Reports charge the IRS targeted conservative political groups in 2012 by applying extra scrutiny to organizations that focused on government spending or the U.S. Constitution or had the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. Judy Woodruff reports on responses from the president and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Continue reading
Revelations that the IRS targeted conservative political groups for additional scrutiny has launched a political firestorm. To help understand the tax law, Judy Woodruff is joined by Richard Schmalbeck of Duke University School of Law and Jay Sekulow of the American Center for the Law and Justice. Continue reading
In other news Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached a level not seen in millions of years. Also, the new skyscraper at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan now stands at its full height. The new structure will be the tallest in the U.S. Continue reading
Photo by Flickr user CarbonNYC Slate, the online magazine, has a fascinating explainer of an oft-asked question: can individuals help pay down the debt and if so, how? From Slate’s Brian Palmer: There are several ways for charitable patriots to … Continue reading
Slate, the online magazine, has a fascinating explainer of an oft-asked question: can individuals help pay down the debt and if so, how?