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  • Islamic State at the border: Fearful new focus of GOP campaign ads

    For years, Republican opposition to immigration reform has exacted a steep political cost, the enmity of Latino voters. But now some are pivoting to a less perilous argument for their opposition to reordering the nation’s immigration laws: It&...
  • New U.S. tax rules chill 'inversion' deal-making; shares dive

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tough new U.S. government rules on corporate "inversion" deals, aimed at making the tax-avoidance transactions less desirable, undermined share prices in nearly a dozen companies on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday....
  • Is Obama's Islamic State escalation justified?

    In his address to the nation almost two weeks ago, President Obama promised to use force against the armies of Islamic State "wherever they are," and he specifically mentioned Syria. But Monday night's airstrikes in that country came sooner and with...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
  • Protect Maryland's streams and wetlands [Letter]

    Protect Maryland's streams and wetlands [Letter]
    As field organizers with Clean Water Action, we inform residents about environmental issues and ask them to contact elected officials to take action. We are currently working on the most important water campaign since the passage of the Clean Water Act in...
  • Obama touts congressional support for Syria strikes

    WASHINGTON Congress ducked a Syria war authorization vote, but that isn't stopping President Barack Obama from touting support for his airstrikes against the Islamic State and other terror groups in Syria. "I've spoken to leaders in Congress, and I'm...
  • Statement by the president on airstrikes in Syria

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Today, the American people give thanks for the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform, including the...
  • Blumenthal Calls For End Of NFL's, Other Sports Leagues 'Blank Check' Anti-Trust Exemption

    Blumenthal Calls For End Of NFL's, Other Sports Leagues 'Blank Check' Anti-Trust Exemption
    EAST HARTFORD - What's the best way to get the National Football League to take the issue of domestic violence more seriously? U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal unveiled a proposal Monday that he said was designed to do just that, by putting an end to "blank...
  • 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...
  • U.N. puts spotlight on climate change

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue. A huge march...
  • 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...