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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget? "There's no pure tax cut that pays for itself,"...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget? A senior administration official...

  • Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after winning a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. "We will use every vehicle we can, every pathway we can, to make sure we do not leave here... until we have our miners protected," he said in a speech on the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding. With Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, keeping the...

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs. Two senior Trump administration officials who briefed reporters at the White House said Trump will also use the "buy American and hire...

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    A day after Republicans changed Senate rules to override a Democratic filibuster, they confirmed Gorsuch to the court.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    On Thursday, McConnell led the Senate in scrapping the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees.

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to nominate a Lyft Inc executive as under secretary of transportation for policy. Derek Kan is general manager for San Francisco- based ride services company Lyft in Southern California. Reuters reported on Thursday that Lyft Inc has nearly completed a funding round of at...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    The move may make it easier for presidents of either party to push through heavily ideological nominees.

  • Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington March 21, 2017.

    A Senate showdown is at hand over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, and it could change the Senate and the court for years to come.

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    GOP leaders said Gorsuch had the votes to wipe away Democratic roadblocks but vowed to preserve the minority party's ability to hold up legislation.

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    A U.S. Senate panel is expected to advance President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week.

  • Nuclear explosion

    The Senate is barreling toward a showdown that could alter how the body governs itself and have far-reaching implications for the nation's highest court.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

    After their humiliating loss on health care, Republicans in Congress could use a quick victory on a big issue. It won't be an overhaul of the tax code.

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    A U.S. Senate panel is expected to advance President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week.

  • Donald Trump

    Just 10 weeks on the job, President Trump's approval rating is stuck in the 30s and 40s, NBC News reports.

  • The House votes 215-205 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc after the White House says it strongly supports the move. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's Supreme Court...

  • The House votes 215-205 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc after the White House said it strongly supported the move. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's Supreme Court...

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan stands by Devin Nunes, a White House ally who heads the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign. Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German...

  • Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats oppose his confirmation.