Congressional Republicans secured enough support to pass their massive tax plan after two critical holdouts, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), signaled they would vote for it. 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 American business and family. Here’s a rundown of what it entails, including a massive corporate tax cut, new cuts 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. (Benjamin Olson for The Washington Post)
Frigid agricultural fields in St. Vincent, Minn., lie along an entry route into Canada. (Benjamin Olson for The Washington Post)
Local farmer Shane Stewart, 60, chats with Chale’s Oil owner Wayne Chale, 54, in St. Vincent, Minn. (Benjamin Olson for The Post)
Local farmer Shane Stewart, 60, chats with Chale’s Oil owner Wayne Chale, 54, in St. Vincent, Minn. (Benjamin Olson for The Post)
The closed border post at Emerson, Canada. (Benjamin Olson for The Post)
The closed border post at Emerson, Canada. (Benjamin Olson for The Post)
The view north along the Red River into Canada from the boundary of Minnesota and North Dakota. (Benjamin Olson for The Post)
The view north along the Red River into Canada from the boundary of Minnesota and North Dakota. (Benjamin Olson for The Post)
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.
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.
Now a total of 15 women accuse Alex Kozinski, a high-profile judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, of some kind of inappropriate comments, touching or other behavior.
The decision reverses years of policy at the Agriculture Department, which, through the “USDA Organic” label, dictates what may be sold as “organic” food in the United States.
The administration's change allowed businesses to claim religious or moral objections to covering birth control in company health plans.
“The Lord of the Rings” director says what Harvey Weinstein’s company told him “was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing.”
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