Fundraising alone won't be enough for the congressional midterm elections, says the House's No. 3 Democrat. Obama's help turning out the vote will be key for the party, Rep. Jim Clyburn suggests.
Those tax goodies – tax breaks for everything from corporate research to teachers' unreimbursed class expenses – have expired again. Congress always renews them. But Congress would do the nation a favor by not extending them until it tackled serious tax reform.
The US House proposes to base an internet sales tax on the tax rate of a seller's home state. But would that create an unfair advantage to online retailers operating in states without a sales tax?
Crimean and Russian leaders signed an agreement Tuesday, annexing the Ukrainian peninsula as part of Russia. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden promoted European energy security in Poland and Lithuania, but stopped short of aggressive US oil and gas intervention as a way to counter Russia.