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  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee proposed a tax reform plan on Wednesday they said would help drive long-term growth by reducing the top corporate rate and simplifying rates for other taxpayers. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, the two conservative lawmakers said their plan would lower the maximum tax rate for companies to...

  • WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. They were released in the run-up to Wednesday's oral arguments before the Supreme...

  • The SEC alleged that Bolan, a research analyst, tipped Ruggieri, a trader, about upcoming upgrades and downgrades in ratings of various companies, allowing Ruggieri to make more than $117,000 in profits for Wells Fargo. The SEC, which brought the case in September, said Bolan also tipped off a friend, who was able to reap $10,000. Absent an agreement by the SEC and...

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. Ideological chasms usually separate Democrat Lee of California— one of Congress' proudest liberals— and Republican Fleming of Louisiana, among its staunchest conservatives.

  • Negotiators from 12 Pacific nations hope to conclude talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership within months, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said legislation known as trade promotion authority should pass soon, easing a major hurdle. The TPP pact would link 12 countries from the United States to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and cover...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The Republican Party's leading voice on taxes and budgets, Paul Ryan, said on Friday that the current Congress has only a few months to pull together a deal to overhaul the U.S. tax code. Washington has not been able to summon the political will to reform the loophole-riddled tax code for 28 years. Congress' energies in the autumn will be consumed...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Canada and Japan must open their markets to farm imports under a Pacific trade pact, the chairman of a U.S. congressional committee responsible for trade said on Thursday, adding that any country that cannot meet the deal's goals should drop out. "For TPP, Japan and Canada just have to lower their agricultural tariffs," he said at an event hosted by...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Canada and Japan must open their markets to farm imports under a Pacific trade pact, the chairman of a congressional committee responsible for trade said on Thursday, adding that any country that cannot meet the deal's ambitious goals should drop out. Negotiators from 12 Pacific countries hope to wrap up talks on the Trans-Pacific...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The United States has to walk a fine line when trying to address currency manipulation in trade agreements, the head of a congressional committee responsible for trade said on Wednesday. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the dollar's role as reserve currency meant the United States had to find a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Obama administration on Tuesday said it saw room for compromise with Congress on a potential overhaul of the business tax code, but a top Republican lawmaker said the two sides remained at loggerheads over taxes on small companies. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew appeared before lawmakers to explain a White House budget proposal that would...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Obama administration on Tuesday said it saw room for compromise with Congress on a potential overhaul of the business tax code, but a top Republican lawmaker said the two sides remained at loggerheads over taxes on small businesses. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew appeared before lawmakers to explain the White House budget proposal that...

  • Reviving a long-running debate about corporate tax avoidance, Obama will target a loophole that lets companies pay no tax on earnings held abroad, the White House said. He will also seek to impose a 19 percent tax on U.S. companies' future foreign earnings, the White House said. The $238 billion raised from the one-time tax would fund repairs and improvements to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a 19 percent tax on U.S. companies future foreign earnings and a one-time 14 percent tax on roughly $2 trillion of profits being held offshore, the White House said on Sunday. The White House has long been critical of practices by U.S. companies that it views as avoiding tax responsibilities...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- President Barack Obama's administration recently sent a blunt message to small business owners who worry tax reform could leave them paying higher income tax rates than corporations: Consider going corporate yourselves. In a closed-door meeting with lobbyists on Jan. 13, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew fielded questions on whether it would...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The top U.S. trade official, Michael Froman, told lawmakers a major trade pact with Pacific Rim trading partners is "on a two-month trajectory," the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday, although the trade office said there was no set timeline for the deal. Negotiators hope to wind up talks this year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday that American trade officials hoped to present a Pacific trade deal to Congress for consideration within the next two months. Trade Representative has been calling a number of us and saying that he thinks we are sort of on a two-month trajectory to getting something he'd like us to take up in...

  • Paul Ryan won't run for president in 2016 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told NBC News in an interview Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.