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Senate Panel Asks I.R.S. Chief to Detail Communications With White House - NYTimes.com thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
The Senate Finance Committee forwarded a six-page letter to Steven Miller, the acting I.R.S. commissioner who is resigning, with 41 pointed questions seeking information about who in the Obama administration knew what.
President Obama will make a weeklong trip to Africa this summer, the longest journey of his presidency so far to the continent of his father’s family, the White House announced on Monday.
Senate Democrats Press I.R.S. to Review Political Spending by Nonprofits - NYTimes.com thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
The rapid growth of political spending by groups that need not disclose their sources of money should be reviewed to see if the groups are abusing their tax-exempt status, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee say.
Senate Panel, Getting Punchy on Immigration, Quits for the Night - NYTimes.com thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
Though more controversial amendments to immigration overhaul legislation are expected later this week, Monday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to be long — perhaps dragging late into the evening — but
President Obama plans to meet President Xi Jinping of China next month for the first time since Mr. Xi’s installation as the Chinese leader, as the two men try to address critical issues like North Korea, the global economy and allegations of st
Political news from today’s Times and a look at the weekly addresses.
Groups Ask I.R.S. to Investigate Organization With Ties to Karl Rove - NYTimes.com thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
The I.R.S. is asked to investigate the tax-exempt status of a Republican-allied group tied to Karl Rove.
Obama Urges Morehouse Graduates to 'Keep Setting an Example' - NYTimes.com thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
Fifty years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, President Obama told graduates of Dr. King’s alma mater that “laws, hearts and minds have been changed
White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer and conservative lawmakers take to the Sunday shows to talk about a tough week for the White House.
The death of Michael Jackson on Thursday recalled his brush a quarter century ago with an aide to President Ronald Reagan — John G. Roberts Jr., who would go on to become chief justice of the United States. Mr. Roberts, it appears, was not the K
John Harwood sat down with the chairmen of the House and Senate tax-writing committees, Representative Dave Camp, Republican of Michigan, and Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, who suddenly find themselves at the center of action in Washington.
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser, appeared on five network talk shows to mount a defense against Republican lawmakers who accused the president of mismanagement.
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser, appeared on five network talk shows to mount a defense against Republican lawmakers’ who accused the president of mismanagement.
Political news from today’s Times, plus a look at what’s happening in Washington.
Bipartisan House Group Reaches Preliminary Immigration Deal - NYTimes.com thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
A House bipartisan group working on legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws reached a deal in principle Thursday evening, aides said. The group plans to introduce its bill in June.
President Obama will take questions from reporters Thursday afternoon as he seeks to regain his political balance as he deals with controversies on multiple fronts and rising expressions of outrage from his Republican adversaries on Capitol Hill.
The House voted to approve a $940 billion farm bill.
Political news from today’s Times and a look at the latest happenings in Washington.
Four years after resigning as governor of South Carolina in disgrace, Mark Sanford returned to Washington to be sworn in to the House of Representatives, where he started his political career nearly two decades ago.
U Thein Sein’s visit on May 20 is another step in the warming of relations between the United States and the military regime that rules Myanmar.