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Why a Firm Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Tax Cut Plan

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:28:51 GMT

Senator Ron Johnson’s stated opposition to the Senate tax cut plan laid bare the challenge that Republicans face as the measure navigates the rough waters of the Senate.Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a small-business owner, says the measure would give an unfair advantage to larger corporations.


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Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:29:07 GMT

House Republicans have touted their tax plan as good for the middle class. The reality is more complicated.



White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:56:58 GMT

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.



Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:05:48 GMT

Senator Al Franken in January. He was accused by a woman of kissing and groping her in 2006.Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.


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Steve Mostyn, Texas Democratic Fund-Raiser, Dies at 46

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:57:26 GMT

Steve Mostyn in 2010.Mr. Mostyn was at the center of a long effort to wrest political power from Republicans. Texas Democrats have not won a statewide office since 1994.


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News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.


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Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT

President Trump will not be hosting the American winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes at the White House.The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.


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Editorial: The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The Hillary Effect

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

President Bill Clinton leaving the Oval Office in 1999.Until now, our sexual predation seminars have been hijacked by politics. But this time may be different.


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Opinion: Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.


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Op-Ed Columnist: What if Ken Starr Was Right?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

Bill Clinton in 1998.Revisiting the 1990s and realizing that impeachment was reasonable.


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Opinion: Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

Elephants, with their wondrous size, need vast amounts of food and space. A group crossing a farmer’s field can do enough damage to bring about both economic ruin and their own consequent demise.They need our help, not an easier way to make their carcasses into trophies.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, after meeting with Senate Republicans on Wednesday.There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:15:13 GMT

Liberals and conservatives have different views of strict moral codes, but their philosophies don’t match their behavior.Conservatives stray from many moral codes while liberals follow them, research shows.


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For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:18:43 GMT

The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.


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Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:09:42 GMT

Govs. Rick Scott of Florida and Scott Walker of Wisconsin spoke to the Republican Governors Association conference in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday.Republican governors gathered in Austin amid grave misgivings over the impact that President Trump will have on the party’s control over statehouses.


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What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:47:38 GMT

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, left, with Timothy Naulusala, 12, and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, both of Fiji.The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Mugabe and Other Leftist Heroes

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:56:24 GMT

Robert Mugabe, center, in 2008, the year the University of Massachusetts decided to rescind his honorary degree.Why do progressives keep falling for tyrannical liberators?


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