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Amy Gardner

Local politics editorWashington, D.C.


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.

  • Dec 26, 2012

Washington’s influential tea party organization nearly collapsed amid struggle between old and new guard.

  • Dec 25, 2012

About-face on how to pay for festivities prompts criticism over role cash plays in politics.

  • Dec 7, 2012

President Obama has asked Congress to approve a $60.4 billion emergency aid package.

  • Dec 7, 2012

President Obama's inaugural committee will accept corporate donations this time around, reversing a policy from four years ago banning such contributions, a spokeswoman said Friday.

  • Dec 7, 2012

Tea party activists hailed DeMint's move to Heritage as a sign that the think tank will play a more prominent role fighting for conservative causes.

  • Dec 6, 2012

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  • Dec 6, 2012

He met with West Wing staff.

  • Dec 6, 2012

White House officials signaled in their strongest terms to date that President Obama won't negotiate a fiscal cliff solution until congressional Republicans agree to raise the tax rate on the country's wealthiest 2 percent.

  • Dec 5, 2012

Dick Armey’s exit from FreedomWorks highlights the debate over the movement’s direction.

  • Dec 4, 2012
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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.
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