WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: U.S. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (2nd R) takes the podium as U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) looks on during a news conference May 23, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate Democratic leadership held a news conference to highlight the continued obstruction by Senate Republicans of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees.
This week the U.S. Senate brought Apple executives before one of its publicly held sub-committee hearings ... The topic was Apple using Ireland and other techniques to avoid paying U.S. taxes on products and services sold off-shore.
For now, we know for sure is we’re going to run for the U.S. Senate ... The other decision can come later.
The community in your state, in every state, should be contacting your state’s two U.S. senators saying that they want comprehensive immigration reform, that they are going to judge their political future based on this vote ... And if we do this, both in the Senate and, later, with the members of the House of Representatives, we can achieve the victory that we want.More quotes »
Will Senate bid lure Rogers from his House seat?
me to have versus running and being a member of the U.S. Senate. Does that increase my impact?"The bright, shiny prize of a Senate seat seems to have lost some of its luster this election cycle, especially for members of the House. In recent weeks, House Republicans Read more »
On Hill, Cook defends Apple on taxes
Senate dragged Apple Inc. , the world's most valuable company, into the debate over the U.S. tax code Tuesday, grilling CEO Tim Cook over allegations that its Irish subsidiaries help the company avoid billions in U.S. taxes.Cook said the subsidiaries have Read more »
Court nixes Obama's NLRB recess appointment
Relations Board .The ruling Thursday by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia came on the same day that a Senate panel considered a slate of five nominees for full terms on the labor board. Senate Republicans said they would oppose two of the Read more »
Will: IRS scandal shows that we've forgotten Watergate's lesson
, July 29, 1974 The burglary occurred in 1972, the climax came in 1974, but 40 years ago this week -- May 17, 1973 -- the Senate Watergate hearings began exploring the nature of Richard Nixon 's administration. Now the nature of Barack Obama 's administration Read more »
Bromund: Senate takes a step toward the VAT
employees, which should be helpful at the next election.While the marginal kind of bipartisanship that got the act through the Senate is praised, it often works badly in practice. For years, politicians of all parties propped up Fannie Mae to encourage home Read more »
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Outcome of Immigration Bill in Albany Uncertain
coalition spearheading the lobbying. “We need to ramp up the pressure.” The supporters said the fate of the measure in the State Senate rests with two men: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, who represents a district that straddles the Bronx 23 m ago from The New York Times Read more »
New Alliance Emerges to Tighten Chemical Rules
— The first credible effort in years to revamp the nation’s outmoded chemical safety law grew in part from the Senate’s failure in April to enact a gun buyer background check bill. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg , a New Jersey Democrat who is 89 and in ill health, 10:05 PM from The New York Times Read more »
U.S. Senate Bars GMO Labels as March Against Monsanto Revs Up
before thousands of people across the United States plan to march against Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops, the U.S. Senate Thursday turned down a measure that would have allowed states to require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified 10:00 PM from EcoEarth News Read more »
Apple controversy underlines need for more debate on corporate tax
senior executives Peter Oppenheimer, Timothy Cook and Phillip Bullock being sworn in before this week’s US Senate hearings during which Ireland was dubbed a “tax haven”. Photograph: Daniel Rosenbaum/the New York Times Sovereign states struggling to adjust 9:42 PM from Irish Times Read more »
Worker Bill Could Hit Au Pair Trade
Their emailed warnings were blasted this past week to customers and picked up and discussed in online forums.The bipartisan Senate immigration bill passed in committee on Tuesday and is expected to go before the full Senate for consideration in early June. 9:25 PM from Wall Street Journal Read more »