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  • Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he would not vote for the proposal being debated by the Senate Finance Committee, telling the Wall Street Journal that it unfairly benefited corporations over other kinds of businesses. Their views could signal problems for Senate Republicans, who want to pass tax legislation by December but can afford to...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- Democrats accused Republicans in the U.S. Senate of changing their tax-cut plan into an attack on Obamacare and skewing it even more toward corporations and the wealthy on Wednesday as tensions rose in the congressional tax debate. Exposing the tax-cut initiative to the same political risks that wrecked a mid-2017 anti-Obamacare push by...

  • The 226- page amendment comes as the Senate continues to craft its version of tax reform alongside the U.S. House of Representatives, which is finalizing its own bill. Republicans, who control Congress and the White House but have yet to pass any major legislation, are eager for a legislative victory ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and are pushing hard to pass...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee proposed major changes to a Republican tax reform plan, adding a repeal of Obamacare's health insurance mandate and making corporate tax cuts permanent while ending individual cuts in 2025.. The 226- page amendment comes as the Senate continues to craft its version of tax reform alongside the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday linked repealing a key component of Obamacare to their ambitious tax-cut plan, raising new political risks and uncertainties for the tax measure that financial markets have been monitoring closely for months. Together, they have yet to score a major legislative win since Trump took power in January, even...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday linked repealing a key component of Obamacare to their ambitious tax-cut plan, raising new political risks and uncertainties for the tax measure that financial markets have been monitoring closely for months. Together, they have yet to score a major legislative win since Trump took power in January, even...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans said on Tuesday their tax-cut plan likely will be amended to include a repeal of an Obamacare rule disliked by conservatives that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. President Donald Trump, who has yet to score a major legislative victory...

  • *Iraq to start trucking $1 mln worth of oil per day to Iran. BAGHDAD/ LONDON, Nov 14- After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now positioning itself to take control of oil exports from the region's giant Kirkuk field, with the first deliveries expected within days, officials and trading sources said. In the weeks since September's failed...

  • During a day of meetings about the Republican tax bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to the media, November 9, 2017.

    The House and Senate took big steps toward tax reform, but concerns from Republicans threaten the effort.

  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

    There's a chance the profit outlook for defense contractors may improve in the next few months, says an industry analyst.

  • The bill, introduced by members of the U.S. Senate on the eve of Donald Trump's departure on his first trip to Asia since becoming president in January, seeks to reimpose some sanctions lifted last year as Myanmar returned to democracy. The measure would impose targeted sanctions and travel curbs on Myanmar military officials and bar the United States from...

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Trump's GOP critics could be sabotaging their own political agenda, says National Review's Jonathan S. Tobin.

  • Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

    The GOP will lose the Congress if it fails to learn the real reason why Senator Jeff Flake and others are dropping out, says Jake Novak.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting Republican Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

    Prominent Republicans have spoken out against the direction of U.S. politics, and some have explicitly criticized President Trump.

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks to reporters about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Jeff Flake's sudden decision generates uncertainty around both his Arizona seat and the GOP's 52-seat Senate majority.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump is either unable or unwilling to sublimate his ego to the broader goals of his administration and political allies.

  • President Donald Trump participates in a congressional listening session with GOP members in the White House February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Donald Trump is planning lunch with GOP senators after sparring with several of them, as congressional Republicans turn to overhauling the tax code.

  • Lawyers for the three tech companies are scheduled to testify in Congress on behalf of their clients on Nov. 1

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," one of the strongest efforts in Congress yet to address allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Representative Mike Coffman and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation. Conservationists covet the reserve, also known as ANWR, in northern Alaska, home to tribes that hunt and fish and also a habitat...