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  • Rep. Issa's House panel votes to hold former IRS official in contempt

    WASHINGTON -- A House committee voted Thursday in favor of holding Lois Lerner, a former Internal Revenue Service official, in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify before the panel. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s tax-exempt...
  • Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist

    Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday sanctioned six Crimean leaders, a former lawmaker from Ukraine and a natural gas company as it tried to ramp up pressure on Russia to de-escalate tensions over control of Ukraine. The Treasury...
  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices
    From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through...
  • IRS workers who failed to pay taxes got bonuses, report says

    WASHINGTON — It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service — even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146...
  • Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate

    Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will phase in a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits in 2015 and 2016, offering businesses more relief from the so-called employer mandate in the president’s healthcare...
  • What could happen if the U.S. defaults?

    What could happen if the U.S. defaults?
    NEW YORK – The prospect of a U.S. debt default has unnerved investors, corporate executives and foreign leaders. What's so troubling about Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by Thursday? Here are basic facts about the debt...
  • More legal trouble for Affordable Care Act

    WASHINGTON— If computer glitches are not enough of a problem, President Obama's healthcare law also has a legal glitch that critics say could cause it to unravel in more than half the nation. The Affordable Care Act proposes to make health...
  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
  • U.S. to further delay Obamacare employer mandate

    U.S. to further delay Obamacare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration again delayed a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits, offering businesses more relief from the president's health law deadlines. Under the law, employers with more than...
  • Boehner needs Democrats to raise debt limit

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John A. Boehner has told fellow Republicans he would not have enough votes from his conservative majority to raise the debt limit and would have to rely on Democrats, as GOP leaders try to set the framework for a broader...
  • Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?

    Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?
    The IRS has proposed a crackdown on the political activities of tax-exempt groups. Federal law says nonprofit groups that don't have to disclose their donors or pay taxes can engage in some campaign-related activity, but not if it's their primary purpose....