What Is the Tea Party? A Growing State of Mind

The "Tea Party" is less a classic political movement than a frustrated state of mind. A year and a half after the idea of a Tea Party burst into view, three of 10 Americans describe themselves in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll as Tea Party supporters — equal to the number who call themselves Republicans — though many of them acknowledge they aren't exactly sure what that allegiance means. "I don't really understand it, but I like what they stand for," says Terry Rushing, 63, of Greensburg, La., who...Full Story
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