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Trump on cusp of tax reform victory as wavering Republicans pledge support

Trump on cusp of tax reform victory as wavering Republicans pledge supportSenators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker had both expressed reservations about the landmark legislation, but they said they were now on board. Mr Corker, a Tennessee Republican who has feuded publicly with Donald Trump, said he would back the legislation despite concerns about the measure inflating the deficit. A Congressional Budget Office analysis of a version of the legislation found it would add some $ 1.4 trillion to the deficit, but supporters argue surging economic growth would offset that.



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Lawrence: Trump gives Republicans presidential dreams

Lawrence: Trump gives Republicans presidential dreamsLawrence O'Donnell explains why Paul Ryan let it be known in the middle of the tax fight that he plans to retire in 2018, and why Marco Rubio is threatening a "no" vote on the GOP tax bill.



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How Republicans made tax cuts unpopular

How Republicans made tax cuts unpopularRepublican Senator Marco Rubio demands changes to the tax bill. Ezra Klein explains why it would be "suicidal" for the GOP not to accept Rubio's demands. David Leonhardt says odds are "slim" that Rubio actually votes "no."



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Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump texts

Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump textsRepublican lawmakers doubled down on attacks against Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, after new details emerged about anti-Trump text messages sent by an FBI agent who worked on the Russia investigation.



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Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut Bill

Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut BillWASHINGTON ― Even before House and Senate lawmakers held their first official meeting on Wednesday to work out differences between their tax bills, Republican tax writers were touting a tentative deal Wednesday that would likely set up final congressional passage of a compromise GOP proposal next week.



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Tim Scott: Republicans Exploring How to Handle 'High-Tax States'

Tim Scott: Republicans Exploring How to Handle 'High-Tax States'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that Republicans are trying to "sweeten the SALT" changes in the tax bill.



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Some Republicans Are Defending Al Franken. They Don't Think He Should Resign

Some Republicans Are Defending Al Franken. They Don't Think He Should ResignSome GOPers have also defended Roy Moore and others accused of sexual misconduct



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Republicans Are Trying To Figure Out How Not To Shut Down Government At Christmas

Republicans Are Trying To Figure Out How Not To Shut Down Government At ChristmasWASHINGTON ― House Freedom Caucus leaders are easing off their demands that any bill to keep the government funded past this week go until after Christmas ― lest members take a bad deal just so they can go home and spend the holidays with their families ― but they now have a new hard line: spending.



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Abortion Isn’t Main Reason More Republicans Still Won’t Back Doug Jones, New Poll Finds

Abortion Isn’t Main Reason More Republicans Still Won’t Back Doug Jones, New Poll FindsAside from the sexual misconduct allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore, one of the top issues in the Alabama Senate race has been abortion.



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Trump toasts major tax reform victory calling Republicans 'unbeatable' after Senate passes bill

Trump toasts major tax reform victory calling Republicans 'unbeatable' after Senate passes billPresident Donald Trump has called his fellow Republicans “unbeatable” as he revels in the passage through the Senate of a sweeping tax reform bill which should secure his first major legislative victory since entering office. In a 51-49 pre-dawn vote, Republicans approved a measure that Mr Trump claimed was “the largest tax cut in the history of our country”, but will seemingly benefit the wealthiest Americans most and would also add $ 1 trillion to the national debt over 10 years. Calling it “one of the big nights”, Mr Trump swept into New York for a number of political fundraising events delighted at the thought of the largest changes to tax laws since the 1980s.



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