A political fight over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service escalated when the IRS said it had lost thousands of emails when a former official’s computer crashed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., about the allegations that the emails may have been intentionally destroyed. Continue reading
Voters in seven states will head to the polls Tuesday for another set of primary elections. Since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in Virginia’s Republican primary two weeks ago, incumbents all over the country are scrambling to secure victories. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about key races, including Mississippi and New York. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Tuesday’s elections feature current officeholders trying to hold on In Mississippi, Cochran’s hopes might rest with black voters Charlie Rangel in tough fight – does he become first Democratic incumbent to lose? Hillary Clinton exposed … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesday.
The IRS said last Friday it had lost an untold number of emails when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011. Lerner used to head the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Cantor on Sunday shows, shocked by loss House leadership fight McDaniel tries to project momentum in Mississippi Romney back in the spotlight GOP rift: The Republican intra-party divide will again be in focus this week … Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the crisis in Iraq and how the United States should react, as well as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss and what that means for both parties. Continue reading
House Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is no longer the lone Republican vying for the majority leader position Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., vacated earlier this week.
Idaho’s Raul Labrador, first elected in 2010 when the tea party wave swept Republicans into power in the House of Representatives, joined the contest Friday, declaring that Cantor’s primary defeat to a tea party upstart Tuesday meant”Americans are looking for a change in the status quo.” Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: McCarthy makes his move to replace Cantor in leadership Cantor, a ‘victim of his own ambitions’ Cantor doesn’t likely change 2014, but 2016 is a different story A warning about volatility in campaigns New report … Continue reading
The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by David Brat shakes the stability of a more fragile GOP establishment. Gwen Ifill is joined by former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks and Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post to discuss Brat’s victory, as well as immigration and other issues that may be undermining the platform of moderate Republicans. Continue reading
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced his decision to step down from his leadership post less than 24 hours after he became the first House majority leader to be defeated in a primary. Cantor was ousted by David Brat, a virtually unknown college professor who had never before run for office. Gwen Ifill talks to Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post about Cantor’s fall. Continue reading