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President Barack Obama speaks. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Baucus To Be Named Ambassador To China

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation’s most sensitive diplomatic posts.

12/18/2013

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has just 16 months left in office, but he isn't letting that stop him from plowing ahead on an aggressive plan to rewrite the nation's tax code. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Senator Predicts Success For ‘Blank Slate’ Tax Reform

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has just 16 months left in office, but he isn’t letting that stop him from plowing ahead on an aggressive plan to rewrite the nation’s tax code.

08/25/2013

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on May 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former IRS Commissioner: I Knew Little About What Was Happening

The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to Tea Party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.

05/21/2013

File photo of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman. (credit: Getty Images)

Former IRS Commissioner Heads To Hill Amid Scandal

The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.

05/21/2013

File photo of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Portman Skeptical Of Obama In IRS Targeting

Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator on Thursday questioned the suggestion by President Barack Obama that he didn’t know until recently that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups.

05/16/2013

Recent campaign financing from a trade group representing nursing homes could give Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) a much needed financial boost in his re-election bid. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Nursing Homes Come To Hatch’s Aid

A trade group representing nursing homes has given the Utah Republican Party $175,000 over the past year, money that could help Sen. Orrin Hatch stave off a tea party challenge and win re-election.

04/11/2012

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