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  • GOP triumph tempered by hard problems, now and in 2016

    Republicans are waking up Wednesday morning with victories to celebrate but sobering realities to ponder. Winning control of the Senate after eight years of trying is a big prize, made more sweet by the fact that only two years ago, the party seemed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, move headquarters to Canada

    Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, move headquarters to Canada
    Burger King Worldwide Inc. is looking north to expand, launching acquisition talks with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. and rekindling the political debate over offshore tax shifting. Stock in both companies soared Monday after...
  • Md. police receive millions in military gear

    Md. police receive millions in military gear
    Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military — from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece — through a federal program that...
  • Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data

    Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data
    A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation of prisoners during the Bush administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can't agree on what to release to the public. Last week, after months of review, the White...
  • Durbin bill to target corporate inversions

    Durbin bill to target corporate inversions
    Sen. Dick Durbin today decried U.S. firms that renounce their corporate citizenship to avoid taxes and said he was introducing a measure to put them at a disadvantage for federal contracts. “When it comes to a competition between companies, if...