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How Trump Is Driving Democrats and Republicans Together

It's not just Bob Corker feuding with Trump. His Democratic wingman Ben Cardin says the rest of the Foreign Relations panel is on board to take on the president. President Trump has notched at least one big foreign policy success: uniting senators of both parties against him on Capitol Hill. Story

POLITICO - 2017-11-20 10:09:00

Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia's Republican Party since 2012. (Image courtesy screenshot) Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he's running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West V

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-11-20 05:01:00

Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

America badly needs corporate tax reform. The United States pretends to tax corporations heavily. But those heavy tax rates are perforated by randomly generous rules such that many tax-efficient firms pay nothing at all, or even receive money back from the U.S. Treasury. The result is heavy unfairne

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-11-20 11:00:00

Congress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen

The New York Times editorial board recently tookan unusual position of denouncing what it called "war crimes" by a U.S. ally, in a war in which the United States is actively participating militarily. "Saudis try to starve Yemen into submission," was the headline, and it was no exaggeration. As the T

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 14:00:06

Trump World makes a promise on taxes it probably can't keep

There was an interesting exchange about tax policy yesterday between CNN's Jake Tapper and Mick Mulvaney, the far-right director of Donald Trump's budget office, who made the rounds on the Sunday shows to help defend the regressive Republican tax plan. TAPPER: So I guess the big question is, how can

MSNBC - 2017-11-20 14:20:26

Tax plans show Congress putting donors over voters

During my most recent trip to Capitol Hill, there was a noticeably different feel in the air. It wasn't just the ambient air temperature that had changed, there was a chill in the political air as well. There was a distinct sense of desperation urgency to pass tax reform. House Republicans furiously

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 16:40:06

GOP Surrenders Cherished IRS Scandal at Last

The IRS scandal came to a pathetic, whimpering conclusion earlier this month. For half a decade the scandal had kept delinquent members of Congress occupied and served up reliable programming to Fox News and other conservative media. But when Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen walke

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-20 14:00:10

Alexander: Bipartisan ObamaCare fix could be in funding bill

Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderObamaCare becomes political weapon for DemocratsSenate passes resolution requiring mandatory sexual harassment trainingSen. Warren sold out the DNCMORE (R-Tenn.) expressed optimism about a bipartisan effort to stabilize ObamaCare markets, saying his

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 17:56:12

How Republicans Can 'Shoehorn' Temporary Tax Cuts In For Good

Senate Republicans hope to vote after Thanksgiving on a sweeping tax overhaul plan that they say will cut taxes for nearly every individual and family in America. The bill calls for those cuts to last only for the next eight years, unless history is a guide. The legislation recently approved by the

NPR - 2017-11-20 12:15:43

States, feds scramble to preserve children's health insurance

Several states and the Trump administration are fervently searching for stopgap measures to keep insurance for low-income children while Congress debates spending for the national program. The Children's Health Insurance Program expired Sept. 30, but Congress has been in no rush to fund the program

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-11-20 05:01:00

The CBO found another way the Senate tax bill benefits higher-income Americans over the rest

The Senate tax bill would provide more tax benefits to higher-income Americans than the middle-class or lower-income people. But in another odd quirk of the plan, which now also repeals Obamacare's individual mandate, federal spending on lower-income Americans is also projected to significantly decl

VOX - 2017-11-20 15:20:02

Republicans' Sprint to a Tax Overhaul: Public Votes, Private Talks

The Republican tax-overhaul effort is in for a marathon debate on the Senate floor at the end of this month, with dozens of doomed Democratic amendments. But the real action will be elsewhere, behind closed doors. Two parallel and largely private negotiations will determine the content of the bill t

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-20 09:00:00

"We have to kill it in the Senate." How liberal activists think they can kill the tax bill.

"It's every bit as dire, but just a little more complicated to explain." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses a rally against the Republican tax plan outside the US Capitol November 1, 2017, in Washington, DC. Progressive Democratic activist groups have been strategizing their plan of attack on a R

VOX - 2017-11-20 14:30:02

Steven Mnuchin: Obamacare individual mandate repeal not a bargaining chip in tax reform negotiations

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday hit back at claims repealing Obamacare's individual mandate was being used as a bargaining chip in tax reform negotiations between congressional Republicans. "The president thinks we should get rid of it, I think we should get rid of it," Mnuchin told "Fox

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-11-19 16:51:30

Sanders: Democrats have been 'completely shut out' of tax reform

Sen. Bernie Sanders slams GOP tax bill: "They are going to come back with massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid ... This is a terrible, terrible piece of legislation and it must be defeated." #CNNSOTUhttps://t.co/WNUk81XAQA- CNN (@CNN) November 19, 2017 Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (

THE HILL - 2017-11-19 14:50:12

Collins Says Needs Changes Before She Can Support GOP Tax Plan

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, arrives to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on social media influence in the 2016 U.S. elections in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Facebook, Google and Twitter -- technology powerhouses actively cultivating their influence i

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-19 15:32:23

Mulvaney: White House 'OK' pulling individual mandate repeal from tax bill

"I think it's up to the Senate and the House to sort of hammer out those details," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said. | Alex Wong/Getty Images White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the administration wants to repeal part of Obamacare in Congress' tax bill but is "O

POLITICO - 2017-11-19 16:30:02

Moore harassment scandal spreads to 2018 battle for Congress

The Roy Moore situation presents a complicated choice for Republican candidates facing tough 2018 primaries. | Brynn Anderson/AP Photo Roy Moore's sexual misconduct scandal is metastasizing beyond Alabama into the 2018 battle for Congress. Democrats have quickly seized on accusations that the Repub

POLITICO - 2017-11-19 11:52:36

Congress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico

Getty Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding crisis is deepening, adding yet another issue for Congress to deal with in what is sure to be a hectic December. Hurricane Maria caused serious damage to Puerto Rico's health-care system, and none of the federal disaster relief money to date has been earmarked f

THE HILL - 2017-11-19 12:00:06

Activists are outraged at a recent FBI report on the rise of black 'extremists'

In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover headquarter building in Washington.AP An FBI report on black "extremists" is creating concerns about whether the bureau is spying on activist groups without sufficient evidence. Black leaders and activists are outraged at the report, saying

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-19 15:25:46