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Trump pledges biggest tax cuts ever as Senate paves way

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Bill Tracker: Unauthorized implantation of microchips

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Senate narrowly passes budget blueprint, clears way for tax reform

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Australia PM: N. Korean anti-Trump "rant" shows sanctions working

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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

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US lawmakers unveil bill to regulate online political ads

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An Alabama senator is speaking out following the tragic death of a 3-year-old in Auburn. Sadie Andrews fell into a grease pit at a local ice cream shop last weekend and died. "It certainly is a tragic accident… my heart goes out to the family and my thoughts go out to the family," says Senator Tom Whatley   Read More ...
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Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate approves budget
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote. "The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against," Trump wrote on Twitter   Read More ...
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Spain's stance on Catalonia causing 'tension across the entire Spanish state,' Basque lawmaker says
The Catalonia crisis could soon reverberate throughout the country and prompt other Spanish regions to turn their back on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the former president of the Basque parliament told CNBC on Friday.   Read More ...
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Top Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration was involved in the negotiations that produced the accord and "should support it instead of floating other ideas that would further the sabotage both parties are trying to reverse   Read More ...
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Trump promises 'biggest' tax cuts in U.S. history as Senate GOP paves way with budget
President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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The Latest: Graham says senators to be briefed on Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a dispute over White House condolence calls to military families (all times EDT): A senior Republican senator says members of the Armed Services Committee will be briefed next week about the fatal attack on four American soldiers in the African nation of Niger. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says the committee's GOP chairman, John McCain of Arizona, is arranging the meeting   Read More ...
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Senate panel delays hearing with Trump's personal lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has postponed an open hearing with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Michael Cohen was scheduled to testify next week as part of the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign was involved. The committee wouldn't say why Wednesday's meeting was delayed. Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Virginia Sen   Read More ...
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Trump praises Senate Republicans for passage of GOP budget
Oct. 20, 2017, 9:53 a.m. Trump praises Senate Republicans for passage of budget with $1.5-trillion deficit to pay for his upcoming tax cuts President Trump praised Senate Republicans — giving an unusually upbeat shout-out to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — for passage of a GOP budget that sets the stage for tax reform. Along with Trump's tweets, the White House issued a statement in which the president "applauds the Senate for passing its FY 2018 Budget Resolution" and "taking an important step in advancing the administration’s pro-growth and pro-jobs legislative agenda   Read More ...
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Paul Ryan: House GOP will propose a new top tax rate for the rich
House Speaker Paul Ryan broke a bit of tax news Friday when he said that House Republicans plan to propose a new top income tax rate for high earners. That would be in addition to the 35% rate proposed in the recent tax framework negotiated by leading Republican lawmakers and the White House. That framework calls for just three tax rates -- 12%, 25% and 35% -- but allows for the possibility of a fourth to ensure that tax reform doesn't help the rich at the expense of the middle class   Read More ...
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Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for key regulatory posts. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt pledged in a letter to Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and a half dozen other Republican lawmakers to take specific actions benefiting the biofuels industry   Read More ...
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Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon
After nine months of setbacks, stumbles and outright failures, Senate Republicans made good on at least one big campaign promise. In a vote late Thursday, the Senate passed a budget resolution and set the stage for tax cuts to be tacked onto it. The proposal drew unified Democratic opposition—along with GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who thought the budget’s $1   Read More ...
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U.S. tax plan hopes lift stocks, dollar strengthens
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Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal
Washington — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration was involved in the negotiations that produced the accord and “should support it instead of floating other ideas that would further the sabotage both parties are trying to reverse   Read More ...
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Rep. Nita Lowey: Congress and Gun Control
To the Editor: The growing inability of the Republican congressional leadership to meet its basic constitutional obligations is further shown by Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s call for a regulatory solution to the bump-stock loophole. Unlike legislation, a regulatory change is impermanent, subject to the whims of our commander in chief. Further, it would provide no funding mechanism to address the additional costs the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would incur from its expanded regulatory role   Read More ...
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Watch: Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner
House Speaker Paul Ryan is careful not to criticize President Trump publicly, but on Thursday night he found the right forum to do it. The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner gives politicians a chance to crack jokes about themselves, their opponents, the media and the political system. Ryan was the keynote speaker and took several lighthearted jabs at President Trump   Read More ...
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Top Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration was involved in the negotiations that produced the accord and "should support it instead of floating other ideas that would further the sabotage both parties are trying to reverse   Read More ...
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U.S. Congress demands answers from Pentagon on deadly Niger attack
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed into a political dispute in the United States. Among the unresolved inquiries: Why were the Americans apparently caught by surprise? Why did it take two additional days to recover one of the four bodies after the shooting stopped? Was the Islamic State responsible? The confusion over what happened in a remote corner of Niger, where few Americans travel, has increasingly dogged President Donald Trump, who was silent about the deaths for more than a week   Read More ...
