U.S. Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker received $54 million last year from an offshore trust in the Bahamas, according to a disclosure report that describes an empire of casinos, hotels, energy companies and family trusts that may be worth more than $2 billion.
A Republican senator wants to limit the number of immigrants granted permanent U.S. residency, while a Democratic senator is seeking protection for same-sex couples as part of legislation to revise immigration laws.
The U.S. Senate voted to let states require out-of-state Internet retailers and catalog companies to collect sales taxes, a victory for brick-and-mortar businesses that have been lobbying on the proposal for more than a decade.
Two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings are prompting renewed debate about how the U.S. should prosecute cases of domestic terrorism and whether the incidents are tied to a broader threat.
Senator Richard Durbin faulted the Obama administration for failing to participate in what he described as the Senate’s first hearing on the use of unmanned aircraft for targeted killings of suspected terrorists.