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For nearly 30 years, a 36-story office building in the heart of midtown Manhattan — around the corner from Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center — was secretly owned by the government of Iran. How was a government that was under economic sanctions able to own a highly coveted piece of real estate in the middle of the largest city in the United States?
The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to issue an immediate, sweeping ruling on President Donald Trump’s plans to exclude undocumented immigrants from the decennial census used to allocate House seats.
The House Oversight and Reform and the Homeland Security committees on Wednesday subpoenaed the head of the private prison company that operates a detention center where women were allegedly sent to receive unwanted gynecological procedures.
The most sweeping overhaul of financial crime safeguards in decades is poised to be attached to must-pass defense legislation in the coming weeks — a product of behind-the-scenes negotiations between lawmakers and Trump administration officials who are usually at odds.
A bicameral group of congressional Democrats on Monday urged a government watchdog agency to keep them in the loop on the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to strip civil service protections from potentially hundreds of thousands of federal employees in the waning days before President-elect Biden takes office.
In 2016, a massive leak of 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca exposed a global network of offshore shell companies, many of which were used for money laundering, tax evasion, fraud, and even sanctions evasion.
NEW YORK — Small business owners around New York City have geared up for what could be another round of restrictions, as COVID cases continue to rise.
Many mom-and-pop shops braced for more financial struggles and called for government aid.
For businesses such as the iconic Strand Book Store in the East Village, which has been serving New Yorkers with a steady supply of books for just short of a century, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney would like pandemic insurance to be a thing for future epidemics.
Top House Democrats want answers about the status of the presidential transition.
The White House hit pause earlier this year on a $145 million pot of funds intended for the World Health Organization and other foreign assistance programs in a move that Democrats say mirrors the Trump administration’s decision to “illegally” freeze military aid to Ukraine.