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  • Swiss bankers say shielding U.S. money from taxes is 'mistake'

    WASHINGTON — Credit Suisse executives admitted that the giant Swiss bank helped Americans shield as much as $12 billion from taxes and even acknowledged the practice was a "mistake" and "unacceptable." But they said they couldn't do much beyond...
  • Sen. Levin's bid to boost drone oversight falters in Congress

    WASHINGTON -- An effort by a powerful U.S. senator to broaden congressional oversight of lethal drone strikes overseas fell apart last week after the White House refused to expand the number of lawmakers briefed on covert CIA operations, according to...
  • 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...
  • Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions

    Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
  • 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...
  • Hagel seen as Obama's pick for Defense

    President Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran, to be Defense secretary, officials said, setting up a confirmation battle with lawmakers and interest groups critical of Hagel's views on Israel and...
  • IRS bureaucrats saw Obama in rearview mirror

    IRS bureaucrats saw Obama in rearview mirror
    Of course the president deserves some of the blame. Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And...
  • Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014

    Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014
    Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday. Durbin’s re-election bid alleviates any concerns...
  • Gerald R. Ford carrier christened at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Gerald R. Ford carrier christened at Newport News Shipbuilding
    NEWPORT NEWS — With tearful memories and a decisive swing, Susan Ford Bales christened the Navy's newest aircraft carrier Saturday under perfect skies at Newport News Shipbuilding. Named for the nation's 38th president, the Gerald R. Ford ushers...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
  • Congressional vote on Syria fraught with political peril

    Congressional vote on Syria fraught with political peril
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a strike on Syria may not be such good news for lawmakers who have been pushing Obama to listen to them. Now they may be pinned down on a vote fraught with...