| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Support in the U.S. House is growing for legislative reform requiring independent military prosecutors to investigate sexual assaults in armed forces.
Northern Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek, a Republican in Michigan's 1st Congressional District,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:07 AM
There is widespread agreement that the U.S. can become more competitive in the global marketplace if it lowers its corporate tax rate. There's also a consensus that the nation needs to spend more money on its vital infrastructure. So one might assume that...
| Apr 21, 2013
The chairmen of Congress' primary tax committees, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), have launched a bipartisan effort to reform our messy, inefficient federal tax law. They've agreed to look for ways to lower tax rates on both...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club.
At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 10:31 PM
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers accused leaders of the Internal Revenue Service of lying on Friday as they opened the first in a series of investigative hearings about the tax collection agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Republicans and Democrats said...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service's improper use of tougher scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status seems part of a broader pattern of intimidation and cover-ups by the Obama administration, a top House Republican said...