Republicans passed their tax bill. Now they’re spending $10 million to promote it.

Two weeks ago, Republicans passed their massive rewrite of the federal tax code. Now a GOP group is spending millions to convince voters they will benefit from it. The American Action Network, a nonprofit group with close ties to Republican congressional leaders, is launching a $2 million round of TV ads promoting the tax bill Wednesday, the first salvo in […]

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This is what Orrin G. Hatch’s retirement means for the Senate

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator, has announced at age 83 that he will not seek an eighth term. Analysts suggested late last year that he would be vulnerable to a primary challenge should he seek the GOP nomination for another term, and in a poll last summer an overwhelming majority of Utah voters suggested it was time for Hatch to […]

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Trump Hardens Immigration Stance Heading Into Shutdown Talks

President Donald Trump is hardening his demands for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, a dispute with congressional Democrats that hangs over talks this week to avoid a government shutdown. Any deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, must also forbid immigrants from sponsoring family members to join them in the U.S., end […]

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Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

Democrats in high-cost, high-tax states are plotting ways to do what their states’ representatives in Congress could not: blunt the impact of the newly passed Republican tax overhaul. Governors and legislative leaders in New York, California and other states are considering legal challenges to elements of the law that they say unfairly single out parts of the country. They are […]

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Trump says Obamacare is repealed

President Donald Trump has prematurely declared “Obamacare” dead and displayed a misunderstanding of where the money comes from to make the health law work. A look at his remarks Wednesday about the tax plan he will soon sign into law and its effect on President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul: TRUMP: “Obamacare has been repealed in this bill.” THE FACTS: It […]

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Rubio: GOP Tax Bill ‘Probably Went Too Far’ On Helping Corporations

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Friday that he believes the recently passed GOP tax bill did too much to help the bottom line of America’s largest corporations. “I thought we probably went too far on [helping] corporations,” the Florida Republican told the Fort Myers-based News-Press. “By and large, you’re going to see a lot of these multinationals buy back shares to […]

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Judge grounds Manafort’s business partner for New Year’s

A federal judge seems to be losing her patience with repeated requests by Paul Manafort’s business partner and co-defendant to relax his home confinement for the holiday season. Rick Gates, who was charged with conspiracy by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, filed a motion requesting permission to leave his home for New Year’s activities with his family. Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied it […]

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President Trump again falsely claims he’s signed more bills than any president

After another morning at his Florida golf club, President Donald Trump visited firefighters and paramedics at a West Palm Beach firehouse and praised his own performance as president, including a false boast. Trump touted his administration’s work to roll back government regulations and cut taxes and claimed credit for the stock market hitting record highs. He also said he’s signed […]

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