- Official: Treasury played no role in IRS targeting
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department's No. 2 official is telling Congress that his agency played no role in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.
- GOP questions IRS scrutiny of anti-abortion groups
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.
- Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
- Republican divisions may hinder party's momentum
WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of unrelated events is highlighting divisions among Republicans just when they'd like to show a united front and take full advantage of President Barack Obama's latest political problems.
- FEMA Chief: Feds won't go 'when the cameras leave'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
- Gov't dysfunction may be baked into the system
WASHINGTON (AP) — The works do seem to be "gummed up" on Capitol Hill. And President Barack Obama isn't the only one to say so.
- House panel seeks to curb military sexual assaults
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping commanding officers of their unilateral authority to change or dismiss a court-martial conviction and requiring that service members found guilty of sexual offenses be dismissed or dishonorably discharged.
- Immigration bill heads to full Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — A far-reaching bill to remake the nation's immigration system is headed to the full Senate, where tough battles are brewing on gay marriage, border security and other contentious issues, with the outcome impossible to predict.
- Garcetti elected Los Angeles mayor over Greuel
LOS ANGELES (AP) — City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a campaign in which he depicted his rival a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
- Will Senate bid lure Rogers from his House seat?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Mike Rogers has pulled off a rare feat in a bitterly divided Congress — a working, productive relationship with Democrats in overseeing the nation's 16 spy agencies.