President Barack Obama today named Deloitte LLP Chief Executive Officer Joe Echevarria, a Walt Disney Co. executive, and scholars and state election officials to a panel that will recommend ways to make voting in U.S. elections more efficient.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook defended his company’s use of offshore tax shelters before U.S. senators who castigated the most-valuable technology company for avoiding $9 billion and more in payments.
Apple Inc. used “loopholes” to avoid paying $9 billion in U.S. taxes in 2012, U.S. Senator Carl Levin said at a hearing that brought the company’s chief executive officer, Tim Cook, to Washington to defend the strategies.
President Barack Obama is facing a make-or-break week as he tries to seize control of three scandal story lines that could upend one of the top priorities of his second term: revising the nation’s immigration laws.
President Barack Obama said his administration made no attempt to cover up the involvement of terrorists in last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. outpost in Libya, dismissing a congressional inquiry as a “political circus.”
U.S. Senator Rand Paul opposes a national law banning same-sex marriage and federal penalties for drug offenders. He’s said there could be “thousands of exceptions” to any abortion ban. And the Kentucky Republican questions the costs of federal farm subsidies.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to boost security in Benghazi, Libya, before the attack on a diplomatic compound there as he began what amounts to a 2016 presidential exploratory tour.
In recent years, Senator Rand Paul has called for abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service. He’s urged an audit of the Federal Reserve. He’s questioned the constitutionality of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.