Top U.S. Internal Revenue Service officials knew as early as June 2011 that agents were singling out groups promoting limited government for special attention, nine months before the agency’s head told lawmakers that such targeting wasn’t occurring, according to an inspector general’s report to be released later this week.
Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
Localities from Florida to California are selling taxable bonds at the fastest pace in three years as the additional cost of issuing the debt instead of tax-free financing is near the lowest since 1994.
Every dollar spent enforcing U.S. tax laws yields $6 in collections, said Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew as he urged Congress to support the Internal Revenue Service’s request for a $1 billion budget increase.
When Oklahoma energy billionaire George Kaiser opened the Northeast Gateway liquid natural gas terminal in 2008, the floating depot’s first delivery was shipped on the Excellence, a 909-foot supertanker that holds 138,000 cubic meters of LNG -- enough gas to meet more than 4 percent of daily U.S. demand.