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  • Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS

    Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS
    Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch has requested a confidential briefing by IRS...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the New York state Senate passing bill to allow dogs at restaurants with outside seating. May 23 "Love me, love my dog." That seems to...
  • John Murphy, NY congressman convicted in Abscam, dies at 88

    Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88. The Democrat, who served in Congress from 1963 to 1981, died Monday of a heart attack at...
  • Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions

    Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation's highway and transit aid, they were following a well-worn path. If a program is about...
  • Best fix for drug approval process is incremental change

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: The process for approving new drugs in the U.S. takes a long time and costs a lot of money. But in trying to speed things up too much, Congress runs the risk of allowing drugs to reach...
  • After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

    After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program
    Hours after the Senate balked at reauthorizing the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records, the National Security Agency began shutting down a controversial program Saturday that senior intelligence and law enforcement officials say is vital to track...
  • VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

    Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in...
  • Debate: What is the future of aircraft carriers?

    Debate: What is the future of aircraft carriers?
    Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain with 26 years of service, recently published a 2,700-word article in the National Review on aircraft carriers. He looked at cost, capabilities and likely places for future battles. His conclusion, stated near the...
  • Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding

    Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill by voice vote early Saturday; the measure passed...
  • Schock's ties to donors raise questions about travel, condo, 'swaps'

    Schock's ties to donors raise questions about travel, condo, 'swaps'
    During his six years in Congress, Rep. Aaron Schock could count on commodity trader Darren Frye and his wife, Becky, for campaign cash, transportation and use of an upscale condominium in Chicago, according to records and sources. But now that Schock...
  • Hillary: hiding in plain sight

    Hillary: hiding in plain sight
    In President Barack Obama's struggle with Congress to win fast-track authority on trade with 12 Pacific nations, a conspicuously missing voice has been that of his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, now a declared 2016 presidential candidate. It'...