| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:22 PM
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.
| May 23, 2014
| 5:14 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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.
At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 AM
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...