House uses Tax Day to pass bills targeting IRS

...the IRS acknowledged that agents had improperly singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt...evidence that people outside the IRS directed the targeting of conservative groups or knew about it.IRS Commissioner John Koskinen...
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France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...scrapped during the Assembly debate, under pressure from the conservative opposition and France's influential wine lobby.CHILD...supervision and in the presence of drug counselors.The conservative opposition - which controls the Senate - has criticized the...
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Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...former law partner.State Board of Education Chair Esther Cox ended up withdrawing from reappointment because of attacks from conservative groups, said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage.Others, including Board of Fisheries appointee Roland...
State | AK legislature
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...shown evidence.Meanwhile, Hamas is moving forward with efforts to impose its fundamentalist version of Islam on already-conservative Gaza. It's pushing for stricter gender separation, trying to make headscarves the unofficial norm for women, and has...
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Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

WASHINGTON - Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals...their eyes in photographs, while conservatives self-reported more satisfaction...University of California Irvine. "But conservatives report being happier."Other studies...
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My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig many other state programs. If oil prices hadn't crashed, this Legislature, dominated by self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives, would have escaped scrutiny of their own wasteful spending practices. So, who is accountable now that the lipstick has...
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...thing that year, but when the bill reached the desk of Gov. Jan Brewer, she did a funny thing - she vetoed it. Brewer, a conservative on most topics, said the state couldn't afford to fight the federal government on the issue.Bullard and Brewer both...
Opinion | AK legislature
Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two

...Afghans who have soured on the yearslong international presence in their country after the fall of the Taliban's ultra-conservative Islamic regime.In February, U.S. Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan...
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My Turn: Reasons matter, labels don't label oneself fiscally conservative and socially liberal. While...course not. But for fiscal conservatives, discussions about what...selfishness and labelling conservatives as callous and system. Even a fiscal conservative like me can see that...
Study lists Alaska climate change winners hurt, the study concluded.The study uses three scenarios to predict the bird and mammal habitat outcomes.The most conservative scenario simply projects changes already seen in the past 30 years. Under that scenario, about half the bird species will...


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