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  • Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny
    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...
  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • The secret behind the midterm election

    The secret behind the midterm election
    There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news. Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in...
  • Ireland to close corporate tax loophole used by Google and others

     Ireland to close corporate tax loophole used by Google and others
    Bowing to pressure from U.S. and European officials, Ireland will phase out a notorious loophole that helps multinational corporations legally dodge billions of dollars in taxes in their homelands. A tax maneuver known as the Double Irish has allowed...
  • Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans avoid income taxes

     Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans avoid income taxes
    Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to a criminal charge that it helped wealthy Americans dodge income taxes for decades, a plea federal officials said bolstered their efforts to show that no financial firm was too big to prosecute. The...
  • U.S. prevails in WTO dispute with China over auto tariffs

     The World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. in a dispute with China over duties on imported American automobiles, the latest in a series of victories that the Obama administration hopes will halt Beijing's use of questionable tariffs to settle...
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • Obama defends rescue of soldier amid growing demands for hearings

    President Barack Obama defended himself on Tuesday against Republican criticism of the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity, as his fellow soldiers accused him of deserting his unit and turning his back on his country....
  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
  • In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy
    President Obama pledged Wednesday that the U.S. would go to war if necessary to protect former Soviet territories in the Baltic region from Russia and signaled new steps to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself, sharply raising the stakes in the...
  • In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware
    President Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal...