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  • Negotiator Sherman Won't Say How Much Advance Notice Iran Gets

    04/07/2015 6:52:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Much of today's Morning Joe was devoted to a discussion of Rolling Stone's failed journalism on the UVa story. Maybe Mika Brzezinski should look in the mirror: she began her interview of Wendy Sherman, the chief US negotiator on the Iran deal, by offering her "congratulations." Even Sherman herself had the sense to suggest that congratulations were not yet in order. In contrast, Joe Scarborough actually tried to get Sherman to answer an important question: how much advance notice of inspections does the deal give Iran? Sherman skated away faster than Apolo Ohno, refusing to answer other than to claim...
  • GOP Suspends NBC Debate Because Questions Might Be Too Hard

    11/02/2015 8:07:56 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-30-15 | Jaime Fuller
    A few days after the CNBC presidential debate -- which the GOP campaigns called "horrendous," "stupid," and "ridiculous" -- the Republican National Committee has decided to suspend its plans to let NBC News host a debate on February 26.... Priebus also noted that the "moderators engaged in a series of 'gotcha' questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates. What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates' policies and ideas." He did not add that the American people would have also gained a fuller...
  • So evading government scrutiny is a crime. Why?

    06/03/2015 11:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday I started to delve into the Dennis Hastert case, paying particular attention to the specific crimes with which the former Speaker is being charged. But even after I finished writing about it and reading some of the comments here, I wasn’t very happy with my conclusions. There’s something very unsettling about the entire case (leaving out the obvious, horrible alleged child rape parts of it) but I felt that I wasn’t quite able to put my finger on it. Today I found someone who has done a better job of wrestling those questions to the ground and it...
  • Busted - Every Sharpton business known has been dissolved for failure to comply with tax rules.

    02/02/2015 9:41:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals. Records show that Sharptons beleaguered for-profit entities often overlap and intertwine, some sharing ties with the reverends nonprofit organization, National Action Network. Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants. He clearly appears based...
  • Romney: 'If You Want to Learn More About My Church, Talk to My Church'

    06/08/2011 2:18:47 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 71 replies
    ABC The Note ^ | Emily Friedman
    In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, the second part of which aired tonight on the network, presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed back against the host's questions about how his Mormon faith might influence his policy should he win the White House in 2012. Asked whether it's actually possible to separate his faith from his job as president should he be elected, Romney responded, "Absolutely. You don't begin to apply doctrines of a religion to the responsibility of guiding a nation or guiding a state." Romney explained that he opposes abortion rights and that he is in favor of gay...
  • Hawaii governor ... Obama's birth 'exists in archives' but can't produce the vital document

    01/20/2011 6:58:33 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 147 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/20/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Pressure was mounting on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today amid increasing confusion over whether President Obama was born there. Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961....frpa ... 'It actually exists in the archives, written down,' he said.
  • Taxes and Federal Contractors,deficit

    12/19/2010 7:26:28 PM PST · by mo · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16th, 2005 | Griff Witte
    "Thousands of federal contractors working for civilian government agencies together owe more than $3 billion in unpaid taxes, according to a report to be released today by a Senate subcommittee. "
  • State Treasurer Hasnt Paid Taxes In 10 Years (Massachusetts)

    09/01/2010 9:49:52 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 1, 2010
    Following the steps of the nations Treasury Secretary and a powerful New York congressman, a two-term state treasurer who portrays himself as a vigilant custodian of public money has failed to pay taxes over the past decade. Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy Cahill, a gubernatorial candidate, owes the state about $15,000 in taxes for income his campaign committee account has earned from investments in the last ten years. Like the other high-profile public servants who failed miserably to fulfill their civic duty, Cahill only agreed to right the wrong after the media exposed the crime. Cahill has raised millions of dollars for...
  • The Berwick Evasion

    07/07/2010 8:14:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 7/7/10 | editor
    Obama dodges a Senate debate on his ideal Medicare chief. White House respect for the public's health-care views dropped another notch yesterday, if that's possible, with its recess appointment of Donald Berwick. Circumventing Senate confirmation to appoint the new Medicare chief is part of the same political willfulness that inflicted ObamaCare on the country despite the objections of most voters. Even Max Baucus, the Senate Finance Chairman, issued a statement critical of this end-around. President Obama claimed Republicans were stalling the appointment "for political purposes," but Mr. Baucus hadn't scheduled hearings and the nomination paperwork wasn't even finished 11 weeks...
  • UK: New Disclosure Opportunity (UK Tax Authority's Youtube Video Threatening Offshore Tax Dodgers)

    11/03/2009 1:07:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 289+ views
    HM Revenue & Customs via Youtube ^ | 1 November 2009 | Dave Hartnett Permanent Secy of Tax HMRC
    Offshore tax dodgers are being warned by HMRC that they have one final chance to come clean, or face the consequences. Video:
  • Mayor Responds to to Sexually Explicit Photo Scandal (Old gray mayor ain't what he used to be)

    09/25/2009 6:11:44 PM PDT · by tlb · 22 replies · 1,733+ views
    WJW-TV ^ | September 25, 2009 | Kevin Freeman
    LEVELAND -- East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer responds to racy photos sent to various media outlets. "Are you all part of the Eric Brewer for governor campaign? You need a sex scandal if you want to get to the next level," Brewer said to reporters as he arrived at his campaign headquarters on Euclid Avenue for a Thursday morning news conference. Mayor Brewer answered no questions, but talked to reporters about potentially embarrassing pictures released to the media days before the city's mayoral election on Tuesday. "I apologize to the residents of East Cleveland for the embarrassment my opponent's gutter...
  • Ex-N.Y. Mets Pitcher Will Do Time For Tax Evasion (Jerry Koosman gets 6 months behind bars)

    09/09/2009 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,081+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | 9/04/09
    Ex-N.Y. Mets Pitcher Will Do Time For Tax EvasionFederal Judge Sentences Former Major Leaguer Jerry Koosman To 6 Months Sep 4, 2009 11:38 am US/Eastern MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman to six months in prison for not paying his taxes. Prosecutors say Koosman, a former All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, didn't pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004. He pleaded guilty in May to willfully failing to file taxes for 2002, a misdemeanor, in a deal with prosecutors. U.S. District...

