FROM Devin Leonard
Think 'the IRS Sucks?' Try Working There Nobody likes to pay taxes. But collecting them isn't a lot of fun, either. The IRS may be America's most unpopular government agency. Devin Leonard wanted to know what it's like to work there. The result is a cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek , "An Emotion Audit: IRS Workers are Miserable and Overwhelmed." Photo: eFile989
Burger King to Buy Canadian Coffee Chain Tim Hortons Burger King, based in Miami, has announced a merger with Tom Horton’s doughnuts and coffee chain, based in Canada. It’s worth $11.4 billion—with Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway providing $3 billion as part of the deal. Is it really all about avoiding American taxes? Devin Leonard wrote a recent cover story about Burger King's CEO for Bloomberg Businessweek.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?