*Nominee Koskinen vows to restore public trust in IRS. Afterward, Baucus and Senator Orrin Hatch, the panel's top Republican, issued a joint statement saying they were "working to reconvene the Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the nomination of John Koskinen to be IRS Commissioner."
*Tax-exemption scandal, Obamacare top IRS agenda. WASHINGTON, Dec 9- President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. tax commissioner, a multimillionaire with a reputation for troubleshooting, appears headed for confirmation, but on Tuesday will first face some tough questioning in Congress.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday for an area stretching from Virginia into New York, the National Weather Service said. "I don't think things are going to warm up anytime soon," said Bruce Sullivan, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
The storm was moving up the East Coast, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected from Baltimore, Maryland, to north of Boston, according to the National Weather Service. The system was expected to reach Philadelphia and New York City by Sunday afternoon and linger over the area through Monday morning's rush hour commute.
HELENA, Mont.-- A judge told teachers in Montana Wednesday that he hopes to make a decision before the start of the year on their request to maintain pension inflationary increases until their challenge to pending cuts can be fully decided.
*Winterkill worries in Kansas, Nebraska. A bigger issue will be the ice cover from northeast Texas into the Delta, "said Don Keeney, a meteorologist for MDA Weather Services.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
HELENA, Mont.-- Montana's largest health insurer says it won't extend policies that don't meet coverage requirements under the new federal health care law. Spokesman John Doran said in a statement Monday that Blue Cross had prepared for 2014 by developing only Affordable Care Act-compliant plans.
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