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  • Can U.S. prioritize payments as default looms? Many are dubious

    WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7. The Treasury Department spends an average of...
  • Make your views known on Medicaid expansion | Health

    Make your views known on Medicaid expansion | <span style=color:#008000><b>Health</b></span>
    The expansion of Medicaid in Virginia has taken a central role in the November gubernatorial election with support and opposition divided along party lines. On Tuesday, the bipartisan Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission, MIRC, will hold a hearing in...
  • Arrogance, Intolerance Filters Down From Dear Leader

    "Horrible customer service." That's what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency's only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment. In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor....
  • House showdown set over IRS targeting of conservative groups

    House showdown set over IRS targeting of conservative groups
    WASHINGTON -- The ousted top official of the Internal Revenue Service will appear before a House committee Friday morning, his first public appearance since controversy erupted last week over how the agency mishandled applications for tax-exempt status...
  • Key lawmaker: House will be 'more thoughtful' on Internet sales tax

    Key lawmaker: House will be 'more thoughtful' on Internet sales tax
    WASHINGTON -- A key House committee chairman said his panel would take a "more thoughtful" approach to legislation allowing states to force retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. His comments signaled that momentum from Monday's easy...
  • Obamacare's not-so-special treatment for Congress

    The Wall Street Journal's editorial board opens its latest screed against the 2010 healthcare law Monday by paraphrasing H.L. Mencken as follows: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class." I...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Former Rep. Joe Brennan begins his jail sentence.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Former state Rep. Joe Brennan, D-Northampton, began serving a minimum 90-day jail sentence Monday for his conviction on charges that he assaulted his estranged wife and then drove away drunk from their home. Brennan,...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: For NePa's Blake, a key role in helping distressed cities.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back in the office for our first day of work after a protracted holiday break. And while we didn't exactly slack our way through the holidays, today represents the first time we'll be flexing......
  • In letter to McCord, PA Revenue Secretary defends planned Lottery privatization.

     
    WIth a Thursday deadline looming for the Corbett administration to decide whether to accept the Camelot Group's bid to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, state Treasurer Rob McCord's office has released a letter it received from a senior...
  • Camelot set to be awarded Lottery contract.

     
    HARRISBURG _ The company that runs Great Britain’s National Lottery has apparently been tapped to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. The decision to hand the $3.5 billion Lottery over to a North American subsidiary of...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back to work on Monday. And with our return comes a return to the usual full posting schedule you've come to expect from us. In the meantime, here's a quick buffet of the best......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Lottery union says it could beat private bid.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder with the debate over whether to turn the day-to-day management of the $3.5 billion PA Lottery to an English company, the union representing about 200 agency........