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Five things to know about the tea party movement


For the past year, a passionate group of Americans have rallied together under the banner of the "tea party," altering the direction of the nation's political discourse in the early years of Barack Obama's presidency.

The Associated Press reviewed tea party operations in almost every state, interviewing dozens of local organizers as well as Democratic and Republican strategists to produce a portrait of the movement.

Five key things learned in the states:

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