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  • Donald Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday he never asked former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news briefing after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the Capitol November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like a bunch of free range chickens", said Republican Senator John Kennedy.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like a bunch of free range chickens ", said Republican Senator John Kennedy." Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of his party's Senate leadership brought party members into line this week and finally won passage of a sweeping tax overhaul early on...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts. Trump on Saturday tweeted his thanks to Senate and House Republicans as they now begin trying to...

  • Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn departs after a plea hearing at U.S. District Court, in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2017.

    Barely 10 months after exuberant Republicans took control of government in Washington, their prevailing mood has turned to desperation.

  • Trump reportedly says government shutdown might be good for him

    President Donald Trump has told confidants a shutdown of the federal government would be positive for him.

  • Senate leaders still were seeking commitments from three to five Republican members but said they were optimistic they had the 50 votes needed to pass the measure. Among the uncommitted were two fiscal hawk holdouts, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority over Democrats in the Senate and have Vice President Mike Pence to break any tie...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about the bill's impact on the federal deficit. With a mandatory 20 hours of Senate debate nearing expiration, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about the bill's impact on the federal deficit. With a mandatory 20 hours of Senate debate nearing expiration, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about its impact on the federal deficit. With a mandatory 20 hours of Senate debate nearing expiration, the lawmakers...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans used a burst of eleventh-hour horse-trading to edge a $1.4 trillion tax bill to the brink of Senate passage Friday, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a step toward giving President Donald Trump one of his top priorities by Christmas. The Senate was on track to give near party-line approval to the measure by...

  • The Senate debated the legislation late into Thursday and adjourned, putting off any votes until Friday morning. The tax bill is seen by Republicans as crucial to their prospects in the November 2018 elections, when they will fight to keep control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump and...

  • But the Senate parliamentarian barred Corker's "trigger" proposal on procedural grounds. The setback underscored nagging concerns among fiscal conservatives in the party about the deficit impact of the tax bill, seen by Republicans as crucial to their political prospects in the November 2018 U.S. elections, when they will seek to keep control of the Senate...

  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) listens to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (2nd R) as they attend a press event on tax reform with Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans September 27, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Analysis by economists in both parties has shown that no tax cut in modern history has ever "paid for itself" by generating a surge in revenues.

  • Senate GOP leaders have increased the deduction from 17.4 percent, but Johnson says that isn't enough. A leading GOP senator says Republicans are redrawing their tax bill to reduce the size of its tax cuts. John Cornyn says the move comes after the Senate parliamentarian ruled against a complex trigger mechanism that would have automatically cut back the tax...

  • Rep John Conyers (D-MI)

    Conyers, 88, is facing accusations from three women who have accused the lawmaker of sexual misconduct.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill had enough Republican support to become law. Republicans are eager to pass the legislation, wanting something to show for their control of the White...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week. Stocks rallied on optimism that the tax overhaul package could pass, but obstacles remained,...

  • Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at S&P Global Ratings, speaks about the potential for tax reform in the U.S.

  • Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

    As they search for ways to join the Republican tax cut push, self-styled "deficit hawk" senators have raised questions that appear to make no sense.