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Trump expects Congress to pass a new tax plan before Thanksgiving; how it could impact your retirement savings - Mon, 23 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Donald Trump raised expectations today about Republicans’ timetable for passing tax reform, saying he expects the currently unwritten overhaul of the tax code on his desk by Thanksgiving. In an op-ed in the USA Today published Sunday, the President said the economy can’t “take off” unless “we transform the outdated, complex tax code.” The tax plan Trump and Republican leaders are pushing for reduces tax rates on corporations from 35% to 20% and consolidates individual tax rates […]

Trump plans to release 3,000 classified Kennedy documents: what will they tell us about his assassination? - Sun, 22 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.– We may soon have new information about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. President Donald Trump tweeted today that he will allow thousands of classified government documents to be released that could reveal new details on the assassination of Kennedy. The documents were kept secret… until now. A 1992 law known as “The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act” required more than 3,000 previously-classified documents be made public by the law’s 25th anniversary. That’s this […]

Ryan roasts Trump, Schumer at NYC political dinner - Fri, 20 Oct 2017
"Enough with the applause. You sound like the Cabinet when Donald Trump walks into the room."

Trump fundraising arm launches National Anthem petition - Fri, 20 Oct 2017
A $5 donation will get you a "I stand for the flag" sticker.

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp - Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Republicans muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform."

Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case - Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Sessions' insistence that Comey's firing was motivated by displeasure over the Clinton email case is consistent with the initial White House explanation.

Trump takes credit for ISIS ‘giving up’ - Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The comment comes as US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa said "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital.

Trump, McConnell insist they’re together for GOP agenda - Mon, 16 Oct 2017
"We're probably now closer than ever before," Trump said alongside McConnell in a hastily scheduled joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden.

Trump claims about fallen soldier family notifications by predecessors untrue - Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Trump's remarks Monday marked the first time he's commented on the deaths of 4 Green Berets in Niger.

Dems call for action following report on drug lobby’s influence on opioid distribution - Mon, 16 Oct 2017
A DEA whistleblower told "60 Minutes" the US government slowed down enforcement against large pharmaceutical companies just as the opioid epidemic was taking hold.

Pro-Trump states most affected by the president’s executive order - Mon, 16 Oct 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Donald Trump’s decision to end a part of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly six million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped send him to the White House. Nearly 70% of people benefiting from the so-called “cost-sharing subsidies” live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government […]

Trump announces combative new approach to Iran - Fri, 13 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump on Friday unveiled a tough new policy toward the "rogue regime in Iran," prior to declaring that the nuclear deal reached by the Obama administration was no longer in US interests, though he was expected to stop short of ripping it up.