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Sen Carl Levin

Dem Says Company Avoided Billions In Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. has used an aggressive tax strategy to shift profits overseas in order to avoid paying billio...

Zach Carter

'It's Christmas in July for Wall Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee approved an agriculture budgeting bill last month that would significantly restructure the U.S. bank ...

Zach Carter

Fix The Debt CEOs Bring $1 Billion From Tax Loopholes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Companies in the Fix the Debt coalition, which advocates for federal austerity policies, qualified for $1 billion or more in tax breaks ...

A Christmas Present for Only One of Millions

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Sopuruchi "Victor" Chukwueke got a gift which he describes as the "best Christmas present ever." He is a step closer to fulfilling his dream of attending medical school, thanks to a private-relief bill introduced on his behalf by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) last year which passed both Houses of Congress earlier this week.

Michael McAuliff

White House Threatens Veto Of Indefinite Detention Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Accusing the Senate of "political micromanagement" of national security, the White House Friday stood by its threat to veto a defense bi...

They're Parasites

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

While "pirates," "banksters," "roaches," and "leeches" are all apt words to describe the arrogant Wall Streeters we saw testifying this week, there is a more accurate scientific term -- it is time to call a parasite a parasite.

Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Investment Banks

Sen. Carl Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Carl Levin

Running through our findings is a thread that connects the reckless actions of mortgage brokers with credit rating agencies and Wall Street executives. That thread is unbridled greed, and the absence of a cop on the beat to control it.

RNC Will NOT Hold Fundraising Meeting At Blackwater Compound

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: A Xe spokesman has told Talking Points Memo that they are unaware of any plans for the RNC to hold a fundraiser at their Moyock, N.C. facility...

A Roadmap For 2010 DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

President Obama has said he would sign legislation overturning the ban on gays in the military. Here's a roadmap to make sure that happens in 2010.

Slogging Towards Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The nation's armed forces are stretched thin, very thin. Repeal of DADT is a national security issue, first and last.

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. Vandeveld said, "I simply could not in good conscience continue to work for an ad-hoc, hastily created apparatus whose evident resort to expediency and ethical compromise were so contrary to my own."

Detroit's inferiority complex needs change before public will buy

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

An observation, or two: Last week, General Motors rolled-out the latest version of their plug-in gas/electric hybrid Chevrolet Volt for the corporati...

Detroit Three Expect $25 Billion -- So Who Bails Out Americans' Missing Car Payments?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It used to be said that a house was the largest expenditure in any person's lifetime; but if someone buys five or more new cars over 40 or 50 years, those purchases could easily cost more, in total, than their home.

Congress, Critics Denounce "Abusive" Credit Card Practices

AP | Marcy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress is renewing its scrutiny of the credit card industry, as some lawmakers denounce the practice of raising customers' interest rates when their...