Republicans’ tax overhaul pitch faces skeptical public

Republican lawmakers face a skeptical public as they embark on selling a major tax overhaul plan with tepid support before its release and most Americans critical of President Trump’s tax restructuring efforts so far, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. A third of Americans support Trump’s tax plan, while 50 percent oppose it, a 17-point negative margin driven by overwhelming […]

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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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Trump Blames Democrats and ‘Some Republicans’ for Stalled Agenda

President Trump convened his cabinet on Monday in the hopes of kick-starting his stalled domestic policy agenda and complained that Democrats in Congress are obstructing his efforts on tax reform, health care and the confirmation of judicial nominees. “The Democrats have terrible policy,” Mr. Trump told reporters, flanked by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Jim Mattis, the secretary […]

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The key players in Republicans’ last-ditch effort to kill Obamacare

It wouldn’t be 2017 if congressional Republicans weren’t a few votes shy of passing legislation to kill Obamacare. And it wouldn’t be 2017 if there weren’t dual cases to made that they might actually succeed — and that the likelihood of success looks extremely thin. The advent of the so-called Graham-Cassidy plan means the GOP has another chance to rebound from its […]

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Republicans jolted by and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

Political tremors seized both major parties on Thursday in the wake of President Trump’s sudden alignment with congressional Democrats, leaving Republicans alarmed about the unraveling of their relationship with the White House and uncertain about the prospects for their policy ambitions this fall. In the span of 48 hours, Trump cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government funded […]

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Trump Republicans Invigorate, and Complicate, Party’s Fight for Senate

An anti-immigration Republican who is a fervent supporter of President Trump announced on Tuesday that he will challenge Senator Bob Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania, a move that solidifies the president’s stamp on the emerging electoral landscape for 2018. The announcement by Representative Lou Barletta gives Republicans a relatively well-known challenger to Mr. Casey as the party tries to take advantage […]

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