    03/28/2009 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,092+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | Chuck Bennett and Lois Weiss
    The Rev. Al Sharpton owed at least $1.8 million in back taxes before striking a sweetheart deal with the feds last summer that chopped the bill almost in half and kept him out of the slammer, The Post has learned. A series of federal liens -- the most recent of which was filed earlier this month -- provide a window into the massive tax debts the firebrand activist incurred since 2002 as he remade himself into a millionaire media personality, newly released documents show. Treasury Department officers say Sharpton owed $351,798 from 2007, according to a document filed March...
  • Minister won't confirm belief in evolution

    03/18/2009 7:31:56 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 145 replies · 1,733+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | March 17, 2009 | ANNE MCILROY
    Canada's science minister, the man at the centre of the controversy over federal funding cuts to researchers, won't say if he believes in evolution. I'm not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don't think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate, Gary Goodyear, the federal Minister of State for Science and Technology, said in an interview with The Globe and Mail. A funding crunch, exacerbated by cuts in the January budget, has left many senior researchers across the county scrambling to find the money to continue their experiments. Some have expressed concern that...
  • Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel calls Maryland home for tax break

    03/14/2009 6:51:49 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 7 replies · 652+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/13/09 | Michael Mcauliff
    Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel may call himself a life-long Bronx resident, but he has also called Maryland his primary residence for years to get a local tax break that state officials have just squashed. Engel, who rents an apartment back in his district, also owns a $1 million house with his wife in the well-off Washington suburb of Potomac, Md. - a property that has been afforded $7,000 in tax breaks since he bought it in 1993, The Associated Press reported. To get the state and county paybacks, he had to list the property as his primary residence on county...
  • (Christian counselor) Kidwell Found Guilty Of All Counts In Tax Evasion Case (Dumber than Rangel?)

    02/03/2009 4:50:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 727+ views
    Chattanoogan ^ | 2/03/09
    Kidwell Found Guilty Of All Counts In Tax Evasion Caseposted February 3, 2009 A federal jury late Tuesday morning returned guilty verdicts on all five felony counts on tax evasion charges against Christian counselor Chris Kidwell. He remains free on bond, and a sentencing date has not yet been set. The counts carry up to five years in prison, but his sentencing range is expected to be between 21 and 27 months. The charges also carry a possible fine up to $250,000. Defense attorneys had contended he did not report large chunks of his income because he is lost when...
  • Is it Still Patriortic to Pay Your Taxes?? Ask a Democrat.

    02/01/2009 8:45:12 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 37 replies · 1,100+ views
    self | 012-01-2009 | o_zarkman44
    With the recent revelation that Cabinet contender Tom Daschal has a tax problem can we see a trend? If Paying Taxes are only for patriotic people, then we have a huge problem in our government. And the problem isn't going away soon. Are these examples of government gone bad too big to fail? We have Charlie Rangel, New York congressman with his tax evasion problem. Nazi Pelousey was going to get to the bottom of his investigation "very soon" last year. Timothy Geithner, the Treasury Secretary "too important to lose during this financial crisis", can't do his own taxes correctly....
  • Snipes Trial Offers IRS Perfect Script

    01/29/2008 1:06:35 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 171+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2008
    <p>Even Hollywood couldn't have written a more ideal script for the Internal Revenue Service than actor Wesley Snipes' tax-fraud trial.</p> <p>At a time when millions of Americans are buckling down to prepare their taxes, Snipes is being cast as a villainous example of the dangers of joining with Internet-fueled activists who claim the IRS has no authority to collect taxes.</p>
  • Professor Cites Bible in Faulting Tax Policies

    12/26/2007 6:24:35 AM PST · by hripka · 6 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/25/2007 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    At a time when some voters are asking how the religious views of candidates will shape their policies, a professor’s discovery of how little tax the biggest landowners in her state paid to finance the government has prompted some other legal scholars to scour religious texts to explore the moral basis of tax and spending policies. The professor, Susan Pace Hamill, is an expert at tax avoidance for small businesses and teaches at the University of Alabama Law School. She also holds a degree in divinity from a conservative evangelical seminary, where her master’s thesis explored how Alabama’s tax-and-spend policies...
  • Judge Blasts Snipes Ploy

    10/04/2007 2:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 788+ views
    the smoking gun ^ | OCTOBER 4
    With the start of his tax evasion trial three weeks away, actor Wesley Snipes just fired his high-powered legal team, a move that a federal judge yesterday blasted as a transparent ploy to secure a court continuance. Claiming that his five-lawyer team was incompetent, Snipes yesterday filed a motion to continue his trial, which is set to open October 22 in U.S. District Court in Ocala, Florida. Until Snipes fired him, William Martin--who represents Michael Vick and Senator Larry Craig--headed a five-lawyer team defending Snipes on felony tax and conspiracy charges. But Snipes's request for a trial delay was almost...