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23 hrs ago | Fleet Owner Magazine

Ferro's FMCSA focused on greater enforcement powers

Anne Ferro, left, administrator of the FMCSA, talks with Paul Oakley, senior vp-government affairs for the American Moving & Storage Assn., at a Roadcheck event in 2011.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, OSHA, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bloomberg

Democrats Seek U.S. Contract Ban to Discourage Inversions

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)

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Related Topix: US News, Rosa DeLauro, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lloyd Doggett, US Senate, Carl Levin, Barack Obama

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Free Republic

US Senator Touts Fed Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

After a spate[??] of shootings across Chicago that left over a dozen dead and nearly 100 wounded, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center, saying, 'You can't fight a war without intelligence,' the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Lemony Lerner's Series of Unfortunate Events [Humor]

The media are abuzz with the IRS affair. As you may have heard, former IRS official Lois Lerner, in charge of tax exempt groups, directed harassment operations targeting conservative groups.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin

Fri Jul 25, 2014

NBC Chicago

Failed Motel Owner's Shady Development Project Suckered Quinn, Madigan and Durbin

Anshoo Sethi, the young owner of a failed O'Hare-area motel, managed to trick Illinois' political heavies into supporting his grand ambition to erect a massive $913 million hotel-and-convention center near the airport despite having no building permits, construction plans or legit franchise deals with Hyatt and other chains.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Fire Dog Lake

FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion

Previous estimates said the SSA would save taxpayers $3 billion over 10 years but the new memo more than doubles that at $7.4 billion The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, ACLU, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Raul Labrador, US House of Representatives, Drugs

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal

Noted for Your Nighttime Procrastination for July 23, 2014

Was the ACA Dicision Based on a Mistake? : "In a recent blog post, Cato scholar Michael Cannon admitted that he and his colleague, Case Western University professor Jonathan Adler, had made a mistake in an amicus brief they submitted to the courts in the Halbig and King cases.... This mistake... goes to the central argument that he and Jonathan ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen tax plan

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill.

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Related Topix: Walgreens, Retail, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Business News

Nevada Appeal

John Bullis: Corporations are moving tax domiciles to save taxes

The Congressional Research Service - a policy research arm of Congress - recently told Congress 76 U.S. corporations have shifted their tax domiciles out of the United States to other countries since 1983, to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Related Topix: US News, Covidien, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Jul 21, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Dems seek criminal penalties against companies that fail to notify...

Senate Democrats want to impose criminal penalties, including the possibility of years in prison, against company executives that fail to tell workers that they won't receive coverage for certain contraceptives as part of their health insurance.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Forbes.com

Can Anything Stop Drug Companies From Fleeing The U.S. Tax System?

Yesterday morning, after five spurned bids, AbbVie, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant finally closed in on a deal to buy Irish drugmaker Shire for $54 billion.

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Los Angeles Times

Members of Congress call for Putin to halt intervention in Ukraine

Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster.

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Related Topix: US News, Vladimir Putin, Australia, World News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Shimkus

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Milling Journal

IL Sen. Durbin Meets With Corn Growers on Farm Bill Implementation

Washington-U.S. Senator Dick Durbin July 17 met with members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association to discuss implementation of the Farm Bill and other agricultural priorities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Illinois, Agriculture, Science

Roll Call

Military Cigarette Discounts Get Sen. Durbin's Attention

Senate appropriators this week approved their version of a fiscal 2015 Defense spending bill.

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Power Line

The real war on women (and speech): Dick Durbin edition

According to an analysis conducted by Andrew Stiles for the Washington Free Beacon, women in the office of Senator Dick Durbin make 77 cents to each dollar earned by men.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Federal Computer Week

Squeezing Defense IT, dinging FDIC and arguing for better access to space

The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 17 approved by voice vote a bill that would spend $500 million less on defense IT than requested by the Obama administration, while maintaining a keen focus on cybersecurity.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Ted Cruz

Freshnews

Statement Regarding Department Of Defense Epilepsy Funding Announcement

CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "CURE applauds the announcement today from the U.S. Department of Defense - allocating $7.5 million dedicated to epilepsy research - and thanks Senator Dick Durbin for his leadership on this issue.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Reuters

Fight over human trafficking law jeopardizes U.S. response to border crisis

U.S. Democratic lawmakers' deep resistance to changing a 2008 law that combats human trafficking threatened on Wednesday to slow the government's response to a surge of 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

Forbes.com

Erratum In The Adler-Cannon Amicus Briefs Filed In 'Halbig' & 'King'

I discovered an error that I committed in, but that does not weaken or alter the conclusions of, the amicus briefs Jonathan Adler and I filed with the courts of appeals in both Halbig v.

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MilitaryCity.com

Senate panel aims to maintain 11 flattops

A Senate panel on Tuesday approved nearly $550 billion in military spending as part of a bill that would keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

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