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  • Not so for victims of the California wildfires. If the Senate version prevailed, victims of all federally declared disasters— a category that cover victims of both hurricanes and the wildfires— could deduct their losses. No one is sure which provisions of the House and Senate bills will end up in the final reconciled version that Republicans are working on and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. "It's time for us to make patents great again," Michael Caputo, an advisor to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, told those gathered. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule sometime next year on whether the tribunal is an unconstitutional intrusion of the...

  • Nov 2- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday called a Nov. 7 hearing on the legitimacy of an agreement between drugmaker Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe intended to shield patents from administrative review. The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on intellectual property, chaired by Republican Representative Darrell...

  • Following Trump's deal with Democratic leaders, the House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation that provides $15.25 billion in emergency disaster aid for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which battered coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana last week, and Hurricane Irma, which is expected to pound Florida in coming days. Already approved by the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. State Department on Tuesday placed China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that had eased under President Donald Trump. Trump, however, has grown increasingly frustrated over China's inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues...

  • Rep. Issa: Using big data to cut wasteful gov't spending

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) talks about using big data to help target areas of wasteful government spending, including entitlement programs, and weighs in on tax reform.

  • Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) applaud as US President Donald J. Trump (C) arrives to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, United States on February 28, 2017.

    Trump faces two competing blocs of intra-party opposition whose goals are in direct conflict.

  • Colombian Born Lucrecia Arbelaez and other candidates take the oath of allegiance to become US citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony for new US citizens at the City Hall of Jersey City, New Jersey on February 22, 2017.

    It's probably code for less immigration, Vox reports.

  • An Infosys employee sports a t-shirt featuring a U.S. flag as he buys coupons for lunch while others wait for their turn at company’s headquarters in Bangalore, India.

    A leaked draft of another executive order has Silicon Valley tech immigrants on guard, Buzzfeed reports.

  • Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with members of her staff aboard her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport on October 28, 2016 in White Plains, New York.

    A representative for the Clinton campaign said the team had "no idea" what the FBI director was referencing in his Friday letter.

  • Peter Thiel

    Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has apparently decided to back The Donald's bid for the White House.

  • Rep. Issa: Creating a backdoor is unlawful, unwise & unsafe

    Rep. Darrell Issa, Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman, (R) California explains why he's on Apple's side in the fight against the FBI.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), weighs in the on the Republican agenda, including trade agreements, Keystone and tax reform.

  • The IRS' Lois Lerner speaks before refusing to testify at a House hearing on May 22, 2013.

    Investigators told congressional staff late Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner.

  • Two U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Treasury Department bureau may have flouted federal hiring rules.

  • Rep. Cummings to Rep. Issa: What are you hiding?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on how the IRS hearing went wrong Wednesday. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) found Lois Lerner pleading the 5th, and ended the hearing. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called Issa's investigation "one-sided."

  • John Mulligan, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Target Corp., left, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Michael Kingston, senior vice president and chief information officer of Neiman Marcus Group Inc., in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

    The U.S. House of Representatives' committee has demanded copies of messages showing when retailer Target learned of a breach of customer data.

  • Todd Park

    Some tech experts are protesting a plan to subpoena the government's chief technology officer over the botched HealthCare.gov site, saying, "Let Todd Work."

  • A top Democrat probing the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups released documents Friday suggesting that "occupy" and other liberal-leaning groups received similar vetting.

  • A misfired email from an IRS employee in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that extra scrutiny was being placed on conservative groups in July 2010.