Senior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.
When Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, he left a trove of documents at his estate; many were thrown into a large reservoir. Journalists called divers and spent the weekend going over soggy papers in a house they had long been forbidden from entering. With the help of volunteers, more than 20,000 pages are now online.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors’ religious beliefs.
Following a classified briefing on Wednesday, the chairman and the vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the “majority” of the classified information taken by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had “nothing to do with the NSA,” or its collection of bulk data.
The post-State of the Union reviews of President Obama’s address and the GOP responses have been hijacked a bit this morning by reports about Rep. Michael Grimm’s angry response last night to a reporter’s question.
Later today, President Obama will be in Raleigh, N.C., where he’s expected to again make the case that Congress should extend the benefits.
Saying he is “embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some people on my team,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to the people of New Jersey for his aides’ role in a scheme to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge.
A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
A bipartisan measure defying President Obama would impose new sanctions on Iran if it breaks an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.
onfirming one of the week’s less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.