| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:11 AM
David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:53 AM
President Barack Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. The president's move was singularly...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:09 AM
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.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform's Senate...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday.