| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Five senators on Thursday urged Burger King Worldwide Inc. not to move to lower-tax Canada, accusing the company of trying to avoid paying its fair share for roads and other public services it receives in the United States.
The letter, organized by Sen....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill.
As Obama prepares to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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...