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June 14, 2017

United States
Army Birthday Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

October 11, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Simulation of charging the Chevrolet Volt’s lithium-ion battery, developed jointly with Argonne National Laboratory (General Motors) Four Things I Learned from Visiting Argonne National Laboratory

For seventy years, Argonne has hosted cutting-edge scientific research. The first national laboratory in the United States, Argonne was created in 1946 as an extension of the Manhattan Project to dev…

September 28, 2016

United States
CFR Cyber Net Politics Adam Segal The U.S.-China Cyber Espionage Deal One Year Later

A year ago, presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping stood next to each other and declared that neither the U.S. nor Chinese governments "will conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intell…

April 11, 2014

Corporate Governance
The CFR Renewing America Corporate Tax Scorecard Renewing America Progress Report: Corporate Tax Policy

The Renewing America initiative is publishing today the latest in our Progress Report and Scorecard series, “Standard Deductions: U.S. Corporate Tax Policy.” This is one of those rare issues on which…

January 29, 2014

Corporate Governance
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Obama's State of the Union: A Missed Opportunity for Progress

President Obama has been nothing if not a model of consistency in his State of the Union speeches, focusing again and again on the critical need to lift up America’s struggling middle classes. There …

September 12, 2013

Corporate Governance
Bill Bradley The Renewing America Interview: Bill Bradley on Leadership and U.S. Tax Reform

Months of relative calm on the U.S. fiscal front are set to end this month as Congress returns from summer recess, staring down the barrel of a possible government shutdown on October 1 (start of FY …

June 4, 2012

Trade
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), a member of the 2011 Supercommittee, during a hearing on President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Multinationals Seek Foreign Income Tax Break

Large multinational firms continue to lobby for additional tax breaks on overseas income (Bloomberg). Business groups are trying to convince House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp, who sup…

January 24, 2012

Infrastructure
Congressional Republicans listen to President Obama address a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). So What If It's an Election Year

The conventional wisdom when I first came to Washington in the early 1990s was that nothing ever got done in a presidential election year. And then the sage advice became that nothing much got done i…

January 19, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Competitiveness Report Cites Business Fears

U.S. Competitiveness Report Cites Business Fears The Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project released a major new report that revealed deep concerns among business leaders about the…

January 18, 2012

Trade
China Shipping containers sit on a ship in the Port of Los Angeles after being imported to the U.S. The Bid to Bundle U.S. Trade Agencies

President Obama requested Congressional approval last Friday to reorganize the federal government, a plan that includes consolidation of six trade and commerce agencies into a single, streamlined dep…