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1 hr ago | Fleet Owner Magazine

Shorter-term highway fix faces uphill battle

With time running out, the Senate may adopt House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until next May. If it does, a long-term Transportation Bill is highly unlikely this year.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Thomas Carper, Republican, Bob Corker, Barbara Boxer

6 hrs ago | Roll Call

Durbin Puts His Mark on Defense Bill

Waging war on smoking, for-profit colleges and tax loopholes may sound like odd subjects for the military spending bill, but not when you consider who is wielding the gavel.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Corinthian Colleges, Healthcare Law, Law, Democrat

10 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Matt Bai: On the torture report, a confrontation looms

Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years.


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

14 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.


Related Topix: Activism, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Death Penalty, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

18 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama's Budget, Two Years Later

More than two years after President Obama called on Congress to curb corporate offshoring, the Bring Jobs Home Act will finally get a debate in Congress after the Senate voted 93-7 to advance the bill on Wednesday.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

JD Supra

Wyden's Previous Proposals Could Signal Tax Reform Priorities

Senator Ron Wyden has been a strong advocate for comprehensive tax reform since he joined the Senate Finance Committee in 2005.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dan Coats, Republican, Senator Daniel Coats, Dave Camp, US House of Representatives, Judd Gregg

Portland Tribune

U.S. Senate to debate end to corporate offshore tax break

The U.S. Senate will proceed to debate a bill ending tax advantages for companies that move jobs abroad and giving a tax break for companies moving jobs back.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat


Fire season in West expected to get more intense

On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon, center and Kathy Harding look for family heirlooms they may have been spared at a relatives house after the fire that swept through Pateros, Wash., last Thursday.


Related Topix: Fire, Pateros, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

ABC News

Fire Season in West Expected to Get More Intense

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

The Daily Caller

Union Boss Demands Companies Show Patriotism, Pay More Taxes

The AFL-CIO demanded Tuesday that a tax loophole that benefits U.S. corporations competing in foreign markets get closed.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Conservative Political News

Roll Call

Internet Sales Tax Bill Dealt a Blow; Wyden Cheers

Majority Leader Harry Reid is quietly stepping back from his intention to bundle an Internet tax moratorium with a more contentious proposal to allow states to collect online sales taxes, at least for now.


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


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

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