The president's one-page outline for changes to the tax code would reduce the current seven income tax brackets to three, cut the corporate tax rate by more than 50 percent and abolish the alternative-minimum tax and estate tax. Trump administration officials didn’t address how much the plan would reduce federal revenue or grow the debt.
The president’s advisers touted the proposed tax cuts as the start of an economic renaissance that would supercharge the U.S. economy and pare the federal debt, but economists were very skeptical that the plan could deliver the level of growth Trump promised.
Senators departing the briefing expressed frustration that the administration shared few details of its current policy on North Korea and its plans to deal with the country as it continues developing its nuclear weapons program.
From left: Katie Couric, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Chrissy Teigen attend the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner in 2015. The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is at rear left with Nina Totenberg. (Getty)
After more than a decade of celebrity glitz and lavishly underwritten partying, Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is shaping up to be a slimmed-down, more sober, slightly dowdier affair. And for some longtime attendees — that’s just fine.
Trump’s promise to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall” paid for by Mexico was his most vivid campaign promise, and failing to quickly follow through carries real political risks for the president.
A one-cent regional sales tax would generate enough — $650 million annually — to keep the system safe, reliable and allow for some expansion, according to a report issued by a group of top administrative and budget officials.
Hundreds of District residents packed a D.C. Council meeting over proposed limits on short-term rentals — a debate that has been distilled to a question of whether home-sharing is exacerbating the city’s affordable housing crisis.
The president is considering notifying Canada and Mexico that he is starting the process to withdraw the United States from the three nations' North American Free Trade Agreement, three people familiar with the process said.
The director, who died today, swung regularly between the worlds of documentaries and narrative features — from "Silence of the Lambs" to "Stop Making Sense" — and embodied the best principles of each, which in turn nourished his work in both.
When the names started to trickle out it became clear that ESPN’s reporting ranks were especially devastated by the cuts, as a number of well-respected journalists who worked mostly for ESPN.com — as opposed to the network’s on-air personalities — announced they were being let go.
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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.