Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:42:39 GMT
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.Full Story >
Opening statements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial began Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt...Full Story >
WASHINGTON (AP/FOX19) -
Partisan warfare is erupting over the investigation into how
and why Tea Party groups were targeted by the IRS. Democrats are using the
statement of a self-described "conservative Republican" as evidence that the
inquiry needs to end.
That conservative Republican is Cincinnati IRS manager John
Shafer. He spent six hours answering Capitol Hill investigators' questions on
Thursday. He denies that the White House was behind the intense scrutiny of Tea
Party groups' applications for tax exempt status.
"I do not believe the screening of these cases had anything
to do other than consistency and identifying issues that needed to have further
development," Shafer said, according to quotes provided to FOX19 by House
Shafer says he was the one who asked Washington to get
"So (the) Washington IRS technical office did not ask him
for the case, he sent it," Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) told CBS's Face
the Nation. "And keep in mind…this was a 21-year veteran (of the IRS) and
he termed himself a conservative Republican."
Cummings said if he were chairman of the House Oversight
Committee he would end the investigation into the issue. The Republican who is
the chairman said he's not about to stop the inquiry and attacked Cummings'
"His extreme and reckless
assertions are a signal that his true motivation is stopping needed
congressional oversight and he has no genuine interest in working, on a
bipartisan basis, to expose the full truth," said Rep. Darrell Issa
Democrats accuse Issa of not exposing the full truth. He has
only released excerpts of transcripts to most media outlets. It was Cummings
and House Democrats who released portions of Shafer's interview.
Meanwhile, the transcripts from another Cincinnati IRS
worker's interview indicates he thought Washington was asking for the Tea Party
cases. Gary Muthert told investigators that his supervisor in Cincinnati told
him to look for Tea Party applications.
"He told me that
Washington, D.C., wanted some cases," Muthert said of his supervisor.
Issa says it's statements
like that which show the investigation needs to continue.
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contributed to this report.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:33:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:13 GMT
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.Full Story >
Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.Full Story >