Articles by Laura Matthews
Scandal Has Damaged IRS Reputation: Outgoing Commish
May 17 2013 9:26 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has begun getting to the bottom of the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
2M To Lose Food Stamps Because Of Farm Bill
May 16 2013 3:26 PM
The House Agriculture Committee passed its 2013 farm bill, a monster worth nearly a trillion dollars -- you read that right.
How Obama Can Survive The Triple Storm of IRS, AP, Benghazi Scandals
May 15 2013 2:51 PM
Obama's second-term agenda is stalled by the controversies, but it remains to be seen what the longer-term effects might be.
IRS Tea Party Scrutiny: What’s At Stake For Obama?
May 14 2013 2:22 PM
If there is no evidence the IRS was acting on an order from higher-ups, then the president may just walk away unscathed.
Conservatives Suspect Bigger Cover-Up in IRS Scandal
May 14 2013 10:16 AM
TheTeaParty.net questions why the IRS gave an apology long after the first alarm sounded and ahead of an inspector general report.
Read What The IRS Asked Tea Party Groups
May 14 2013 9:57 AM
Read the type of questions the Internal Revenue Service asked conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Why Gun Background Checks Will Never Pass The Senate
May 11 2013 10:44 AM
Gun control backers who are optimistic they'll fare better in Congress this time would be wise not to hold their breath.
Analyst Who Argued Immigrants Have Lower IQ Leaves Heritage Foundation
May 10 2013 4:30 PM
Jason Richwine, a co-author of the Heritage Foundation's controversial report on immigration reform, resigned Friday.
IRS: Auditing Tea Party Groups Wasn't Political
May 10 2013 3:44 PM
Last year, at least 16 Tea Party groups claimed they were being harassed by the agency.
Immigration Bill Backed By Influential Conservative Group
May 09 2013 11:17 AM
The American Conservative Union and others have called on conservatives in Congress to take the lead on comprehensive immigration reform.
Will Green Cards For Same-Sex Couples Hit A Red Light?
May 08 2013 7:51 PM
It could drag down the whole immigration reform bill, and hinder the political futures of some potential candidates.
Rubio Won't Support Green Cards For Same-Sex Spouses, Says Reform Bill Could Fail
May 07 2013 5:38 PM
Rubio says he will not support the Leahy amendment. Democrats are banking on the Florida senator to drum up conservative support.