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Buffett Rule Vote Blocked In Senate

Senate Republicans on Monday afternoon blocked President Barack Obama's Buffett Rule legislation, which would have put a 30-percent minimum tax on millionaires.

The Buffett Rule: Where It Stands, How It Works, And Why It May Not Be Enough

The Buffett Rule is a plan that would raise taxes on America's most wealthy, requiring those making $1 million or more per year to pay a minimum federal tax rate of 30 percent on all income. The idea is sparking heated debates, and that merits a closer look at how U.S. taxes are structured now, what sorts of changes Obama is pushing, and why exactly he's pushing them.

Adelson Eyes $35B Spanish Las Vegas

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson announced on Wednesday plans to open a casino strip in Spain, pushing for a $35 billion casino complex in either Barcelona or Madrid.

Arizona Lawmakers Vote To Ban Late-Term Abortions

The measure, passed in the state House of Representatives by a 37-22 vote, would bar healthcare professionals from performing abortions after 20 weeks, except in the case of a medical emergency. The bill now goes to the state's Republican governor for approval.

Obama Signs Stock Act, Banning Insider Trading In Congress

Trading on nonpublic information is already illegal for House and Senate members, but the new law bars them and any other federal employee from trading on nonpublic information about upcoming legislation or regulations. It also tightens disclosure requirements on financial transactions.

Congress Passes Transportation Funding Stopgap

Congress has passed a stopgap transportation funding bill, ending a partisan stalemate that risked halting money that U.S. states are counting on to pay for updates to roads, bridges and other transit projects.

House Republicans Push Info-Sharing Cyber Bill

U.S. companies and the federal government would be able to share information about cybersecurity threats more easily under a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.