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For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:44:43 GMT2017-12-17T00:44:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of Trump....



Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:53:13 GMT2017-12-16T18:53:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth....



Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:17:53 GMT2017-12-16T08:17:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week....



Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:12:17 GMT2017-12-16T08:12:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance....



Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:44:14 GMT2017-12-16T00:44:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate next week, with the aim of sending the measure to President Donald Trump to sign before Christmas....