Supreme Court Misunderstanding on Health?

A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law’s insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is. During the recent oral arguments some of the justices and the lawyers appearing before them seemed to be under the impression that the law does not allow […]

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Your Burning Tax Season FAQs, Answered

Tax preparers toil in obscurity for most of the year, trying to keep track of the ever-changing kaleidoscope that is our federal tax code. But when crunch time comes for taxpayers to get their returns filed to the Internal Revenue Service’s satisfaction, everybody wants an expert in their corner willing to dispense advice and explain the often byzantine process. Here […]

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U.S., Afghanistan sign key ‘night raids’ deal

The United States and Afghanistan signed a landmark deal Sunday that affords Afghan authorities an effective veto over controversial special operations raids. A bid to end visceral Afghan anger over raids on private residences, the deal prevents NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from conducting such operations without the explicit permission of Afghan officials, said a senior NATO official. From […]

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NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causes

This week, Coca-Cola and Kraft announced they are pulling their corporate memberships from a conservative group that was behind the spread of “stand your ground” laws like the one highlighted in Florida by the Trayvon Martin case. The American Legislative Executive Council, also known as ALEC, is getting attention lately for its behind the scenes work pushing conservative legislation in […]

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Veteran newsman Mike Wallace dead at 93

Mike Wallace, who spent more than four decades as a hard-hitting, provocative news correspondent on “60 Minutes,” has died,CBS reported Sunday. He was 93. “For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers,” CBS News said on its website. “… Wallace took to heart the old reporter’s pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the […]

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Republicans, whites more tired of Trayvon Martin coverage

While the story behind Trayvon Martin’s shooting death continues to grab headlines, interest in the case is sharply divided along partisan and racial lines, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Far more Republicans (56%) than Democrats (25%) say there has been too much coverage of Martin’s death, according to Pew, which surveyed a “nationally representative sample of […]

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