Obama’s efforts are barely connecting with public, but Congress is well off target

Douglas Shulman won’t apologize — yet, at least

Everything you need to know about the IRS scandal

Hillary Clinton remains Teflon despite Benghazi

Jim Inhofe and the “reverse NIMBY” phenomenon

How much do Bill Clinton and labor matter? (And three other questions in the L.A. mayor’s race)

Jimmy Kimmel compares his commencement speech to Obama’s (VIDEO)

Obama the uniter? Not really.


Taking the Fifth: IRS official Lois Lerner is invoking her right not to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, for fear of self-incrimination.

Meanwhile, at today's hearing ... The outgoing acting IRS commissioner and his predecessor both denied misleading Congress about targeting conservative groups.

McConnell won't block immigration push: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he won't block immigration reform legislation from coming to the Senate floor. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee signed off on a deal on foreign workers as an amendment to the bipartisan immigration bill.

AFF spending big for Ayotte: American Future Fund has spent more than $1 million defending Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), with its latest $452,000 ad buy taken into account. The spot defends Ayotte against ads from gun-control groups that have criticized her for voting against expanding background checks on gun sales.

Obama taps 10 for elections panel: President Obama named 10 people to his recently created commission on elections, including former Kentucky secretary of state Trey Grayson (R), who lost in the 2010 Senate primary to now-Sen. Rand Paul (R).

New potential McConnell challenger? Heather French Henry, a 2000 Miss America titleholder, is considering challenging McConnell, she tells The Hill. She is the wife of former Kentucky lieutenant governor Steve Henry (D).

Birthday party, Judiciary Committee-style: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) got a birthday cupcake during the Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration.


"There are so many amendments. ... I can only choose one."