Jun 4, 2015

Feds probing how FIFA favored World Cup host bids by Russia, Qatar

The FBI’s investigation of soccer governing body FIFA includes scrutiny of how the organization awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said ...

Mar 5, 2015

Roberts, Obamacare savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law, kept his cards close on Wednesday. And the man who occupies the center chair on the Supreme Court’s ...

Dallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection

Oct 22, 2014

Dallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection

Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly has filed for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas. Wyly filed a bankruptcy petition in federal district court in ...

May 18, 2013

Before tea party scandal, IRS harassed gay groups

by Neil Irwin

Before there was the tea party, there was Big Mama Rag, Inc. It was a radical feminist collective in the 1970s, and it devoted itself to lectures, seminars, a free library and a newspaper, the Big Mama Rag. The group applied for nonprofit status ...