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Conservatives in Congress urge shutdown of tax-collecting IRS

It’s a U.S. taxpayer’s dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that. The Republican Study Committee, which counts over two-thirds of House of Representatives Republicans as its members, called recently for “the complete elimination of the IRS.” The committee’s support for this idea, once

Can a Louisianan unite warring U.S. Republican factions?

 A Louisiana conservative seeking to be the No.3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives has the potential to be a bridge between the party’s leadership and Tea Party rebels. Representative Steve Scalise is a staunch conservative who, in assessing President Obama’s first 100 days in office in 2009, gave him a grade he considers