President Barack Obama plans to choose a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week as the first congressional hearings begin into the agency’s selective scrutiny of small-government groups, according to an administration official.
President Barack Obama forced out the head of the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s selective screening of nonprofit groups, as the administration sought to contain scandals imperiling its second-term agenda.
The Internal Revenue Service, under pressure after admitting it targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups for scrutiny in recent years, also had its eye on at least three Democratic-leaning organizations seeking nonprofit status.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans during the Central American country’s 36-year civil war.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said a confidence motion brought against his government today by the largest opposition party was a “masquerade” designed to destabilize the European Union’s largest eastern economy.
With 39 days left before the U.S. presidential election, time is running out for judges to resolve voter access lawsuits in states including Ohio and Florida where a few thousand votes may be the margin of victory between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Mukhtar Ansari has been in jail since 2005, charged with ordering a rival’s murder by hit men who pumped 400 bullets into the victim’s car. He doesn’t expect that or more than 30 other charges to bounce him out of his day job as a state legislator.
A Polish academic authorities say was fascinated with Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and upset over the economy was arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill the nation’s president and blow up Parliament.