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3 hrs ago | Politico

PSI: Banks let hedge funds sidestep billions in tax - Today: Senate ...

PSI: BANKS LET HEDGE FUNDS SIDESTEP BILLIONS IN TAX. POLITICO Pro's Zachary Warmbrodt and our Kelsey Snell have the story: "Deutsche Bank and Barclays helped hedge funds sidestep potentially billions of dollars in federal tax payments using complex trading strategies that stretched rules on using borrowed funds, according to a bipartisan Senate ... (more)


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

8 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Again and again, the leadership of the intelligence community has said one thing in public and done quite another in private.


Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Max

Hatch's Conditions on Inversion Law Spotlight Partisan Gap

Legislation to deter U.S. companies from moving their addresses overseas should avoid retroactive taxes, prevent a net tax increase and move toward a revamp of the tax code, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said today.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Carl Levin, Barack Obama, Charles Schumer

The Hill

Lobbying World

The group has lobbied on several issues, including swipe fees, corporate taxes and repealing parts of ObamaCare.


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

Bellingham Herald

Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

The letter, sent Tuesday, was also signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Tom Udall

Army Corps defends refusal to release coal review

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said in a Portland, Oregon, courtroom on Tuesday that he must decide whether the Corps' documents show their internal deliberations about the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal in Boardman, Oregon.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Boardman, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

KATU-TV Portland

Planned Parenthood Exec. Dir.: Women's health care caught in political fight

Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what.


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

Daily Press & Argus

Why $1,000 a pill for hepatitis drug?

In the good-news/bad-news world of blockbuster drugs, the latest is the launch of Sovaldi, a drug to treat hepatitis C. Sovaldi comes with a cure rate as high as 90 percent for a disease that afflicts 3 million people in the United States, and with fewer complications than previous treatments.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Cancer, Opinion

Stars and Stripes

Another veteran alleges discrimination by Bonneville Power Administration, files suit seeking damage

Bruce Prunk, a retired Portland deputy police chief and former Brigadier General in the Oregon Air National Guard, is suing Bonneville Power Administration, claiming he was one of the victims of the federal power marketing agency's discriminatory hiring practices.


Related Topix: Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, US Air Force, Marketing, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Boxer unhappy with highway trust fund bill due for Senate voteBoxer...

Boxer unhappy with highway trust fund bill due for Senate vote Boxer oversees transportation policy as chair of the Environment and Public Works panel Check out this story on If the Senate passes a House bill aimed at keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through May 2015 without making any ... (more)


Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Orrin Hatch, Republican, Thomas Carper


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 Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

IRS Official Says Even More Employees Had Computer Problems, May Not...

Kane placed the total number as "less than 20." The group apparently includes Justin Lowe, an exempt organization technical advisor, David Fish, who was the manager of Exempt Organization Guidance and an "advisor to Lois Lerner" , according to the Committee release.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Republican, Orrin Hatch

Insurance Journal West

AIG Chairman Miller Comments on Corporate Tax Rate, Succession and BofA Deal

American International Group Inc. Chairman Steve Miller said lawmakers should bring U.S. corporate tax rates in line with other nations' to halt firms from switching their legal address to cut obligations.


Related Topix: Insurance, American International Group, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics

Business World

Another Irish firm target for inversion?

Another Irish-headquartered pharmaceutical group is in line for a takeover by a US multinational as part of the so-called Tax Inversion stampede.


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

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.


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


Merger Rush for Offshore Tax Break Bets on U.S. Stalemate

U.S. companies are racing to complete tax-reducing offshore mergers before a credible threat to stop them emerges from Congress.


Related Topix: US News, Medtronic, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Shire plc, Salix Pharmaceuticals, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Orrin Hatch, Republican

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Slate Magazine

Fire Starter

A wildfire that began last week in central Washington has already destroyed an estimated 150 homes.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mike Crapo, John McCain

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Look for alternatives to rein in inversions - Court deadline: IRS has to explain lost emails today

HATCH: LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVES TO REIN IN INVERSIONS. Our Kelsey Snell reports that Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, wrote Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew yesterday "to push back against the administration's recent call for 'punitive, retroactive policies designed to force companies to remain domiciled in the United ... (more)


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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Scene and Heard: Providence Women With Heart, Playworks, United Way...

Sandy Little, Sue Starapoli, Marcia Wolly; Chris McClave; Kris Richards, Jana Cole, Penny Mandell, Jill Smith, GeorgAnn Flagg and Kathy Martin PROVIDENCE WOMEN WITH HEART The fourth Annual Hearts & Clubs Open, a golf, bridge and mahjong tournament, was held June 16 at Tualatin Country Club.


Related Topix: Greg Walden, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

The Long (and Continuing) Travels of the Charitable IRA Rollover

The Charitable IRA Rollover was approved last week by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of a package of tax extenders, and is now headed to the full House for a vote.


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