A.M. Links: Federal Workers Owe $3.3 Billion in Back Taxes, Senate Dems Block V.A. Reform Bill, Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

  • According to the Internal Revenue Service, over
    318,000 active and retired federal workers
    owe back taxes
    to the tune of $3.3 billion.
  • The V.A. scandal
    keeps growing
    . Meanwhile, Senate Democrats moved yesterday

    to block
    the VA Management Accountability Act, which had passed
    the House with broad bipartisan support.
  • Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is
    facing criticism
    for his statements on race and the Donald
    Sterling controversy.
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has signed a bill bringing back
    the
    electric chair
    .
  • Israelis and Palestinians
    are preparing
    for a visit this weekend from Pope Francis.
  • Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer will fund a multi-state, $100
    million campaign against
    “science deniers”
    this year.

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