The president was ready to pledge on national television that he would let communications companies disclose more than ever about secret U.S. government data requests.
Americans who have been evading taxes through Swiss bank accounts are being advised by tax lawyers to come forward before the Justice Department steps up its own pursuit in response to Senate critics.
"Alstom's corruption scheme was sustained over more than a decade and across several continents. It was astounding in its breadth, its brazenness and its worldwide consequences."
- James Cole on Dec 22, 2014