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2 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Democrats' hopes of backlash over 'deserter' Burger King are dashed

The latest and highest-profile corporate " inversion ," which involves one of America's best-known brands, has failed to stoke a backlash.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Orrin Hatch

Thu Aug 28, 2014

MLive.com

Letter: Depleted uranium's effects in Iraq must be investigated

Months ago I wrote an email to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin , the majority leader of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to ask a question: Why doesn't the U.S. investigate the health effects of its use of depleted uranium in Iraq? Unlike my previous email inquiries to Sen. Levin, he never answered my email; just total silence even after I called his ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Michigan, Opinion

Politico

One Democrat's gamble on climate change

This Rust Belt state is one of the last places you might expect to wage a winning Senate campaign by trumpeting climate change to liberals at Netroots Nation and boasting about voting for cap and trade.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Scott Peters, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Michigan

The Hill

Police lobby fights to keep gear

Law enforcement groups argue a Pentagon program that provides surplus military gear helps protect the public and are gearing up for a fight with lawmakers and the Obama administration over whether it should be continued.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Justin Amash, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, Claire McCaskill

MLive.com

Tim Skubick: ACLU leader questions local police departments' use of military equipment

Anybody out there remember the Army Surplus stores of the '70s? You aging hippies went there to get your army paraphernalia to wear at Vietnam war protest marches.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Eaton County, MI, Opinion

Bloomberg

Credit-Rater Profit Spared in SEC Rules Banning Conflicts

Sweeping changes imposed by U.S. regulators on the credit-rating industry will force firms to disclose more about their methods and prove analysts aren't pressured to issue bond grades that please Wall Street.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Financial Markets, US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Nine years after Katrina, federal government has forgiven $391...

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina , the government has forgiven $391 million in disaster loans for Louisiana, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican, Louisiana

MichiganLiberal

Koch stooge refers to Michigan Senate race as an "uphill climb"

America's favorite journalism equivalent to a kidney farm got their hands on audio from a Koch brothers retreat, or at least a retreat of their paid-for stooges, Hilarity ensues .

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

CBS News

Burger King deal stirs up Washington rancor, but will it spur action?

Burger King's decision to acquire the Tim Horton's doughnut chain and move its headquarters to Canada has caused blowback among consumers online and politicians on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, US News, Life, Food, Fast Food, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Crescent-News.com

Nation briefs 08-26-14 Lower Congress keeps sinking, the higher that voter turnout might be

Currently, Gallup's congressional job approval is 13 percent, with 19 percent of registered voters saying members of Congress deserve re-election.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat

Forbes.com

Whopper? Microsoft Skirts Billions In Taxes, Google, HP & Apple Have It Their Way Too

I'm a tax lawyer based in San Francisco , but I handle tax matters everywhere. I enjoy untangling a tax mess from the past, disputing taxes with the government or planning taxes for the future.

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Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

WTVG-TV Toledo

Noon Weather Forecast 8/26

Toledo's Water Treatment Commissioner has resigned.David Leffler was in charge of Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Related Topix: Weather, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, FEMA, US News, Rick Snyder, US Governors, US Politics, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat

The Detroit News

Peters touts independence, avoids criticizing Land by name in first TV ad

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is launching his first general election TV ad Tuesday, touting what he says is his independence from party leaders and avoiding criticism of his opponent by name.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Detroit, MI

WTVG-TV Toledo

Morning Weather Forecast 8/26

Toledo Fire and Rescue crews are investigating a fire at a bike club. It happened around 4:30am on the 3200 block of Stickney Avenue between Clay and Booth.

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Related Topix: Weather, FEMA, US News, Rick Snyder, US Governors, US Politics, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat

Examiner.com

Reid's position on 'assault weapons' for police sounds familiar

The topic of the militarization of law enforcement has come to the fore of late, with the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the hyper-aggressive police response to community outrage about the shooting.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Harry Reid, Representative Steven Horsford

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WXYZ

Vietnam Vet receives Bronze Star 46 years later

It's an honor more than forty years in the making for a Harrison Township Vietnam veteran, as one well deserved bronze nearly never got to its rightful owner.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

TheCourier.com

Stabenow, Levin: $488,000 For Great Lakes Cleanup

Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Daily Kos

President Obama adds White House-led review of militarization of police to those of McCaskill, Levin

Spurred by the jarring militarized appearance and aggressive stance of police responding to protests and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama on Friday ordered a review of the distribution of war gear to local and state police agencies, something he telegraphed a week ago that he would likely do.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, Liberal Political News

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's Why Legislation Aimed At Tax Inversions Might Not Have Any Effect On Burger King

Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons as part of a plan to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sander Levin, US Senate, Chris Van Hollen

CFO

Aversion to Inversions

This is one of three articles in a special report probing the question of which corporate actions represent legitimate tax avoidance and which ones are mere attempts at "gaming the system."

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Related Topix: Medtronic, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tax

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