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  • Tightrope walker

    Jim Cramer asked investors to be prepared for market volatility going into a week with bitcoin, tech and taxes front and center.

  • Sens. Marco Rubio and Susan Collins

    A Senate version of the tax bill would repeal Obamacare's rule requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine.

  • Susan Collins may change her vote on the GOP tax overhaul if her amendments are not included in the final version that emerges from conference committee, the Republican said. Collins' comments on Thursday, the same day nine religious leaders protesting the tax plan were arrested at her office in Portland, put pressure on a conference committee to keep her...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), speaks to reporters about the proposed Senate Republican tax bill, after attending the Senate GOP policy luncheon, at the US Capitol.

    Two new polls set up what could be a dismal midterm election cycle for Republicans, Politico's Ben White says.

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a meeting with congressional leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    White House officials say the details of the proposal could be released before Trump's State of the Union address.

  • President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown. If the Senate goes along, as expected, the White House and congressional leaders will have to intensify negotiations on a series of contentious...

  • President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown. U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will join Trump and Republican...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress:. The Senate has voted 81-14 for a spending bill to keep the government open until Dec. 22. The White House says President Donald Trump had a "constructive" meeting with congressional leaders, with the parties agreeing on the need to eliminate mandatory defense spending caps.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 7- Traditionally, U.S. politicians avoid talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare close to election time. Late last month he told a televised town hall meeting that Congress must cut entitlements to reduce the debt. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future.

  • WASHINGTON— The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The Senate began a vote to send the measure to President Donald Trump. The vote came as Trump and top congressional leaders in both parties huddled to discuss a...

  • Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside Cipriani at 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on December 2, 2017 to protest Trump's $1,000 dollars a plate brunch, a fundraiser hosted by the Republican National Convention for his 2020 re-election campaign.

    Households will save an average of $1,200 in 2019, based on the Senate's proposed overhaul, according to the Tax Policy Center.

  • Francisco Pares, an assistant secretary in Puerto Rico's treasury department, said a major tax overhaul approved over the weekend by the U.S. Senate could erode "approximately a third of the total revenues Puerto Rico earns through its tax system." Speaking at a New York meeting of Puerto Rico's federal financial oversight board, Pares said local government...

  • Baristas working at the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, China.

    CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on comments from House Speaker Paul Ryan on the government spending and tax bills.

  • WASHINGTON— Top Republicans tried quelling GOP divisions over the budget and a partisan immigration clash simmered in the background as leaders labored Tuesday to push a short-term spending bill through Congress by week's end and avert a partial government shutdown. That included at the White House, where President Donald Trump often revels in conflict...

  • House GOP conservatives may be making headway in their effort to keep the government open through Dec. 30 instead of setting up a pre-Christmas deadline for a potential bipartisan budget deal. The North Carolina Republican and about a dozen other conservatives temporarily withheld their votes on a key procedural motion on the GOP tax bill to register their...

  • President Donald Trump (C) makes a statement from the Roosevelt Room next to the empty chairs of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (L), D-New York, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R), D-California, after they cancelled their meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017.

    Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi said they accepted Trump's invitation to meet about year-end legislative priorities.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have scheduled a summit to begin sorting out their budget differences, top lawmakers and the White House said Monday, as a clash that could produce a partial government shutdown by the weekend hung in the balance. In a brief drama, around two dozen of them withheld votes for a procedural measure...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by (L-R) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), speaks with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2017.

    The House and Senate now have to pass the same tax bill. Here’s where the two diverge.

  • Family with adopted children

    Parents of adopted children and adoption advocates beat back against a change in the tax code that would have removed a tax credit to help cover the costs of adoption.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., conducts his weekly news conference in the House studio on November 9, 2017.

    Sen. John McCain said he would support the Senate's tax bill earlier on Thursday.