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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Dems may force GOP to vote on corporate tax a desertersa oe

A primary argument Dems have made against Republicans this year is that they are the party of plutocracy: They are beholden to " billionaires" and "special interests " who continue to " rig " the political system in their favor, through a gamed tax code and the push for low-tax, low-regulation agenda that enriches them at the expense of ordinary ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, Orrin Hatch, Republican

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MLive.com

Mark Schauer fires-up Michigan Democrats at campaign rally in Grand Rapids

The advancing tendrils of a looming storm cloud cooled the sunbaked expanse of Rosa Parks Circle as a stream of Michigan Democrats fired-up a crowd of base supporters gathered for some Sunday politicking.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Gary Peters, Grand Rapids, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Detroit's Expats PAC Up, Raise Money

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.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Michigan, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate

The Washington Post

To stop U.S.-company defection, cure the symptom first

Sometimes even journalists get it right. My essay about companies incorporating overseas to dodge taxes clearly struck a nerve.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Sander Levin

The Island Packet

Michigan primary is start of US House shakeup

The Aug. 5 primary features four open seats, heavily-financed challenges to two Republican incumbents and the start to replacing the longest-serving member of Congress in history, Democrat John Dingell.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell, Dave Camp, Republican, Mike Rogers, US Senate

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MichiganLiberal

Source of Land millions still murky

Again, it's great that in response to Terri Lynn Land hiding from the media that the media went looking for Terri Lynn Land ... not her spokespeople, mind you, but the real Terri Lynn Land.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat

Instapundit

Incoming ISAF Commander Acknowledges 'Inherent Risks' of Pentagon ...

The incoming U.S. commander in Afghanistan told a leading Senate Republican recently that he's not aware of efforts at the Pentagon to lessen the need for future reliance on Russia's largest arms exporter to supply Afghanistan's military, but acknowledged that such a relationship "brings inherent risks and dependence on Russia."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, US Military, US Air Force, Democrat

Don't Mess With Taxes

Obama says corporate tax inversions are 'gaming the system'

On the individual side, the Internal Revenue Service on July 1 got a new tool, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act , to track down international accounts the tax man says are used to avoid paying Uncle Sam his due.

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Related Topix: Tax, Deerfield, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sander Levin, US Senate

Chemistry World

Pharma firms rush to escape US tax shackles

US drug company AbbVie has persuaded Hampshire-based, Irish-headquartered Shire to enter a A 32 billion mega-merger after a persistent pursuit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Daily Kos

Obama: Companies "cherry-picking the rules, and it damages the country's finances"

I detect a president who thinks he's found a very potent political argument. Having gone soft on the bankers, letting all the big fish skate after wrecking the economy, the president has figured out that people just won't stand for a tax system that leaves regular people holding the tab while CEOs figure out how to screw the public, day after day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Liberal Political News

MLive.com

Enbridge pipeline in Straits of Mackinac needs more supports, Attorney General says

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that Enbridge's pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac does not comply with state regulations and needs to have additional anchors installed to support the pipeline.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Mackinac Island, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Journal

Congress Shies Away From Telling Obama What to Do on Iran

It's not usually hard to get lawmakers to agree to tough language on Iran, particularly when AIPAC is on board.

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Related Topix: US News, Robert Menendez, US Politics, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker

Los Angeles Times

President Obama hits 'corporate deserters' in populist L.A. speech

President Obama speaks Thursday at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on the second day of a campaign swing in the city.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sander Levin, US Senate

BlueOregon

Hedge fund run by Robert Mercer, who funded anti-DeFazio SuperPAC,...

It's a stunning story. According to an investigative report authored by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain , a handful of Wall Street banks and hedge fund managers created an "alternative universe" of financial transactions based on "a series of fictions" designed to help them avoid massive taxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John McCain, Republican, Financial Services, Renaissance Technologies, Investment Services, Peter DeFazio, US House of Representatives

Detroit News

Michigan Democratic Party makes complaints over source of Land's campaign funds

Public records show Land has spent $2.9 million in personal funds on the race against Democrat Gary Peters, a congressman from Bloomfield Township.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Michigan

Seeking Alpha

Barclay's Helps Hedge Funds, Hurts Ordinary American Taxpayers

The US government alleges that Barclays bypassed tax laws to help a number of hedge funds, engaging in "basket options" to hide liability.

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Related Topix: Investment Banking, Banking, Barclays plc, Financial Services, Barclays Capital, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, John McCain

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

Senators Blast Dem Mega-Donor Over IRS Investigation into Tax Avoidance Scheme

A major Democratic donor who is funding some of the left's most politically active electioneering groups was subject to bipartisan condemnation this week in the midst of a federal investigation into his hedge fund's tax avoidance schemes.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Renaissance Technologies, Investment Services, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John McCain, Republican

Weekday Magazine

U.S. Senators Urge Naming Donetsk People's Republic Terrorist Organization

U.S. Senator Carl Levin says the Donetsk People's republic were "likely the ones who attacked a civilian airliner."

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

WILX-TV Lansing

Construction begins at MSU's FRIB Site

Cement trucks were on site pouring concrete for the "Facility for Rare Isotope Beams" from 3 to 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Lansing, MI

Boston.com

JEFF JACOBYInverters aren't deserters

THE CORPORATE inversions just keep on coming, and the White House and its allies are calling them unpatriotic.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, Biotech, Shire plc, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

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