House GOP set to unveil tax overhaul

House Republicans are set to unveil their far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday, making major changes yet looking to preserve current tax rules for retirement accounts popular with middle-class Americans and to retain a top income-tax rate for million-dollar earners. GOP negotiators scrambled this week to finalize details of the first major revamp of the tax system in three decades. Though working […]

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Trump ad hits wrong target on health care

President Donald Trump’s re-election committee is lashing out at Democrats in a new TV ad that incorrectly blames his critics in the opposing party for blocking fixes to the nation’s health care system. The ad, which was set to broadcast on cable stations nationwide on Tuesday, seizes on “skyrocketing” insurance premiums “all while Democrats in Washington, D.C., block a better […]

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Washington prepares for the unexpected as Russia investigation unfolds

The hardest part for official Washington is not knowing what happens next. Amid the escalating criminal investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, every corner of the city finds itself preparing for the unexpected. Democrats fret that President Trump might try to shut down the inquiry. Republicans worry that their last best hope for a legislative win, a tax […]

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Trump Campaign Got Early Word Russia Had Democrats’ Emails

The indictment of a 30-year-old campaign aide — so green that he listed Model United Nations in his qualifications — shifted the narrative on Monday of the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia: Court documents revealed that Russian officials alerted the campaign, through an intermediary in April 2016, that they possessed thousands of Democratic emails and other “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. […]

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Democratic Lawmakers Vow to Protect Mueller After Indictments

As conservative media trains its fire on Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump fumes “DO SOMETHING!” on Twitter, two bipartisan bills that would make it harder for the White House to remove the special counsel are drawing renewed attention. Democrats warned Republicans that they may need to intervene to protect Mueller’s investigation. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a […]

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Senators to press Tillerson and Mattis on new war authority

President Donald Trump’s national security brain trust faces Congress on the need for a new war authorization as the deadly ambush in Niger is igniting a push among many lawmakers to update the legal parameters for combat operations overseas. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are scheduled to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on […]

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Republicans, already face setbacks as they prepare to unveil tax bill this week

The Republican effort to overhaul the tax code suffered a bruising setback over the weekend when a powerful corporate interest group came out against the proposal just days ahead of House leaders’ planned release of the legislation to the public. President Trump and GOP leaders are casting the measure as a once-in-a-generation rewrite of the federal tax code, one they […]

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Probe Launched of Trump Voter Fraud Panel

A government watchdog agency will investigate President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission, it was announced Thursday. The Government Accountability Office plans to probe the voter fraud panel’s funding, internal operations and how it is protecting and sorting the tens of millions of sensitive voter files the commission has collected. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., […]

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