The proposed increases to standard deductions and the business proposals are among several major changes to the federal tax code that the White House will begin to roll out on Wednesday. Officials say the changes will give Americans and companies more money to spend, expand the economy and create more jobs. But the proposals also could lead to a large loss of government revenue and, without offsets, bloat the federal deficit.
The Senate has confirmed 26 of President Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts, but he has advanced just 37 nominees for 530 other senior-level jobs. Cabinet secretaries say the vacancies are hobbling efforts to oversee operations and promote Trump’s agenda.
At least three leaders in the hard-line group have reportedly signaled they are ready to support a plan that would allow states to opt out of some regulations in the Affordable Care Act. It is unclear how much support the proposal has in the full House.
A private reception for conservative media. A tariff on some lumber imports from Canada. A new executive order. The planned roll-out of a tax plan. While President Trump has called Saturday’s 100-day marker an “artificial” construct, a whirlwind of activity from the West Wing in recent days reveals a White House eager to cross the threshold with some tangible wins.
A federal judge dealt the Trump administration yet another legal blow in a ruling that halted President Trump's threat to withhold funding from cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities. Judge William Orrick called the order broad and vague.
“If you dig a hole deep enough, no one will find it,” Jose Rodriguez-Cruz said, according to testimony from a D.C. detective. Rodriguez-Cruz has been charged in the 2009 disappearance and murder of Butler, his onetime girlfriend.
To counter assumptions and violence toward the religion, students have led classes — a Sikhism 101 of sorts — for their teachers for four years. Now they’re planning programs for educators across Maryland and D.C., and hope to soon launch a national effort.
The conservative commentator said she hopes the California university will provide “an appropriate room“ for the event. College Republicans had been discussing the possibility of Sproul Plaza — a sprawling space that has been the site of demonstrations for decades — for Coulter’s speech since the university canceled the group's original event.
Francis urged the attendees to use their influence and power to care for others. “How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion,” he said.
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In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.