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Five things to watch for in Trump’s tax plan

0SHARESShare President Trump is set to release his tax plan on Wednesday. The announcement of the administration’s principles for tax reform will begin a new debate with Congress as the president nears the end of his first 100 days in office.   It appears Trump will leave the actual reveal to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Director Gary ...

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Trump faces conundrum with conservative media

0SHARESShare The White House’s relationship with conservative media outlets presents a vexing challenge for the administration as President Trump approaches 100 days in office. Trump has been a boon to the insurgent conservative media outlets that were routinely frozen out of the Obama White House. Conservative media outlets have more access, power and influence in the Trump administration than they’ve ...

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House GOP health bill changes exempt members of Congress

0SHARESShare A new amendment to the House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement bill exempts members of Congress and their staff from its effects.  The new changes  to the bill would allow states to apply for waivers for certain ObamaCare provisions, such as a ban on insurers charging premiums based on a customer’s health and the requirement that insurers’ basic health plans cover certain ...

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‘Weirdness’ factor clouds White House correspondents’ dinner weekend

0SHARESShare If one asked a Magic 8-Ball to describe the mood in Washington just ahead of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner, it might read: outlook hazy. With just days to go before the annual dinner, D.C. is usually dusting off the red carpets for a flood of VIPs about to descend on the nation’s capital. But with President ...

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Freedom Caucus endorses revised ObamaCare bill

0SHARESShare The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP’s healthcare plan now that an amendment allowing states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules is included. The group of roughly 30 hard-line conservatives held out for weeks, scuttling a planned House vote on the bill last month after it became clear there was’t enough Republican support ...

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Treasury secretary says Trump to propose biggest tax cut in history

0SHARESShare President Trump’s forthcoming tax plan will be the “biggest” tax cut in history, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday at an event hosted by The Hill. Mnuchin provided several clues as to what will be in the package, which will be unveiled later in the day. He confirmed that the proposal would cut tax rates for businesses to 15 ...

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Lawmaker goes after internet troll by calling his grandmother

0SHARESShare A Pennsylvania state lawmaker on Wednesday hit back at an internet troll who called him the n-word and a “fa—-” by calling his grandmother and telling her what her grandson had done. Pennsylvania House Rep. Brian Sims, an openly gay lawmaker, posted on Facebook Wednesday with a screenshot of his interaction with the troll. “Dear Bigots, posting your grandmother’s ...

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Fox host under fire for remark about Ivanka Trump

0SHARESShare Fox News host Jesse Watters is under fire for making what critics say was a sexually charged remark about Ivanka Trump , further fueling Fox’s critics who have accused the network of fostering a sexist work environment. On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Five” — the 9 p.m. show that followed “The O’Reilly Factor,” which was canceled after longtime ...

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ACLU defends Coulter: ‘We must protect speech’

0SHARESShare The American Civil Liberties Union defended Ann Coulter Wednesday after the conservative pundit cancelled a speech at the University of California, Berkeley, citing security concerns. The heckler’s veto of Coulter’s Berkeley speech is a loss for the 1st Amendment. We must protect speech on campus, even when hateful. — ACLU National (@ACLU) April 26, 2017 Coulter announced earlier Wednesday ...

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Trump says he may break up 9th Circuit Court after rulings go against him

0SHARESShare President Trump is considering breaking up the 9th Circuit Court after a federal district court judge in its jurisdiction blocked his order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities.” In a Wednesday interview  with the Washington Examiner, Trump said “there are many people who want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous.” In the interview, Trump accused liberals of “judge-shopping” ...

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