Glenn Beck is holding his controversial “Restoring Honor” rally today, and TPM’s own Ryan J. Reilly is there. The rally, which Beck scheduled for the anniversary and location of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, is nominally dedicated to raising funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives scholarships to the children of Special Ops soldiers killed in combat and financial assistance to wounded troops. But although the charity isn’t political — and has asked that the rally not be — the line-up is a who’s-who of conservative and tea party stars, including Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, and is supported by volunteers from conservative and tea party organizations. Read more about the people, and the controversy, behind the rally here.
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