White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts
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White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase is likely to be met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would … Continue reading

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts
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White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase is likely to be met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would … Continue reading

Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government
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Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal. But beyond the tough rhetoric from Speaker Paul Ryan, disgruntled lawmakers met privately with Republican leaders and reached for possible compromises to … Continue reading

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package
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Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which has been … Continue reading

Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal
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Tillerson: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in America’s national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, other U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration. Trump’s speech from … Continue reading

The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy
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The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Congressional Democratic leaders say it will be an act of “vast, pointless sabotage” if President Donald Trump halts payments to insurers under “Obamacare.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted Thursday … Continue reading

Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science
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Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety. “This rule is listing things that are not scientifically validated, and in some cases things that are wrong, … Continue reading

Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans
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Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership, according to South Korean media reports. The United States, meanwhile, staged another show of force meant to deter any North Korean aggression … Continue reading

Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL
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Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag. The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it’s unlikely that Trump’s … Continue reading

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure
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Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care … Continue reading

The Latest: GOP tax plan nearly doubles standard deduction
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The Latest: GOP tax plan nearly doubles standard deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican plan to overhaul the tax code (all times local): 9:20 a.m. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a tax plan that they say will be simple and fair. In a document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, their outline a blueprint for almost doubling … Continue reading

The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games
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The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump leading the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto (all times local): 9 p.m. U.S. first lady Melania Trump stood and applauded Team USA during the opening ceremonies in Toronto of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans. Mrs. Trump joined the … Continue reading

‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico
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‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico

MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive … Continue reading

House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims
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House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Monday that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will “have what they need.” The Wisconsin Republican’s statement came as authorities struggle to provide adequate relief to the more than 3 million U.S. citizens on the island territory, which is without power and … Continue reading

How Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act in Virginia
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How Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act in Virginia

An editorial by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) Since President Trump took office, he and his administration have expressed their intention to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by creating instability in state insurance markets. As governors and other leaders across the nation warned, the Trump administration’s actions could threaten the health care and indeed the lives … Continue reading

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Senate unanimously approves Warner, Kaine resolution condemning hate groups

WASHINGTON – Prompted by the violence and domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Va., on August 11 and 12, 2017, the U.S. Senate yesterday, Sept. 11, unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) condemning … Continue reading