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  • Cheney on torture: 'I'd do it again'

    WASHINGTON - Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA's use of brutal interrogation tactics, and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior al-Qaida operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • House approves one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks

    House approves one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks
    The House overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks, mostly for businesses, after bipartisan efforts on a longer-term extension fell apart close to deadline. The Senate is expected to follow suit in the coming days so...
  • Colvin defends her tenure at Social Security

    Colvin defends her tenure at Social Security
    A day after Republicans threw her confirmation to lead the Social Security Administration into question, Carolyn W. Colvin outlined a series of steps the agency is taking to address more than $1 billion in erroneous payments identified by auditors in...
  • Short-sellers in limbo waiting for mortgage forgiveness tax relief

    Short-sellers in limbo waiting for mortgage forgiveness tax relief
    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged in to 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: renewing the...
  • Still twisting in tax limbo on mortgage forgiveness

    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...
  • How Democrats can save their agenda

    How Democrats can save their agenda
    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...
  • 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

    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...