This just in from the sharp people at Gallup:
There is significant overlap between Americans who identify as supporters of the Tea Party movement and those who identify as conservative Republicans. Their similar ideological makeup and views suggest that the Tea Party movement is more a rebranding of core Republicanism than a new or distinct entity on the American political scene.
In another stunning bit of news, it was discovered that bears discharge fecal matter in arboreal settings. We will keep you posted as this story develops.