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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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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Can salesmanship about the tax bill change the GOP’s midterms fortunes

“I think it’s selling itself,” President Trump said on Friday, with customary bravado, as he signed into law the $1.5 trillion, Republican-passed tax cut. Every Republican running in a competitive race in 2018 is hoping he’s correct, but they face an uphill climb to turn the president’s words into reality. There is a sizable disconnect in public opinion shaping the political […]

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Tax bill kills health insurance mandate

The final tax bill being hammered out among Republicans in Congress thoroughly kills one of the most controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act — the mandate. The mandate requires just about everyone to have some form of health insurance or pay a fine. The Supreme Court calls it a tax. It was meant as an incentive so younger, healthier people who […]

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