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McKinney: Eliminate Income Tax On Under $75K

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STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State Sen. John McKinney, one of two Republican candidates for Connecticut governor, on Thursday called for eliminating state income taxes on those who make less than $75,000, saying middle-income earners have been hurt the most by Democratic Gov. 418 more words


State Unemployment Insurance Tax Stokes Complaints

AP Business Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession. 481 more words


Judge Orders DOJ to Release Fast and Furious Documents Withheld From Congress Under Obama Executive Privilege Claim

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit pursued against the Department of Justice by government watchdog Judicial Watch, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled documents being withheld from Congress under President Obama’s claim of executive privilege must be turned over. 126 more words

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U.S. Attorney Warns Cuomo on Moreland Commission Case

In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov.Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s cancellation of his own anticorruption commission, Mr. 464 more words

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'Accusation drive' – Indonesia president slams Australia’s gagging order exposed by WikiLeaks — RT News

WikiLeaks released a document Wednesday that it said was a court order issued by the Supreme Court in Melbourne on June 19.According to the document, the court had banned any disclosure or publication of information concerning 17 current and past heads of state, politicians and other senior officials of Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam in connection to court proceedings of alleged multibillion-dollar briberies.The whistleblowing website suggested that the corruption case centers on alleged inducements to secure contracts for the supply of Australia-style polymer banknotes by officials of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s subsidiaries and Note Printing Australia NPA.Seventeen people are listed in the court ruling, including “any current or former Prime Minister of Malaysia”, “Truong Tan San, currently President of Vietnam”, “Megawati Sukarnoputri, a former President of Indonesia 2001-2004 and current leader of the PDI-P political party” and “Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, currently President of Indonesia since 2004.” 15 more words


CIA Apologizes for Spying on U.S. Senate — Naharnet

In March, CIA Director John Brennan dismissed allegations the agency had spied on Senate intelligence committee investigators probing possible torture, insisting: “Nothing could be further that the truth.”But on Thursday, in an abrupt climb down, the U.S. 90 more words


PressTV - I killed 13 Palestinian kids today: Israeli sniper

An Israeli sniper has admitted to killing 13 children in the Gaza Strip in one day, as Tel Aviv continues its aerial and ground attacks in the besieged enclave.Posting on an Instagram account, David Ovadia released a photo of himself holding a sniper rifle.The image with his post, however, was deleted entirely by hackers from an anonymous group. 121 more words