5 Things You Need To Know About Paul Ryan’s Rise To House Speaker & Tax Reform

(Author’s update: This morning (10/29/2015), the full House officially elected Rep. Paul Ryan as the 54th Speaker of the House. He won 236 votes – he just needed 218.) Republicans officially nominated Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday to serve as Speaker of the House. Today, the nomination will move to the full House of Representatives … Read more

Bill Introduced In Congress To Tax Gun Sales, Require Stolen Guns To Be Reported

According to the National Rifle Association (NRA), Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms since 1991. While it’s tough to pinpoint the number of guns currently in the U.S., a 2012 Congressional Research Service suggests that the number hit 310 million in 2009. A U.S. Congresswoman believes that those numbers present a unique opportunity … Read more

House Republicans Move To Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Just days after the Department of Justice announced that there would be no charges in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax exempt scandal, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee has decided that’s not enough. Today, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a resolution to begin impeach proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. You can … Read more

Greece To Top Tax Figure: You’re Fired!

Earlier this year, Greece teetered on the brink of financial ruin. Unable to pay its debts, the country went begging to the Eurozone for another chance. Despite reservations from its colleagues, including an increasingly weary Chancellor Merkel in Germany, Greece was given that chance. This time, however, the deal came with strings – including stepping … Read more

Carson Wants IRS To Revoke Tax Exempt Status For Muslim Advocacy Group

We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race because he is unfit to lead, because his views are in contradiction with the United States Constitution. Those were the words of Nihad Awad, Founder of Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) in response to comments made by GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson stating … Read more

Government Shutdown Avoided For Now: Funding Bill Only Temporary

The lights will stay on in the nation’s capital after all. Today, on the last day that Congress could make a move before the fiscal year end, the Senate and House both voted on a measure to avoid a government shutdown. But don’t get too excited. While the agreement is better than the alternative (no … Read more

Trump’s Tax Plan Promises No Income Taxes For 75 Million Americans, Cuts For Corporate America

Last month, presidential hopeful Donald Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo about his tax plan, “I know exactly what I want to do, I just don’t want to announce it yet.” Today, Trump unveiled his tax plan, which he says has four simple goals: Tax relief for middle-class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, … Read more

Billionaire’s Tax Status Remains At Heart Of Cameron Tell-All Book Scandal

Playwright John Osborne noted, “In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.” If true, right now, Londoners must be in sugar shock. Londoners – and indeed most in the U.K. – were rocked earlier this week by lurid allegations about Prime Minister David Cameron’s past following the release of Call Me … Read more

Vet Group That Endorsed Trump Lost Tax Exempt Status Months Ago

Sen. Rand Paul wasn’t the only presidential candidate hoping to generate some publicity in the run up to the GOP presidential debate. On Tuesday, presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump made a policy speech in advance of the debates aboard the retired battleship USS Iowa. The USS Iowa, now a museum, was built 75 years ago. Due … Read more