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  • ** FILE ** Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin pauses while organizing the start of an Election Day demonstration on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 2, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war

    The executive director of the House Republican Study Committee has been fired, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots said the ouster is little more than the establishment GOP's latest attempt to drive out the strong conservative element from the party — especially since the replacement hails as an ally of House Speaker John Boehner.

  • Inside the Beltway: Obamacare 'fix' now in a fix

    So much for President Obama's convoluted announcement that offered home remedies for the big ills of health care reform, plus a one year sign-up reprieve for those who have lost their insurance. For a president who enjoys golf, the big news teed up Republican outrage to perfection. Oh, the irony.

  • **FILE** Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

    House Republicans file, promote an alternative to Obamacare

    The Republican Study Committee on Wednesday unveiled a 181-page alternative to the massive federal health care law passed in 2010, touting their "market-focused" reforms as a viable way to fix the nation's broken health care system without imposing mandates and taxes on Americans.

  • Incoming Chairman Steve Scalise. (Associated Press)

    GOP duo: Compromising principles not necessary to win

    Two top congressional conservatives rejected the notion Tuesday that they must compromise their principles to adapt to changing political winds, as both — the old and new chairmen of the House Republican Study Committee — said they will hold firm in the face of the Obama administration's agenda.

  • ** FILE ** Jim DeMint resigned from his U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina to take leadership at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Conservatives' next step

    Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.

  • Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (right), accompanied by Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, speaks before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    BP, feds in talks over spill fines

    BP and the Obama administration are discussing a possible settlement over fines for the company's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in an effort to avoid a costly legal fight that would delay that money from reaching the affected states, a congressman said Tuesday.

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