Corporate AMT repealed; top individual rate drops under plan

Here’s what’s in the Republican tax deal

marketwatch.com • Politics

Republicans’ tax overhaul appears to be heading for approval in Congress next week, after GOP senators who were previously holdouts on the bill said they’d vote for the sweeping measure that would cut corporate and individual rates.

Brown, a four-term governor of the state, said California is "not waiting for the deniers"

Brown: Trump doesn't fear 'wrath of God'

politico.com • Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown slammed President Donald Trump as a man who is not afraid of "the wrath of God."

Senator faced calls from fellow Democrats to quit amid sexual-misconduct allegations

Al Franken Announces He Plans to Resign

wsj.com • Politics

Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he would resign in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, underscoring how deeply the Capitol is being shaken by the national reassessment of how men treat women and raising anxiety about which lawmakers could be next to go.

Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on a broader budget agreement

Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown

politico.com • Politics

Congress passed a two-week funding bill Thursday, staving off a government shutdown a day ahead of the deadline. But lawmakers face a turbulent next few weeks as they try to clinch a broader budget deal by the end of the year.

President Donald Trump's allies in recent days have renewed their attacks on Mueller

Democrats move to defend Mueller against Trump allies

politico.com • Politics

Democrats are making a fresh push to defend special counsel Robert Mueller as conservatives escalate their political assault on the Russia investigator.

announcement on the matter that is expected this week

Kushner: Trump still undecided on Israel’s capital

apnews.com • Politics

President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or whether to proceed immediately in moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. That’s according to his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Sexual harassment scandal and gun bills also complicate the picture

Congress faces frantic week with possible shutdown, taxes, Russia

politico.com • Politics

Congress faces another frantic week as GOP leaders and President Donald Trump wrestle with a possible government shutdown; immigration, tax and gun policies; multiple allegations of sexual harassment against lawmakers and the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

the president has also told advisers that it is important that he is seen as tough on immigration

Trump tells confidants that a government shutdown might be good for him

washingtonpost.com • Politics

President Trump has told others that a government shutdown could be good for him politically and is focusing on his hard-line immigration stance as a way to win back supporters unhappy with his outreach to Democrats this fall, according to people who have spoken with him recently.

Senate GOP leaders are still making major changes to the plan

Republicans rewriting tax bill — and won’t vote tonight

politico.com • Politics

Senate Republicans are still scrambling to win over enough votes to pass their massive tax code overhaul, with major changes to the bill still up in the air and a final vote pushed beyond Thursday night.

Secretary of State Tillerson is most likely to leave as first anniversary approaches, say officials

Trump White House Faces Prospect of More Senior Departures

wsj.com • Politics

The White House is facing the prospect of another round of senior departures in the coming weeks as President Donald Trump approaches his one-year anniversary in office, according to several administration officials.

In a photo op, President Trump sat between two empty chairs

Top Democrats Pull Out Of Planned Meeting With Trump

npr.org • Politics

A planned White House meeting between President Trump and the bipartisan leaders of Congress turned out not to be bipartisan after all, after Democratic leaders suddenly pulled out of the Tuesday afternoon get-together.

The Alabama airwaves are flooded with ads — and the embattled Republican can’t keep pace

Moore buried under TV ad barrage

politico.com • Politics

Doug Jones and Roy Moore both released new television ads on Monday. But many Alabama voters will see only one of them.

"failure is not an option"

Graham: Tax-cut failure 'not an option'

politico.com • Politics

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," the South Carolina Republican said the fate of the Republican Party is in senators' hands, as a vote on a massive tax bill looms this week in the Senate, perhaps as early as Thursday.

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