Islamists call off Pakistan protests

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. Reports from Islamabad and other cities say protesters are starting to leave. They have been blocking a main road in the capital for weeks demanding Mr Hamid be sacked for blasphemy. He apologised for what he called an […]

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GOP leaders in advanced talks to change tax plan

Senate Republicans are seriously considering several last-minute changes to their tax legislation in an effort to mollify wavering members, four people familiar with the discussions said, as GOP leaders seek to keep their members from defecting ahead of crucial votes this week. The lawmakers attracting the most concern from leadership and the White House are Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Steve […]

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GOP pushing ahead on tax-cut plan

Republicans are pushing full steam ahead on their tax-cut plan, despite a steady dose of polling that shows more Americans are opposed rather than supportive of the sweeping proposal to reduce corporate rates and some individual tax bills. In pushing so hard, Republicans are betting that they can sell this plan to the skeptical public once the legislation is signed […]

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Looming deadlines, much unfinished business await Congress

The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency. It’s an agenda whose core items — tax cuts, a potential government shutdown, lots of leftover spending bills — could unravel just as easily as advance amid factionalism, gamesmanship, and a toxic political environment. There’s only […]

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Why Trump should be nervous, after Michael Flynn’s lawyers cut off communication

The juiciest possible meaning of a decision by Michael Flynn’s legal team to cut off communication with President Trump’s team is that Flynn, the former White House national security adviser, is about to roll over and provide incriminating information about Trump or members of his inner circle to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The New York Times reported on Thursday that “the notification led Mr. […]

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Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance

Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year’s campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the website that published stolen Democratic emails obtained by Russian military intelligence. “More nothing burgers from the media and others desperately trying to create a false narrative,” the president’s oldest son wrote on Instagram. “Keep coming […]

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