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IRS officials who targeted tea party will face wrath on Capitol Hill

IRS officials who targeted tea party will face wrath on Capitol Hill

Internal Revenue Service officials who took part in added scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions will testify publicly for the first time on Thursday before U.S. lawmakers, in an…

Anger remains in Congress over government spying on Americans

Anger remains in Congress over government spying on Americans

Six weeks after a leaked document exposed the scope of the government’s surveillance of Americans’ phone records, many Democrats and some Republicans are still angry about it. On Wednesday, key…

Senate avoids a meltdown…for now

Senate avoids a meltdown…for now

A bipartisan Senate pact has smoothed the confirmation path for a batch of President Barack Obama’s nominations and removed, for now, a Democratic threat to impose procedural changes weakening minority…

Liz Cheney: Latest tea party challenger to GOP establishment

Liz Cheney: Latest tea party challenger to GOP establishment

Liz Cheney says her GOP primary challenge to Wyoming’s senior U.S. senator is about sending a “new generation” to Washington. But it has all the hallmarks of the same divisions…

Senators head for rowdy showdown on rule changes

Senators head for rowdy showdown on rule changes

Senators prepared for a potentially rancorous day Tuesday — even by recent standards of partisan unpleasantness — as Democratic leaders threatened to change filibuster rules to stop Republicans from blocking…

Obama drops passion from public reaction to Trayvon Martin case

Obama drops passion from public reaction to Trayvon Martin case

When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain…

Volunteerism bringing George H.W. Bush to the White House

Volunteerism bringing George H.W. Bush to the White House

A commitment to volunteerism is bringing together presidents past and present. Former President George H.W. Bush is coming to the White House on Monday for a ceremony President Barack Obama…

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would help President Barack Obama win confirmation for some of his nominees for posts overseeing workers’ and…

Texas finally passes nation’s most restrictive abortion law

Texas finally passes nation’s most restrictive abortion law

Republican lawmakers in Texas passed a bill that would give the state some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats…

Republicans rejoicing after former Montana governor says ‘no’ to Senate race

Republicans rejoicing after former Montana governor says ‘no’ to Senate race

Republicans received a boost in their attempt to win back the majority in the Senate next year when a former Democratic governor bowed out of Montana’s open Senate race, a…