Brian Naylor, NPR http://kut.org en Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too http://kut.org/post/nonconservative-groups-say-irs-scrutinized-them-too The IRS was in the hot seat Friday, with its outgoing acting commissioner <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/17/184712231/congress-due-to-grill-ousted-irs-chief">testifying before a House committee</a>. A Senate panel is scheduled for Tuesday. Congress is prodding to find out why the agency singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny.<p>Attention has focused on the IRS' flagging of these groups starting in 2010. Sun, 19 May 2013 15:50:25 +0000 Brian Naylor, NPR 7790 at http://kut.org Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too Farm Bill Becomes Fodder In 'Fiscal Cliff' Wrangling http://kut.org/post/farm-bill-becomes-fodder-fiscal-cliff-wrangling Among the loose ends that lawmakers would like to tie up before the end of this lame-duck session is the farm bill, which is made up mostly of crop subsidies and food stamps.<p>The last farm bill expired in September. The Senate has passed a new one; the House has not. Farm-state lawmakers are urging leaders to include a farm bill as part of any budget deal to avert year-end tax increases and spending cuts.<p>But not everyone thinks that's a good idea.<p>Among those pushing for action on the farm bill is the Connecticut-based nonprofit Wholesome Wave. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:18:21 +0000 Brian Naylor, NPR 5884 at http://kut.org Farm Bill Becomes Fodder In 'Fiscal Cliff' Wrangling Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response http://kut.org/post/lessons-katrina-boost-femas-sandy-response Following Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has received good grades from politicians and even some survivors of the storm. In part, that's due to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.<p>For Staten Island resident Deb Smith, whose house was flooded by the storm surge from Sandy, FEMA has been a savior.<p>"What a hell of an organization. I got on the phone with them yesterday, I got my claim number in already, the guy said he's going to call me in a couple of days," she says. Sat, 03 Nov 2012 18:40:29 +0000 Brian Naylor, NPR 5510 at http://kut.org Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response Ron Paul's Young Fans Flock To Him In Iowa http://kut.org/post/ron-pauls-young-fans-flock-him-iowa At first glance, it's not easy to figure why Ron Paul is so popular with young people. At 76, he's old enough to be their grandfathers, something he alluded to at a packed rally at Iowa State University in Ames Thursday night.<p>"I understand this is a busy week, some of you are involved with studyin' so this was a chance not to have to study for a couple hours right? Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:37:01 +0000 Brian Naylor, NPR 3182 at http://kut.org Ron Paul's Young Fans Flock To Him In Iowa