Photo Gallery Moving to the Right

The conservative Tea Party movement has dragged the Republican Party to the right in this campaign season. But with anger against President Barack Obama high among American conservatives, many think Tea Party candidates have a good chance in the approaching midterm elections.
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With midterm Congressional elections just two weeks away in the US, the conservative Tea Party movement hopes that some of its candidates will be elected. Here, activists listen to talk-show host Glenn Beck at an August rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

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The Tea Party movement sprang out of nowhere last year as frustration with the government of President Barack Obama grew. For many on America's far right, Obama's health care plan was the last straw. His plan to help bailout troubled mortgage holders also angered many.

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has become the hero of the Tea Party. Here, she is speaking in Iowa in September.

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Many of those who have become adherents of the Tea Party movement have never before been politically active. The movement so far lacks a coherent political platform. Here, a Tea Party supporter in Nevada named Kiss Anderson.

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Some of the candidates posted by the Tea Party have raised eyebrows in the US. US Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, who is running in Delaware, has been forced to admit that she once dabbled in witchcraft. Here, O'Donnell with a supporter in Dover.

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Due to Sarah Palin's popularity among the Republicans' right wing, there has been intense speculation that she might run for president in 2012. Here, a Tea Party supporter at a rally in Reno on Monday.

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A gigantic inflatable eagle at the Tea Party movement's rally in Reno, Nevada.

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Tea Party anger isn't just focused on Barack Obama. Indeed, many politicians have come in for criticism. Here, Tea Party toilet paper on sale at an October rally.

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Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were heavily criticized for their Aug. 28 rally at the Lincoln Memorial. It was held on the anniversary and at the site of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Obama has had a difficult first couple years in office and has faced rising criticism from the right. Many have characterized his health care plan as the first step toward socialism.

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Activists in the Tea Party are fond of comparing Obama with all manner of heavy-handed leaders from the past, from Stalin to Hitler.

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Many in the Tea Party have compared Obama's health care plan with the Nazi Party. The connection, it would seem, is tenuous.

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