information)background check.Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis ofrace, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age,veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexualorientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IXof the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans withDisabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and otherapplicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibitssexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries orcomplaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, orsexual violence shall be referred to the College’s AffirmativeAction Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal EmploymentOpportunities Commission or the United States Department ofEducation’s Office for Civil Rights. Higher education environment. Documents, organizes, and records activities of faculty andstaff for all levels of Nursing education.Participate in the development, review and revision of nursingcurricula to ensure quality and relevancy in collaboration with thefaculty and advisory board.Establishes and maintains high quality clinical sites andappropriate site agreements.Assists with recruitment of faculty, professional and supportstaff.Encourages the use of multiple modes of delivery includingblended, hybrid and other online options, as appropriate.Collaborates with the Office of Admissions and Office of theRegistrar to ensure student application and selection processes areconducted according to compliance standards.Documents and assists the Director of Nursing with implementsthe effective assessment of student learning at the course, programand college levels.Participates with annual program review.Assists in providing professional development opportunities forfaculty and staff in the department.Maintains systematic flow of information through regularlyscheduled department and program meetings.Participates in the development of clinical schedules andassociated clinical faculty loadMaintains multi-disciplinary partnerships with externalprofessional entities, including stakeholders, clinical siteproviders and employers, to support the program advisoryboard.Works effectively as a team member with other collegedepartments.Represents Roxbury Community College and Nursing education inthe community.Other duties as assigned.Participates in the shared governance process. Physical Demands Application Instructions:Applicants MUST Submit the following documents: Job Description:The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is responsible forassisting the Director of Nursing in the management and delivery ofthe Registered Nurse associate degree program. The ADONparticipates with management of day-to-day tasks and curriculumdevelopment. The ADON is responsible for clinical site agreementsand for tracking. The ADON is responsible for documenting allaspects of the Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP). The ADON willparticipate with advisory board collaboration; programaccreditations and innovative delivery of instruction. The ADONwill assist the Director in assuring all programs meet state andnational requirements. ADON will be responsible for reviewing andresolving student issues and grievances using approved BORNregulations and RCC policies. The ADON will establish, coordinateand maintain student representatives and student governance as itrelates to the nursing program. ADON will participate in nursingand college governance.Supervision Received: The ADON reports to the Director ofNursingSupervision Exercised: N/ADuties and Responsibilities: Normal office physical demands.Ability to travel between campus locations and communityevents.Ability to travel in state and nationally.center_img Working Conditions Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionallyaccredited institution of higher education in the US.Current, valid and unencumbered RN licensure in theCommonwealth of Massachusetts.Three years teaching in an accredited community college, orother accredited higher education institution.Knowledge of accreditation standards, and ability to lead there-accreditation process.Experience in urban multicultural higher education, laboratoryand clinical settings.Familiarity with multiple education modalities includingsimulation and online learning.Superior interpersonal skills. A highly effective listener andcommunicator with both technical and non-technical audiences.A seasoned manager, diplomat and leader with strongorganizational and team-building skills and the ability to inspirefaculty with diverse interests.Evening and weekend availability.Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and ability tolearn new software requirements. About Roxbury Community College:About Roxbury Community College:Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, two-year Collegeserving a diverse community, including peoples of color, recentimmigrants and non-traditional populations. The College’s missionis to facilitate student success in achieving educational goalsthrough the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs.RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsiveto new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL,and community education. The student population at the college isdiverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. RoxburyCommunity College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encouragesapplications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of itsstaff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform essential job functions. Requirements:(All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the UnitedStates.) ResumeCover LetterList of 3 Referenceslast_img read more

CITY OF EVANSVILLE TO STOP PAYING BILLS UNLESS IT’S AN EMERGENCY

first_imgThe attached memo was circulated to over 50 people associated with City Government but not to members to the Evansville City Council. We were told by reliable sources that today at noon the At-Large City Councilman Jonathan Weaver and Chairman of the Finance Committee will be filing an amendment to proposed 2019 city budget.  The amendment requests to be filed by Mr. Weaver will demand that  Mayor Winnecke cut his proposed 2019 City Budget by $3 million dollars. We have been saying during the last several years that the City of Evansville is spending beyond their means.  All we heard from the Mayor and Controller offices was crickets.  We hope that this memo we prove our claim that the City of Evansville financial condition is extremely questionable. This is definitely a developing story.COPY OF THE MEMO WAS SENT TO OVER 50 PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH CITY GOVERNMENT BY CITY CONTROLLER RUSS LLOYD JR., CPA.Effective Thursday, September 27th, the following steps will be implemented:Any current open full-time positions should remain open until Jan. 1, 2019Travel not previously scheduled will NOT be approvedOffice Supply purchases will NOT be approved unless it is an emergencyThe Purchasing Department will review all outstanding unfilled Purchase Orders (POs) for potential closurePurchases using blanket purchase orders will no longer be approved.  Invoices dated up to 09/27/18 will be paid on existing purchase orders.  Any emergency purchases should be entered on a new requisition.  The actual item required for purchase must be listed on the requisition.Thank you for your cooperation.Russell Lloyd, ControllerFOOTNOTE: It looks like former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friends, CPA predictions that the City Of Evansville deficit spending habits could start catching up with them in the 2018 and 209 budgets years may be spot on.  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sara Lee & Heinz equipment for sale

