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  • The White House hates tax inversions but won't criticize Burger King

    The White House resisted a chance Monday to denounce Burger King for potentially relocating its headquarters to Canada as part of a possible purchase of doughnut and coffee chain Tim Hortons, even though President Obama has repeatedly ripped such corporate moves.

  • White House: No active ISIS plot against U.S.

    Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is deeply concerned about the threat ISIS poses because the group has recruited a significant number of U.S. and other Western country residents and citizens to their ranks.

  • Sales of new houses disappoint in July, dimming hopes for an economic boost

    Sales of new homes fell short of expectations in July, as the U.S. housing market fails to recover quickly enough to contribute to a stronger economic recovery. The Census Bureau reported Monday morning that 412,000 new single-family homes were sold in July, well below the roughly 430,000 that...

  • Burger King seeking to acquire Tim Hortons and move headquarters to Canada

    Burger King would be one of the largest and most well-known companies to seek to leave the U.S. in a so-called corporate inversion, in which a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign company in a lower-tax jurisdiction and then places its headquarters in the foreign country to lower its tax bill.

  • Reforms could boost Mexican oil production 75 percent, says Energy Department's statistics arm

    Mexican oil production could increase 75 percent by 2040 compared with previous long-term trends as a result of reforms that would let foreign companies develop energy there, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.

  • Rick Perry just hired someone from ... Bill Clinton's old office?

    Mark Fabiani, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, has joined the Texas Republican governor's efforts to push back against allegations that he abused his power and unlawfully coerced a district attorney.

  • In New Jersey Senate campaign, echoes of Ron Paul

    New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell, who is running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Cory Booker, is making criticism of the Fed and a return to the gold standard the centerpiece of his campaign.

  • Experts say Obama should lay out clear goals for Iraq reforms

    Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.

  • Five questions President Obama faces as his vacation ends

    The first day back to work after his "vacation from hell" will be tough -- if the president doesn't effectively answer these five questions, he's in for one serious vacation hangover.

  • Top Democratic data firm innovates as Republicans play catch-up

    The leading progressive data firm is unveiling a host of digital innovations as the Democratic Party seeks to maintain its edge over Republicans in the competitive arena of targeting and turning out voters.

  • U.S. journalist freed after being held hostage in Syria

    Peter Theo Curtis was freed and is now outside of Syria. U.S. authorities expect him to be reunited with his family "shortly."

  • Paul Ryan: 'I sure wish' Mitt Romney would run for president again

    Ryan added that he doesn't know if Romney will run, but believes he would be make a great commander in chief. Ryan also said he wished more Americans had seen the human side of Romney that Paul got to know on the campaign trail.

  • Michael McCaul cites ISIS as greatest threat since 9/11

    McCaul spoke with host George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" and suggested that the president will need Congressional authorization to use military force against the brutal and well-funded terrorist group.

  • John McCain: On ISIS, Obama is 'strangely detached'

    McCain argued that the president's foreign policy is weak on planning, and that his failure to communicate his ends to Congress has kept him from gaining its support and, in turn, developing a muscular response.

  • Obama orders review of U.S. arming of police

    President Obama has directed a review of the programs that send surplus military and other supplies and equipment to local law enforcement agencies, a White House spokesman confirmed Saturday.



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