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A group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced legislation designed to prohibit federal contracts to multinational companies that use corporate inversions to cut their tax rates.
Southeastern Michigan authorities say they've arrested a 17-year-old boy who chased his mother with an ax after she flushed his marijuana down the toilet.
Just in case you haven't had enough bad news, here's a bit more from the domestic-politics desk.
Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.
As House and Senate leadership scrambled to reach agreements on legislation to address the Veterans Affairs backlog, reauthorizing transportation programs and the influx of Central Americans at the Southern border before they adjourned for recess, Barbara Halpern-Levin, wife of Sen. Carl Levin, paused calmly in the middle of the Capitol Crypt.
A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate has called for giving the Ukrainian military "defensive" lethal aid, a move that President Barack Obama has thus far refused.
At a senate briefing at Capitol Hill, entitled "Tumult in Iraq: Maliki's Role and Iran's Nefarious Influence," several senior former officials and a U.S. senator strongly condemned the Iranian regime's destructive role in Iraq.
If a lack of significant outside money coming into the race is any indication, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of west Michigan may be coasting to the win he expects in next week's primary.
Failing to buy AstraZeneca Plc with the drug industry's largest-ever deal hasn't stopped Pfizer Inc.'s Ian Read from looking far and wide for acquisitions.
An attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who once helped craft legislative language for the "Volcker rule" and other major pieces of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law is returning to Capitol Hill.
The 27-year-old Somali native is now an American citizen and finds herself walking up Capitol Hill each day to work in the Senate.
Democrats in Congress are trying again to prevent the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that save taxes by moving their legal addresses outside the U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Lloyd Doggett of Texas are slated to introduce legislation today that would create a government-wide ban on contracts with such ... (more)
Washington, DC - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - Detroit expatriates in Washington celebrated their city's 313th birthday Thursday, dressed in their best Red Wings red, Tigers orange and Wolverine maize.
Sometimes even journalists get it right. My essay about companies incorporating overseas to dodge taxes clearly struck a nerve.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 02:32 am
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