So Ted Cruz is running for President, and wants to abolish the IRS.Back in the wake of the “IRS Scandal”—that is, when the public became aware that the IRS was selectively targeting nominally conservative or Tea Party-associated groups for tax audits, Cruz’s solution was to eliminate the federal body altogether.
"If you want to go face to face with me President Obama, I'm ready to go because I have the facts!" – Ed Schultz responding to President Obama for calling out MSNBC for its opposition to the TPP.
When the Senate Intelligence Committee passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 14 to 1, committee chairman Senator Richard Burr argued that it successfully balanced security and privacy.
When did Republicans become the party willing to play a game of chicken with our national security? In their ceaseless drive to undermine President Obama at every turn, they have now backed themselves into a corner with no easy way to get out.
The American economy is taking off and not looking back. The Labor Department reported that 321,000 jobs were added in November and also reported that last month saw the biggest gain in hourly wages since June of 2013.
Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. is considered "America's Main Street". Along this road are many historical sites and prominent buildings, namely the U.S. Capitol building, and most known being the 1600 address of The White House. Pennsylvania Avenue has been used as the main road for prominent funeral processions, including 7 of the 8 Presidents that have died while in office.
The tax preparation industry is one of those industries that everyone loves to hate. Since the average American doesn't understand the tax code, these organizations step in and promise to take care of everything for you. All you need to do is give them a hefty fee and voila, your taxes are now done. If you're lucky, you'll get some money back.
The EITC (or Earned Income Tax Credit) is one of the largest and most effective tax stimulus credits the federal government has ever installed into the economy and tax system. This refundable tax credit's goal is to help out the millions of Americans that struggle to make ends meat every year.
Where 110 stories of Twin Towers once reached out to the heavens, today cascading water falls into the void that remains. This week, more than 12 years on from that horrific day, the National September 11 Memorial Museum will be dedicated and opened to the public on May 21.
On a brisk Monday afternoon in February, with the sun finally peeking out from behind the clouds after a passing snow squall, a group of researchers and park rangers strapped on snowshoes and hiked about half a mile to an overlook facing the Nisqually Glacier in Mount Rainier National Park. Scientists have been monitoring the surface elevation of the Nisqually since the 1930s, tracking the peaks and dips in the ice as the glacier moves down the valley. It is the longest record of this type of measurement for any glacier in the Western hemisphere -- and, in recent years, a key piece of evidence of the devastating effects of climate change in this iconic park.
UPDATE: According to a representative from the B.A.A., "unauthorized participants," like ruck marchers, will not be allowed on the course due to the increased field size of 36,000. However, 130 National Guard members will be marching the course, with bib numbers. Through an exclusive partnership with the National Parks Service, Tough Ruck has relocated their march to the Minuteman Battle Trail, part of the Minuteman Historical National Park. The march will take place on April 19, two days before the marathon.
National monuments around the country remain closed following Tuesday's partial shutdown of the federal government.
The government will shut down at midnight unless President Obama and Congress can agree on a temporary resolution to continue funding federal agencies. (Spoiler: They probably won't.)
Here's how your travel plans might be affected by the government shutdown.
Planning to travel in or to the United States and wondering if the U.S. government shutdown will hit your plans? Well, you may need to tweak some sight-seeing plans. Never mind that visit to the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Forget visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia. And that hiking adventure at Yellowstone National Park? It won't happen.
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