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  • Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC

    Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC
    Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age. But the cable giant Comcast has been especially...
  • Obama delays deportation review, putting immigration onus on GOP

    Obama delays deportation review, putting immigration onus on GOP
    The White House's surprise decision Wednesday to delay a review of deportations once again revived the immigration debate, shifting focus away from President Obama — who has increasingly come under fire from immigrant advocates as the "deporter in...
  • Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal

    Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal
    After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
  • Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose

    Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose
    A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too. The measure, known as the...
  • Petition seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars

    Nearly a dozen car-safety groups and a U.S. senator are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate CarMax, the biggest seller of used cars nationally. In a petition filed with the FTC Tuesday, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive...
  • Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank

    Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank
    The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...
  • Republicans will rue killing immigration reform

    Conservative Republicans think the immigration issue has turned to their benefit, removing even the slim prospects for any action this year. If they're right, it's only for the short term. Vocal Republicans blame the Barack Obama administration for...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Lew pushes Congress for action on corporate offshore tax 'inversions'

    Lew pushes Congress for action on corporate offshore tax 'inversions'
    The Obama administration is close to finishing an evaluation into executive action to make a recent rise in corporate offshore tax shifting "less economically appealing," but the best way to limit the maneuver is with legislation, Treasury Secretary Jacob...
  • Treasury chief urges reforms to keep firms from dodging U.S. taxes

    As Congress returned to work this week, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew sent an urgent reminder to lawmakers: It is "imperative" they act now to reduce the number of corporations relocating overseas to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. In challenging...
  • The inversion virus spreads as Burger King seeks to flee to Canada

    The inversion virus spreads as Burger King seeks to flee to Canada
    Has President Obama's tough talk on corporate inversions started a mad rush by companies to do these deals before they're outlawed? The latest headline-grabbing inversion involves Miami-based fast-food chain Burger King, which confirmed Sunday that it...