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‘Not over’? Feds coy over next move in Nevada rancher standoff

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:35am

Tensions simmered Tuesday in the standoff between federal land managers and a Nevada rancher -- but the feds are being coy about how far they'll go to pursue Cliven Bundy as both sides regroup for their next move.

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America's $1.4 trillion Tuesday

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:19am

Uncle Sam’s haul this year is going to be enormous. What does all that buy you?

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Happy Tax Day: RNC files lawsuit against IRS for 'illegal stonewalling' of scandal documents

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:00am

The Republican National Committee, just in time for Tax Day, is filing a lawsuit against the IRS over what it calls "illegal stonewalling" of its request for documents related to the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.

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In Iowa, go to prom, get a tax credit

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:48am

If you look as carefully into the Iowa tax code as Joe Kristan, a certified public accountant and creator of the Tax Update Blog, you will find certain prom expenses qualify you for a break under the state’s Tuition and Textbook Credit.

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Russia test new missile amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:36am

The SS-27 Mod 2 is Russia’s newest ICBM and has been touted by Russian officials as designed specifically to defeat U.S. missile defenses.

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Obama observes a moment of silence for anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:25am

The moment of silence is planned for 2:49 p.m., the same time two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon last April 15.

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Snowden’s revenge: Journalists win Pulitzers for his NSA leaks

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:00am

Ed Snowden, the fugitive from justice now hiding out in Moscow, didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize today. But his handiwork was rewarded in dramatic fashion.

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Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:45am

A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows.

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State government dependence on federal funding growing at alarming rate

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:18am
Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001.
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IRS to revise regulations limiting activities of tax-exempt groups after outcry

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:08am

The Internal Revenue Service plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from Republican lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups.

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Stoddard: Putin could change the map of Eastern Europe

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:15pm

Stoddard added if Western European countries don’t step up to Putin, it can’t be on the United States to fix the issue alone.

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Government suspends controversial program to recover money from adult children of dead taxpayers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:23pm

The Social Security Administration announced Monday it is suspending a controversial program that goes after adult children of deceased taxpayers who the government claims were recipients of overpayments more than a decade ago.

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Proposal to add photos to Social Security cards meets resistance

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:10pm

While President Obama says the right to vote, "is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law," it doesn't mean he's on board with a proposal coming from the left to add photos to Social Security cards for use as a form of voter ID. 

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Formerly conjoined twins to leave Texas hospital after separation

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:59pm

Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital announced Monday that Owen and Emmett Ezell are expected to be discharged Wednesday. 

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Survey shows ObamaCare sending premiums rising at fastest clip in decades

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:55pm

A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.

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Obama speaks with Putin as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:54pm

President Obama spoke with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest effort by the U.S. to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort backed by Moscow.

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GOP: Obama pay hikes for federal contractors threaten closure of military base facilities

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:48pm

House Republicans say three separate Obama administration moves to increase the pay of federal contractors threaten to close such military-base support services as fast-food restaurants, gyms and day-care centers and they are asking for an exemption.

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Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:23pm

A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows.

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Alleged mastermind of Bell, Calif. corruption scandal gets prison for tax evasion

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:06pm

City News Service says former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Monday by a federal judge.

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Nobody wants $760 million? IRS poised to keep unclaimed tax refunds

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:04pm

Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve.

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