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  • New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change

    New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change
    WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration." But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
  • Congress appears willing to give Iran deal time to work

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry opened the administration’s efforts to sell its interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli...
  • U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint

    U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
  • IRS follows Obama's lead

    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...
  • Report: Apple avoided billions in U.S. taxes on foreign income

    Report: Apple avoided billions in U.S. taxes on foreign income
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details WASHINGTON -- Apple Inc. has used an elaborate web of offshore subsidiaries to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes on $44 billion in foreign income over the past four years,...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook strongly defends tax policy at Senate hearing

    Apple CEO Tim Cook strongly defends tax policy at Senate hearing
      WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook strongly defended the company's tax practices Tuesday at a Senate hearing highlighting the technology giant's use of Irish subsidiaries to shelter billions of dollars in income from U.S. taxes....
  • IRS replaces head of division that targeted conservative groups

    WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS office under fire for improperly targeting conservative groups, was replaced by the agency's acting commissioner on Thursday, a day after she insisted she had done nothing wrong and refused to answer...
  • Ireland is not a tax haven for Apple, ambassador says

    Ireland is not a tax haven for Apple, ambassador says
    WASHINGTON -- Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. declared Friday that his nation was not a tax haven for Apple Inc., formally disputing a congressional report that said company executives had negotiated a special low rate to shelter much of the firm's...
  • McManus: Where's the enemies list?

    McManus: Where's the enemies list?
    Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism? In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret. When the United States began its war against Al Qaeda after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the identity of the enemy was clear: Osama...
  • We need a 'weapons BRAC'

    We need a 'weapons BRAC'
    The American defense community stands at a crossroads. The need to trim the defense budget, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently put it, is a "matter of simple arithmetic and political reality." Meanwhile, this year's defense authorization bill,...
  • Lawmakers Close To Deal To Avoid Default

    Lawmakers Close To Deal To Avoid Default
    Lawmakers were close to a last-gasp $3 trillion deal on Sunday to raise the borrowing limit and assure jittery financial markets that the United States will avoid a potentially catastrophic default. The tantalizing possibility of an agreement raised...