Tech giant Apple avoided paying tax on billions of dollars of profits, a report by the US Senate said on Monday. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and others from the California company have been called on to testify at a hearing on Tuesday.
From bombs in Boston to a massive blast in Texas, and now a stinging defeat on a hard-fought gun control bill, has this has been the worst week so far for Barack Obama's presidency? Can the US president regain the political upper hand and heal a polarized nation?
From bombs in Boston to a massive blast in Texas, and now a stinging defeat on a hard-fought gun control bill, has this has been the worst week so far for Barack Obama's presidency? Can the US president regain the political upper hand and heal a polarised nation?
A proposed new immigration bill will require those coming to the US to wait ten years before being eligible to apply for citizenship, while also introducing a major increase in border security, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday.
The US Supreme Court is set to re-open the debate on the issue of gay marriage. Over the next two days, the highest court in America will look at the ban on same-sex weddings in the state of California (which briefly allowed gays to get married, before changing the law), but also the Defence of Marriage Act, which prevents same-sex couples from enjoying the same federal rights and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts.
The US senate on Tuesday abandoned a bid to include a ban on assault weapons in a package of proposed gun control measures, conceding the ban would lack backing by a sufficient number of senators to pass into law.
The US Senate voted Thursday to proceed with the nomination of John Brennan (pictured) to be President Barack Obama's next director of the CIA. Brennan will replace Mike Morrell, the acting CIA director since November.
Republican Senator Rand Paul (pictured) delayed the confirmation of John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the CIA, for more than 12 hours overnight on Thursday, demanding assurances that drones would not be used against US citizens.
Republican senators on Thursday temporarily delayed Chuck Hagel’s nomination as President Barack Obama’s next secretary of defence, a bold, rare move that led to Obama accusing the Republicans of playing politics with the nation at war.