US News & World Report
Ousted IRS Director Miller: 'I Never Said I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'
Steven Miller, the ousted chief of the Internal Revenue Service, answers questions from the House Ways and Means Committee as it holds a hearing on the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Fri May 17, 2013
Durbin Asked IRS' Shulman to Probe 'Several' Conservative 501(c)(4) Groups in 2010
While many Democrats have joined Republicans in public shaming of the Internal Revenue Service for singling out conservative groups, others say the scandal is just a byproduct of muddied rules about nonprofits and political activity in the wake of the Citizens United ruling - and they're hoping that they can steer the conversation from outrage over ... (more)
Accuracy In Media
A Brief History of Slimy Liberal Snoops and Dumpster Divers
It's always the "low-level" peon's fault, isn't it? When Democrats get caught red-handed abusing government powers and bullying their political enemies small and large, nobody at the top knows nuttin'. The buck stops in the janitors closet or something.
The American Spectator
IRS Acting Chief Apologizes, But Defends His Actions
In his opening statement before a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee today, former acting IRS director Steve Miller apologized for the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, saying: "Partisanship has no place in the IRS." After his opening statement, however, it became clear that Miller wasn't really sorry.
Wed May 15, 2013
A Brief History of Slimy Dem Snoops and Dumpster Divers
It's always the 'low-level' peon's fault, isn't it? When Democrats get caught red-handed abusing government powers and bullying their political enemies small and large, nobody at the top knows nuttin'. The buck stops...in the janitors closet or something.
Tue May 14, 2013
Global Leaders Unite to End Polio -- But Where Is the U.S.? | Commentary
Last month, the U.S. government stood on the sidelines as much of the world united for the final push to eradicate polio.
Mon May 13, 2013
Obama back on Obamacare offense - Sebelius ramps up pitch to...
OBAMA BACK ON OBAMACARE OFFENSE The president is championing his namesake law again, vigorously defending it at a White House event for women on Friday and urging Americans not to be "bamboozled" by what he described as misinformation from opponents.
Fri May 10, 2013
GMO Labeling Effort Reaches Washington
For months we've been writing about state efforts to label genetically modified organisms .
Thu May 09, 2013
Lawmakers Not Stoked About Protecting State's Pot Laws
LEGALIZE POT: Demonstrators demand the legalization of cannabis as they walk in downtown Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2009.
Wed May 08, 2013
Commission touted to bridge gap between military, civilians
As a decorated Vietnam veteran, Karl Marlantes understands the grim costs of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as anyone: at least 6,699 U.S. military personnel dead, more than 50,000 wounded and $2 trillion in borrowed spending, with the total long-term tab expected to double or triple that.
Rotary honors U.S. government for leadership on polio eradication
Today, Rotary International will recognize five members of Congress as Polio Eradication Champions for their efforts to eliminate polio.
Tue May 07, 2013
Mark Sanford: Sex, lies and back to Congress
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has won a special election for his old U.S. House seat, withstanding an extra-marital affair, a days-long disappearance to meet his mistress in Argentina, a lie about where he had gone, a divorce, a trespass charge brought by his former wife, and the uncomfortable first meeting on primary night between his ... (more)
Editorial: Online-sales tax a matter of retail fairness
THE apparent enthusiasm in the U.S. Senate for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed on Monday 67-27, obscures the difficulty of getting a meaningful tax-reform bill through a gridlocked Congress.
Fri May 03, 2013
Bill would reduce federal tax rate for craft distilleries
Four members of Congress from Washington have introduced a bill that would reduce the federal tax rate small distilleries pay.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Wed Apr 24, 2013
WA: Associate Federal Railroad Administrator Thompson...
Associate Federal Railroad Administrator Kevin Thompson today joined Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Congressman Jim McDermott at the ribbon cutting for the newly revitalized King Street Station.
Sun Apr 21, 2013
Lawmakers fear gun vote has poisoned the well on immigration
Some lawmakers fear the failure of gun-control legislation in the Senate could be a bad omen for immigration, deficit reduction and tax reform.
Sat Apr 20, 2013
Butterworth: Celebrating a (larger than) life in politics
News about Seattle City Hall, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle and King County government and more A celebration of the life of larger-than-life Seattle political consultant Blair Butterworth will be held at 10:30 on Sunday morning at Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue.