Politics Headlines

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals


WASHINGTON - 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.

U.S. congressman raps Boeing, trade group on Ex-Im bank


WASHINGTON - 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."

Aerospace & Defense 21 Jul 2014

U.S. Senate nears deal to vote on $10.9 billion transportation bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders were nearing an agreement to vote this week on a $10.9 billion transportation funding extension already passed by the House of Representatives, signaling a desire to minimize drama over road construction money this summer.

21 Jul 2014

British Labour Party leader Miliband meets with Obama


WASHINGTON - Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday and said they had a wide-ranging discussion touching on relations with Russia and the Ukraine crisis.

21 Jul 2014

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


WASHINGTON - 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.

Russia 21 Jul 2014

Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

21 Jul 2014

Sat, Jul 19 2014

Central America leaders to ask Obama for plan to stem child exodus


TEGUCIGALPA - Central American leaders will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to support a regional development and security plan to stem the tide of illegal child migrants to the United States at a meeting next week, a Honduran minister said on Saturday.

World 19 Jul 2014

California tightens handgun restrictions

SACRAMENTO California - California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be altered into semi-automatic weapons, handing a modest victory to proponents of tougher gun laws while striving to protect antique collectors.

U.S. 19 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 18 2014

Same-sex marriage in limbo in Florida after judge strikes ban


TAMPA Fla. - Wedding bells may not be ringing anytime soon for gay couples in Florida, as conservatives vowed on Friday to fight a circuit judge's landmark ruling to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, a rising political issue for the fall elections.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 18 Jul 2014

New York mayor takes it on the chin in city media


NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio won his job in a landslide last November, but is finding out that staying so popular is not easy.

People, 18 Jul 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.