Roy S. Moore’s loss in Alabama has stirred up fresh worry that Republicans are again descending again into Tea Party-type spasms of self-defeating rage.
The government will pay millions of dollars in one settlement with hundreds of conservative groups and admit wrongdoing, though pay no damages, in another.
The Arizona Republican’s conservative credentials notwithstanding, President Trump said he initially assumed Senator Jeff Flake was a Democrat.
A federal watchdog investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups said the agency also scrutinized liberal organizations.
The White House has spent considerable time and effort cultivating the right, the one constituency it knows it cannot afford to alienate.