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Arkansas governor vows to seek deeper tax cuts in 2 years

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:21:42 GMT2017-01-18T20:21:42Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a cool reception from fellow Republicans when he proposed a tax cut for low-income residents that was more modest than some legislators had hoped. So, he made them a pledge: Pass it now and he'll push for much deeper cuts in two years....



Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:03:44 GMT2017-01-18T20:03:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination....



The Latest: Senate panel approves Mattis for defense post

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:36:53 GMT2017-01-18T19:36:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress (all times EST):...



Congresswoman Gabbard makes unannounced trip to Syria

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:45:41 GMT2017-01-18T17:45:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made an unannounced trip to Syria and Lebanon, traveling to the region two months after she sat down with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy....



Trump takes on House GOP tax, health care plans

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:46:01 GMT2017-01-17T21:46:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but turns out President-elect Donald Trump isn't crazy about their tax plan and has a dramatically different goal for health coverage than they do....