Senate planning vote on Internet sales tax bill The days of tax-free online shopping could finally be numbered. The Senate is planning to vote on a bill as soon as Monday that would give states the authority to collect sales taxes on all Internet purchases, handing local governments as much as $11 billion per year in added revenue that they are legally owed — but that hasn’t been paid to them for years. More
Where do more tax cheats live? South and West, IRS study shows Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles. You might also be wary if you're a small-business owner in one of dozens of communities near San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta or the District of Columbia. More
Obamas paid $112,000 in taxes in 2012 President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid more than $112,000 in taxes in 2012, an effective federal income tax rate of more than 18% for 2012, according to the White House. The Obamas and Vice President Biden and his wife released their tax returns Friday, three days before the April 15 tax filing deadline. More
Sliced bagel tax? Travelers, beware America's strangest taxes Although taxes are one of life’s certainties, they can still surprise you. Consider the iconic New York bagel: decide to have yours toasted, and it’ll come with a tax. The rationale is that sliced bagels are usually consumed on a café or store’s premises—and restaurant meals are taxed, whereas groceries (like a dozen unsliced bagels) are not. More
Five lessons from this election season so far - PBS It’s the Mitt Romney problem all over again for some wealthy House candidates who are ... lax marijuana laws, and Mayor Vincent Gray is having 07/14/2014 - 10:21 am | View Link
Did Edwin Edwards Learn Anything in Jail? - Atlantic Monthly ... striped Ralph Lauren button-down and gray slacks—would ... Edwards is running for Congress in a district that Mitt Romney won by 34 ... 07/12/2014 - 9:46 am | View Link
The Fix: Online, Democratic blue handily defeats Republican Red - Washington Post ... of secondary blue, areas that are white, and everything else (the gray slice of the pie ... Mitt Romney's site had a bit more red, but not ... 07/11/2014 - 8:25 am | View Link
Online, Democratic blue handily defeats Republican Red - Washington Post ... of secondary blue, areas that are white, and everything else (the gray slice of the pie ... Mitt Romney's site had a bit more red, but not ... 07/11/2014 - 8:18 am | View Link
John Edwards - Memphis Daily News ... and ties or workers in blue or gray uniforms or women ... Contributions - Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memphis-area supporters of Mitt Romney, the ... 07/11/2014 - 6:22 am | View Link
First debate called critical for Mitt Romney “Unquestionably, he has to do well in the first debate,” said Rob Gray, a Republican strategist who was a senior adviser in Romney’s successful 2002 campaign for Massachusetts governor. “There’s more on the line for him, whereas Obama has proven ... 09/23/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Man arrested after photo of Mitt Romney sparks domestic violence His girlfriend, 38-year-old Crystal Gray, “replied that it was a picture of Mitt Romney.” Apparently, Turpin did not believe her, and reportedly became upset that she was “attempting to communicate with friends through her Facebook account.” 08/1/2012 - 1:31 am | View Link
Jealous man smashes girlfriend's laptop after seeing photo on her Facebook page and suspecting an affair... but it's a picture of Mitt Romney A violent, overbearing boyfriend punched his girlfriend and smashed her computer after becoming jealous of a picture of Mitt Romney posted on her Facebook page. Lowell Turpin, 40, of Anderson County, Tennessee, had accused live-in girlfriend Crystal Gray ... 07/31/2012 - 11:46 am | View Link
Mitt Romney leads in most key swing states Of those ten key swing states, the president would win just Nevada and Pennsylvania ... voters breaking in favor of the challenging candidate, which is Mitt Romney. Among the gray stats on the RCP map, if Nevada is projected for Obama as above, and the ... 07/16/2012 - 6:09 am | View Link
Mitt Romney's Financial Gray Areas Once upon a time a rich man named Romney ran for president. He could claim, with considerable justice, that his wealth was well-earned, that he had in fact done a lot to create good jobs for American workers. Nonetheless, the public understandably wanted ... 07/8/2012 - 5:13 pm | View Link
Political positions of Mitt Romney The political positions of Mitt Romney have been recorded from his 1994 U.S. senatorial campaign, the 2002 gubernatorial election, during his 2003–2007 governorship ... 07/31/2014 - 11:59 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney Official campaign site provides his biography, news and information on how to support his candidacy. 07/31/2014 - 7:06 pm | View Website
The Marriage of Ann and Mitt Romney Saying they never argue, Mitt and Ann Romney have been married since 1969. Their marriage has weathered the ups and downs of being involved in politics. 07/31/2014 - 1:58 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney La Jolla CA USA House Pictures ... Mitt Romney La Jolla CA USA House Pictures. Satellite view and photos of Mitt Romney home in La Jolla CA USA on CelebrityHousePictures.com. Mitt Romney has homes in ... 07/31/2014 - 12:18 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney: Photos From His Early Years | LIFE.com Caption from LIFE. "With 'Mitt,' 10, youngest of Romney children, [George Romney] inspects house at Bloomfield Hills which he and his wife designed." 07/31/2014 - 11:49 am | View Website
By Mica Rosenberg
NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a handful of U. S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity.
Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities.
(Reuters) – Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a shock primary election defeat, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Friday.
Cantor, who on Thursday stepped down from his leadership position in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, said he had asked Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to coincide with November’s general election, the newspaper reported.
Such a race would allow the winner to take office immediately, rather than in January when the next Congress convenes, the newspaper said.
“I want to make sure that the constituents in the 7th District will have a voice in what will be a very consequential lame-duck session,” Cantor told the paper in an interview, referring to the period between the vote and start of the new Congress.
It would also give the winner some seniority over the rest of the new class elected in November
A representative for Cantor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(Reuters) – The U. S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday.
The petition requests the U. S. high court decide the issue after two lower U.
Former head of Caltrans Adriana Gianturco has resurfaced in the fight against the new Sacramento Kings arena, Dan says.
Adriana Gianturco, former state Director of Transportation, fought a lonely battle for carpool lanes in 1976.
At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.
The series of five explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a densely populated district where petrochemical companies operates pipelines alongside the sewer system in Kaohsiung, a southwestern port with 2.8 million people.
Firefighters called to the neighborhood in the late evening to investigate a gas leak were among the victims when the blasts went off hours later, upending at least six fire trucks in the rubble of pavement and dirt.
Four firefighters were among the 25 dead as well as some of 267 people injured, the National Fire Agency said.