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 Heading to Capitol Hill to Rally Support for Tax Vote

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to Capitol Hill to meet Tuesday with Republican senators as he rallies support for a tax reform bill set to come to a vote later this week. After talks with the president on Monday, Senate leaders confirmed their intention to vote on the massive plan that would permanently cut corporate… Please follow and like us:

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US Treasury Cites Koch-Funded Research

In a rare instance of one federal agency publicly attacking another, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued an 18-page report Monday excoriating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed arbitration rule, which would prevent financial institutions from preventing class action lawsuits from customers via consumer contracts. In doing so, the department cited a paper co-authored by… Please follow and like us:

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Senate kills new rule allowing class-action lawsuits against banks after Pence casts deciding vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday night to kill a controversial rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being forced in many cases into private arbitration. The move by the Senate followed a similar action by the House in July to rescind the rule. President Donald Trump is expected… Please follow and like us:

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NYT editor blasts ‘oblivious idiot’ Trump, ‘horrible’ Pence in latest Project Veritas sting

A New York Times senior staff editor called President Trump an “oblivious idiot” and Vice President Mike Pence “horrible” and “worse than Trump” in an undercover video released Tuesday by the watchdog group Project Veritas. The video, part of an investigation into liberal media bias, shows London-based homepage editor Desiree Shoe blasting the president and vice… Please follow and like us:

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NFL players union still doesn’t get it

Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of the Colts-49ers football game after players fell to their knees in protest of the national anthem. Shortly after, the NFL Players Association released a statement of support for the kneelers. Make that: The tone-deaf NFL Players Association released a statement. The union, the players association, just doesn’t get… Please follow and like us:

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Pence hints at economic sanctions against Venezuela: ‘Our resolve is unwavering’

MIAMI — Vice President Mike Pence hinted Wednesday at soon-to-come economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government, but he offered little in the way of specifics of what a more robust U.S. response might look like or when it might come, choosing instead to deliver a broader message of hope to increasingly despondent Venezuelans. Pence indicated the… Please follow and like us:

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Pence visits South America as White House struggles to resolve crisis in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence on a weeklong visit to South and Central America, the White House is grappling with the Western Hemisphere’s most urgent crisis and offering little in the way of answers. Venezuela, engulfed in political violence and humanitarian disaster, poses the geographically closest foreign policy problem for the Trump administration. Since… Please follow and like us:

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Mike Pence fires a fresh warning to North Korea

The US will counter any North Korean attack with an “overwhelming and effective” response, Vice President Mike Pence has said. He sounded the warning on Wednesday from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, docked in Yokosuka, Japan. Pence is in the region to reassure US allies unnerved by North Korea’s ongoing missile programme,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Repeats Attacks on Media During Conservative Forum Speech

President Donald Trump repeated his recent attacks on the news media Friday morning during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, arguing that no journalists should be allowed to use anonymous sources in their reporting. Trump, speaking to a crowd of thousands of supporters at the country’s biggest annual gathering of conservatives, accused members of… Please follow and like us:

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