Five things to know about the tea party movement

Monday, April 5, 2010 | 4:22 p.m. CDT; updated 4:35 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 5, 2010

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.