03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tea Party Convention Now Open Only To Conservative Press

Ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin's keynote speech at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville will now be open to the press at her urging, according to the event organizer.

Tea Party Nation, the group hosting the sold-out convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center Feb. 4-6, had initially announced it would close most of the event to media outlets. But in a departure from Palin's pattern of avoiding the press, TPN founder Judson Phillips said she was the impetus behind reconsidering the restrictions.

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