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Washington reacts to Steve Bannon's White House departure
Lawmakers are reacting to the news that Steve Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist, has resigned from his post. Bannon, a controversial figure in the Trump administration because of his tenure leading the conservative news outlet Breitbart, was facing calls to resign after violence
President Obama Talks Iran Nuke Deal with Jewish-American Community
President Obama addressed the Jewish-American community inside Adas Israel in Washington, D.C. and spoke about the tentative nuclear deal with Iran.
Long-Term Jobless Benefits a 'Lifeline' That's Ending Saturday
Kathy Biscotti is in a "panic," she says just hours before her federal unemployment benefits -- her "lifeline" -- will end . "I have no savings. I went through all my savings. [The benefits] pay the rent and groceries and utilities, maybe if I'm lucky. If there's enough left," the Baltimore mother
Democrats: No Budget Deal Without Unemployment Insurance Extension
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House and its Democratic allies are pushing to continue a jobless benefits program set to expire for over a million long-term unemployed without congressional intervention. And while whispers persisted this week that Congress could be close to a budget deal...
After Tea Party Controversy, IRS Official Lois Lerner Retires
WASHINGTON — Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a controversy over the tax agency’s targeting of tea party groups, will retire, according to Congressional sources. Lerner had been on paid administrative leave at the agency since May, after she acknowledged...
Watchdog Found IRS Softer on 'Progressives' Than Tea Partiers
The Internal Revenue Service scrutinized “progressive” groups less harshly than conservative groups, the Treasury Inspector General said in a letter to Congress this week. J. Russell George, the investigator who carried out a probe into the IRS’ targeting of groups that applied for tax-exempt ...
IRS Planted Question About Tax Exempt Groups
The Internal Revenue Service planted a question at an American Bar Association conference in order to reveal that it had inappropriately targeted conservative groups prior to the 2012 elections. But members of Congress are questioning why they weren’t told earlier. The question that prompted ...
Boehner: Obama 'AWOL,' Lacks Courage to Fix Economy
House Speaker John Boehner today took on President Obama directly, criticizing the president for “shrinking from his responsibility to lead” on the economy and suggesting the president lacks “any courage to help tackle these problems.” “The president’s been AWOL,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters in
Top Six Political Siblings
When political activists mention the brotherhood of man, they rarely mean it in a literal sense. But in the cases of these politicians, their ties are anything but figurative. From the obvious to the obscure, these political sibling pairs and trios are enough to make you wonder whether electability
Obama Tax Reform Outline Draws Skeptics
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today outlined President Obama's plan to overhaul business taxes, including the elimination of dozens of loopholes and a reduction in the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, which some critics say is not low enough. The proposals also include a minimum tax on