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Political Wisdom: Widening the Tea Party (August 2, 2012, 09:09 AM)
With Ted Cruz's victory in Texas on Tuesday, the tea party is showing its strength in a number of Senate races around the country, and more in our morning news roundup.
Political Perceptions: Stepping Up to the Cliff (August 2, 2012, 07:28 AM)
Nothing, the conventional wisdom has it, can happen on the budget before the election. But it?s far from clear what?ll happen after the election.
Revisiting a U.S. Carbon Tax (August 2, 2012, 07:00 AM)
A carbon tax is getting some new attention, including from conservatives.
Wind-State Republicans in Tough Spot (August 1, 2012, 06:44 PM)
Mitt Romney's opposition to a $5.2 billion wind tax credit is roiling Capitol Hill, where wind-state Republicans are scrambling to figure out how to save the credit without exposing sharp differences with their party's presidential candidate.
Club for Growth Scores Another Win (August 1, 2012, 02:59 PM)
Ted Cruz's come-from-behind victory in a Texas Senate Republican primary exposed the rising influence of one of Washington's anti-tax groups: the Club for Growth.
Obama Calls London to Congratulate Gymnasts (August 1, 2012, 02:05 PM)
President Obama congratulated the Olympic champion women?s gymnastics team, telling them how proud he is of their gold medal performance.
Tea Party Ties Up Tax to Ease Atlanta Traffic Jams (August 1, 2012, 01:21 PM)
Voters rejected a plan for a transportation sales tax endorsed by Georgia?s Republican governor and the Democratic mayor of the state?s largest city.
Obama Attacks Romney on Tax Plan (August 1, 2012, 01:08 PM)
Obama on Wednesday seized on a new reportthat concluded Romney?s tax plan would deliver large benefits to the rich and increase taxes on the poor and middle class.
House GOP Leaders: Ready to Suspend Summer Recess (August 1, 2012, 10:40 AM)
House Republican leaders served notice Wednesday morning that they stood ready to suspend the recess and return to Washington if Senate Democrats are willing to work to prevent tax increases or automatic cuts to defense spending.
Governors Implore Obama to Act on Sequester (August 1, 2012, 10:35 AM)
Republican governors penned a letter to President Obama, calling on him to take a leadership role with Congress to avert steep spending cuts that are set to begin in January.
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