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House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., at a news conference on Sept. 11, 2013.

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., at a news conference on Sept. 11, 2013.

Shuster’s Cash Haul Swamps Rivals — Tea Partier Digging into Pockets

Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster’s Republican primary challenge is starting to look like a tempest in a Tea Party pot. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will report to the Federal Election Commission later today that he raised...

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Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

Tea Party, Bill Maher, Roseanne Barr Ready for SOTU ‘Pre-Sponses’

In the event you’re wondering what to make of the president’s State of the Union address tonight, there will be no shortage of people ready to help. Like Sen. Mike Lee, the Utah Republican who’s a darling of the Tea...

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Representative Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, left, during a hearing with Representative Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 2013.

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Representative Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, left, during a hearing with Representative Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 2013.

Camp: Pause IRS Regs on NonProfits

The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee wants to press the pause button on Internal Revenue Service regulations that will shape how nonprofit groups can engage in politics. Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan proposed a bill that...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Washington, D.C.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Washington, D.C.

Tea Party Group Seeks Boehner Primary Challenger

A Tea Party group is initiating a campaign to oust House Speaker John Boehner from his Ohio congressional district. The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC is spending $23,200 to produce and air a television ad and $4,767 on polling in...

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz, left, with his father Rafael, right, while holding his daughter Caroline during a victory speech on Nov. 6, 2012, in Houston.

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz, left, with his father Rafael, right, while holding his daughter Caroline during a victory speech on Nov. 6, 2012, in Houston.

Sessions Challenger Touts Cruz (Senior) Endorsement in Texas

Katrina Pierson, the Dallas Tea Party leader trying to unseat Rep. Pete Sessions in the March Republican primary elections, knew Rafael Cruz before she met his son, Ted, so she expected to gain the elder’s support for her campaign, “We...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

Ready to Spend: New Political Groups Raised $30 Million in 2013

Political money groups showed no sign of post-presidential election fatigue this year. By January 2013, two months after President Barack Obama was re-elected in a contest that cost more than $2 billion, new money groups were popping up on the...

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz Speaks At The Heritage Foundation

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Cruz Control: ‘Nobody Should Be Surprised’ That DC ‘Pushes Back’

  One of your party’s elder statesmen — one nominated for the presidency — has called you a “wacko bird.” Many of your party’s leaders have denounced your tactic of grinding the government to a 16-day halt in a futile...

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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

Van Hollen: Boehner ‘Stood Up to Tea Party’ — Yet Debt Limit is Real Test

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, praising House Speaker John Boehner for standing up to his party’s right wing on the budget, says the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon. “Look, I...

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