The Republicans’ anti-tax Tea Party wing, which failed in its goal to defeat President Barack Obama and the Senate Democratic majority, is rising to leadership positions in policy and activist groups that have guided the party’s direction for years.
On the campaign trail, Republicans are reviving attacks on the Obama administration’s $830 billion stimulus package. It’s a debate Vice President Joe Biden, who oversaw the program, won’t shy away from.
Republican voters are beginning to coalesce around the presidential candidacy of front-runner Mitt Romney even as his opponents vow to continue their campaigns into a series of contests this month and beyond.
Senator Charles E. Grassley said he will investigate how an investor services firm specializing in so-called political intelligence got early word of a Medicare- rate decision that led to a surge in health insurer stocks.
While losses by Tea Party-backed candidates may have helped cost Republicans control of the U.S. Senate, the movement furnished the intensity and enthusiasm that enabled the party to seize a majority in the House.
Banks, investment firms and other financial companies, including Citigroup Inc. , Visa Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , employed at least 1,447 former lawmakers, congressional aides and executive branch employees as lobbyists since January 2009, according to a new study .