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FACTBOX-Provisions of the U.S. Republicans' final tax bill

Friday  03:11,   15 december 2017
Reuters

Republicans in the U.S. Congress reached a deal on tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that, if approved, would be sent to President Donald Trump to sign into law. Formal language of the legislation, [...]

Music promoter dangled possible Putin meeting for Trump during campaign

Friday  03:11,   15 december 2017
MSN

The offer came as publicist Rob Goldstone urged Trump to attend a Russian magnate’s birthday party in 2015.The July 2015 offer by publicist Rob Goldstone came about a year before he set up a meeting for Trump's eldest son with a Russian lawyer who[...]

House intel heading to NY for two key interviews, prompting grumbling from Democrats

Friday  03:11,   15 december 2017
CNN

The House Intelligence Committee plans to hold two off-site interviews next week with high-profile witnesses who have ties to President Donald Trump, prompting grumbling among Democrats who contend that the GOP is rushing to wrap up the Russia[...]

Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself claims he raised the dead

Friday  01:20,   15 december 2017
NBC News

State Rep. Dan Johnson also declared that he watched the second hijacked plane slam into the World Trade Center from his hotel room.State Rep. Dan Johnson also declared that he watched the second hijacked plane slam into the World Trade Center from[...]

Alabama Senate race winner urges Republican rival to 'move on'

Friday  01:20,   15 december 2017
Reuters

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones, who won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat this week, on Thursday called on his Republican opponent to concede the race and help heal the Southern state after a deeply divisive contest. Roy Moore, the conservative[...]

Comey edits revealed: Remarks on Clinton probe were watered down, documents show

Friday  01:20,   15 december 2017
FOX News

Newly released documents reveal that then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe was edited numerous times before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to considerably water down the bureau’s findings.[...]

Omarosa says she was ‘very lonely’ at White House due to ‘lack of diversity’

Friday  01:20,   15 december 2017
The Hill

Omarosa Maginault Newman, President Trump's outgoing director of communications at the Office of the Public Liaison, says she "was very lonely" in the White House due to its lack of diversity."It has been very, very challenging[...]

Analysis: Once Unthinkable, Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

Friday  01:20,   15 december 2017
The New York Times

Alabama’s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.At this time last year, the Democratic path to Senate control seemed impossible: Hold all of the Democratic seats, flip Arizona and Nevada, then hope for a[...]

John McCain described as increasingly frail, Senate sources say

Friday  01:20,   15 december 2017
CNN

Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment. The sources described McCain as[...]

Rubio to vote against GOP tax bill unless tax credit for working poor is expanded

Thursday  23:46,   14 december 2017
MSN

<p>Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) informed Senate leaders Thursday he intends to vote against Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax plan unless it includes a larger expansion of a child tax credit.</p>“I understand that this is process of give and take,[...]

The Omarosa Saga Gets Even Stranger

Thursday  23:45,   14 december 2017
Vanity Fair

Omarosa is eager to tell her side of the story.There are many mysteries in this life. Why is orange the only fruit that is also a color? Where have all the cowboys gone? What happened on the night of Omarosa Manigault’s firing and/or resignation? We [...]

House Speaker says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon

Thursday  23:45,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon.The Wisconsin Republican was asked Thursday about rumors suggesting he might leave his job soon after the GOP passes a rewrite of the U.S. tax code.Asked by a[...]

The math on passing the Republican tax bill keeps getting more complex

Thursday  23:45,   14 december 2017
MSN

There are a lot of wild cards at play in the Senate's tax overhaul vote.The current major item of legislation, the Republican tax overhaul bill, suddenly appears to be imperiled in a truly unique number of ways. It’s by no means dead, mind you,[...]

Poll: 54 percent say Mueller has conflict of interest

Thursday  23:45,   14 december 2017
The Hill

A majority of voters say special counsel Robert Mueller has a conflict of interest because of his past ties to former FBI director James Comey, according to the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey.&nbsp;When asked if Mueller has a conflict of[...]

Thune: 'It's Over' For Roy Moore And Republicans Must 'Move On'

Thursday  20:38,   14 december 2017
MSN

<p>Sen. John Thune (R-ND), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, stressed on Thursday morning that Republican Roy Moore lost the Alabama senate and that Republicans must move on despite Moore’s refusal to concede the race.</p>During an interview [...]