Budget-Challenged IRS Lags in Enforcement

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had a 12 percent drop last year in the number of criminal cases it investigated, according to an annual report released by the agency earlier this week. Budget cuts have resulted in a 19 percent drop in the staffing of agents at the IRS who enforce the nation’s tax laws… Read more »

White House Still Tweaking Revised Travel Ban

President Trump’s new executive order on travel and immigration will reportedly include some significant changes to allay some of the legal issues that derailed the first travel ban. Trump’s original order, now frozen by the courts, temporarily banned travelers from seven mostly-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days…. Read more »

Trump Rolls Back Transgender Protections

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked Obama-era guidance that instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. In a two-page letter, officials from the Department of Justice and Department of Education said the guidance issued by the Obama administration is being withdrawn because it did… Read more »

White House Pushes Back New Travel Order

The White House has said it won’t release a new executive order on travel and refugees until next week. President Trump and other administration officials said the new travel ban will be responsive to the courts that halted the previous order that temporarily banned travelers from seven mostly-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and suspended… Read more »

Appeals Court to Rule on Travel Ban

A federal appeals court is expected to render a decision this week on President Trump’s controversial travel ban, though no matter how the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules, an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is likely. The three-judge federal appeals panel heard oral arguments Tuesday on the government’s request to lift… Read more »