Senate GOP advances tax bill toward vote later this week, but changes still being made

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans pushed their tax plan past another key hurdle Wednesday, a show of momentum for President Donald Trump’s top priority even as frantic negotiations with Republican holdouts made final passage uncertain. The 52-48 vote, with all Democrats opposed, marked an important milestone as Republicans in Congress scrambled to deliver a significant accomplishment by… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Indicates Support for Moore in Alabama Senate Race

U.S. President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the former state judge “totally denies” allegations that he sexually molested underage girls years ago. “I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump told reporters at the White House.… Please follow and like us:

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Roy Moore fights establishment Republicans calling for him to quit Senate race

Even as he craters in the polls and faces growing calls from Republicans to drop out of the race, Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore over the weekend cast his candidacy as a fight against the political establishment and said Republican leaders are trying to silence voters in his state. Mr. Moore is facing accusations of sexual… Please follow and like us:

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Al Franken’s days are numbered

Sen. Al Franken, who was just outed on a photograph wearing a big smile and groping the chest of a journalist while she slept, is now facing growing calls – many, from within his own liberal-minded ranks – to resign. This, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer both agreed to put… Please follow and like us:

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Watchdog Sues Treasury Over Mnuchin’s Eclipse Trip

The Treasury Department has failed to provide information on Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s high-profile use of a government plane while traveling with his luxury-loving wife to Kentucky last month to check out the solar eclipse and Fort Knox, a new lawsuit argued Monday. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claimed in the suit that Treasury officials… Please follow and like us:

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Feds Push Ahead With Border Wall Despite Funding Questions

Despite uncertainly over funding, Customs and Border Protection officials have awarded contracts for border wall prototypes to four companies. The companies will be tasked with presenting designs for a reinforced concrete wall that is 18 to 30 feet high. The designs will allow officials to evaluate the proposals for new designs that could complement the wall… Please follow and like us:

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Conservatives Fret McConnell, Mnuchin Lowering Tax Reform Expectations

Conservatives who thought Republican efforts at tax reform would be more successful than the party’s failed attempts at achieving health care reform earlier this year could be in for a disappointment. Appearing at a question and answer session at the Louisville, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday morning, Sen. Majority leader… Please follow and like us:

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House approves $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill

WASHINGTON — Congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill Wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord that will keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, but that President Donald Trump initially criticized for failing to include his administration’s priorities. The House easily approved the measure, 309-118, and the Senate was expected to swiftly… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Looks to Boost Pentagon Spending, Cut State Dept. Budget

U.S. President Donald Trump is kicking off the long federal budget process with proposals to increase defense spending, while making cuts to budgets for the State Department and other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Administration officials say the White House is detailing its vision for federal spending in a memo to agencies on Monday.The… Please follow and like us:

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Kremlin Wants Apology from Fox News for Putin ‘Killer’ Comment

The Kremlin wants Fox News to apologize for a comment journalist Bill O’Reilly made about Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump. O’Reilly called Putin “a killer” after Trump said he respected the Russian leader. “We consider such words from a Fox News correspondent unacceptable and insulting, and honestly speaking,… Please follow and like us:

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