Amy Gardner has covered local, state and national politics for 20 years. She joined The Washington Post in 2005 after stints at The News and Observer in Raleigh, The Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and The Corning Leader in Corning, N.Y. Amy grew up in Westchester County, N.Y., but as an I.B.M. brat also lived in Atlanta, Dallas, Paris, Connecticut and Vermont.
The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall.
Washington’s influential tea party organization nearly collapsed amid struggle between old and new guard.
About-face on how to pay for festivities prompts criticism over role cash plays in politics.
President Obama has asked Congress to approve a $60.4 billion emergency aid package.