Partisan Warfare

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Name: Partisan Warfare
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Guest editorial: America's jobless are being held hostage

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 14:More than 3.7 million jobless Americans may be learning how it feels to fruitlessly search for work, find meals at a food pantry, and skip paying bills for the first time.Federal ... [Published Savannah Morning News - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Good News: IRS Set to Water Down Newly Proposed Free Speech Regulation

Art credit: http://lutheranprof.org/From Katie Pavlich at Townhall : Shortly after former IRS Director of Tax Exempt Groups Lois Lerner admitted last year that her agency had been inappropriately targeting conservative organizations, a new set of ... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

IRS Chief: New Rule for Nonprofits

The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a controversial proposed rule regulating the political activities of non-profit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday."In ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Conservatives mark Tax Day by ripping IRS, say reforms are needed

Conservatives are using the tax filing deadline to take aim at Washington ’s policy and the IRS , which has been steeped in scandal for nearly a year because of allegations it targeted right-leaning groups seeking favorable tax status.“It’s particularly ... [Published Washington Times - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Reformism, Ted Cruz, Taxes
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Congress should reconsider Cruz proposals to rein in IRS, protect free speech

PRESS RELEASE WWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement reaffirming the need for more accountability in the IRS.“Tax Day is our annual reminder of how government spending directly impacts our daily lives,” ... [Published Friendswood Journal - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

IRS chief: New rule on the way for tax-exempt groups

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of nonprofit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday."In ... [Published USA Today - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

First Take: Sebelius exits, battered and blamed

WASHINGTON -- In the end, Kathleen Sebelius was able to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services during a high point, when the administration had just announced that 7.5 million Americans had signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care ... [Published USA Today - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Jim Cramer Conquering Our Fear of the Past

That, plus the partisan warfare in Washington, have produced a world in which everyone is scared of their own shadow. And bizarrely, given this litigious and harsh new world, where regulation does ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Hollywood Ties Become Liability for Two of Obama's Ambassador Picks

This story first appeared in the April 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.Washington's heated political climate has left a pair of prominent Hollywood political activists in the cold. Television producer Colleen Bell and political strategist ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Movement seen on minimum wage increase

AFSCME members, attending their union's annual Day on the Hill, filled the room where the minimum wage conference committee was meeting. AFSCME members, attending their union's annual Day on the Hill, filled the room where the minimum wage conference ... [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: 'Negativity' in Bloxom Jr.'s first report 'disappointing'

It was indeed disappointing to read the negativity in Delegate Robert Bloxom Jr.’s first report to his constituents. Rather than encouraging words about how he intends to work with those across the aisle to govern in the best interests of all the citizens, ... [Published Delmarva Daily Times - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Eric Boehlert: More Guns, Less Health Care: How The Right Wing Is Making America Less Safe

Condemning President Obama's surgeon general nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, for discussing the obvious public safety concern of gun violence in America, Fox News and the right-wing media have led a charge to discredit the respected doctor. Teaming ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Mar 18 2014]

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..."I think we have to take all of that into consideration," Koskinen told the weekly video newsmaker series. "There are very thoughtful comments and concerns, and one of the questions that has evoked a lot of comment is, once you define what political activity is, to what organizations should it apply in the 501(c) context and how much of it should be allowed? All of that is going to be very important." Last week Koskinen faced tough criticism [from] Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Orrin Hatch for failing to kill of the newly proposed rules...
"In all likelihood, we will re-propose a redefined rule and ask for more public comment" Koskinen told USA TODAY's Capital Download. He predicts the process will take "until the end of the year and beyond" to complete...
One consequence already is a reduced chance of being audited. "They're lower than they have been," he said, then added: "I wouldn't encourage anybody to depend upon us not auditing them. As I've told people, the roulette wheel is spinning."
"A permissible inference to draw from allegations that defendants' revenues increased from a negligible amount to collectively well over a billion dollars is that they have, or at least have the dangerous ability, to recoup any losses resulting from below-cost pricing" she wrote

