GOP leaders reached an agreement that would lower the corporate tax rate to 21 percent, two people briefed on the discussions said, part of a compromise on a $1.5 trillion tax plan they hope to vote into law by next week.
The agreement would also lower the top tax rate for families and individuals to 37 percent, a change that would deliver a major tax cut for upper-income households.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee that he had not seen good cause to fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III amid questions over whether bias might have infected the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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Analysis
Hot takes aren't really the newspaper's thing, but the editorial board delivered a pillar of fire to hotel rooms across the country.
Stephen K. Bannon speaks at a Roy Moore rally in Midland City, Ala., on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Stephen K. Bannon speaks at a Roy Moore rally in Midland City, Ala., on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Analysis
Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon told President Trump to focus on his base and to stand with Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Following that advice has left Trump in a weak position.
Doug Jones’s win in a part of the Deep South that has not elected a Democratic senator since 1992 left Republicans picking through the wreckage after a blow that showcased voter backlash to sexual misconduct allegations and the limits of President Trump’s influence. Republican Roy Moore — down by more than 20,000 votes — refused to concede the race,
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said the White House would withdraw its nomination of Brett Talley, while the paperwork for Jeff Mateer was never submitted.
The central bank lifted its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to a range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent, a widely expected move that the Fed said is happening because America’s economy continues to improve.
The president’s advisers and supporters flocked to his Washington venue to celebrate. Then came Alabama.
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Meghan McCain choked up as she told former vice president Joe Biden she “couldn't get through” his book about coping with his son Beau’s death from brain cancer. Her father, Sen. John McCain, was diagnosed with the same form of cancer this year.
By buying scrappy newcomer Layer3, T-Mobile is literally becoming a cable company. The question is whether the wager on a troubled TV business model can pay off.
On a visit to the Oval Office, Mark Burns — who once asked God to help Donald Trump “defeat the liberal Democratic Party” — recently defeated another potential Trump foe: a white spider the size of a half-dollar on the president’s back.
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Without neutrality rules, Internet providers could set up their own fast lanes — meaning certain websites could buy first-class treatment, while others are stuck in cattle class. Who could suffer most? Start-ups.
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Aline Griffith worked for the OSS in Spain during World War II and became a jet-set staple in the decades that followed.
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