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Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

Wednesday  06:10,   26 april 2017
Vox.com

Republican legislators want to keep popular Obamacare provisions for themselves and their staff. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care[...]

Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

Wednesday  06:06,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House. Estes' race attracted national attention because it was the first congressional election since Donald[...]

Workers endured long hours, low pay at Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump’s clothing-maker

Wednesday  06:06,   26 april 2017
MSN

Knitting workers were forced to labor 57 hours a week for near-minimum-wage pay.The factory’s 80 workers knit clothes for the contractor, G-III Apparel Group, which has held the exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand’s $158 dresses, $79[...]

Trump scrambles to show progress as the 100-day mark approaches

Wednesday  05:35,   26 april 2017
MSN

The White House is in a frenzy to notch some wins after setbacks in the administration’s early months.It continued Tuesday in the form of an executive order designed to help farmers and ranchers, an assurance that construction will begin soon[...]

Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments

Wednesday  04:50,   26 april 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will order a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with an aim toward rescinding or resizing some of them - part of a broader push to reopen areas to drilling, mining and other[...]

Trump’s Tax Plan: Low Rate for Corporations, and for Companies Like His

Wednesday  04:25,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

The blueprint, expected to be announced on Wednesday, jettisons a House Republican proposal to impose a tax on imports, which would help offset the cuts.The package would also increase the standard deduction for individuals, providing a modest cut[...]

How Democrats Came to Feel Nostalgic for George W. Bush

Wednesday  04:10,   26 april 2017
The Atlantic

In February 2010, a series of billboards began popping up around the nation. A grinning, waving George W. Bush appeared beside the phrase, “Miss Me Yet?” The answer was a resounding, Eh, sorta.&nbsp;It turns out that for some Democrats, the[...]

House Freedom Caucus leaders back new health-care plan

Wednesday  03:01,   26 april 2017
MSN

It’s unclear how much widespread support the proposal has in the House.Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Raúl R. Labrador (R-Idaho) — all leaders of the Freedom Caucus and central figures in the latest discussions — signaled[...]

Threat of Government Shutdown Fades as Trump Retreats on Wall

Wednesday  03:01,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

<p>Three days before the deadline to avert a government shutdown, congressional leaders were negotiating a spending proposal on Tuesday that would supply no money for President Trump’s promised border wall.</p>Three days before the deadline to [...]

Threat of Government Shutdown Fades as Trump Retreats on Wall

Wednesday  03:01,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

<p>Three days before the deadline to avert a government shutdown, congressional leaders were negotiating a spending proposal on Tuesday that would supply no money for President Trump’s promised border wall.</p>Three days before the deadline to [...]

GOP senator regrets saying guy in tutu 'kind of asks for it'

Wednesday  02:35,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator is apologizing for what he calls a poor choice of words after he said a man who wears a tutu to a bar and gets into fights "kind of asks for it."Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi said in a statement Tuesday that his comments[...]

Trump prepares to unveil tax cut 'principles'

Wednesday  02:05,   26 april 2017
USA TODAY

Seeking to step up legislative activity ahead of his 100th day in office, President Trump plans to unveil the outline of a tax reform plan Wednesday in the face of congressional headwinds that range from health care to worries about the budget[...]

Trump prepares to unveil tax cut 'principles'

Wednesday  02:05,   26 april 2017
USA TODAY

Seeking to step up legislative activity ahead of his 100th day in office, President Trump plans to unveil the outline of a tax reform plan Wednesday in the face of congressional headwinds that range from health care to worries about the budget[...]

Rosenstein Confirmed to Lead Russia Probe as Deputy to Sessions

Wednesday  01:42,   26 april 2017
Bloomberg

Rod Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate as deputy attorney general, making the federal prosecutor the new face of the U.S. investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential election and whether anyone associated with President[...]

Groups File Ethics Complaint Over State Dept. Mar-a-Lago Blog Post

Wednesday  01:41,   26 april 2017
NBC News

Ethics groups have filed complaints over a blog post written by a bureau of the State Department that used glowing language to describe Mar-a-Lago.The complaint, filed Tuesday with the Office of Government Ethics by the group Common Cause, is in[...]