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Administration planned how to stage-manage news of IRS scandal
Ousted IRS Chief Steve Miller and former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman talk Tuesday during a break in testimony at a hearing at the Senate Finance Committee on the IRS practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings in Washington.
Tue May 21, 2013
Republicans Press IRS on Details as Democrats Seek New Rules
The U.S. Senate's first hearing on the Internal Revenue Service controversy looks more like two: Republicans pressed the tax agency for details of what happened and what they knew, while Democrats sought tougher rules for nonprofit political groups.
The Wichita Eagle
IRS chief and Treasury knew about plan to use planted question to unveil scandal
Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller testifies on Capitol Hill at a hearing on Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, May 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Commenting on Automated Systems Rule Extended 45 Days
The Securities and Exchange Commission has extended the period for commenting on its proposed standard for the maintenance of automated systems used in securities trading by 45 days.
Sun May 19, 2013
Crapo's campaign suffered from poor financial controls
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said earlier that the $250,000 investment loss his campaign suffered in 2008 - and just now disclosed - came at a time when the campaign was between treasurers, so only then-campaign manager Jake Ball authorized the expenditure, in the form of a loan to a longtime friend.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Crapo Seeks More Time for Comment on Trading-Glitch Rules
A key Senate Republican is asking U.S. securities regulators to extend for three months the time allotted for public comment on proposed rules aimed at fighting trading glitches on exchanges and clearinghouses.
Fri May 17, 2013
Cheers & Jeers: Crapo 'Clintonesque'
In his Cheers & Jeers column today, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives Jeers to U.S. Sen.
Thu May 16, 2013
Trib: Idaho's $3M Man Loses Some
If Congressman Raul Labrador's re-election campaign lost a quarter of a million bucks, the Idaho Republican would be down to his last $472. For Congressman Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, misplacing $250,000 would leave him $183,509 in the hole.
Tue May 14, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
News roundup: Idaho senator's $250K Vegas gamblle
Happy Tuesday. A lot of politicians invest leftover campaign donations but an aide to Sen.
Crapo Campaign Finance Debacle Handled Like Wayward Catholic Priests
The scandal evolving over the quarter million dollars reportedly bilked from Idaho Senior Sen Mike Crapo's campaign fund sounds like the Catholic Church and its abusive priests: "shuffle the offenders and keep mum unless someone squawks." Lost in all the revelations reported by both the STATESMAN and ASSOCIATED PRESS is the ethical issue of keeping ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Crapo Voices Concern Over CFPB Data Gathering
Receiving Wide Coverage ... Doormat Directors: With little more than a week to go before JPMorgan's annual meeting, some shareholders are wondering whether Lee Raymond,... Read More In three years of 'say-on-pay' votes since Dodd-Frank, investors have widely acquiesced to double-digit increases in bank executive compensation.
Documents show Crapo's campaign cash went to questionable Las Vegas company
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's ex-campaign manager blames his friend for making a "less than professional" investment of $250,000 from political donors in a Las Vegas company amid the 2008 global financial crisis.
F.A.A. continues funding of Lewiston airport tower
The Nez-Perce County Regional Air Traffic Control Tower will remain open through the end of the fiscal year.
Sat May 11, 2013
FAA to fund Felts Field - Sat, 11 May 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The air traffic control tower at Felts Field will not be closed by budget cuts but will remain open through September, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Crooks and Liars
GOP Boycotted EPA Head Vote For Lunch With Energy Lobbyists
How mature of them! As we noted yesterday , on the day where Gina McCarthy's nomination for EPA head was to have been voted on in committee, Republicans decided a boycott was in order instead.
Beer Brings Dems and Republicans Together
Our tax system is woefully in need in repair, yet seems to garner little Congressional attention apart from rate increases.
Where's the cash? Crapo says campaign lost $250K on loan
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's campaign announced Friday it lost $250,000 on a loan authorized by a former campaign manager to an Idaho company owned by a friend who contends somebody else stole the money.
Sen. Crapo says campaign lost $250K on loan
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's campaign fund lost $250,000 on an investment where it says somebody absconded with the cash.
Thu May 09, 2013
Governor, congressional delegation push Coast Guard to OK St. Joe jet boat race
Both Gov. Butch Otter and Idaho's congressional delegation fired off letters to the Coast Guard yesterday pushing for approval of the jet boat race on the St.
Wed May 08, 2013
Overnight Energy: Epa committee showdown arrives - unless it doesn't
ON TAP THURSDAY: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday morning on Gina McCarthy, President Obama's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency.