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UN Staff Won't Leave New York

Ladan Rafii | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Ladan Rafii

Headquarters staff enjoy all the benefits associated with being in one of the best locations in the world, while field staff tough it out in remote and isolated places far removed from their loved ones and families.

Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations v. Apple: Not With a Bang, But a Collective Whimper

Ray Errol Fox | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Ray Errol Fox

Is Apple so prodigious an American icon that our elected representatives fear a voter backlash? Is that what all their unseemly, inane fawning was about?

Obama's lllinois Pension Will Pay Tidy Sum In Retirement

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

When President Barack Obama retires, he will receive an estimated lifetime total payout $383,535 from the Illinois state pension he earned in eight ye...

Janell Ross

After SB 1070 Decision, Both Sides Arm For Continued Legal Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.28.2012 | Latino Voices

In the hours after the Supreme Court struck down portions of Arizona's SB1070 but left the measure's so called "show me your papers provision" standin...

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

If the IRS starts preparing our taxes for us, that right will cease to exist. Even with its flaws, Americans would most certainly prefer our current tax filing system over putting their faith in the IRS to fairly do it for them.

INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy Of The Average American Taxpayer

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

Though they've received a ton of attention, the tax returns of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, as well as Republican presidential candidates Rick...

Disgraced Bank's Ex-CEO Stripped Of Knighthood

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Britain took the rare step of stripping former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin of his knighthoo...

Fannie, Freddie Completing Fewer Mortgage Modifications

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of loan modifications and mortgage repayment plans completed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac declined in the first quarter o...

'Taxpayer Advocates' Shocking Public Schools

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

I'll keep my local "taxpayer advocates" informed of how their hard work is paying off -- dismantling community-based public school systems and making sure that teachers are sharing the pain.

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

Kane County Program for Troubled Teens "Magical"

Sandy Kaczmarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sandy Kaczmarski

The Kane County Diagnostic Center has a new program for troubled teens. Sold to the county board as a way to save taxpayer money, the sign-up sheet is...

Marco Rubio's GOP Spending Spree

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

In the T.V. show, "I Love Lucy," Ricky Ricardo had a statement he would unleash when he believed that Lucy had been involved in mischief. He would wa...

Bailed-Out Banks Making Profits -- For Taxpayers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Money wasn't just "given" to Wall Street firms. It bought something of value. And now that the firms (and the market in general) are recovering, they're starting to pay it back. With interest.

Bush the Teflon Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Perhaps it was the sexual nature of Eliot Spitzer's offenses that made the shame stick. That and the fact that the former NY governor admitted he did wrong. Bush by contrast is today's Teflon man.

Goldman's Revolving Door: Who is Protecting Whom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

Goldman went on a shopping spree buying up mortgages -- yours, mine and your neighbors, and bought 8,274 of them.