6 takeaways as IRS chief takes heat from House panel

IRS Commissioner Danny Wuerffel took the spotlight Thursday morning before the House Ways and Means Committee at a dynamic moment for U.S. tax policy and administration. A new tax law being considered in the Senate, a new online public filing program currently being tested, a beleaguered IRS budget and new reporting requirements for the self-employed […]

Budget chief faces heat as Congress feuds over spending 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Philip Swagel faced hours of questioning before the House Budget Committee about challenges to the nation’s fiscal trajectory and some heated battles from Republicans over the accuracy of the agency’s forecasts. Ta. Against a backdrop of partisan battles on Capitol Hill over how to fund the government, Congress’ bipartisan scorekeeper […]

‘Parents should know’: Kansas AG turns up the heat on school districts that ‘socially transition’ kids behind parents’ backs

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach is heating up the case.troublesome district“It doubled down on the policies it supposedly allowed schools to do.”social transitionRepublican AGs have narrowed down the remaining violators to a small number of school districts, which they appear to be trying to crack down on. “When a child changes their gender identity, it […]

Sacramento Takes Heat for Clearing Out Homeless for Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Shoot

The city of Sacramento, California, is facing a heat wave after removing all homeless people from a downtown park area ahead of the filming of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new movie. The city began removing homeless people living in tents in the park on Thursday after posting “beware of eviction” signs around the park, the paper said. […]

Disney’s Iger gets more activist heat amid stock slump

Jeff Sica, founder of Circle Squared Alternative Investments, reveals Hollywood’s biggest winners and losers in 2023 on “Varney & Co.” Activist investors continue to push the entertainment giant ahead of Disney’s first-quarter earnings report Wednesday afternoon. The push comes from two companies, Tryon Group and Blackwells Capital, who have made their own proposals for Disney’s […]

UK heatwave plan urgently needed to save lives, say MPs | Extreme heat

Britain urgently needs a plan to prevent thousands of heatwave deaths each year as the climate continues to warm, a cross-party parliamentary committee has warned. More than 4,500 people will die from heatwaves in 2022, and this number could rise to 10,000 a year by 2050 if nothing is done, according to a report by […]


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