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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session before a vote of tax and pension reforms in Athens, Greece, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek Parliament Pushes Through Austerity Measures

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been forced once again to defend a decision by the country’s parliament to approve pension and tax reforms — necessary changes to unlock more bailout funds from the country’s international creditors.

May 9, 2016

Japan Premier Calls Election, Puts Off Tax Hike

Learn more about the crisis in Japan’s government.

November 18, 2014

GOP Chases Fake IRS Scandal, But Makes The Real One Worse

With the exception of the 2012 Benghazi attacks, no Obama-era controversy has animated Republican imaginations quite like the one surrounding the Internal Revenue Service. Congressional Republicans’ version of the scandal originally went like this: President Obama ordered the IRS to target right-wing organizations applying for tax-exempt status as non-political “social welfare” groups, leading the agency […]

June 27, 2014

Kingston Family: Vote For Our Cheap Dad [Video]

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) released a new ad on Wednesday, in which his children praise their father’s extreme miserliness as a reason to make him Georgia’s next U.S. senator. “Our dad is Jack Kingston. He really is cheap, and it’s not just the car he drives,” one daughter says. “He’ll drive five miles on […]

April 30, 2014

House Narrowly Passes Ryan Budget

The House of Representatives passed Paul Ryan’s controversial “Path to Prosperity” budget on Thursday, in a 219 to 205 vote — 12 Republicans joined the Democratic minority in opposing the plan. The plan, which would slash $5.1 trillion from the budget over 10 years, has no chance of becoming law given the Democrats’ control of […]

April 10, 2014

GOP Revives Paul Ryan’s Austere Budget, Medicare Cuts

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday — an election-year calling card that Democrats are poised to use against the GOP. The blueprint from […]

April 1, 2014

Pentagon, Scarred By 9/11, Adapts To New Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sept. 11 attacks transformed the Pentagon, ravaging the iconic building itself and setting the stage for two long and costly wars that reordered the way the American military fights. Compared with a decade ago, the military is bigger, more closely connected to the CIA, more practiced at taking on terrorists and […]

August 21, 2011