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The tea party turns 5 today. Will it make it to 10?


Steve Marcus

Sarah Palin poses with supporters during a rally in Henderson.

On Feb. 27, 2009, the tea party held its first protests in more than 30 cities across the United States. Five years later, the grass-roots group is throwing a big bash in D.C. to celebrate its birthday, and we're wondering much of the same things about tea party members that we were prior to the 2010 midterms, when they proved they weren't kidding about getting comfortable in the home Republicans begrudgingly made for them.

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