Tea Party express arrives in Washington, DC

The World

Today is tax day. (So go mail in your paperwork or file for an automatic extension, folks.) It’s no surprise that today is the day Tea Party activists have chosen to rally, across the country, against what they call, unnecessary government largess. There will be hundreds of small rallies in cities from Walla Walla, Wash. to Niceville, Fla. They are all loosely related to the Tea Party Express, which arrives in Washington, D.C. at 11:00 a.m., revved up after a speech from Sarah Palin in Boston yesterday.

We take a closer look at the individuals involved in the Tea Party. Our partners The New York Times conducted an impressive poll examining who exactly considers themselves Tea Party members. Jane Elder, Editor of News Surveys and Election Analysis at the Times, explains what the poll found.

We also hear from Robert Davie, of Manchester, Vt., who drove overnight to attend the D.C. rally to express his dissatisfaction with the state of government right now.

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