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GOP Tax Bill Mostly Benefits The Wealthy, Tax Policy Center Finds

GOP Tax Bill Mostly Benefits The Wealthy, Tax Policy Center FindsWASHINGTON ― The richest 1 percent of Americans would reap 48 percent of the benefits of Republican tax reform legislation, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.



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Trump's Already Urging Policy Changes After NYC Terrorist Attack — Without Waiting For 'The Facts'

Trump's Already Urging Policy Changes After NYC Terrorist Attack -- Without Waiting For 'The Facts'WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning was quick to call for policy changes in response to Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in New York City ― blaming one of his frequent critics, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and urging more stringent immigration measures.



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Man drives car into crowd protesting Trump immigration policy

Man drives car into crowd protesting Trump immigration policyA California man has been charged with assault after driving his car into a crowd of protesters outside of a congressman’s office. Demonstrators had gathered outside the Brea office of Republican Ed Royce, seeking to draw attention to Donald Trump’s move to revoke a special status protecting certain immigrants from deportation, when Daniel Wenzek slowly drove his car into the crowd, according to the Brea Police Department, 30 miles south east of Los Angeles. People began “beating on Wenzek’s car” in response, the police department said, after which Mr Wenzek was arrested and charged.



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After the 19th National Party Congress, China’s Foreign Policy will Likely Become More Assertive

After the 19th National Party Congress, China’s Foreign Policy will Likely Become More AssertivePresident Xi Jinping is expected to emerge from the 19th National Congress with more power, more allies and more ambitious plans. Since coming to power in 2012, China’s President Xi Jinping has taken his country on a foreign policy path in marked contrast to that of his predecessors. Instead of continuing “peaceful development,” China under Xi has grown more assertive in the South and East China Seas, as well as in other areas of territorial dispute.



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McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda.



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Kasich: 'I Just Don't Think There's Any Policy Here' on Health, International Allies and Trade

Kasich: 'I Just Don't Think There's Any Policy Here' on Health, International Allies and TradeIn an exclusive inventive, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) tells Chuck Todd that the White House is "weakening" long-standing international alliance and allowing authoritarian governments to rise.



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Why President Trump Has the Last Word on North Korea Policy

Why President Trump Has the Last Word on North Korea PolicyPresident Donald Trump has clarified who has the last word in his administration’s policy towards North Korea. The implication is that foreign leaders should focus on Trump’s words rather than statements from the U.S. State Department or the Pentagon. “I think I have a little bit different attitude on North Korea than other people might have,” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House on Oct. 11.



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Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal in major U.S. policy shift

Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal in major U.S. policy shiftBy Steve Holland and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it. Trump announced the major shift in U.S. policy in a speech in which he detailed a more aggressive approach to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its support for extremist groups in the Middle East.



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Obama's Middle East Policy Is Causing Problems for Donald Trump

Obama's Middle East Policy Is Causing Problems for Donald TrumpLeft untouched, the nuclear agreement ensures—rather than prevents—Iran from getting nuclear weapons within the next few years. President Trump reluctantly agreed to recertify the nuclear deal with Iran in July, but he indicated that he would not do so again in October. Trump will likely keep his word and not certify the agreement again because it is not in the U.S. national-security interest to do so, according to recent media reports.



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How The GOP Tax Plan Could Radically Reshape U.S. Housing Policy

How The GOP Tax Plan Could Radically Reshape U.S. Housing PolicyWASHINGTON ― The tax reform blueprint Republicans unveiled this week would upend U.S. housing policy if it becomes law. “This proposal will take away any tax benefit for owning homes for the vast majority of people who own homes,” said Gregg Polsky, a tax expert at the University of Georgia. Mortgage interest and property tax deductions cost the U.S. Treasury more than $ 100 billion a year in lost tax revenue, expenditures that are bigger in dollar terms than any other housing program.



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