The National Vice Chairman (South South) of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Hilliard Eta, has described the exit of Tom Ikimi from the party as unfortunate. 302 more words
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The House of Commons was scrambling Thursday to figure out how to correct an administrative error that resulted in the wrong version of a Conservative-backed tough-on-crime bill… 619 more words
An international adviser from Australia has opened up on his dangerous 4-month stay in Nigeria.
63-year-old Stephen Davis has worked for 2 Nigerian presidents and established extensive contact with terrorist groups in Africa. 478 more words
Hello and welcome to The Story So Far for Thursday, Aug. 28. Click on the audio player below to hear the rundown on some of the stories we’re following for you today. 30 more words
CBO Expects Economic Growth to Pick Up in the Next Few Years
Source: Congressional Budget Office
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Yesterday CBO released its updated budget and economic outlook. To get a quick overview of our new economic forecast, view The Economic Outlook for 2014 to 2024 in 15 Slides.
Iran Sanctions (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)
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Strict sanctions on Iran’s key energy and financial sectors harmed Iran’s economy. The economic pressure—coupled with the related June 14, 2013, election of the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s president—contributed to Iran’s accepting a November 24, 2013, six-month interim agreement (“Joint Plan of Action,” JPA) that halts expansion of its nuclear program in exchange for modest sanctions relief.
Affordable Care Act: Improvements Needed to IRS’s Medical Device Excise Tax Program
Source: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) needs to improve its strategy to ensure accurate reporting and payment of the Medical Device Excise Tax, according to a new report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).