Koch Industries Inc., a holding company led by two billionaire brothers who help finance Republican-aligned public policy groups, sent a letter to U.S. senators yesterday saying the company hasn’t advocated using Obamacare as leverage in the debate about government spending.
A Florida psychiatrist never spent any of the millions of dollars that prosecutors claim she hid from the Internal Revenue Service, her attorney told jurors at the start of her tax trial in federal court in Fort Myers.
Steve Lonegan, who’s running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, said fellow Republicans had “guts” to shut down the federal government. He’d be happy, he says, if his epitaph proclaims him “the guy who dismantled the IRS.”
Patricia Hough, according to her lawyers, is an altruistic psychiatrist who helped her husband build two Caribbean medical schools. To prosecutors, she is a tax cheat who used offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes on millions of dollars from the schools’ sale.
The way out of the political morass in Congress remains elusive as the U.S. enters the second week of a partial government shutdown and with a potential lapse in U.S. borrowing authority just 10 days away.
The initial computer breakdown during the debut of the health-insurance exchanges that make up Obamacare shows how difficult it will be for corporate employers trying to get their own technology running in time.
An Appalachian Kentucky hospital that’s been among the nation’s leaders in the rate of coronary stenting is under federal investigation for implanting the metal mesh devices needlessly, according to its spokesman.