first_imgFormer Sara Lee and Heinz Foods’ processing facilities are to be offered for sale by tender. The entire contents of the food processing machinery located at the former confectionery manufacturer Sara Lee a world-renowned manufacturer of baked goods and confectionery are being offered by Pro Auction, as well as Sara Lee bakery equipment for pizza processing and sauce manufacturing from the former Heinz plant in Grimsby. According to a statement released by Pro Auction: “Items for sale include content from the gateaux manufacturing, cream rooms, sauce plants, engineering, office furniture and canteen to include plant and machinery, silos, and boilers.” The total number of items for sale is over 1,500. Individual items include: Rademaker lamination and pie shell lines, Comas pie & tart manufacturing lines, numerous spiral mixers, Mondomix aerators and mixers along with Frigo Scandia spiral freezers. The tender closes on the 24 September 2008. The tender viewing takes place at Sara Lee Bakeries UK Lancaster Road Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington North Humberside YO15 3QY, United Kingdom, between 15 & th September 2008 from 08:30 until 5.30pm with final tender offers to be submitted to the auctioneers by 5.00pm on 24 September 2008. Online bidding is possible through BidSpotter.com, by arrangements with the auction house. Catalogues are available by calling 01761 414000 or 07946 496697.last_img read more

Heating the kettle

first_imgStill flush from mid-term congressional victories and rising influence over budget talks, tea party leaders say they hope to see their movement propel election of their eventual presidential candidate in 2012.Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, told a forum hosted by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School that he expects the party to be a potent force in the first-in-the-nation Republican presidential primary in the Granite State.Tea party activists already are holding sway over seats and issues in state politics and helped their own Jack Kimball defeat former Gov. John Sununu for the state Republican Party chairmanship in January. Now, Hemingway said, he is fielding calls from presidential candidates.“Right now, 50,000 votes wins the presidential primary, and we have that many members in New Hampshire,” Hemingway said. “And we will be getting behind one presidential candidate.”In contrast, Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, said her group does not endorse particular candidates, leaving that for tea party groups in the states. But Martin said she sees the movement’s momentum continuing. She said activists will be evaluating candidates based on whether they adhere to tea party values of “fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets.”“Nobody is excited about one person yet,” Martin said. “It’s all over the board. Everyone is sitting back, waiting,” she said.Shannon Travis, a CNN political producer and reporter, acknowledged the enormous success of the tea party movement in changing the national conversation to spending cuts and deficit reduction.“In terms of raw politics, what is going to be more interesting is the fight in the GOP itself,” said Travis, who produced an hour-long documentary on the tea party. When it comes to choosing a Republican standard bearer, “Usually it’s who’s next in line. The tea party is going to blow all that up.”Kate Zernike, a New York Times political correspondent who wrote “Boiling Mad Inside Tea Party America” and has defended the grassroots origins of the movement, agreed that “given all the energy in the tea party, it has not rallied behind a single candidate.”The moderator of the forum, Trey Grayson, the IOP director who was defeated in the Kentucky Republican U.S. Senate primary last year by tea partier Rand Paul, said this is a pivotal time for the movement going forward.“They won, and now they have to govern and run on their record, and how that plays out is going to be one of the most interesting stories in American politics,” Grayson said.Martin said members of the movement are far from satisfied with the gains thus far, and with the Republican leaders they elected.“People are so angry still, and right now they are really angry at the Republicans,” said Martin, who is a veteran of Republican politics in Georgia, where she said voters became enraged when Sen. John McCain of Arizona voted for the TARP stimulus legislation just like his presidential foe, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.“People were cutting off the McCain in the McCain-Palin bumper stickers,” she recalled.The wildfire success of the tea party has been fueled by the deep and long economic downturn that prompted populist frustrations with government leaders for not taking effective action to turn things around for many Americans, Zernike said. But like other political movements in American history, challenges mount over time.“The knife cuts both ways,” said Travis, addressing Martin and Hemingway. “You — tea party — didn’t get the numbers you wanted in the last budget deal, and your success and tactics give fodder to your critics that you are inflexible, want unrealistic cuts, and those mostly affect poor people and senior citizens.”Hemingway said, “But this is a movement. We’re not a political party, and we’re not putting out a policy recommendation. That’s for the think tanks like the Heritage Foundation.”last_img read more