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Conservative Conference Draws Lawmakers, Picketers

More than a thousand conservative lawmakers and business executives are gathering this week for conference that could shape a new wave of Republican legislation in state capitols pushing for deeper tax cuts, limits on union powers and a private-sector makeover for government Medicaid programs.


The Internal Revenue Service building is shown in Washington, D.C. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

IRS Workers Say Supervisors Directed Targeting

Two Internal Revenue Service agents working in the agency’s Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.


The Internal Revenue Service building is shown in Washington, D.C. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

IRS Replaces Official Who Revealed Targeting

The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago.


Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement's leaders certainly think so. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tea Party Leaders Look To Capitalize On ‘I Told You So’ Moment

Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement’s leaders certainly think so.


File photo taken inside Republican party headquarters on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gallup Poll: Americans Think Republicans Too ‘Unwilling To Compromise’

A new Gallup Poll indicates that Americans on both sides of the political divide view the GOP as too unwilling to compromise with others.


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signs copies of his new book 'Immigration Wars' during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bush: ‘Face Of The Republican Party Needs To Be The Face Of Every American’

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored Republicans to reconnect with middle-class voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul basked in the glow of his lengthy filibuster, facing a sea of “Stand With Rand” signs. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted the nation’s greatest century if the GOP becomes the party of “inclusion and acceptance.”


In this handout provided by The White House, First lady Michelle Obama announces the Best Picture Oscar to Argo for the 85th Annual Academy Awards live from the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Feb. 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

First Lady: ‘Absolutely Not Surprising’ I Was Criticized For Oscar Appearance

Michelle Obama says it was “absolutely not surprising” to her that her satellite appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony provoked a national conversation about whether it was appropriate, after some conservative critics accused her of selfishly crashing the event in an attempt to upstage it.


According to Pew Research Center, social media use is on the rise within politics -- composed largely of young people.. (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Political Social Media Use Leans To Liberal Youth

Political elections are increasingly effected by social media use, and some groups are thriving more than others.


President Barack Obama is flanked by his daughters Sasha, center, Malia and National Turkey Federation Chairman Richard Huisinga as he pardons "Liberty," a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House on Nov. 23, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness.


The issue of the role of government on the economy is the most dividing force between the Republican and Democratic parties. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Study: Government’s Influence On Economy Divides Parties Most

The gap in values held by the Republican and Democratic parties has nearly doubled since 1987, and the divide is widest regarding the influence of government on the economy.