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Running out the clock

...by a senior IRS lawyer that Lerner's BlackBerry ? which also held email evidence ? was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into the targeting scandal involving Tea Party groups that applied for tax-exempt status.IRS Deputy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-01/running-out-clock
Augusta Canal | The Augusta Chronicle

...1993, the authority issued a comprehensive master plan, outlining the canal's development potential. In 1996, the US Congress designated the Augusta Canal as a National Heritage Area. In the 21st century, the Augusta Canal is once again a source...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/augusta-canal
Another broken law

Congress knew President Obama harbored a deep desire...requiring the secretary of defense to notify Congress "not later than 30 days before the transfer...himself signed.The first members of Congress weren't informed of the operation until...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-28/another-broken-law
Let Export-Import Bank go

...financial "bubble" in the making that will require a taxpayer bailout similar to the housing bubble crisis in late 2007?Congress should simply let the bank's authorization expire at the end of September, and eliminate this blatant corporate welfare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-28/let-export-import-bank-g
US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in second quarter

...we should be doing to make sure that all Americans benefit from the progress that we have made."Obama said he would press Congress when it returns next week to take further actions to boost the economy.The government's upwardly revised estimate of business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/us-economy-grew-brisk-42-p
Dems meddle, but GOP gets the blame

...more than a half-century of Democratic Congresses, somehow they manage to put the blame...housing fiasco, too, should be laid at Congress' doorstep. When Democratic special...taking the blame, now the Democratic Congress is making the banks the bad guys. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/04/let_464495.shtml
Letters
Looking forward to honorable president in White House

...take a walk down memory lane" and recall some achievements from 40 years' worth of Democrat-dominated administrations and Congresses: 1960s: The Bay of Pigs fiasco; the coddling of Communism; the failed "Great Society" programs; the dramatic escalation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/10/op_305798.shtml
Opinion columns
Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

...The White House insisted that first Congress needed to raise an outdated spending...follow, or get out of the way."Though Congress did raise the project's spending limit...of 2009 votes of individual members of Congress. But the same Washington publication...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-23/barrow-allen-both-target-obam
The biggest bailout

...government agency has a credible estimate of how much taxpayers' money is at risk."Turns out the nebulous ACA law ? the one Congress had to pass so you could "find out what's in it" ? backstops insurers' risks three ways. One of those is called risk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-25/biggest-bailout
Burger King could move to Canada despite upset US customers

...this month, Walgreens abandoned plans to pursue a tax inversion after negative publicity about the move.President Obama and Congress have criticized inversions because they mean a loss of tax revenue for the U.S. government.White House spokesman Josh...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/burger-king-could-move-can