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House Passes $1.4 Trillion Tax Cut, 227-205

With spines stiffened by a presidential pep talk, House Republicans easily approved a $1.4 trillion tax cut Thursday, taking the first big step toward a decades-overdue overhaul that the GOP hopes will send the economy soaring. Desperate for a legislative win, Republicans linked arms and plowed ahead, brushing aside Democratic…

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Sen. Rand Paul Back at Work in Washington After Attack by Neighbor, Calls for Repealing Obamacare Individual Mandate

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is back at work in the Senate after being attacked and seriously injured by a neighbor outside his home in Bowling Green on Nov. 3. Paul, who was hospitalized with several broken ribs and bruised lungs, returned to work Monday, tweeting that he was “still in…

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Senate and House Face Off Over Tax Reform

After an embarrassing off-year election in New Jersey and Virginia last Tuesday, the Republican Party now faces the very real possibility that it could stumble on tax reform, perhaps sinking its majorities in the 2018 midterm elections. The Senate Republicans announced on Thursday the latest iteration of the White House…

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GOP’s Tax Bill Cancels $23 Billion in Credits Claimed by Illegal Immigrants

The new GOP tax overhaul would strip illegal immigrants of the ability to claim several major tax credits, saving the government $23.1 billion over the next decade, according to the bill’s authors. For years Republicans have complained that despite a general ban on taxpayer benefits flowing to illegal immigrants, the…

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