Over 10,000 conservative activists are in Washington today for the start of the movement's biggest annual gathering, the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Most GOP presidential hopefuls are attending, but some key groups, including the right-leaning think tank, the Heritage Foundation, are staying away because of controversies over the direction of the gathering.
We'll have a report from the conference with Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time Magazine. Gail Chaddock, Washington correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, tells us how newly elected Tea Party-affiliated representatives have been voting in open defiance of Republican leadership.
This segment aired on February 10, 2011.