Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks
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Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Republicans were making major changes to the bill — a top political priority of President Donald Trump — … Continue reading

Rep. Joe Barton, embarrassed by nude photo online, to retire
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Rep. Joe Barton, embarrassed by nude photo online, to retire

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, Texas’ most-senior member of Congress, announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election after a naked photo of him circulated online and a conservative activist released past messages of a sexual nature from him. The photo of the 68-year-old Barton was posted on … Continue reading

Trump retweets videos purporting to show violence by Muslims
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Trump retweets videos purporting to show violence by Muslims

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump retweeted a string of inflammatory videos Wednesday that purported to show violence being committed by Muslims, drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups who said the president was fanning anti-Muslim sentiment just as he did during his presidential campaign. Trump retweeted videos from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of … Continue reading

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving
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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. “For the most part, we get to … Continue reading

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
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Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him. His office “resolved the allegations” … “for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment,” the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat said in a statement. House … Continue reading