| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:14 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress' unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans — including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket shoppers — in the lurch this holiday season.
With partisan dysfunction unlikely...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- Just 106,000 Americans successfully signed up in October for health coverage through President Obama’s healthcare law, the administration announced Wednesday in a report that underscored damage from the botched launch of the law and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON – The official charged with overseeing the online health marketplaces apologized Tuesday to a congressional panel for issues that have plagued the rollout of President Obama’s signature health law, but said she was confident the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Even the Internal Revenue Service likes to splurge sometimes.
The agency, which has come under fire for its spending practices and targeting of certain groups, recently released a parody video styled after "The Apprentice," the reality television show...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The ousted top official of the Internal Revenue Service will appear before a House committee Friday morning, his first public appearance since controversy erupted last week over how the agency mishandled applications for tax-exempt status...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:44 AM
Pete Stark, Fremont's 80-year-old dean of California's congressional delegation, has been defeated by a fellow Democrat, a 31-year-old city councilman from nearby Dublin, according to the Associated Press. Eric Swalwell's campaign against Stark, one of...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Mississippi film production rebate incentive caps could rise with pending legislation that follows the success of "The Help," which filmed in Mississippi. The bill has passed the Mississippi House Ways and Means Committee....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Mass transit bill: Environmentalists, unions and conservative groups all agree on a highway and mass transit bill headed to the House this week -- they hate it....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
House Republicans indicated last week that if the Obama administration wants to extend the payroll tax cut for another year, it would have to agree to approve or reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal within 60 days. As it turns out, that'...