While the rising Republican political star said it's too early to say whether he'll run for president, Rand Paul is certainly playing the part of an Oval Office candidate.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said Friday that the Obama administration needs to make a "clean break" by quickly identifying all who were responsible for the IRS's targeting of conservative groups and spelling out a plan to ensure it does not happen again.
U.S. Treasury Department officials were told in June 2012 about Internal Revenue
Service scrutiny of political groups, the department's inspector general said.
Steven Miller went on defense during a
hearing investigating the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, claiming he
never lied under testimony and didn't have any names to offer lawmakers as they
demanded answers about the growing scandal.
General Jorge Rafael Videla, the de facto president of Argentina during the most brutal phase of the military regime of 1976-81, in which 30,000 people are
believed to have been killed, died on Friday.
N.J. Gov. Christie's latest campaign ad is in Spanish,
highlighting his record on fiscal issues and education while
courting an influential Hispanic group.
Over a four-year period, a tiny minority of federal workers
received $340 million in cash bonuses on
top of annual salaries ranging from $119,000 to $179,000, the Senate
Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight found.
A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives worked out an
immigration-reform deal late Thursday after years of closed-door meetings and some
last-minute hard-lining from a top Democrat.
U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey, running for U.S. Senate, quickly
denounced the IRS's actions earlier this week and upped the
ante as the scandal spread, saying, "Whoever did this should be found
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, chairwoman of the House Tea
Party Caucus, says the IRS targeting of
conservative political groups that sought tax-exempt status reserved for nonpolitical groups
is "far worse" than Watergate.
Sen. Marco Rubio's office circulated a list this month of ways to toughen
security in the immigration bill he helped negotiate, including requiring newly legal immigrants to
show financial self-sufficiency.
Pablo Pantoja abruptly switched his registration to the Democratic Party, reacting to
rhetoric tied to Republicans opposed to the immigration reform bill now before
The law bans the sale of assault-style rifles, including the AR-15 used in the
Newtown killing of six educators and 20 first- and second-graders.
President Obama appointed Daniel Werfel from the
Office of Management and Budget as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue
Service on Thursday.
Ernest Moniz was confirmed as the secretary of the Energy Dept. by unanimous Senate vote on Thursday, replacing Steven Chu.