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President Obama has repeatedly said the U.S. is targeting Al Qaeda and 'associated forces.' But the government won’t say who those forces are.

In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret. Read more»

The recent military coup in Egypt has prompted a renewed debate about American aid to the country. Sens. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, have both called for cutting off aid, while the White House has said it’s in no hurry to end the aid. Read more»

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y

When the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the U.S. military’s sexual assault crisis, lawmakers grilled Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine officials on the alarmingly high number of rapes and other sexual abuses in their ranks. Read more»

An Occupy protest in Washington, D.C., Nov. 3.

How one loophole in the tax code helps wealthy Americans pay lower taxes. Read more»

A select group of U.S. multinational corporations have been furiously lobbying for a tax holiday, they say, to bring more than a trillion dollars in so-called “trapped” foreign earnings back home. But a Senate report released last week shows the money is anything but trapped. Read more»

Source: Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute survey of company reports

Goaded by battalions of corporate lobbyists, members of Congress are working to give a select group of U.S. multinational firms like Apple, Oracle and Pfizer a lavish tax break on a trillion dollars stashed offshore. Read more»

A Senate committee on Tuesday will present evidence that in the case of Washington Mutual Bank, the largest bank failure in history, executives knew about the fraud - and in some cases failed to take much corrective action.

A Senate committee Tuesday will present evidence that in the case of Washington Mutual Bank, the largest bank failure in history, executives knew about the fraud - and in some cases failed to take much corrective action. Read more»