Washington launches four different investigations into IRS scandal

Politics | Patrick Howley
IRS Political Groups Rallies

Your guide to the front-runners, the backsliders and the middling muddlers

Miller was aware of tea party targeting before telling senators there was none

Politics | Alexis Levinson
Former Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Steve Miller during a hearing in May. Alex Wong/Getty Images.

IRS commissioner: ‘Did I know about the list? Yes.’

Senate Finance Committee demands answers from IRS by May 31

Politics | Caroline May
Internal Revenue Service

‘Lack of candor in advising the Senate of this practice is equally troubling’

GOP lawmakers: Obama admin planned years in advance to weaken welfare reform

Politics | Caroline May
Obama points to his brain. AP Images.

Memo suggests effot to undermine work-welfare rules in 2009

Judgment Day: Oil execs face angry Democrats - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey
Charles Schumer

The CEO’s of the country’s leading oil companies appeared on the Hill Thursday morning to defend tax breaks

Starting from scratch: Chambliss says deficit tackling bill will begin by axing all tax loopholes - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Senator says new bipartisan bill will require amendments to original bill for any deductions

The Limits of Speech - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Winkler

Those who’ve confronted representatives with vitriolic language speak out

TheDC Morning: House passes bill aimed at denying stupid immigrants citizenship - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

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Tax cut deal expected this week - The Hill

Politics | wrahn

Senate lawmakers expect a bipartisan group of negotiators to announce a deal in the coming days that would extend the Bush tax cuts for two years

Senate Democrats to force GOP to vote on tax cuts this Saturday - The Hill

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Two plans will be presented for cloture votes, one with a $250,000 threshold and another with a $1 million threshold for top earner bracket

Baucus urges probe of fund raising - WSJ

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

The Senate’s chief Democratic tax writer has called for a federal investigation into advocacy groups that are helping fuel Republican campaigns

Sen. contender to give Snowe a run for her money in 2012 - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

Senate contender Scott D’Amboise plans to give Olympia Snowe a run for her money in 2012

Dem leaders support repeal of small business tax provision in healthcare law - The Hill

Politics | interns

The proposal would offset the cost of killing the tax-filing requirement for small businesses by eliminating a tax break for the nation’s oil giants

Process for confirming senior administration officials is broken

Opinion | Tevi Troy

The Obama administration’s premature recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head CMS is further evidence that the process for selecting and confirming senior administration appointees is broken

As oil industry fights a tax, it reaps subsidies - NYT

Business | Julia McClatchy (admin)

With federal officials now considering a new tax on petroleum production to pay for the cleanup, the industry is fighting the measure

'Emergency' spending does not mean 'important' spending - The Daily Caller

Opinion | Keith Hennessey

It turns out there is no formally binding definition in the legislative process, so as a formal matter, it’s whatever you can get away with labeling as an emergency

Work ethic exposed - The Hill

Politics | Jeff Winkler (admin)

The hardest working lawmakers on Capitol Hill

Barry knows best?

Opinion | Cameron Lynch

The real losers in the health care battle are the American people who elected a president on his promise to work across the aisle and to “change the way Washington does business”

Jobs bill in the clear - AP

Politics | interns

The $35 billion Senate jobs bill clears GOP filibuster with vote of 61 to 30. Bill’s final passage will take place either Tuesday or Wednesday