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Trump Pushes for Vote on Health Bill

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:15:34 EDT

The White House and top congressional Republicans are trying to build momentum for a new health-care vote this week, but skepticism among centrist members of the party remains a stumbling block.image

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Congressional Leaders Reach Deal to Fund Government ThroughSept. 30

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:58:34 EDT

The spending agreement reached Sunday includes a $12.5 billion increase for defense and $1.5 billion for border security—although explicitly not for a border wall, a senior congressional aide said. image

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White House Aide Revives Pledge to Curb Private-Equity Tax Break

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:10:37 EDT

The Trump administration plans to try to limit certain tax benefits currently enjoyed by private-equity firms and other financiers, a top White House aide said Sunday. image

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Trump Invites Philippine Leader to the White House

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:32:20 EDT

President Trump invited Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to the White House during a telephone call, after the maverick Filipino leader last year declared his “separation” from the U.S.image

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Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Military Action Against North Korea

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:03:08 EDT

President Donald Trump left open the possibility of military action against North Korea in an interview aired Sunday, adding that he “will not be happy” if Pyongyang conducts another missile test.image

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Trump Says at Rally He Has Delivered '100 Days of Action'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:21:07 EDT

The president took swipes at Democrats and the media while defending his record at a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania marking his 100th day in office.image

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Gorsuch's Early Days Hint at an Energetic Role

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:21:35 EDT

Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first days on the Supreme Court suggest an energetic yet sometimes hasty assertiveness along with conservative attributes his backers expected.image

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Jeff Sessions Again Targets MS-13 Gang

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:04:14 EDT

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions argued again on Friday that weak border security has helped fuel an international gang known as MS-13 that police say is responsible for a spate of brutal murders here on Long Island.image

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Trump's Loyalists See Course Correction Amid the Tumult

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:57:53 EDT

President Trump has begun accepting some of the intractable realities of Washington, and administration officials say he is now correcting course after a slow transition from campaign mode.image

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Why Trump Decided to Back Off Nafta Threat

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:56:31 EDT

Conversations with the Mexican and Canadian heads of state, along with a flood of calls from business executives, helped steer President Trump away from an idea that some of his own advisers feared was a rash and unnecessary threat.image

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Next Tax Battle: Trump's Bid to Ax a Favorite Blue State Deduction

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:39:28 EDT

The White House blueprint would kill an expensive break relating to state and local taxes, prompting a bipartisan backlash from lawmakers in New York and other high-tax states.image

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William Coleman Fought Civil-Rights Battles From the Inside

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:15:38 EDT

William T. Coleman Jr. was part of a team of lawyers who persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that state-sanctioned racial segregation violated the Constitution. Mr. Coleman died at a retirement home in Alexandria, Va. image

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'Nuclear Option': Republicans Invoked a Cold War Term

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:37:27 EDT

The showdown over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch brought the term “nuclear option” to the headlines. Where it came from.image

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White House Press Dinner Proceeds Without Trump

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:26:28 EDT

Amid strained relations between the media and the Trump administration, the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner went forward as a low-key affair on Saturday without the president for the first time in more than 30 years.image

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What Presidency's Start Tells Us About the Path Forward

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:53:13 EDT

History suggests that the report card of President Trump’s first 100 days means less than what he has learned and what kinds of adjustments he makes, Gerald F. Seib writes. image

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Trump Hits Some Rough Spots Dealing With Congress

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:46 EDT

President Donald Trump has hit some rocky moments in his relationship with lawmakers, most notably in his inability, so far, to guide an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act through the House, despite lobbying for it personally.image

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Trump Calls for Cuts in Business, Individual Taxes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:00:32 EDT

Under President Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, the corporate rate would drop to 15% from 35%, with a 35% top rate for individuals. Lower brackets would be set at 10% and 25%. The plan would end allowing individuals to deduct state and local taxes, and the estate tax and alternative minimum tax would be repealed.

Western Mining Region Pins Hope on Trump, Amid Uncertainty

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:55:01 EDT

In Campbell County, Wyo., a mineral-rich swath of the state, the Trump administration has brought a renewed hope, especially as coal’s long-term future remains uncertain.image

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In Faded Steel Town, Reviews Are Mixed for Start of Trump Era

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:55:07 EDT

The people of Monessen, Pa., are watching whether President Donald Trump keeps his promise to reinvigorate the steel sector. Some are willing to give him more time, but others want more action. image

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Gorsuch Set to Face Tough Questions in High-Stakes Senate Hearings

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:43:58 EDT

Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to face questions this week about his judicial philosophy and long record of rulings from the bench when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Monday. Democrats intend to ask about what they say is a history of decisions by Judge Gorsuch that favor corporations and employers over ordinary citizens and workers. His defenders say he is a model judge deeply knowledgeable in the law and well-prepared for the hearings.image

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Who Is Bankrolling 2016 Election?

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 04:07:21 EST

A look at who is bankrolling the 2016 election—and at which candidates are benefiting most from the biggest donations.image

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The Democratic Battle on Facebook

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:30:58 EST