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Trump pledges biggest tax cuts ever as Senate paves way
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year’s end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday 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.’’ The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code for the first time in three decades, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while eliminating trillions of dollars of deductions and special interest tax breaks   Read More ...
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Congress Moves Closer to Allowing Arctic Drilling
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have moved closer to allowing drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after voting down a Democratic measure to stop the controversial issue from being included in the GOP budget. The Democratic amendment failed on Thursday on a 48-52 vote, with Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, each breaking from their parties, but effectively canceling out each other's votes   Read More ...
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Wall St gains, progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday after the Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan may move forward. The Senate’s approval late Thursday of a 2018 budget blueprint could pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. The S&P 500 and the Dow, which climbed above 23,000 this week, were on track to post gains for a sixth straight week and the Nasdaq for a fourth straight week   Read More ...
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US STOCKS-Wall St gains, progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes
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Scenes from past Al Smith dinners
House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate's top Democrat, President Donald Trump and even the Catholic church on Thursday night as he delivered the keynote address for the 72nd annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an event, according to the program, that encourages speakers to "poke fun at a political issue, an opponent, or themselves." Here's a look back at previous events, including the 2016 dinner that brought together then presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Trump   Read More ...
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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate
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Top Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are rejecting White House demands to add provisions weakening President Barack Obama's health care law to a bipartisan compromise aimed at steadying unsettled insurance markets. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Trump administration should stop trying to "further the sabotage both parties are trying to reverse." Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray says she opposes changing the deal with language to "move health care in the wrong direction   Read More ...
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White House holds briefing after Senate passes budget plan -- live blog
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders holds a briefing Friday after the Senate passed a $4 trillion budget plan late Thursday.   Read More ...
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Official candidate seen ahead in Buenos Aires Senate race: poll
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s ruling party candidate for Senate in the key province of Buenos Aires is 4.8 percentage points ahead of the opposition candidate, according to a poll by consultancy Management & Fit sent exclusively to Reuters on Friday. The country’s mid-term congressional election will be held this Sunday, and is seen as an early indicator of the electoral power that President Mauricio Macri will have going into his 2019 re-election campaign   Read More ...
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Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues. Trump’s fellow Republicans who control Congress will need at least some Democratic support to pass critical legislation in the coming months to avert a government shutdown and prevent an unprecedented U   Read More ...
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Here Are Paul Ryan’s Best Donald Trump Burns from the Al Smith Charity Dinner
House Speaker Paul Ryan has caught a lot of flak for his mostly non-confrontational approach to President Donald Trump and his policies, but on Thursday night he finally let loose—in the name of comedy. You may remember the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner as the forum where Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs last year—Trump’s jokes about his then-rival somewhat crossed the line, prompting attendees to boo him   Read More ...
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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country!" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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Trump pledges biggest tax cuts ever as Senate paves way
WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year’s end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget - | WBTV Charlotte
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country!" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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Republicans are celebrating tax cuts that are still a long way from becoming reality
Republicans and President Trump are really excited that the Senate passed a blueprint of a budget late Thursday. This is the first step to getting tax reform done, they say. Great news on the 2018 budget @SenateMajLdr McConnell - first step toward delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for the American people! #TaxReform pic.twitter.com/aBzQR7KR0c. The #Senate is ready to provide tax relief and help bring jobs back to America   Read More ...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan pokes fun at Trump and his tweets during charity dinner
NEW YORK (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. But the top target of the speaker's ribbing, as he faced hundreds of New York's elite at a charity dinner that celebrates irreverence, was President Donald Trump himself. Ryan quickly reminded the audience that Trump offended some people when he addressed the same crowd the year before   Read More ...
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Senators press EPA head for concessions on biofuels mandate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with senators from big corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for important EPA jobs. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has written GOP Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and a half dozen other Republicans, and pledged to take specific actions aiding the biofuels industry   Read More ...
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Wall Street up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains in early afternoon trading on Friday to scale new highs on hopes that President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan would make further headway after the Senate passed a budget resolution. The Senate on Thursday approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year, paving the way for the Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support   Read More ...
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U.S. tax plan hopes lift stocks, strengthen dollar
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US STOCKS-Wall St up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes
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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget
President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country!" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes   Read More ...
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