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Miserable, Awful & Delayed: Commissioner, Tax Advocate Talk 2015 Tax Season

Worried about the upcoming tax season? So are IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. I sat down with both of them to talk about challenges for the upcoming season, including coping with budget cuts, increased compliance concerns due to ACA, FATCA and the extenders and a delay to the tax season.

ABC cuts: a betrayal of local broadcasting and women’s sport

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The announcement earlier this week that the Federal Government would cut $254 million from the budget of our national broadcaster, along with $50m from SBS, will have a detrimental impact on local media coverage and a potentially devastating impact on women’s sport, said ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury. Mr Rattenbury has tabled a motion for debate [...]

Euro MPs Demand Even More Cash from Britain, Say Refusal to Pay Shows 'Extremism'

Greedy Euro MPs are demanding billions in cash from national governments in budget talks. The eight per cent increase wanted by parliamentarians is to settle unpaid bills and works out at £5.4bn. £680million of this would come from British tax payers. Show More Summary

European Countries Are Going To War With Each Other Over Their Budgets

The European Commission is gearing up to sign off on the state budgets of eurozone member states after gaining the power to regulate budgets last year. Previously, it was left up to the national governments. Because of weakening economies...Show More Summary

Let the shortfall! When it crumbles we will stand tall, face it all together

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"In a fiscal year that challenged the nation’s largest performing arts organization to find a more sustainable financial model for the future, the Metropolitan Opera incurred an estimated $22 million budget shortfall for the 2013-14 season."

6 Steps That Will Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519{width:570px;display:block;} By Maryalene LaPonsie The National Retail Federation says you'll probably be $804 poorer after the 2014 holiday season wraps up. Show More Summary

Yet Another Study Shows US Satire Programs Do a Better Job Informing Viewers Than Actual News Outlets

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

By now it's sadly clear that the nation's satirical news programs do a significantly better job at reporting the news than most of the nation's actual news outlets, despite a fraction of the budget and experience. John Oliver's recent...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Has Closed 27 Clinics So Far in 2014

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s biggest abortion business. Without a budget in excess of $1 billion and receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in the form of taxpayer grants from federal, state and local governments, Planned Parenthood does a larger percentage of abortions in the United States than anyone else. The good news for the […]

Stick to a Holiday Budget With These Savings Secrets

With a wife and three young children, including a 5-week-old baby girl, Joel Steinhaus has a mighty long shopping list this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, the average US family will spend $804 on gifts this holiday season and the Steinhauses plan...

2014 Intelligence Budget Figures Released

The National Intelligence Program received a total appropriation of $50.5 billion in fiscal year 2014, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence disclosed yesterday, as required by law. The Military Intelligence Program was funded at $17.4 billion in FY 2014, the Department of Defense said. Show More Summary

US to Change Significant Changes to how it Funds Nuclear Weapons Triad?

It isn’t official but Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work hinted today that the United States will undertake a fundamental reordering of its national security budget by paying for new nuclear submarines, new nuclear bombers and newShow More Summary

3 Things We Could Do With the Money Spent on the 2014 Midterm Elections

This year's mid-term election in the United States has been this nation's most expensive yet, costing an estimated $4 billion. Compared to national and state budgets, it's a small amount, but that kind of money can still make a hugeShow More Summary

3 Things We Could Do With the Money Spent on the 2014 Midterm Elections

This year's mid-term election in the United States has been this nation's most expensive yet, costing an estimated $4 billion. Compared to national and state budgets, it's a small amount, but that kind of money can still make a hugeShow More Summary

Ag Economy; Farm Bill; Budget; Immigration; Trade; Biotech; and, Regs- Tuesday

Agricultural Economy A news release yesterday from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) indicated that, “According to the November Crop Production report released today by [NASS], corn production is expected to reach 14.4 billion bushels this year, up 3 percent from 2013 [related graph]. Show More Summary

Exclusive -- Jeff Sessions: The GOP Must Back Reince's Promise To Block Obama's Executive Amnesty

Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is calling on Republicans to follow through on Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus's commitment to do everything possible to block President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. Show More Summary

Why scientists make promises they can't keep

Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, recently made people angry when he linked budget cuts to the slow progress on an Ebola vaccine. Without the decade-long erosion of the NIH budget, he told Sam SteinShow More Summary

Oklahoma’s senator-elect to use ‘biblical worldview’ to defeat the national debt

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma Senator-elect James Lankford says his “biblical worldview” will guide his actions in the upper chamber. “Budget, for me, is still a huge area. The people have started to step back and say, ‘Well, our deficit is only $480 billion now so we are doing much better in...

California Just Became the First State to Defelonize Drug Use

On Tuesday, Californians voted on ballot proposals surrounding issues like water supply, health insurance, and state budget reform. But none of them garnered the same level of national interest as Proposition 47, the criminal justice...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions: New Hampshire Can 'Impact the Nation' by Electing Scott Brown to Stop Obama's Amnesty

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Hours before the final debate here between former Sen. Scott Brown and incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) again defined the race as a national immigration battleground. Show More Summary

GOP Pulls Money Out of South Dakota Race

Republicans in Washington have begun pulling money budgeted for the U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota—an apparent sign of confidence—while national Democrats continue pumping money into the contest. Image: Office of Governor Mike Rounds The post GOP Pulls Money Out of South Dakota Race appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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