April 15 is the dreaded deadline every year when many procrastinators are frantically punching calculator keys to tally up how much they owe Uncle Sam. And this year, even the U.S. Postal Service wasn't lending a hand. Most post offices, citing costs, decided not to stay open until midnight, booting a long-held tradition that gave late filers a few extra hours.

And while taxpayers were writing checks, the RNC announced it’s suing the IRS for withholding records on the targeting of conservative groups. Last week, the Republican-led House oversight committee voted to charge former IRS official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress.  

Sen. Ted Cruz’s Homer Simpson video seems to sum up the scorn for Tax Day:

Meanwhile, wanna know when you’re going to get your refund? Heeeeeere’s IRS Rachel to tell you in a step-by-step video.

After you watch the video, you may need some spirits. But remember ...

Maybe it’s better to stick to coffee.


Caught? WMUR’s James Pindell noticed something a little odd with New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein’s Twitter account. Seems his official page was filled with 2,000 followers even before he sent out a single tweet.

But wait, now you see it, now you don't. A few hours after Pindell posted his tweet,  poof, 2,019 followers turned into 70. 


Lauren Ashburn joined the network in 2013 and currently serves as a Washington-based contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC). On MediaBuzz with Howard Kurtz, Ashburn contributes commentary on the state of the news media shaping current events, their role in politics, cultures, business, and tech. Click here for more information on Lauren Ashburn