The Current | Oct 2, 2013 | 23:58

Is the Tea Party derailing US democracy? - Oct 2, 2013

All but the most essential of federal govt business may be at a halt but the party spin is whirling at top speed. We hear from a top Tea Party member who insists they are fighting to save democracy and a critic who says they are burying it.

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