Most Republican U.S. Senators seeking re-election next year face primary challenges, underscoring differences in tone and ideology within the party as it seeks to wrest control of the chamber from the Democrats.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers from Virginia warned of “grave consequences” for their state in a letter last month opposing automatic federal spending cuts. They urged the president and congressional leaders to take “immediate action to avert the devastating impacts.”
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing to release a more detailed plan to overhaul the tax code soon, said a person who attended a policy roundtable event with Romney in Washington yesterday.