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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.
Senator Predicts Success For 'Blank Slate' Tax ReformU.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.
Former IRS Commissioner: I Knew Little About What Was HappeningThe 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.
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.
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.
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.