Andrea Seabrook, NPR http://kut.org en Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans http://kut.org/post/romneys-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 http://kut.org Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans Remember the Debt Ceiling Debate? It's Back http://kut.org/post/remember-debt-ceiling-debate-its-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 http://kut.org Remember the Debt Ceiling Debate? It's Back On The Hill, Gingrich Made Friends And Enemies http://kut.org/post/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 http://kut.org