| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama told supporters to tune out the “noise” and the “setbacks” to his floundering healthcare law on Monday as he tried to motivate his network of activists to join a campaign to boost enrollment....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Social activists and religious groups will gather Saturday in Los Angeles to remember the 26 students and teachers killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and to call on Congress to act on new gun-control laws.
The three-hour event,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:23 PM
With hours before the deadline to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the White House pulled out all the stops – fueling its final drive with celebrity tweets, an appearance by Vice President Joe Biden on the Rachael Ray show, and...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday rant about the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups ("Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?" June 29) raised a basic question in my mind: Why should tea party groups get tax exempt status?...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:55 PM
"Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy."
That's the opening sentence of the Associated Press' story on...
| Mar 10, 2013
President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note.
During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama’s home state, the group announced Tuesday.
Though the organization had been created to assist...
| Mar 20, 2013
Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama's successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama's home state, the group announced Tuesday.
Though the organization had been created to assist Obama's...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her.
The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the...