House Votes to Restore Funding to Military

Approved Paul Ryan budget that would restore cuts made by sequestration
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R.,Wis.) / AP

House Republicans demonstrated on Thursday their support for restoring funding to a U.S. military that could shrink to its lowest size in decades as global threats rise.

‘The Imperial Presidency’

House holds hearing on executive overreach
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Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an “imperial presidency.”

Protesters Demand an Audit of the IRS

Lawmakers assure crowds they will get answers from the IRS, Bachmann urges more action from Republicans
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Congressional leaders, tea party activists, and Glenn Beck gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to reiterate their concern over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, call for more investigations, and advocate for the abolishment of the agency on Wednesday.

“My committee … has been trying to get answers from the IRS for more than two years. We’re just starting to get answers,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Price Calls for Ingram to Step Back from IRS Oversight Role

Price to Menendez: 'Good attempt to change the subject'

Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) called on Sarah Hall Ingram to step back from her position overseeing the agency’s enforcement of Obamacare until a thorough investigation was conclude, given her involvement at the IRS during the targeting of conservative tax-exempt groups. Price also rebuked Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) for not answering ABC host George …

Off the Rails

Obamacare a ‘train wreck,’ according to bill’s supporters
Sen. Max Baucus / AP

Opponents of Obamacare on Thursday seized on warnings from two of its legislative architects that implementation of the law could be disastrous. “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and wrote large portions of the law.