IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions continue to accelerate

Thursday, April 17, 2014
SOURCE: ipcc.ch via YouTube.com

A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this month found that greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated between 2000 and 2010, rising to an unprecedented level. 

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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over drone killings of 3 Americans in Yemen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
WTF drone 4.28.13

A federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit against top U.S. officials involved in the lethal drone strikes against Anwar Al-Aulaqi, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, and Samir…

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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to declassify summary of CIA’s detention & interrogation program

Friday, April 4, 2014
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). SOURCE: Feinstein.Senate.gov

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted yesterday to declassify portions of the landmark 6,200-page report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11. 

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Senators urge DOJ to extradite Swiss bankers indicted for aiding U.S. tax evasion

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Senators Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and John McCain (R-Arizona) wrote a letter in March urging the Justice Department to file formal extradition requests for dozens of Swiss bankers and…

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2009 amended treaty with Switzerland offers limited help in tracking down U.S. tax cheats

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan). SOURCE: Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

The 2009 protocol to amend the U.S.-Swiss tax treaty would offer limited help in tracking down U.S. tax evaders, but some Senators worry that the treaty’s loopholes and…

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Senators criticize DOJ for “stalled” pursuit of tax evaders

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Deputy Attorney General James Cole. SOURCE: Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Members of the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations criticized the Justice Department for the lack of progress in obtaining names of U.S. tax evaders from Swiss banks in…

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Swiss secrecy laws hamper investigations of U.S. tax evaders

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Credit Suisse General Counsel Romeo Cerutti. SOURCE: Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations

U.S. Senators are blaming Swiss secrecy laws for hampering efforts by the Justice Department to investigate and collected taxes owed by Americans who hid their money in Switzerland…

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Senate investigation details Credit Suisse’s role in “aiding and abetting” U.S. tax evasion

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SOURCE: Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

A Senate investigation revealed how Credit Suisse – one of Switzerland’s largest banks – helped thousands of U.S. clients avoid paying taxes by hiding billions of dollars in…

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Transcript: Sen. Carl Levin’s Q&A w/ Justice Department officials on U.S. tax evasion via Swiss banks – Part VIII

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Part VIII. Partial transcript of Sen. Carl Levin’s (D-Michigan) Q&A with Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Assistant Attorney General Kathryn M. Keneally on “Offshore Tax Evasion: The…

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Transcript: Sen. Carl Levin’s Q&A w/ Justice Department officials on U.S. tax evasion via Swiss banks – Part VII

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Part VII. Partial transcript of Sen. Carl Levin’s (D-Michigan) Q&A with Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Assistant Attorney General Kathryn M. Keneally on “Offshore Tax Evasion: The…

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