Hans Nichols is White House correspondent for Bloomberg Television, focusing on foreign affairs and the international economy. Based in Washington D.C., Nichols has interviewed numerous political figures and government officials, as well as past and present heads of state. In 2008, he covered the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain for Bloomberg News. In addition to Bloomberg News, Nichols’s reporting has appeared globally in publications such as The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times and The Telegraph. He was also a writer for Congressional newspaper The Hill. Nichols graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in government. He received a master’s degree in political theory from the London School of Economics. Nichols was a Fulbright Scholar in international justice in Sierra Leone in 2005.
A congressional hearing into Apple Inc.’s use of offshore tax shelters called attention to how U.S. companies lower their taxes, and underscored the difficulty Congress confronts when trying to end the practice.
President Barack Obama told graduates at a historically black university that they had “responsibilities” to help others rise above joblessness, depressed wages and widespread violence in their communities.
President Barack Obama plans to address his administration’s counterterrorism policies, including the legality of drone attacks and his efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, in a speech next week, according to an administration official.