WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service plans to pay tax refunds in the coming weeks, administration officials say, after the White House decided Monday it was legally permissible to process tax returns during a government shutdown. The decision reverses past IRS policy, which had previously prohibited tax refunds from being paid while much of the agency's staff was sent home during a shutdown.
Even bipartisan bills would get blocked unless McConnell passes legislation to reopen the government.
Democrats now control the House for the first time since 2010. Yet they still have no discernible national political leader or a sweeping political program.
When the police officer sped into the small-coin laundromat located on a quiet intersection in Wausau, Wisconsin, the mother's worst nightmare was already unfolding inside.
Kevin Spacey appeared Monday in a Massachusetts court, where attorneys entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of the 59-year-old actor, who was arraigned on a felony charge of indecent assault and battery. Spacey is accused of groping an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016. The actor wore a gray suit, floral shirt and polka-dot tie and stood expressionless next to his attorney, Alan Jackson, for most of the hearing, during which Judge Thomas Barrett ordered Spacey to have no contact with his alleged victim, at the request of the prosecution.
The bartender didn't know the man's name, but he remembered his hair: a bushy red mullet.
Trump administration officials began taking extraordinary steps to contain the fallout from the partial federal government shutdown Sunday, as the budget impasse between the president and congressional Democrats showed no signs of nearing a breakthrough.
WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be on the bench Monday when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments, the first time in her career she has missed a session. Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, will participate in the scheduled cases by reading briefs and a transcript of the two oral arguments scheduled for Monday, court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said.. Ginsburg, 85, had surgery Dec. 21 for two malignant nodules in her left lung, her third bout with cancer.
The stars are bored. It's their own fault, really, and it's mostly a good thing: They're woke and on board with Hollywood's attempts at a corrective course on diversity and equal rights, which is why Sunday night's telecast of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC lacked the boozy, loosey-goosey tension of its renowned past. But is that really such a sacrifice, in exchange for solidarity? This was a by-the-book but overlong awards show, gentle on the jokes and heavy on the adulation.
With the federal government shutdown solidly into its third week , there is no shortage of hypocritical or ironic or just plain sad moments to further enrage apoplectic taxpayers: