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  • Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons

    Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin teamed up with an unlikely political ally on Tuesday -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky -- in pushing for federal legislation to allow millions of Americans with felony convictions to regain their right to vote. Paul, a...
  • Walter Pincus: Cracks in Iron Dome deal?

    Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts. The Israeli state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, along with other mostly Israeli-...
  • 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...
  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
  • Battered by election, Indonesia's new president faces party clash

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - After winning Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet - winning over his own party. To do that, he must deal with Puan Maharani, the politically ambitious...
  • State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

    State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
    Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says heĀ  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border. “...
  • Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'

    Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance...
  • Plan to sue Obama 'sad commentary' on GOP

    Let me see if I've got this right. Speaker of the House John Boehner and the Republican controlled-House have voted more than 50 times to try to halt implementation of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Now they want to sue the...
  • White House says health care tax credits to continue for now

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care...
  • India keeps world guessing in countdown to landmark trade deadline

    SYDNEY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will firm up its position regarding a landmark global trade pact shortly before a Thursday deadline, a senior official said on Monday, setting up a nail-biting showdown over a deal it says should safeguard a $12...
  • Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?

    Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrants and asylum seekers. Italy started a rescue-at-sea operation called Mare...