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The boiling anger of America's Tea Party Movement

One year ago Barack Obama was being sworn in as president of the most powerful nation on earth, having swept to office on a tide of hope.

Now his popularity has plummeted and - most graphic demonstration so far - his party's now lost a key Senate seat in Massachussetts, a seat considered a back-pocket certainty for decades.

Katty Kay reports from the US on The Tea Party Movement, self-declared patriots determined to rein in the power in Washington, who are said to be the most popular political force in America.

Broadcast on Wednesday 20 January 2010


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