| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Baltimore Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings says the investigation of the IRS has been concluded ("Cummings calls for end to IRS probe," June 9).
Yet only last week Congressman Cummings was outraged because the people on his street were struggling while...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Sen. Rand Paul is recruiting plaintiffs – and seeking donations – for a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency.
“Dear Patriot,” the Kentucky Republican wrote Thursday in an e-mail to supporters. “I’...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I must admit I don't feel terribly sorry for the tea party folks and their difficulties with the Internal Revenue Service ("New charges against the IRS," June 5). The problem isn't with the IRS, which may have been guilty of sloppy workmanship, but with...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Sun editorial board has basically ignored the Obama administration's lack of transparency, not to mention its mismanagement of the Benghazi affair and the attorney general's pathetic handling of the Associated Press and Fox News investigations....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Peter P. Belz Jr., a retired U.S. Treasury Department appeals officer, died March 14 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 71.
The son of a die maker and a homemaker, Peter Paul Belz Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Arguing that the congressional investigation into the IRS should be concluded, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Sunday that closed-door interviews with the agency's staff show neither the White House nor officials in Washington had a hand in targeting...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Every hardworking taxpayer should ponder this: The IRS is only one of over 1,300 agencies within the federal government ("IRS manager claims he started extra scrutiny," June 10). If the IRS could spend over $50 million on "conferences" between 2010 and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care.
For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
| May 29, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Conservatives have long viewed Washington as one giant, inevitable disaster waiting to happen. For conservative political strategists, part of our job is helping to frame that eventual disaster as President Barack Obama's fault. But conservatives should...