The president’s aides have met with 116 political hopefuls in recent months, senior White House officials said. The president has told advisers he wants to travel extensively and hold rallies. The strategy carries risks for a historically unpopular commander in chief and could help drive angry Democrats to the polls.
Assuming no last-minute hitches, the legislation as enacted and signed by President Trump would represent a significant achievement for a party that has struggled all year to convert power to productivity. Whether it will translate politically as they hope is a far different question.
The GOP bill aims to cut corporate taxes in perpetuity, under the theory that to do anything less would be to create uncertainty for businesses. But to do so and still have the bill not be a money loser after a decade, extra funds have to be raised somehow.
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The lives of the deceased
Ando, 97, battled anti-Japanese-American discrimination in the 1940s to become a successful opera singer. She died of respiratory failure and pneumonia in March 2017.
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Votaw, 81, was involved in Hispanic and feminist political activism, serving as co-chair of Jimmy Carter’s National Advisory Committee for Women. She died of cancer in February 2017.
Lightfoote, 73, was a molecular immunologist who worked in senior positions at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She died following a stroke in April 2017.
Johnson, 65 — whose interests ranged from photography to old movies to sports cars to marksmanship — worked as a firearms specialist for the Pentagon police force. He died of Kennedy’s disease in December 2016.
Mangold, 64, staffed the old Mint kiosk in Union Station, selling commemorative coins to visitors, and worked as an extra on “House of Cards.” He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in July 2017.
Karakorn, 39, was director of consumer marketing at the Human Rights Campaign, and a constant and colorful figure on the D.C. arts scene. She died in a traffic accident in August 2017.
Ziberov, 18, a Russian immigrant, was a high school student in Germantown, Md., and an Eagle Scout. He and a friend were shot and killed in June 2017.
Noelle, 7 months, was enveloped with love and care by her family after she was born in May 2016. She died of sudden infant death syndrome in December 2016.
Aerial photos showed the blaze was about 40 percent contained, a fire official said. But the risk remains high for people living near the foothills of Montecito — home to a number of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
The freshman lawmaker, a Nevada Democrat, is the seventh member of Congress felled by such accusations since October. He said the allegations, which he denies, would be “a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign.”
As word spread of Honey and Barry Sherman’s deaths in Toronto's North York neighborhood, family members, neighbors and people who had been touched by the couple’s philanthropy found themselves poring over the final weeks of their lives.
Instead of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” one analyst attending a meeting with senior officials said.
The 13-year-old came down with a cold on Christmas and complained of a headache. Days later, his pediatrician suspected a sinus infection and prescribed antibiotics. Then his mother returned home to find a team of paramedics manually trying to resuscitate the teen.
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