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Bernie Sanders Delivers Remarks Amid Projected Indiana Primary Victory
The Vermont senator stated this was another big win for "the political revolution."
Who's Speaking to the Atheists at 50th Annual Convention?
This time " celebrating 50 years of reason ," American Atheists Inc. today kicks off its annual national convention in Texas. Founded in 1963 by the late atheist-activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the Cranford, N.J.-based nonprofit defines atheism "as the mental attitude which unreservedly accepts the
PM Note: The Fiscal Pivot, ABC to Interview Boehner, House and Senate Election Developments
Fiscal Framing - Diane Sawyer will interview John Boehner and the first portion will air Thursday on World News – http://abcn.ws/PY7u51 Latest 2012 Results: Obama – 60,448,311 – 50 percent Romney – 57,645,658 – 48 percent Senate – 55D – 45R No races outstanding after...
PM Note: The Real Story on Behnghazi, Rise of the 'Nones,' Big Bird Election, VP Expectations, Back to the Tax Drawing Board
Expectations Fact Check! – Mitt Romney told Wolf Blitzer that maybe the last time Paul Ryan took part in a debate was in high school. But Shush Walshe reports Ryan has actually participated in at least eight debates during his fourteen years in congress according...
Fewer Americans Have a Religion, Fewer Protestant
Nearly 20 percent of Americans do not identify with any particular religion, according to a new poll. The number is much higher among younger Americans, according to the survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. For the first time less than half...
'Connected' Energy Firm Got Lowest Interest Rate on Government Loan
A politically connected solar company that pocketed a half billion dollar government loan, only to shut its doors, fire workers and file for bankruptcy, benefited from a series of breaks in securing the federal funds -- including an interest rate lower than other green energy projects, iWatch News
IRS drops 2-year deadline to seek innocent-spouse status
The IRS said Monday that it will make it easier for some taxpayers who were unaware of their spouse's tax misdeeds to seek innocent-spouse relief. The "innocent-spouse rule" allows taxpayers to seek relief from their spouse's tax debts, even if they signed a joint return. In the past, the IRS has
Claiming 'Innocent Spouse' Isn't Easy
When Valarie Stephenson tried to leave her husband in 2003, he put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her. She was so terrified that she remained in the marriage until 2007, when a friend — who noticed the bruises on her body — helped her escape to her mother's home in Phoenix. Stephenson
GOP Questions AARP's Tax-Exempt Status; Dems Call it a "Political Witch Hunt"
ABC News’ Arlette Saenz reports: AARP was caught in a political crossfire today as Republicans from the House Ways and Means committee held a hearing intended to examine the organization’s structure and finances and questioned its tax exempt status. “AARP...
Vote 2010 Election: Buzzkill? Opponents of California Prop 19 Growing Optimistic
Two recent polls are showing support for Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana in California, losing its buzz and that's making opponents of the measure more confident as Nov. 2 approaches. "We've done a ton of radio, television and print interviews," said Roger Salazar of No on Prop 19: Public