Raising taxes for top earners was anathema to Representative Dave Camp. Still, there he was on New Year’s Day 2013 backing a plan to do just that -- averting a U.S. fiscal crisis -- to help John Boehner.
Google Inc. is moving its Washington office closer to Capitol Hill after spending $18.2 million on lobbying, more than Northrop Grumman Corp. and enough to rank the technology company as the eighth-biggest advocacy spender.
Republicans considering running for president were quick to embrace House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan ’s plan to shrink the U.S. budget deficit , a blueprint likely to frame the debate over federal spending heading into next year’s elections and spur Democratic attacks.
House Speaker John Boehner lost support from more than one-fourth of his Republican colleagues as the chamber rejected a $939 billion agricultural-policy bill, the latest in a series of embarrassments handed to him by his own party.
President Barack Obama is using a battle over the stalled nomination of his candidate to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and extension of a payroll tax cut to campaign as a populist defender of the middle class.
When the storm clouds clear, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party will face a compressed political convention that will make the task of balancing biography and criticism of President Barack Obama more difficult.