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How Sen. Marco Rubio’s child tax credit could be the final big GOP tax fight

Thursday  20:38,   14 december 2017
Vox.com

Any last-minute tax bill drama will likely come from these senators.The proposal gives corporations and pass-through businesses, like LLCs and partnerships, a massive tax break, makes changes to the individual rates that largely benefit America’s[...]

VP Mike Pence delays Middle East trip as Senate aims for final tax vote

Thursday  20:38,   14 december 2017
CNBC

Republicans do not expect to need Pence's vote, but he wants to see the legislation through its passage, NBC News reported.If two of the 52 Senate Republicans oppose the tax plan in a vote expected by Tuesday, Pence would need to break a tie for [...]

Republicans Prepare for Final Rollout of Tax Bill

Thursday  20:38,   14 december 2017
The New York Times

As Republicans prepared to roll out their $1.5 trillion consensus tax plan questions continued to loom about how the last-minute changes would be paid for.Republicans plan to unveil a final bill Friday with the aim of voting on the bill early next[...]

Can Democrats replicate their Alabama coup?

Thursday  18:13,   14 december 2017
CNN

Democrats began the year with a string of frustrating special election defeats and a feeling that the party was doomed to further losses and internal bickering.Fast forward to mid-December and the narrative has been turned on its head. Though many[...]

Trump's controversial pick for EPA post withdraws nomination

Thursday  18:12,   14 december 2017
NBC News

Michael Dourson, Trump's pick to lead the federal toxic chemicals office, has withdrawn his nomination after a backlash over his close ties to industry.Dourson told the administration that he was withdrawing from consideration for the post at[...]

Omarosa: I saw things in Trump White House 'I was very uncomfortable with'

Thursday  17:12,   14 december 2017
The Hill

Outgoing aide to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Thursday that she observed things in the White House during her tenure that made her uncomfortable and that upset her. "There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year [...]

Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump

Thursday  17:11,   14 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents.</p>Putin, who said he was on first-name terms with Trump, also praised the U.S. president [...]

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

Thursday  09:27,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was[...]

Omarosa tripped White House alarms after being fired: report

Thursday  09:06,   14 december 2017
The Hill

Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman reportedly set off the White House alarms after learning that she had been fired from her job. According to a report from CBS News, Manigault Newman tried to enter the White House residence after[...]

Eric Trump: Gillibrand visited Trump's office 'every three days, asking for money'

Thursday  09:03,   14 december 2017
The Hill

President Trump's son Eric Trump on Wednesday dismissed calls by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for his father to step down from office in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, waving her off as a "distraction" from policy[...]

Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge

Thursday  08:53,   14 december 2017
The New York Times

With the Republican majority in the Senate now reduced to a single seat, the party’s establishment is uneasy about what the populist wing could do in next year’s primary races.MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The once-unimaginable Republican defeat in Alabama’s[...]

One Clue to the Upset in Alabama: 22,800 Write-In Votes

Thursday  08:51,   14 december 2017
The New York Times

<p>As supporters of Roy S. Moore on Wednesday sifted the results of his stunning loss in Alabama, one number jumped out:</p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As supporters of Roy S. Moore on Wednesday sifted the results of his stunning loss in Alabama, one[...]

Roy Moore, saying 'immorality sweeps over our land,' declines again to concede

Thursday  08:49,   14 december 2017
MSN

<p>A day after losing the Alabama senate race to Democrat Doug Jones, Roy Moore has issued a stark new statement refusing to concede the election.</p>In a message issued by the campaign Wednesday evening, Moore said his campaign is still[...]

Roy Moore, saying 'immorality sweeps over our land,' declines again to concede

Thursday  08:47,   14 december 2017
MSN

<p>A day after losing the Alabama senate race to Democrat Doug Jones, Roy Moore has issued a stark new statement refusing to concede the election.</p>In a message issued by the campaign Wednesday evening, Moore said his campaign is still[...]

Alabama Senate election: Inside story of the GOP meltdown

Thursday  08:32,   14 december 2017
CNN

<p>Mitch McConnell was worried about Alabama.</p>Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions was now President Donald Trump's attorney general, opening up a Senate seat McConnell would need to focus on in November[...]