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  • Tax Day could be just another spring day

    Okay, it's April 15. Tax Day. Time to render unto Caesar. And render and render and render. For millions of productive Americans, that's the problem -- Caesar expects too much rendering. Curiously, only a slim majority of Americans currently think their taxes are too high, according to the...

  • Regulators are glad they're helping Big Business at the expense of Mom & Pops

    Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at least tolerates — regulation.

  • Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service's ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will...

  • DCCC chair Steve Israel: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist

    Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings to appear on CBS' 'Face the Nation' Sunday

    The Maryland congressman has been under fire from Republican Rep. Darrell Issa over his handling of the IRS targeting scandal.

  • Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements...

  • Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. "This is the first time in her life she has ever filed income...

  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4 billion in...

  • Obama's politicized, lawless executive branch

    Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama's abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably...

  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...

  • House panel votes to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk to lawmakers about her role in the agency's pattern of targeting conservative groups. The vote was 21-12, with all...

  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative...

  • Examiner Editorial: Eric Holder drags feet despite more damning evidence on Lois Lerner

    Former IRS exempt organizations division Director Lois Lerner now has the dubious distinction of having had two major congressional committees tell the Department of Justice that she may have broken multiple federal civil and criminal statutes, as well as the internal policies and procedures of...

  • Elijah Cummings promises to respond to Republican request for information on Lois Lerner

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., hasn't responded to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa's request for information that Cummings received from former IRS official Lois Lerner's attorney. "I'll give him a response," Cummings told the Washington Examiner on...



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