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Report: Budget cuts hurt tax collections by IRS

09/18/2013 1:03am
Collections from delinquent taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012, due in part to budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service, the agency's inspector general said.

Dempsey has doubts about probing mental health

09/18/2013 10:12am
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, says those who have served in the military should not be stigmatized by having to answer questions about their mental health status on security clearance forms.

State Dep't, GOP spar over Benghazi accountability

09/18/2013 10:59am
The Obama administration says it held four employees responsible for mistakes in the run-up to last year's Benghazi attack even though they are still working for the State Department.

Treasury blacklists 2 Indonesian militants

09/18/2013 2:18pm
The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted two Indonesians for their alleged links to Islamic militant groups.

VA treated shooting suspect for insomnia

09/18/2013 2:26pm
The Veterans Affairs Department has told lawmakers that the Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two VA hospitals in late August complaining of insomnia, but that he denied struggling with anxiety or depression or had thoughts of harming himself or others.

La. governor demands feds drop suit against state

09/18/2013 4:48pm
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday demanded that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, accusing the Justice Department of being more interested in doing favors for teacher unions than helping students.

New health care law expected to spawn scam artists

09/18/2013 4:50pm
Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he's probably a crook. Those exchanges don't apply to seniors.

Labor Dept.: Same-sex spouses have benefit rights

09/18/2013 6:06pm
Legally married same-sex couples enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits, even if they live in states that don't recognize their union, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Hagel orders 2 reviews in response to shooting

09/18/2013 9:15pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered two sweeping reviews of military security and employee screening programs, acknowledging Wednesday that "a lot of red flags" may have been missed in the background of the Washington Navy Yard shooter.