4 hrs ago
Political insider: Gov's staff emails have scent of 'skunk works'
Under state law, the only time the public gets to peek inside the inner workings of the Governor's Office is when its staffers send emails to employees of other state agencies, which are subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
13 hrs ago
Sander Levin Picks Sides in Primary #MI14
Rep. Sander M. Levin endorsed state House Democratic Floor Leader Rudy Hobbs on Wednesday in the Democratic primary for Michigan's 14th District.
Tue May 21, 2013
Cybercast News Service
The Internal Revenue Service has given no indication to the House Ways and Means Committee about whether it will respond to the bipartisan demand of Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin--delivered in writing last Tuesday, May 14-that by today, Tuesday, May 21, the agency answer thirteen questions posed by the committee relating to IRS ... (more)
Who's the Right Watchdog for Nonprofits' Political Activity? | Rules of the Game
An obvious danger of the IRS political targeting scandal is that congressional and federal investigations will produce much heat but little light.
Former IRS chief faces bipartisan ire on Capitol Hill
As the IRS scandal gains traction and a bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill demands more answers, the man who headed the agency at the time it was targeting conservative groups will be on the hot seat twice this week.
Mon May 20, 2013
IRS Scandal: Focus Shifts to White House
Two senior aides to President Barack Obama knew weeks ago about a watchdog report on the U.S. Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups, a spokesman said on Monday, shifting the focus to the White House in a fast-moving controversy.
U.S. Senate Update: Gary Peters receives early endorsement;...
Good Monday morning: I'm here with another edition of the U.S. Senate Update, MLive's look at the recent happenings in the race: Early endorsement: U.S. Rep Gary Peters , D-Bloomfield Hills, picked up a general election endorsement 536 days before the November 2014 election for U.S. Senate.
Sun May 19, 2013
Ukiah Daily Journal
Lawmakers accuse IRS officials of lying in tax scandal
Outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller is pictured at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 17, 2013.
Chesterfield Township Splash Park, New Baltimore Harbor, Detroit Tigers PAWS Pitches In
Miss the latest local headlines this past week? New Baltimore-Chesterfield Township Patch recaps the news for you: A grand opening ceremony for Chesterfield Township's splash park is set for June.
Cincinnati IRS Workers: Following Orders or Freelancing?
The IRS scandal around targeting tax-status applications for Tea Party groups is centered around the actions of the Cincinnati branch office.
Sat May 18, 2013
Telephone lines were open for comments that day's Wall Street Journal headline that "Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case." Video clips were shown of Representatives Joseph Crowley and Sander .. Read More Telephone lines were open for comments that day's Wall Street Journal headline that "Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case." Video clips were shown of ... (more)
Ousted IRS chief regrets treatment of tea party
The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Editorial Quick Hits: Bail out of booze business
Hopefully, Michigan has taken a small step toward getting out of the booze business with the Senate's passing of three bills that expand the list of places where residents can buy bottles of wine or jugs of beer.
Fri May 17, 2013
Kill My Wife, Feed My Dogs, 'Hitman'...
The Internal Revenue Service planted a question at an American Bar Association conference in order to reveal that it had inappropriately targeted conservative groups prior to the 2012 elections.
Levin, Miller Weigh in on Obamacare Repeal Vote
Sharing their opposing views to The Patients' Rights Repeal Act , Sander Levin and Candice Miller argued their views on the controversial debate through public statements this week.
Former IRS head says mistakes led to Tea Party targetting
Lawmakers also have said that despite asking the IRS repeatedly about complaints from conservative groups that their applications were being treated unfairly, the agency - including Steven Miller - never told them the groups were being targeted.
Thu May 16, 2013
Congressional hearing seeks to ask IRS: a Why?a Congressional hearing...
The first congressional hearing into the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of conservative groups seeks to answer one question before all others.
Wed May 15, 2013
Michigan tea party group says it was targeted by IRS
A west Michigan tea party group said it believes its 21-month wait to receive Internal Revenue Service approval for nonprofit status is a result of the agency's admitted targeting of conservative groups.
Hearing will focus on IRS targeting political groups
Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill say there are still unanswered questions about the IRS targeting political groups.
IRS Delay in Disclosing Groups' Scrutiny Focus of Probes
The widening inquiries into the Internal Revenue Service are focusing less on why employees singled out small-government groups for scrutiny and more on agency executives who didn't inform Congress earlier.