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  • Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits

    The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday. A new report by the agency's inspector general says...
  • Trans-Pacific trickle-down economics

    Trans-Pacific trickle-down economics
    Have we learned nothing from more than 30 years of failed trickle-down economics? By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get shafted. The Reagan and George W. Bush tax cuts...
  • Newly published 'Clinton Cash' casts shadow over Hillary's campaign

    Newly published 'Clinton Cash' casts shadow over Hillary's campaign
    As Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks to focus public attention on immigration during a swing through Nevada on Tuesday, her presidential campaign staff back at Brooklyn headquarters is scrambling to mitigate damage from release of a long-anticipated book...
  • Black youth: Let them be recognized, not radicalized

    Black youth: Let them be recognized, not radicalized
    Black youth protesting on the streets of America should be recognized and celebrated, not demonized. For four centuries, black youth have been the moral compass of the U.S. Black youth have borne the brunt of violent oppression fighting enslavement,...
  • Clinton to call for 'full and equal path to citizenship' for immigrants

    Clinton to call for 'full and equal path to citizenship' for immigrants
    Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on illegal immigration, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress. Clinton was laying the foundation of her immigration agenda...
  • 'Most liberal governor' rights ship in Minnesota

    'Most liberal governor' rights ship in Minnesota
    So far, the test in Kansas of conservative economic principles has largely been a failure. As we read in the Tribune's Perspective section Tuesday, large tax cuts and other austerity measures in recent years intended to spur growth have instead resulted...
  • Today's front page & trending items

    Today's front page & trending items
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Wednesday. WEATHER It will be partly cloudy and warm today with temperatures in the low 80s. There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The overnight low will...
  • At least four Florida companies approved for ferry service to Cuba

    At least four Florida companies approved for ferry service to Cuba
    For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba. At least four companies said they were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a...
  • Sanders attacks GOP budget at Md. event

    Sanders attacks GOP budget at Md. event
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, railed Tuesday against the GOP budget just approved by Congress, telling a Prince George's County audience the spending plan would exacerbate...
  • Dan Donovan, prosecutor in Eric Garner death case, wins House seat

    Dan Donovan, prosecutor in Eric Garner death case, wins House seat
    Daniel Donovan Jr., the district attorney who oversaw the investigation of  the police-involved death of Eric Garner in New York City, handily won a seat in Congress on Tuesday.   The Republican was beating his Democratic opponent, Vincent J. Gentile,...
  • Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom

    Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom
    Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years. Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...