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  • U.S. Senate Democrats propose exit tax for inverting companies  - (Posted 20 minutes ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Senate Democrats want to force U.S. companies to pay an exit tax on any profits held overseas if the companies decide to reincorporate abroad to cut their tax bills, the latest in a slew of proposals to stem such "inversion" deals.
  • It’s a good time to run for office in Iowa: meet Queen Joni  - (Posted 4 hours ago at Reuters)
    IOWA CITY Iowa (Reuters) - Most Republicans running in tight U.S. Senate races in November's midterm elections can rely on campaign endorsements from a few national figures. But most Republicans are not Joni Ernst.
  • In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say lawyers for the detainees.
  • Bush family member angered by Republican Senate candidate's ads in Georgia  - (Posted 15 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Neil Bush, son and brother of two former presidents, has denounced assertions in political ads for Republican Senate nominee David Perdue in Georgia that an organization founded by Bush's father funneled money to extremist groups.
  • U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government  - (Posted 15 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group.
  • Kansas Democrat ordered removed from U.S. Senate ballot  - (Posted 16 hours ago at Reuters)
    KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the chamber.
  • Connecticut jury begins weighing charges against former governor  - (Posted 16 hours ago at Reuters)
    NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland carried out a scheme to use a phony nursing home contract to hide his work as a paid adviser for a 2012 congressional candidate in violation of federal campaign law, prosecutors said on Thursday.
  • U.S. Senate approves Sheets as Treasury undersecretary  - (Posted 16 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved Nathan Sheets as the Treasury's top official on international affairs, charged with pressing Washington's position on everything from the value of China's currency to how to resolve Europe's debt crisis.
  • U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government  - (Posted 16 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.
  • Kansas Democrat ordered removed from U.S. Senate ballot  - (Posted 17 hours ago at Reuters)
    KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the chamber.
  • Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote  - (Posted 17 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party's foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels.
  • Bush family member angered by Republican Senate candidate's ads in Georgia  - (Posted 17 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Neil Bush, son and brother of two former presidents, has denounced assertions in political ads for Republican Senate nominee David Perdue in Georgia that an organization founded by Bush's father funneled money to extremist groups.
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