Andrea Seabrook, NPR en Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans The battering Mitt Romney took from Republican rivals during the primary made big news. What seemed less noteworthy at the time — the knocks he took from Republicans in Congress — is now much more significant if there is to be a President Romney.<p>"He's the least of the candidates running right now that would be considered a Tea Party candidate," Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told CNN.<p>After Romney won Florida, GOP Rep. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:21:23 +0000 Andrea Seabrook, NPR 4541 at Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans Remember the Debt Ceiling Debate? It's Back A storm is brewing in Washington that could darken political debate for months to come. It's about the debt, the deficit, taxes and spending — all hot topics lawmakers have been fighting about for years now.<p>This time, though, there's a deadline, and the consequences of inaction would be immediate. That has many in Washington saying: Here we go again.<p>In the past week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have begun a new round of sparring over the U.S. Thu, 24 May 2012 14:04:23 +0000 Andrea Seabrook, NPR 4317 at Remember the Debt Ceiling Debate? It's Back On The Hill, Gingrich Made Friends And Enemies Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is new to his front-runner status, but he's hardly new to Washington.<p>He has spent decades weaving relationships in and around government — starting with his successful campaign to win the House majority back in the early 1990s. Some of his most ardent supporters now worked with him back then — but some of his angriest opponents did, too.<p><strong>'He's A Quality Guy'</strong><p>By the 1980s, Democrats had controlled Congress for decades, and Republicans were thought of as a sort of permanent minority. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:22:43 +0000 Andrea Seabrook, NPR 3215 at