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  • Washington braces for results of Senate investigation of CIA practices

    Washington braces for results of Senate investigation of CIA practices
    After six years and a $40-million investigation, the Democratic-led Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release conclusions this month from its controversial probe of CIA detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects overseas during the...
  • Tech leaders lash out at government's electronic spying

    Government spying on electronic communications has outraged Internet users and now threatens to harm technology firms' ability to do business internationally, tech leaders said during a roundtable discussion. Executives from Facebook, Google,...
  • Florida's lawmakers leading charge to reform higher ed

    Higher education is failing. In Florida, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in four-year institutions have loan debt, a burden that averages out to more than $22,000 per student. Ten percent of young people in our state are unemployed and...
  • Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions

    Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions
    The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes. The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "meaningfully reduce the economic...
  • U.S. moves to curb tax bill reducing inversions

     U.S. moves to curb tax bill reducing inversions
    With Congress unable to agree on legislation to stem a surge of offshore corporate moves, the Obama administration took executive action Monday to discourage companies from shifting their headquarters abroad to reduce their U.S. tax bills. The steps...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • Toomey drops proposal to shift funding for pedestrian projects

    — Funding for bike trails and popular pedestrian projects remains in the highway spending bill moving through the U.S. Senate after Sen. Pat Toomey dropped a proposal to shift those dollars to road and bridge projects. A conservation group that...
  • Inversion loophole puts U.S. tax policy in a jackpot

    A merger between America's top slot-machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide — and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies...
  • Key Senate Democrat urges action to limit tax inversion 'virus'

    A key Democratic senator on Tuesday decried the recent wave of American companies restructuring abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, describing it as a virus infecting the economy and urging legislation to halt it. But despite the call from Senate Finance...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...