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Obama scraps Jimmy Kimmel visit amid "more serious matters"

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:20
As crises continue erupting all over the world, presidential fundraising trips still make the cut. Late-night television appearances, on the other hand, do not. White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed Tuesday that tentative plans to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show during President Obama's three-day trip to the West Coast were scrapped, at least in part because of how it would look. The decision "is at least in part related to the challenges of…
White House: Court’s ruling on Obamacare subsidies has “no practical impact” on consumers
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:18
July 22, 2014, 1:53 PM|White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the ruling by a federal three-judge panel that the government cannot dole out subsidies to consumers on federally-run Obamacare marketplaces ignores the obvious intent of Congress to make subsidies available nationwide.
Obama scraps Jimmy Kimmel appearance amid "more serious matters" abroad
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:18
July 22, 2014, 1:43 PM|White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president will no longer stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” during his fundraising trip to California due to ongoing crises on the international scene.
FAA bans US-Tel Aviv flights
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:43
In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to Tel Aviv Tuesday. Germany's Lufthansa and Air France also suspended flights. The actions come days after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over…
Chris Christie protested by gun control advocates in Connecticut
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:17
Less than three weeks after vetoing a gun control bill that would have limited ammunition magazine capacity to 10 rounds, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., probably expected some opposition while visiting the state where a 2012 mass shooting ignited the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades. Indeed, traveling to Connecticut to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Monday, Christie was met by almost 200 protesters. Many had ties to Sandy Hook…
Obama offers condolences for Malaysia Airlines victims
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:17
President Obama visited the Embassy of the Netherlands Tuesday to sign a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Of the 298 people on board, 193 were Dutch citizens. "We were all heartbroken by what's happened," he told reporters. "This is an opportunity for me to extend on behalf of all the American people our deepest condolences over the loss of family and friends, to express our solidarity with the people of…
IRS official says Lois Lerner's missing emails may not be lost
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:17
The IRS may be able to recover a collection of missing emails that, Republicans have suggested, could shed light on the motivations behind the agency's past misconduct. The IRS said last month that it cannot produce emails from Lois Lerner -- the former IRS official at the heart of the controversy -- from 2009 through April 2011 because of a computer crash that Lerner suffered in 2011. However, Thomas Kane, deputy associate chief counsel at…
Obama visits Netherlands Embassy to offer condolences for MH17 victims
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:17
July 22, 2014, 12:21 PM|President Obama said the United States is "heartbroken" during a visit to the Embassy of the Netherlands, where he signed a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Of the 298 people on board, 193 were Dutch citizens.
Top lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:15
By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday. Nine inversion deals have been agreed to this year by companies ranging from banana distributor Chiquita Brands International Inc to drugmaker AbbVie Inc and more are being considered.
Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:15
By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday. Nine inversion deals have been agreed to this year by companies ranging from banana distributor Chiquita Brands International Inc to drugmaker AbbVie Inc and more are being considered.
 

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