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Guest editorial: America's jobless are being he... [Published Savannah Morning News - Apr 16 2014]
Good News: IRS Set to Water Down Newly Proposed... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Apr 15 2014]
Congress should reconsider Cruz proposals to re... [Published Friendswood Journal - Apr 15 2014]
IRS Chief: New Rule for Nonprofits [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 15 2014]
Conservatives mark Tax Day by ripping IRS, say ... [Published Washington Times - Apr 15 2014]
IRS chief: New rule on the way for tax-exempt g... [Published USA Today - Apr 14 2014]
Can Moscow Step Back From Ukraine? [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Apr 14 2014]
Can Moscow Step Back From Ukraine? [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Apr 14 2014]
E.J. Dionne / Washington Post Writers Group [Published Longview Daily News - Apr 13 2014]
Chinese Solar Firms Can't Escape Solyndra's Attack [Published Recorder - Apr 11 2014]
First Take: Sebelius exits, battered and blamed [Published USA Today - Apr 11 2014]
Jim Cramer Conquering Our Fear of the Past [Published Big News Network - Apr 10 2014]
Jim Cramer: Conquering Our Fear of the Past [Published The Street Latest - Apr 10 2014]
Alan Caron: Maine has two welfare systems, but ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Apr 10 2014]
Those Who Label Obamacare 'Not Liberal Enough' ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 08 2014]
Connolly Urges Virginia General Assembly to Ris... [Published Congressman Gerry Connolly - Apr 04 2014]
Eliot Cutler Campaigns in the County [Published WAGM TV - Apr 03 2014]
Hollywood Ties Become Liability for Two of Obam... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Apr 02 2014]
Donetsk fearful of Russian military might on Uk... [Published Washington Post - Mar 29 2014]
Minimum wage supporters object to amendment pro... [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 28 2014]
MnDOT snowplow driver rescues trapped motorists [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 26 2014]
Movement seen on minimum wage increase [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 25 2014]
Tully: Dan Coats weighing another term in Senat... [Published Indianapolis Star - Mar 25 2014]
Letter: 'Negativity' in Bloxom Jr.'s first repo... [Published Delmarva Daily Times - Mar 24 2014]
[Opinion] Putin's calculations on Crimea [Published EUobserver - Mar 22 2014]
Senators receive thousands of postcards in supp... [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 20 2014]
More Guns, Less Health Care: How The Right Wing... [Published Media Matters for America - Mar 18 2014]
Eric Boehlert: More Guns, Less Health Care: How... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Mar 18 2014]
Building Trades praised for leading on jobs, in... [Published Workday Minnesota - Mar 17 2014]
Editorial: The GOP plays chicken with Virginian... [Published Washington Post - Mar 16 2014]
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Good News: IRS Set to Water Down Newly Proposed... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - Apr 15 2014]
Art credit: http://lutheranprof.org/From Katie Pavlich at Townhall : Shortly after former IRS Director of Tax Exempt Groups Lois Lerner admitted last year that her agency had been inappropriately targeting conservative organizations, a new set of ...
Can Moscow Step Back From Ukraine? [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Apr 14 2014]
Editor's Note: In an interview with the Council on Foreign Relations , Steven Pifer discusses the challenges that face the interim Ukrainian government and the threat that Russia poses to Ukraine's stability and unity. Steven Pifer, a former U.S. ...
Eric Boehlert: More Guns, Less Health Care: How... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Mar 18 2014]
Condemning President Obama's surgeon general nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, for discussing the obvious public safety concern of gun violence in America, Fox News and the right-wing media have led a charge to discredit the respected doctor. Teaming ...
Senate Democrats Unanimously Kill Amendments to... [Published Breitbart Feed - Feb 27 2014]
This morning, Sen. Cruz offered two amendments in the Judiciary Committee to safeguard citizens’ free speech against unlawful and unjust targeting and designations by the Internal Revenue Service.  He brought to light the disturbing hypocrisy of Democrats ...
Reforming the Budget: Budget Process Blues [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Feb 07 2014]
The partisan battles over the budget since the return of divided party government in 2011 may ease somewhat with the sharp reduction in the deficit and the shift in public priorities to jobs, wages and economic growth.  The two-year budget agreement ...
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