The Tea Parties and the Congress

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Tea Partiers don't like either political party, but their candidates are Republicans as a matter of political reality.  Not many are expected to make it to Capitol Hill, but could they have influence beyond their numbers? Also, poor oversight of billions in Afghan reconstruction funds. On Reporter's Notebook, gentle ridicule was the price last night for President Obama to reach Jon Stewart's audience of young potential voters.

Banner image: (L-R) Bill Black, his wife Jody Black and Don Rose, all of Nevada, wait to attend a Tea Party Express rally in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2010. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images