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President Obama threatens to veto corporate tax cuts

December 1, 2014 - 06:04 PM
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Congress is expected to renew dozens of expired tax breaks, known as “extenders,” but White House officials are saying that the President will veto any tax breaks that don’t include middle and low-income families. The cost of making these tax cuts permanent could reach more than $450 billion.

Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the implications of these tax cuts on working families and the budget deficit with Capital Insider.

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The Pentagon’s intelligence budget

December 1, 2014 - 05:56 PM
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Despite the Pentagon’s $50 billion intelligence budget, officials said they are still searching for new satellite technology that will provide them with “persistent surveillance” of the earth from space. A start-up company, Planet Lab Inc., has created and tested satellites that can take pictures of the entire earth on a daily basis.

Dan Verton, editorial director at FedScoop, discussed how these new satellites may help the Pentagon and who could be selected as the next Defense Secretary with Capital Insider.

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