Christina Cogen

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IRS Awards Bonuses to More Than 1,000 Employees… Who Owe Back Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.<p>Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George …

U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities.<p>The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is …

5 takeaways: Affirmative-action ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Michigan’s affirmative-action ban was far from a shock, but it generated considerable strife on the high court, producing five different opinions in which the justices traded charges and countercharges on the polarizing issues at stake.<p>Tuesday’s splintered, …

Egypt cleared for U.S. military aid

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.<p>“Today, Secretary Kerry spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister [Nibil] Fahmy to inform him that he is …

9 Animated Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

We put countries and continents in a unique geographical perspective.<p><i>Produced by Sam Rega. Research by Christina Sterbenz and illustrations by Mike Nudelman.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

The Problem With Student-Loan Forgiveness

If you have stu­dent loans, chances are you wish there was a way to make them dis­ap­pear. And in a way, there is: The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment now …

Personal Finance

The New Book About The Marriage Equality Movement Gets The Big Things Wrong

WASHINGTON — A 434-page book about a lawsuit that promised to bring marriage equality to all Americans, but only resulted in restoring marriage equality in California, is a tough sell. Unless the book can claim that the effort was the start of a revolution — and that the man who conceived of that …

LGBTQI

Supreme Court refuses to hear Florida appeal over worker drug testing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an executive order issued by Florida Governor Rick Scott that had required all state employees take random drug tests.<p>Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a ceremony opening new newsroom facilities for the Univision and …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates<p>Read CNN-News18 breaking news, latest news from India and World …

The First Noble Truth of Politics Is Frustration

If now and then you find yourself a bit frustrated by politics, you are not alone. Politics is inherently, profoundly, maddeningly frustrating for all of us. Anyone who makes the choice to care at all about politics knows the frustration of losing a major election and seeing the other side take …

When Improper Payments and Political Donations Meet

Recently, Greg Mankiw had a post called: “Next time you hear someone advocate for single-payer healthcare, remember this.” He quotes the following <i>NY</i> …

Herb Gray, former deputy prime minister, dies at 82

Herb Gray, a former deputy prime minister and one of Canada's longest-serving parliamentarians, died Monday at the age of 82.<p>The federal Liberal party said Gray passed away peacefully at an Ottawa hospital.<p>"Beloved by all, Herb devoted a lifetime to his party and his country, in both good times and …

Break a Leg, Glenn Beck: Politics’ Loss Is America’s Gain

The <i>Hollywood Reporter</i> catches up with Glenn Beck as the former Fox talker and media mogul of TheBlaze gets ready to dive into the movie business in …

Let's take politics out of the food banks debate

Earlier this week the Trussell Trust released its annual figures showing its food banks had handed out 913,000 parcels of emergency food – up from 347,000 last year.<p>I am proud to represent the Trussell Trust, which was founded in Salisbury. It does an enormous amount of good across the nation and …

Congress still gets paid -- it's in the Constitution

In an extended shutdown, most of the federal workforce would go without pay, but the checks will keep coming to the 533 current members of Congress.<p>Who gets paid in a shutdown and who doesn't?<p>"That is disgraceful in my view," said freshman Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told CNN. "Basically the only …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Marine Corps discharges sergeant for Facebook posts critical of Obama

A sergeant will be discharged for criticizing President Obama on Facebook in a case that called into question the Pentagon's policies about social media and its limits on the speech of active duty military personnel, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.<p>Sgt. Gary Stein will get an other-than-honorable …

What Stanley Kubrick got wrong about “The Shining”

<b>Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" (Warner Bros.)</b><p>Stephen King has always disliked Stanley Kubrick’s film of “The Shining,” and he has a point<p>Laura Miller<p>October 1, 2013 11:45pm (UTC)<p>It's no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of his 1977 novel, "The Shining," but now …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Recipes

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Meat & Poultry Appetizers > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40</i> …

Sam Rockwell: “My whole career has been an afterlife”

<b>Sam Rockwell (AP/Victoria Will)</b><p>The consummate actor’s actor talks about playing “used-car salesmen” and his gripping new thriller “A Single Shot”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 20, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“That’s my dog,” says Sam Rockwell as I join him in a cluttered office at Tribeca Enterprises. Well, I knew …

Two Clips from MACHETE KILLS with Amber Heard and Alexa Vega

Natalie Portman Says a Female Superhero Movie Is Coming From Marvel – /Film

It’s not news at this point that there’s been a tragic dearth of female leads in the current glut of superhero movies. What is news, however, is</b> …

Metro Manila – review

Sean Ellis's first two features, <i>Cashback</i> and <i>The Broken</i> (the former expanded from an Oscar-nominated short) were self-regarding twaddle, so it's good to report that his third film pulls its creative finger out and starts to justify some of the praise poured too early upon the emergent …

Sophie Fiennes: 'Film-goers are bored with being talked down to'

Documentary-maker Sophie Fiennes's latest philosophical quest – with Slavoj Zizek – presents another thrilling challenge for cinema-goers<p>Sophie Fiennes doesn't like to make things easy for herself. The acclaimed documentary-maker's latest project is a two-hour philosophical disquisition on the …

PRISONERS Movie Review - Powerful and Intense Thriller

James McAvoy: 'There will be people who walk out of the cinema I'm sure'

In a drab building in central Scotland, one afternoon in the armpit of winter, an actor who looks a lot like nice-guy James McAvoy is persuading a room full of blokes to – I'm paraphrasing here – Xerox their cocks.<p>"Come on!" he roars, all pouchy of eyes, gingery of beard and 80s of suit. A …

MINIONS Gets a New Release Date