Something’s rotten in the District of Columbia. Democrats routinely claim that corporations in the U.S. lack “economic patriotism” and don’t pay their fair share in taxes. In fact, they claim, those corporations are so unpatriotic that President Barack Obama is currently working out a plan to prevent corporate tax inversions, where companies acquire assets outside […]
On Nov. 30, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s […]
Facial recognition technology and surveillance have been cohabiting for a long time, but today the FBI announced it’s officially wedding itself to a $1 billion program intended to help supplant older, traditional methods (think: fingerprinting) of identifying and tracking individuals. The new facial recognition system is to be deployed alongside other features in the ongoing […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced a new effort Monday to disrupt foreign terrorist cells from recruiting Americans, including a program to identify radicals who hold U.S. passports and are associated with the militant group Islamic State. The aim is to identify and stop Americans before they join the ranks of […]
INDIANOLA, Iowa (MCT) — Hillary Clinton is trapped in a bubble. She’s been guarded by the Secret Service since 1993. She hasn’t driven a car since 1996. When she shakes hands with voters — as she did Sunday in Iowa — she’s often separated from them by metal barriers. In some ways, Clinton is a […]
INDIANOLA, Iowa (MCT) — Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016. “I’m back,” the former secretary of State said as she greeted an audience of […]
In a front-page article, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold examines Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) evolving positions on everything from gay marriage to foreign aid. Fahrenthold writes: Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of […]
Roll Call’s annual list of the 10 “poorest” members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. But the quirks of the disclosure rules make it impossible to know exactly how poor any one lawmaker is, or how rich he or she might be.
Nevada abandoned its contract with a company to run its failed state Obamacare exchange back in May. The plan was to shift everyone buying Obamacare coverage over to Healthcare.gov, take a breath and recommit to crafting a new state exchange that could deploy in time for next year’s open enrollment period. The plan is off.
What’s going to be on the agenda in Washington this week? The topics discussed on the Sunday political talk shows often serve as an indicator of the hot topics to come. Here’s what was discussed.