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House panel to share framework for Medicare payment overhaul
A top House panel will meet with healthcare stakeholders next week to release its framework for overhauling Medicare's flawed physician payment formula.
Thu May 23, 2013
Stock shock across globe
May 23: The markets wobbled worldwide after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke appeared to hint late Wednesday that the Fed might start slowing down bond purchases by September signalling the end of QE II - the money-shovelling programme that it has adopted to pump prime the US economy.
Williams Says Fed Could Increase Pace of QE Again After Tapering
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams, emphasizing the need for policy flexibility, said any move to reduce the pace of the central bank's bond buying could be followed by an increase should the economy weaken again.
Wed May 22, 2013
Fed infighting steps up; HP sigh of relief
Wall Street swings from profit to loss after a tug-of-war inside the Federal Reserve appears to be more intense than thought.
First Take: How Bernanke blew it
On Tuesday, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and New York Fed President William Dudley set the table nicely for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's appearance Wednesday at the congressional Joint Economic Committee.
Tue May 21, 2013
Bill takes aim at reform law's rural-floor provision
New legislation from Rep. Kevin Brady is welcome news to 20 state hospital associations working to eliminate a contentious hospital wage-index provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .
Mon May 20, 2013
Target Speaks Out: Tea Party Founder Claims Feds Eyed Her for Years
Catherine Engelbrecht has been telling people for years she's been targeted and harassed by the federal government.
National Review Online
John Fund: Three Signs There's a Cover-Up
Astonishingly, the Internal Revenue Service resurrected the Nixonian expression within hours of its clumsy revelation that it had targeted tea-party groups and other organizations with "patriot" or "9/12" in their names.
Sun May 19, 2013
Despite talk, no effort in Congress to change ObamaCare's employer mandate
The law's critics spend a lot of time talking about its potential effects on employers, and small businesses in particular.
What IRS Scandal?
"Is this still America?" Congressman Kevin Brady asked rhetorically last Friday, as he and other members of the House Ways and Means Committee questioned IRS officials about the agency's "targeting" scandal.
Sat May 18, 2013
Spin Meter: Gop raps Dems for Irs union cash
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., center, questions the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service Steven Miller, lower right, as the Republican-run committee held a hearing on the extra scrutiny the Internal Revenue Service gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, Friday, May 17, ... (more)
Treasury officials told of IRS probe in June 2012
Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller, right, and J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, are sworn in on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Friday, May 17, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
IRS hearing showcases agency ignorance and arrogance
The IRS scandal was the subject of an investigative hearing in Washington by the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday morning.
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.
WTMA-AM North Charleston
IRS Scandal: Steven Miller Grilled at House Hearing
Irate lawmakers grilled Steven Miller on Friday, demanding to know who was responsible for the IRS' targeting of Tea-Party groups, why it continued, and why no one told Congress about it.
Lawmakers accuse IRS officials of lying in tax scandal
Lawmakers accused leaders of the Internal Revenue Service of lying on Friday as they opened the first in a series of investigative hearings about the tax collection agency's targeting of conservative groups.
The Daily Caller
IRS official won't say who is responsible for scandal: 'I don't have the names for you'
The outgoing leader of the Internal Revenue Service testified Friday that he could not specifically finger the person responsible for the agency's targeting of tea party groups.
Lawmakers air privacy concerns about insurance-exchange navigators
The chairmen of two House Ways and Means subcommittees this week pressed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address privacy concerns regarding workers who will help consumers buy health coverage through state insurance exchanges .
Thu May 16, 2013
Next scandal casualty: Tax reform
The unfolding scandal over the agency improperly targeting conservative groups is forcing the chief tax writers in Congress to shift attention away from the comprehensive tax code overhaul they've been aggressively pursuing.
Overnight Health: House to vote on ObamaCare repeal
The House will vote Thursday to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. Spoiler alert: The bill will pass.