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Washington (CNN) – The House Ways and Means Committee is the oldest, and arguably the most powerful, in Congress with members responsible for writing the nation's tax laws.
But a CNN investigation of all 39 Democrats and Republicans on the committee found that at least eight members have faced tax problems of their own.
For example, New York Rep. Tom Reed has been late paying his property taxes at least 46 times since 2005. And he racked up more than $6,200 in penalties and interest on more than $100,000 in taxes, according to county records.
(CNN) – The phone of the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on and made contact with a cell tower in Malaysia about the time the plane disappeared from radar, a U.S. official told CNN on Monday.
How unusual is it for a pilot to have his phone on in-flight, and what is the next step in this investigation?
CEO of U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Keith Masback and Four Winds Consulting aviation consultant John Gadzinski discuss.
(CNN) – Even with a narrowed search area, the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's data recorders will not be a quick search. Searchers will be using an unmanned underwater vehicle, the Bluefin-21, which moves at a walking pace.
CNN aviation analyst and author of "Why Planes Crash" David Soucie discusses whether searchers waited too long to switch to the Bluefin-21, and more on the underwater search.
(CNN) – The Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups, and the man with a history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric that went on a shooting rampage Sunday had been on its radar since the early 1970s.
"He's a hardcore anti-Semite and white supremacist. And basically his life's work has been hating Jews," says Heidi Beirich, project director with the law center.
Frazier Glenn Cross is the suspect. He is accused of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility.
After he was apprehended at a nearby elementary school, Cross sat in the back of a patrol car and shouted "Heil Hitler!" Investigators have determined that the shootings could be a hate crime, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said at a Monday news conference.
But had he yelled "Allahu Akbar" instead, he could have also faced terrorism charges.
(CNN) – One of the first things passengers all told to do when they get on a plane is to turn off their cell phones.
But the co-pilots from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 appears to have disregarded that rule.
CNN's Pamela Brown reports on what investigators are reading into this new information.
The Lead with Jake Tapper draws not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seeks to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
The Lead with Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
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