October 9, 2013 Don't expect the president to campaign for Milton Wolf. There's some political distance between Wolf and his cousin in the White House, to put it mildly.
October 9, 2013 President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner trade barbs, while some federal employees considered "essential" are working without a paycheck.
October 3, 2013 Polls may show most Americans are unhappy about the shutdown, but for members of the Tea Party and other conservatives, the current clash over the Affordable Care Act is essential.
September 27, 2013 A political journalist tells congressional Republicans to pull the trigger on a government shutdown and debt default... Speaker Boehner's attempt to placate his House GOP caucus' hardliners fails ... Someone goes cute and furry to sell Obamacare.
September 26, 2013 The GOP can still reasonably claim to be the "party of business." But it's clear there's a significant amount of tension between the Republican Party and the business community.
July 22, 2013 Sen. Mitch McConnell's job requires him to make deals with Democrats, something at which he's been especially good. But he may be forced to use proxies like Sen. John McCain because of an expected Tea Party primary challenger to his re-election.
June 4, 2013 Representatives of conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS tell Congress about the delays and demands they encountered when applying for tax-exempt status.
May 29, 2013 The congresswoman says she won't be seeking a fifth term. She does not rule out getting back into politics in the future. In 2012 she made a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Her fortunes quickly rose and fell.
May 15, 2013 Among the things we learned about the IRS from the inspector general's report was that their boss told the group of employees at the controversy's heart to stop their dubious practices. Which they did, for a little while at least.
May 15, 2013 The House speaker says he's not interested in who resigns because the IRS inappropriately singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. He wants to know who's going to be charged with breaking the law.
May 15, 2013 A Treasury Department inspector general concludes that "ineffective management" is to blame for the singling out of some conservative groups.
May 10, 2013 The targeting by IRS workers in Cincinnati of the filings of conservative groups for added scrutiny was an innocent mistake, said an agency official who apologized. But President Obama's critics see more nefarious motives in the action.
May 10, 2013 During the 2012 campaign, some organizations complained they were being unfairly scrutinized. A top IRS official said groups that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in applications for tax-exempt status were subjected to additional reviews.
December 31, 2012 All large classes elected to Congress want to change Washington. The Tea Party has found that there are all kinds of tripwires built into the American system of checks and balances that prevent newcomers from quickly remaking the political culture into their own image.
November 12, 2012 The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.