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May 20 2013
A bushel of Pinocchios for IRSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lois Lerner
In the days since the Internal Revenue Service first disclosed that it had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, new information has emerged from both the Treasury inspector generals report and congressional testimony Friday that calls into question key statements made by Lois G. Lerner, the IRSs director of the exempt organizations division.Washington Post
Jan 06 2015
Jeb Bush sets up ‘Right to Rise’ PAC
In another clear step toward a possible presidential run in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he’s setting up a political action committee to support like-minded candidates as he actively explores a potential bid for the White House.
“Hey everybody — today we’re setting up the ‘Right to Rise’ PAC, which is a PAC to support candidates that believe in conservativeWashington Times
Jan 06 2013
Could Reviving Earmarks Get Congress Moving Again?
The so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" came to symbolize all that's wrong with earmarks in Congress. But during the past few weeks, as Speaker John Boehner struggled to rally support for his alternate tax plan, some say earmarks could have helped him convince fellow Republicans to push legislation through the House.NPR (Online News)
Jan 03 2013
Was Boehner's Fiscal Cliff End Run Past GOP The New Normal?
By letting the House take up the Senate's fiscal cliff-dodging legislation that raises income tax rates on the wealthiest earners, Speaker John Boehner answered affirmatively a question that had been on many minds: Would he allow an up-or-down floor vote on a bill opposed by most fellow House Republicans?NPR (Online News)
Jan 02 2013
House staves off fiscal cliff, but more money squabbles lie ahead
After exhaustive negotiations that strained the country's patience, the House approved a bill to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff, staving off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts. In the 257-167 vote late Tuesday, 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans favored the bill; 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans opposed it.CNN (Online News)
Oct 25 2012
In the homestretch to Election Day, both sides stretch the facts in their TV spots. President Obama greatly exaggerates his differences with Mitt Romney over troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, while Romney repeats a false claim that the president plans a $4,000 tax increase on “the middle class.FactCheck.org
Dec 31 2012
Fiscal cliff: Major progress toward deal
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden engaged in furious overnight negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff and made major progress toward a year-end tax deal, giving sudden hope to high-stakes talks that had been on the brink of collapse, according to sources familiar with the discussion.Politico
Mar 12 2019
House lawmakers clash over GOP allegations Dems coached Cohen
Lawmakers are clashing over GOP allegations that Democrats met extensively with Michael Cohen before his scheduled testimonies, an early sign of partisan divides growing deeper amid the House investigations into the Trump administration.
Republicans claim Democrats knew ahead of time what the president’s former personal lawyer was planning to testify to on Capitol Hill, voicing concernThe Hill
Feb 19 2015
Feds asked to push less meat, more coffee Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/dietary-guidelines-2015-115321.html#ixzz3SDdNCgs0
A federal nutrition panel says you should eat less red meat than you do now, drink more coffee and choose food that’s friendly to the environment. And it wants your local government to consider taxing sugary foods. Those suggestions are part of a report published Thursday by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, whose recommendations will inform federal nutrition policy and guidancePolitico
Dec 18 2012
After Tragedy, Partisanship May Cool a Bit
WASHINGTON Ã¢â‚¬â€ To the extent that Americans have diverted their attention since Friday from the horror in Connecticut toward their capital, it has been to wonder whether the school shooting would provoke the first serious gun control debate in years. But the tragedy could have an impact on another crucial legislative issue: the contest over taxes and spending.New York Times (News)