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Politics Jun 06Audit estimates Social Security overpaid on disabilities by nearly half
Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.
Nation Jun 04Twitter shuts down Politiwoops website
Twitter has killed a website dedicated to publishing the deleted tweets of politicians, including members of Congress, governors and candidates for president, the Sunlight Foundation announced Thursday.
Politics Jun 02Government watchdog says IRS vulnerable to computer hackers
The IRS has failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to combat cyberattacks, leaving the agency's computer systems vulnerable to hackers, a government watchdog told Congress on Tuesday.
Nation May 08Here are the most popular baby names from 2014
WASHINGTON — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014.
Nation Apr 28National Football League surrenders tax-exempt status
In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year. Goodell says the NFL has been tax-exempt since 1942, though all…
Nation Apr 22IRS dropped 8 million calls during tax filing season
The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law.
Nation Apr 20Obama honors Ohio State football team at White House
President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.
Economy Apr 155 things to know about Tax Day: For most, it’s not that bad
WASHINGTON — Wednesday is the deadline for filing income tax returns, a day long associated with the dread of rushing to fill out complicated forms and, perhaps, making a payment to Uncle Sam.
Nation Apr 11Tax day poses unique challenges for same-sex married couples
Tax Day is an accounting nightmare for thousands of gay and lesbian couples as they wrestle with the uneven legal status of same-sex marriage in the United States.
Nation Mar 24IRS says thousands of federal workers and retirees owe $3.5 billion in back taxes
Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday.