IRS: Up to 9 million people need to claim federal stimulus checks

The IRS says it will begin mailing the letters on September 24, which will inform recipients that they could be eligible for a payment if they meet certain criteria, such as if they are a citizen or a resident alien and have a valid Social Security number. The IRS said that 7 million people have […]

Is Donald Trump Really Being Audited by the IRS?

This violation of the show-us-your-tax-return norm is just one of the ways in which Trump has broken with previous political traditions. Another example: Presidential candidates usually release detailed medical records. Trump has only issued a letter from his physician, Harold Bornstein, which declared, with Trumpian braggadocio, that “if elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, […]

The ‘Crisis’ In Social Security and Other Nonsense

The cynical answer is that “old people vote,” but of course that does not explain why Bush’s even more cynical gambit to exempt older voters from his proposed cuts did not cause elders to support his plan, or at least to sit out the fight. Even if older people are using their political power to […]

Nicola Gobbo explains why she became Lawyer X

Did guilt drive Nicola Gobbo to become a police informer?Through the steady release of never before seen documents tendered to the royal commission, including police reports, videos, secretly recorded phone calls, it’s emerged police believed the Hodson murders may have been a factor in Ms Gobbo’s journey to becoming a police informer.

Pessimism grows as hopes fade for coronavirus deal

Republicans are increasingly confident about their ability to garner at least 51 votes for the bill — a U-turn from as recently as last month when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell works to lock down GOP votes for coronavirus bill On The Money: Senate GOP unveils slimmed-down coronavirus relief bill | Democrats […]

Why Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Is the Perfect Sporting Event for the Trump Era

There will be no reward for anyone who does plunk down $100 in pay-per-view fees. I’m asking you not to fork over your cash to stare at this flabby and dull spectacle at home or split the costs with a gaggle of friends. Don’t go to a packed bar with a ridiculous cover fee and […]

Donald Trump Mocks NYT Report On Helping Dad Dodge Taxes: “Old, Boring” News

President Donald Trump this morning tweet-trashed the NYT report claiming his fortune was amassed helping his parents “dodge taxes” in the 90’s with “instances of outright fraud,”  noting his self-made-man con got him elected, so what’s the news here.

‘Kingdom of Silence’: Showtime Documentary Explores Backdrop Of Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

“The killing of Jamal was an attempt to crush [hope]. By bringing his voice back, it inspires people to try to carry on his legacy,” Wright said during a virtual Showtime panel. “At the end of his life, Jamal was going around the world talking to the diaspora from the Arab Spring. He was trying […]

Patriots Preview: Setting Expectations For A Very Different 2020 Season

Now, against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs … it might not really matter. But it does help. (Chiefs fans seemed loud on TV in the Thursday night opener, but it still doesn’t compare to a full house.) And certainly, that Week 2 trip to the Pacific Northwest on Sunday Night Football looks a whole lot […]

NFL PREVIEW 2020: NFC team-by-team capsules

Strengths: QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski join offense that led NFL in passing last season, with receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin making Pro Bowl, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate forming one of best tight end tandems in league. Biggest leap, though, could come on defense, where franchise tag was placed on league […]