Pritzker denies role in offshore tax accounts
May 23rd, 2013
10:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Pritzker denies role in offshore tax accounts

Washington (CNN) - Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker denied any role Thursday in the creation or control of offshore tax accounts used to help manage her family's vast fortune - a politically sensitive issue for President Barack Obama in the wake of last year's election.

Democrats repeatedly criticized GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 for stashing some his wealth outside of the United States.
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On Capitol Hill, Giffords, Kelly express optimism over gun bill
April 16th, 2013
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

On Capitol Hill, Giffords, Kelly express optimism over gun bill

Washington (CNN) - As proponents of gun control legislation in the Senate struggle to get enough votes for their bill, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, say they feel "optimistic" that the bipartisan compromise will get enough approval.

And Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia indicated the bill could potentially be tweaked to convince opponents to join their side, while Vice President Joe Biden said advocates are "working" to get the 60 votes needed to pass.
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Filed under: Congress • Gabrielle Giffords