Michelle Obama, who admitted last month that her bangs were ‘getting a little irritating,’ seems to have finally had enough of her five-month old haircut.
The First Lady debuted her new longer ‘do on Friday during her commencement address at Bowie State University.
Her bangs, which she cut for her 49th birthday in January because of a ‘midlife crisis,’ were grown out and parted to the side with her wavy hair slightly longer, touching her shoulders.
The First Lady said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight last month: ‘Bangs are a day-by-day proposition. They’re starting to grow out, get a little irritating.’
The first indication that her hairstyle was becoming a burden came in April, when Malia, 14, was spotted adjusting her mother’s hair during the White House Easter Egg Roll.
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You consider yourself a law abiding citizen, and you are not starting a nonprofit organization with conservative ties.
Even so, you may be a candidate for a tax audit—and you may have no clue what you have done to warrant the attention of the IRS.
The nation’s tax collectors have long made it a practice to look for discrepancies, omissions and suspicious activity to uncover tax evasion and fraud. And lately, the IRS has expanded its monitoring to include social media.
The agency now keeps an eye out for online discussions about nonpayment or underpayment of taxes, and even sale prices of goods on sites like eBay that don’t match what taxpayers report.
In a world where companies like Amazon can keep tabs on consumers’ online activities, the shift by the IRS is reasonable, says Edward Zelinsky, a law professor at Cardozo Law School. “This was always known to people in the tax community that the IRS, like everybody else in the 21st century, was monitoring online.”
But Zelinsky is just one expert concerned about the lack of transparency around the IRS’ practices. The agency “is so secretive about what is going on that that really erodes public confidence,” he said. MORE
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Detroit Free Press
Four trustees of Detroit’s two public pension funds are heading to a Hawaiian beach resort this weekend with their $22,000 tab paid for by the funds, which are mired in claims of mismanagement and said to be at least $600 million underfunded.
Trustees say the conference provides the education they need to manage complex investments for the funds’ retirees and beneficiaries. But other major public pension systems, including the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions, avoided sending their officials to Hawaii because of concerns the exotic locale sends the wrong message at a time when pensions nationwide are contemplating or implementing reduced benefits to cope with rising retirement costs and shaky investment returns.
Records obtained by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act show the expenses cover airfare — including a first-class flight for one trustee — lodging at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, registration fees, meals and a per diem for miscellaneous expenses.
The city’s two public pension funds — the General Retirement System and the Police and Fire Retirement System — each are sending two trustees to the six-day National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) conference, which starts Saturday. The retirement systems, which are funded by contributions from workers and the city, have combined assets valued at more than $5 billion and provide benefits to about 20,000 retirees and beneficiaries.
Stanford University professor Joe Nation, who specializes in public employee pensions, criticized the trip.
“Trustees don’t need to go to Waikiki to learn about best practices,” he told the Free Press. “Everyone knows they go there and they don’t work very hard. That’s just the nature of it.”
James Kaleda explains that the proposed NJ Gun Bills will not save any lives but will endanger them. He is ejected by Committee Chair Senator Norcross. This took place at the NJ Senate gun control hearings in Trenton on April 30, 2013.
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