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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller is a senior national correspondent for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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Under Gina McCarthy,  The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

GOP senators knock EPA power grab

The Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to quietly assume power to garnishing paychecks of accused polluters ran into firm opposition Thursday from top Senate Republicans. Published July 10, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ralph Nader raps Darrell Issa for 'showboating'

Consumer crusader Ralph Nader on Wednesday chastised Rep. Darrell Issa for squandering his tenure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee by pursuing the IRS scandal and other "fanciful allegations." Published July 9, 2014

Marine in Mexican custody to get day in court after 101 days

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been in captivity in Mexico for 101 days. On Wednesday, the veteran will finally go before a judge to address charges he violated Mexican gun laws by bringing three registered firearms into the country. Published July 9, 2014

Under Gina McCarthy,  The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

Power grab: EPA wants to garnish wages of polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. Published July 8, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a Democratic policy lunch. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans who are eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Harry Reid lords over crippled Congress

Harry Reid is one of 100 senators, but so far in 2014, he's been responsible for one-third of all the amendments proposed on the Senate floor — a number that underscores just how much one man has come to dominate the legislative process. Published July 7, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 31, 2013. (Associated Press)

Mark Udall finds little time for Obama in Colorado

Colorado's vulnerable Sen. Mark Udall won't stump beside President Obama in Denver this week but will join him for a fund-raising event, the senator's campaign said Monday. Published July 7, 2014

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu is the chief beneficiary of the Louisiana NAACP's most aggressive and sophisticated voter drive in the organization's history. (Associated Press)

Democrats microtarget blacks in South in effort to keep Senate

Black voters across the South increasingly recognize that they have the electoral muscle to swing statewide races, but that doesn't guarantee they will show up at the polls this year to save white Democrats struggling to hold on to their Senate seats. Published July 6, 2014

Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan will be watching closely the challenge to North Carolina's voter ID law. Opponents of the law contend that the identification requirement creates an obstacle for blacks, Hispanics and women to reach the ballot box. (Associated Press)

Fight over North Carolina voter ID law heads to court

The legal challenge to North Carolina's voter ID law goes before a federal judge Monday, as the fight over whether the law suppresses minority votes flares up in the state's U.S. Senate race. Published July 6, 2014

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Government watchdog group takes legal action against IRS over lost emails

The government accountability group Judicial Watch filed a legal motion Friday that threatens to drag the Obama administration into federal court to answer questions about the lost emails of ex-IRS official Lois Learner and others implicated in the tea party targeting scandal. Published June 27, 2014

**FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 3, 2014. (Associated Press)

Mitch McConnell boasts lead in internal poll

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign released an internal poll showing him with a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, contradicting recent surveys of Kentucky voters that show it's a neck-and-neck race. Published June 27, 2014

**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, accompanied by President Obama, meets Sept. 12, 2012, with State Department personnel in the courtyard of the State Department building in Washington after the president spoke at the White House concerning the recent deaths of Americans in Libya. (Associated Press)

RNC warns Hillary Clinton would be Obama's third term

The Republican National Committee launched a campaign Friday to convince voters that electing Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 would be the same as giving President Obama a third term. Published June 27, 2014