May 21, 2013 — Under Douglas Shulman's watch, IRS personnel singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. That, he conceded Tuesday, has "justifiably led to questions" about the tax agency's motivation.
May 17, 2013 — Steven Miller, who was forced to submit his resignation as head of the agency this week, testified before Congress. Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are angry over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
May 16, 2013 — The president names Daniel Werfel to replace outgoing acting commissioner Steven Miller, who was ousted Wednesday in the wake of a scandal over IRS scrutiny of conservative groups.
May 10, 2013 — During the 2012 campaign, some organizations complained they were being unfairly scrutinized. A top IRS official said groups that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in applications for tax-exempt status were subjected to additional reviews.
May 2, 2013 — Penny Pritzker, a Chicago business executive, is one of the nation's richest people. She raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the president's campaigns. She also, Obama said Thursday, has "built companies from the ground up."
Apr 26, 2013 — The Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. President Obama will sign it, the White House says. This means the FAA will be able to shift funds so that the number of air traffic controllers on duty no longer needs to be reduced in order to satisfy sequestration.
Apr 15, 2013 — As the Senate prepares to vote on gun legislation, there are more mixed signals on what will be the fate of a bipartisan plan concerning background checks of gun purchasers.
Apr 11, 2013 — Supporters rounded up more than enough votes to block a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the package. The legislation appears headed for a vote sometime next week.
Apr 10, 2013 — Brought down by a sexting scandal nearly two years ago, the former congressman is considering a run for mayor of New York City. In a long New York Times Magazine report, Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, talk about the scandal, their marriage and the odds against a successful comeback.
Apr 9, 2013 — On the tape, the senator and his aides purportedly discuss potential opponent Ashley Judd and what personal issues they might use against her. A McConnell aide says the campaign's offices may have been bugged and accuses the "far left" of "Nixonian tactics."