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Salt Lake Tribune
Paul Rolly: Tea party goblins haunt lawmakers, threaten online sales tax
Utah is the only state whose Legislature adopted resolutions two years in a row urging Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force online vendors to collect sales taxes from purchases made in the various states.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
6-term Mississippi senator to seek re-election
Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Utah Governor, Mormon Church Praise Mandela
Mandela, South Africa's first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95. He was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing apartheid and helped dismantle the country's legacy of institutionalized racism.
GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, the top Republican on the powerful Appropriations Committee, said Friday that he'll seek another term in Congress.
Staten Island synagogues are wrapping up the holidays
A sampling of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah foods served for the combined holidays on Staten Island Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center had about 60 people at its combined Hanukkah and Thanksgiving celebration to celebrate a phenomenon that won't occur for another at least 77,000 years.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Overstock.com Praises Overwhelming Bipartisan Support in House...
Overstock.com, Inc. today applauded the bipartisan passage of the Innovation Act, a measure targeting abusive litigation practices in the patent area.
National Review Online
According to the New York Times , the Obamas have selected "some 45 pieces that the first couple borrowed from several Washington museums to decorate their private White House residence and the West and East Wings, the White House press office announced on Tuesday."
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Tax Foundation's 76th Annual Dinner
Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge noted, "2013 has been the busiest year in my 13 years at the Tax Foundation, and our annual dinner was bigger and better than ever."
Salt Lake Tribune
Fixing one word in Utah canal pact requires an act of Congress
It began about nine years ago when federal lawmakers passed a law that would allow the Provo River Water Users Association to take control of the canal.
Federal Eye: IRS vulnerable to fraud with Obamacare health subsidies, audit says
The Internal Revenue Service has not proven it can prevent improper payments of subsidies promised to consumers who cannot afford health coverage on their own under the Affordable Care Act, according to federal auditors.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Hospital protests cutbacks Halifax, other health care providers could ...
Halifax Health is joining more than 250 hospitals across the country calling on Congress to stop funding cuts planned under the Affordable Care Act, saying the reductions will inflict another blow to already cash-strapped safety-net providers.
Treasury official joins Covington - Adult care groups hire Medicaid ...
TREASURY OFFICIAL JOINS COVINGTON : Lee Kelley has joined the law firm and lobbying shop Covington & Burling as a partner in the tax practice.
Great Falls Tribune
Utah selected as base for F-35 fighter jets
Utah's Hill Air Force Base was selected Tuesday as an operational base for a fleet of new fighter jets.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Rep Jason Chaffetz Visits Iowa
Jason Chaffetz, a Tea Party congressman from Utah, raised eyebrows by appearing at a late November fundraiser for a local elected official in Iowa.
National Review Online
A state lawmaker says Gov. Charlie Crist is picking his former chief of staff George LeMieux to replace Republican Sen. Mel Martinez, who is resigning.
Blue Slips and The Republican's Silent Filibuster
Senator Harry Reid had liberals cheering when he finally stood up to the Republican obstruction machine and helped push through a rule change in the Senate that eliminates the ability of the minority party to filibuster most federal judicial and executive-office nominees.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Daily Caller
IRS considering new regulations on chamber of commerce groups
Acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel and the Treasury Department rolled out 32 pages of new guidance last week with proposals to govern 501 nonprofit groups.
Editorial: Right prescription for drug approval
One is called Gazyva, the other Imbruvica -- difficult names, yes, but worth mentioning because of what they have in common.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
John Florez: State government should invest in people, not process
In preoccupation with efficiency, forgotten is empathy vital in the cost-effective delivery of service to the public.