Officials are warning that the $1.5 trillion tax legislation in Congress, which would eliminate or curtail taxpayers’ ability to deduct the cost of state and local taxes from their federal tax bill, threatens to undermine local leaders’ ability to raise money for government services, including police and schools.
The president abruptly reversed his administration’s decision, announced a day earlier, to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet that he was putting the decision “on hold” until further review.
As a growing number of prominent men have publicly faced accusations, the president has been selective in responding, based largely on whether the accused is an ally or foe and focusing relatively little on the alleged victims.
After a fiery exchange between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and a Clinton aide, the question is whether Democrats in the 1990s were guilty of the sin they accuse Republicans of committing now by continuing to support President Trump and Senate nominee Roy Moore: Were they putting partisanship above principle?
Greg Gianforte won Montana’s U.S. House seat 24 hours after the assault, and he later pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted reporter Ben Jacobs. Newly public records raise questions about whether he was truthful with authorities.
Few in memory have been nominated with credentials quite like those of Brett Joseph Talley, 36, an Alabama native, a political speechwriter, an author of horror books and a fledgling lawyer who has never tried a case.