Bertrand Badre, managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat, dined last night at the French-American Cultural Foundation’s 15th anniversary gala.
A rewrite of the nation’s tax laws should be considered separately from the budget debate dominating Capitol Hill, the leaders of the last major tax code overhaul told the chief tax-writers in U.S. Congress.
Republican Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the party’s top congressional tax-writer, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the U.S. tax systems for individuals and corporations should be revamped together.
An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”
A citizen’s privacy board will consider whether opponents of U.S. spying programs should be represented before a secret court overseeing government surveillance -- as recommended by a former judge on that court.