Tea Party

Lawmakers Getting Earful From Constituents After ShutdownLawmakers ended the government shutdown earlier this week with a last minute deal, but it could all happen again early next year if a long-term deal isn't reached.
Rep. Rothfus Optimistic Parties Will Come Together After Ending ShutdownIn sure sign the government shutdown is over, the doors to the popular Air and Space Museum were back open again Thursday afternoon.
Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avoid DefaultCongress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
Senators Casey, Toomey Frustrated By StalemateFrustration seems to be more common in Washington than the ability to reach a bipartisan deal across party lines.
IRS Commissioner Ousted Over Tea Party Targeting Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.
IRS Investigating Tea Party-Related GroupThe founder of a local conservative Tea Party-related group would not appear on camera for fear of IRS retaliation.
Congressman-Elect Rothfus Says First Focus Is Constituent ServiceIt's congressional musical chairs -- Jason Altmire was defeated by Mark Critz who was defeated by Keith Rothfus --who is just hours away from becoming the region's newest congressman.
Opinion: Amazing 'Stupid Things'Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying "stupid things," but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.
Editorial: Why The "Fiscal Cliff" Isn't WorkingThe “cliff” was created a year or so ago when Congress and the White House couldn’t agree on a way to cut the federal deficit.
Opinion: Seceding From The Union Is Not A Good IdeaI find interest in the circus surrounding people in the fifty states of the Union petitioning to secede from the United States since President Barack Obama was reelected two weeks ago, I’ll be the first to admit that any state seceding from the Union is a terrible idea.
Opinion: 'I'm Not A Scientist, Man' And The GOP's War On ReasonIf Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.
Opinion: Elections Have ConsequencesThe day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.