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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

Brown: Banking Bill Moribund — Boehner ‘Speaker of Tea Party’

Sen. Sherrod Brown, co-sponsor of a bill to prevent any one financial institution from growing so large that it could jeopardize the economy or require another federal bailout, sees little likelihood of anything passing this year — not his plan,...

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Political strategist Dick Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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Political strategist Dick Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Clinton Speech That Wasn’t: ‘Mother’ No Adjective — in ‘Your Walkman’

Jim Warren has gone wading into the swamp of the released papers at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock and come out with a speech the president could have given, had one of his wilder writers had his way....

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

IRS to Tea Party: You’re In

The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the largest Tea Party organizations in the U.S. — a designation that came after a three-year delay and on the eve of a congressional hearing about the agency’s proposed...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

Graham’s Party Threat Minimal: Poll

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is close to side-stepping a runoff in his re-election bid, and none of his opponents in his contested Republican primary are catching on with voters, according to a poll out today. Graham has the...

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

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In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

McConnell’s ‘Coal Country,’ Where the Earth Eats Corvettes

First Mitch McConnell drew a Tea Party opponent. And Matt Bevin is packing a campaign-backing PAC in his bid for the party’s nomination. Then the actress, Ashley Judd, thought she might move in on the Senate minority leader’s home turf....

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A Tea Party Internal Revenue Service demonstration on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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A Tea Party Internal Revenue Service demonstration on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Republicans Press IRS on ‘Free Speech’

Updated at 3:40 pm EST On both sides of the Capitol, Republicans are pushing legislation that would — in the words of the party’s Senate leader — “prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enacting regulations that would permit the suppression...

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John Koskinen waits to testify before his confirmation hearing at the Senate Finance Committee in Dirksen Building on his nomination to be commissioner of Internal Revenue Service.

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John Koskinen waits to testify before his confirmation hearing at the Senate Finance Committee in Dirksen Building on his nomination to be commissioner of Internal Revenue Service.

IRS Boneheaded or Political? — House Welcomes Commissioner

Boneheaded actions or political targeting? That’s the question that has loomed over the Internal Revenue Service for nine months — and it consumed Commissioner John Koskinen’s first appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee today. Republicans, including Reps. Dave...

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Painted guitars hang to dry after being lacquered at the Gibson Guitar Corp. factory in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Painted guitars hang to dry after being lacquered at the Gibson Guitar Corp. factory in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gibson’s Government Series Fit for a Tea Party

Gibson Guitar, which provided a rallying cry for the Tea Party after a series of federal raids on its Nashville factory beginning in 2009, is putting out a new line of guitars tweaking its tormentors. “Fight the Powers That Be,”...

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) at a news conference on the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) at a news conference on the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Camp Challenges IRS Rules Changes for Nonprofits

Dave Camp is still displeased with the Internal Revenue Service. The Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee requested a pile of documents from the U.S. tax agency today as he tries to stop rules that...

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