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.
Irish government officials, accountants and highly skilled workers say the U.S. tax plan poses little threat to Ireland, a preferred European home for the United States’ top tech and pharmaceutical companies. They expect American companies to keep investing unabated in Ireland, with little incentive to move back to the U.S.
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Hot takes aren't really the newspaper's thing, but the editorial board delivered a pillar of fire to hotel rooms across the country.
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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.
Will the incoming senator from Alabama be a reliable Democratic vote or a moderate who reaches across the aisle? "The people of Alabama expect me to do the right thing and vote for the people of Alabama," he said.
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 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.
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.
Whether the former communications for the Public Liaison Office strutted out of the West Wing with stilettos blazing or was escorted out by security, one thing is clear: she made her mark.
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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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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