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Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world.
Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Barack Obama's legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents.
Roberts manages to keep a straight face throughout, including when hard-left Senator Charles Schumer, who voted against Roberts in committee on his D.C. Circuit nomination, tells Roberts what he must do to win Schumer's vote and presents himself as arbiter of the legal "mainstream." 2012 -In a 112-page opinion , federal district judge Katherine B. Forrest permanently enjoins the United States from enforcing a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that she reads as broadly expanding the class of persons whom the president may detain as enemy combatants and as violating the First Amendment rights of the plaintiff journalists and activists who allege that they fear being detained.
Democratic Sens. Ed Markey , Charles Schumer , Kirsten Gillibrand , Richard Blumenthal and Brian Schatz sent a letter to CDC Director Tom Frieden on Friday asking for a progress report on the current state of research at the agency on the causes and prevention of gun violence. "Gun violence kills or injures more than 10,000 children a year.
Ascend charter's founder Steven Wilson with math director Jeremy Abarno and chief curriculum officer Betsey Schmidt in the former Loews movie building in Brownsville At first glance, the Ascend charter network in Brooklyn appears to have a pretty sweet deal. Three of its schools are located in the former Loews movie palace on Pitkin Avenue, a 130,000 square foot building that was renovated and reopened by a private developer in 2012 after decades of neglect.
For most of the Maya Angelou's memorial service Friday morning in New York City, the speakers focused on the late poet and author. But Angelou's grandson, Elliott Matthew Jones, couldn't resist taking liberties with the task that was given -- to thank the speakers, dignitaries and guests for their attendance.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, followed by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., arrive for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as Senate Democrats revisit a bill pressing employers to pay women as much as men -- legislation blocked months ago by the GOP and with no chance for enactment.
Students at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District's Kindergarten Center welcomed the new school year with enthusiasm from the minute students walked through the door Sept. 3. The students reunited with friends, teachers and faculty, and participated in several activities throughout the day.
A Staten Island judge, Philip Minardo, agreed on Thursday with the State Attorney General's request to combine the two cases because they are so similar, and because neither party objected. , and by a group founded by former TV anchor Campbell Brown .
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch to gauge Congress's direction on curbing tax inversions, the senator said today. "He called me and he said you've got to do something about tax inversions," said Hatch of Utah , deviating from his prepared remarks today in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
Pressure from Sen. Charles Schumer helped fast-track a mandated federal environmental approval that may lead to a $50 million FedEx project in Hamburg. Schumer's office confirmed Thursday afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expedited a key wetlands review at the former Bethlehem Steel property where FedEx is proposing to construct a 375,000-square-foot ground transportation center.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer introduced legislation Thursday to allow a black World War I soldier from Albany to receive a posthumous Medal of Honor. The New York Democrat's bill would exempt Sgt.
How would you feel if businesses or individuals had access to your medical records? There is no question that advertisers, businesses, and even overly-clingy significant others would love to have access to your private medical information. Last year on the Colbert Report, Dr. Eric Topol , Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, predicted that the smart phone "is going to be the conduit of data and information about your health, about your medical essence, like you've never had before."
This week marks 13 years since the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, but the public still does not have access to all the details of what happened -- particularly those related to the involvement of foreign governments. That's because President George W. Bush classified 28 pages of the official report related to Saudi connections to the attacks, citing national security concerns, and President Obama has allowed the classification to continue.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:35 am
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