| May 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in federal prison Monday for failing to pay taxes on an estimated $1.8 million in income.
U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo handed down the sentence in Newark, N.J., ruling that the Grammy-winning...
| May 22, 2013
Message to the president: Resistance is futile.
There are plenty of juicy targets for investigators in the IRS scrutiny of conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, but the most dangerous for President Obama is this: Did bureaucrats...
| Jun 11, 2013
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:42 PM
A month after the oldest black church in Los Angeles sued its former pastor, his wife and a small "cabal" of church leaders for financial improprieties, one of the defendants in the civil suit denied wrongdoing and called the lawsuit a "witch hunt."...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Derrick Bean filed his income taxes at an H&R Block office in Los Angeles this month, and the 26-year-old left with something unexpected: a price quote on federally subsidized health insurance.
Using the information from his 2012 return, a tax advisor...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:52 AM
A former Oregon congressman was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday to one year and one day in prison in connection with a tax fraud case involving an online auction site....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The legacy of the infamous Kinde Durkee, the convicted campaign treasurer who mishandled funds for many prominent California Democratic candidates and causes, continues to reverberate in Los Angeles political circles. A group that lost $1.5 million in the...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Dear Liz: Help! We've just received devastating news from our accountant that we owe around $11,000 to the IRS and the state for 2012 taxes. The reason for the huge bill is that we cleaned out my husband's IRA to pay for our son's college expenses. My...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:52 AM
About 600,000 H&R Block customers face lengthy delays for tax refunds after a filing error by the Kansas City, Mo.-based tax preparer, the Internal Revenue Service said late Tuesday.
The filing blunder affects customers -- mainly students -- who...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Everybody loves lists.
Most of those you see in the papers or online tend toward the inconsequential (The Six Best "Fast & Furious" Movies).
So here's a list with a bit more gravitas: The five biggest lies you're being told about entitlement programs....