| Aug 12, 2010
Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82.
| Nov 26, 2010
David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon's imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died. He was 66.
| Aug 25, 2010
| 10:43 AM
From the Maryland Politics blog:
Meetings of the city's spending board are generally sleepy bureaucratic pageants, punctuated by the occasional protest from contractors or sopping arrival of officials caught in the rain.
But Tom Kiefaber, who ran the...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 9:53 AM
LEWIS RUN, Pa. -- Actor Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Thursday for failure to file income tax returns.
Snipes, 48, arrived shortly before noon at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
What Do ... ... Air Products & Chemicals, Comcast and H.J. Heinz all have in common? They're among the 68 companies singled out in a new report for not paying state income taxes for at least one year between 2008......
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:00 PM
President Obama's income dropped substantially in 2010 from the previous year due to declining book sales, but he is still comfortably in the ranks of the nation's millionaires, his federal tax returns show.
The Obama family earned $1.73 million last...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:32 AM
if Illinois were to adopt the same graduated income tax rate structure as Iowa, Illinois would raise $6.3 billion more in revenue than it does from its current five percent flat rate, while 54 percent—over half—of all taxpayers would pay......
| May 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Joining me to continue a conversation about issues related to teacher pensions is Glen Brown, a retired suburban public high school teacher whose blog deals with education. Read part one of our exchange, which includes Brown's fill bio, here. To......
| Dec 14, 2010
| 2:28 PM
After the Senate overwhelmingly voted to advance the tax-cuts package, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged Tuesday the urgency in passing the legislation to avoid a tax hike on Jan. 1.
The bill could clear the Senate late Tuesday or early...
| Sep 23, 2010
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will move its weekend-long celebration of the written word to the USC campus next spring after 15 years across town at UCLA, officials announced Wednesday.
The change of venue to USC's main University Park campus...