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31 min ago | Reuters

Banks trade barbs with U.S. Senate panel in tax avoidance probe

Deutsche Bank and Barclays on Tuesday locked horns with a U.S. Senate committee that has accused them of selling option products to hedge funds to help them avoid taxes.


Related Topix: Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Financial Services, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, John McCain

2 hrs ago | Washington Post

Tennessee man charged with threatening to kill Obama, Romney

A Tennessee man who police say threatened to kill President Obama, Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan and other officials was arrested Saturday and is due to appear in court later this week.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

How the EPA and Kim Kardashian a kollideda a on Twitter

When tweeting and working are synonymous, there are a few social media lessons one must learn.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell, Sports

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Harry Reid, Democrat

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

GovBeat: How a budget fight in Raleigh could hurt Republican chances of taking back the U.S. Senate

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and state Senate President Phil Berger are members of the same party, but they don't see eye to eye.

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Related Topix: US News, North Carolina Government, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mitt Romney

14 hrs ago | CBS News

CEOs as government saviors: Boom or bust?

Robert McDonald speaks next to Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama during his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. In the 1950s, President Eisenhower's defense secretary, the former GM chief Charlie Wilson, was famously misquoted as saying, "What's good for General Motors is good for ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Joe Biden, Construction, American Buildings, United States Military Academy, Richard Burr, US Senate, Republican

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Fox News

Norwegian citizen linked to increased airport security screening, congressional sources say

A Norwegian citizen who trained with a master bomb maker in Yemen and recently was added to the State Department's list of international terrorists has been linked to the increased security screening of flights coming to the U.S., according to congressional sources familiar with the intelligence.

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Related Topix: Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, US News, Terrorism

The Washington Post

First guilty verdict in Boston bombings

A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News

Roll Call

Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Georgia, Dollar General, Retail


Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.


Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat


Congressman raps Boeing, trade group support for Ex-Im bank

A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."


Related Topix: Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling


U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: New Yorker

Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, US News, George Bush


European sanctions on Russia seen limited for now, despite tough talk

For all the tough talk, Europe is not likely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, US News, Barack Obama, Netherlands,

Washington Post

Online sales tax is back - and this time, it might actually have a shot at passing

Supporters of online sales tax legislation are suddenly back in business. Still, obstacles remain in the House and Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Fox News

Weather forecast to aid fight against Washington wildfire

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

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Related Topix: US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, US Governors

Sun Jul 20, 2014

USA Today

DNC edges out RNC with $9M in June fundraising

The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday.


Related Topix: US News, Rosa DeLauro, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

The Washington Post

Senate snarled by leadership animosity

The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives

National Public Radio

Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Obama said he supports the temporary highway bill passed by the House last week - but he doesn't like it.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Wilmington, DE, Thomas Petri, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jack Markell, US Governors

The Washington Post

US sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

In this Thursday, April 24, 2014, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Washington.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Fox News

EXCLUSIVE Sources: Border Patrol target of Rio Grande gunfire

U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, World News, Mexico, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illegal Immigration