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IRS probe so far yields partial, partisan ‘facts’

The House Oversight Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat are overreaching in recent statements about the committee’s investigation of the IRS.... Read more»

2,659 Arizonans need to claim tax refunds

Faulty mailing addresses are the reason that thousands of citizens never receive their tax refunds. To check on the status of a refund the IRS is offering a 'Where's My Return' service.... Read more»

Think again

Just how 'brave, radical, and smart' is the Ryan budget?

The “liberal” media is full of praise for Rep. Ryan’s budget plan, which attacks many programs liberals typically support, says Eric Alterman.... Read more»1

Cheat sheet

Understanding the budget standoff and government shutdown

Congress has Friday to reach a budget deal to fund the government for the rest of the year or else come the weekend, the federal government will go into a partial shutdown. But what's the budget standoff all about and what would a shutdown really entail?... Read more»

General Electric

5 ways GE plays the tax game

General Electric's tax department is famous for inventing ways to pay Uncle Sam less. So it should come as no surprise that its CEO, Jeff Immelt, is in the crosshairs as the new chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.... Read more»

Factcheck: GOP State of the Union response

Ryan and Bachmann made two new false claims, and repeated other talking points, in their responses to the president's State of the Union address.... Read more»

Health care fact check: A 'budget-busting' law?

Republicans and Democrats both misrepresent the fiscal effect of the health care law.... Read more»

Chamber seeks cash for anti-regulation effort

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was initiating a new effort to raise millions more from energy, health insurance, financial services, and other firms to fund a new anti-regulatory campaign. ... Read more»

Republicans map out strategy to defeat health-care reform

Republicans say they will try to deny money to put Obama's new health care law into effect, though they have not made clear what they would do to make up the cost savings that would be lost if they succeeded in repealing the law.... Read more»

FactCheck.org: Anti-health care efforts continue misleading claims

As the election draws near, some conservative groups are making ever-wilder claims about the new health care law.... Read more»

Factcheck: 'Pledge to America' asserts dubious claims

The Republican "Pledge to America," released Sept. 23, contains dubious factual claims about the economy, unemployment, taxes and the stimulus bill. Get the facts in this analysis.... Read more»


Heading for a stock market downturn

The dark side of the global economy - here's why the math is ugly.... Read more»