Congressional Republicans secured enough support to pass their massive tax plan after two critical holdouts, Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.), signaled they would vote with their party. Rubio emerged as a final challenge for Republican leaders, but his ultimate decision to vote for the package came after a standoff that led to a last-minute expansion of the Child Tax Credit.
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The plan would amount to the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, affecting nearly every U.S. business and family. Here’s a rundown of what it entails, including a massive corporate tax cut, new reductions for the rich and an expanded credit for working families.
In exchange for her support for the bill, Republican Susan Collins of Maine extracted commitments from the Trump administration and Senate leaders to back legislation pumping money into the health-care system. She will have to vote on the tax bill without knowing for certain that the commitments will be honored.
Frigid agricultural fields in St. Vincent, Minn., lie along an entry route into Canada.
Frigid agricultural fields in St. Vincent, Minn., lie along an entry route into Canada.
Farmer Shane Stewart, 60, chats with Chale’s Oil owner Wayne Chale, 54, in St. Vincent, Minn.
Farmer Shane Stewart, 60, chats with Chale’s Oil owner Wayne Chale, 54, in St. Vincent, Minn.
The closed border post in Emerson, Canada.
The closed border post in Emerson, Canada.
The view north along the Red River into Canada from the boundary of Minnesota and North Dakota.
The view north along the Red River into Canada from the boundary of Minnesota and North Dakota.
With tightening U.S. immigration policy sending people for the border, local officials in Minnesota and Canada are angry about being shoved onto the front lines of the debate.
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The president’s effort to fill scores of federal court vacancies with conservative judges hit severe turbulence this week as he was forced to withdraw two nominees and an embarrassing video went viral showing a third struggling to answer rudimentary questions about the law.
Administration officials are forbidding the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
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Two senior officials who texted each other about President Trump and Hillary Clinton relied on work phones to try to hide their romance from a spouse, using the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s email server as an explanation for why they were in close contact, according to people familiar with the matter.
Andrea Ramsey was hoping to turn a Kansas district from red to blue. In a defiant letter posted on Facebook, she defended herself from charges made by a former subordinate years ago and blamed her decision to drop out on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Alex Kozinski, a high-profile judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is now accused by a total of 15 women of some kind of inappropriate comments, touching or other behavior.
“The Lord of the Rings” director said what Harvey Weinstein’s company told him “was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing.”
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Whether you’re into ice skating or prefer sitting by the fire with a good book, there’s a latke for you.
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