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Dem vows to fight Trump 'every step of the way' on national monuments

Thursday  00:10,   27 april 2017
The Hill

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) is vowing to be a major thorn in President Trump's side over his newly announced plan to reclassify national monuments. Udall said he doesn't think Trump "has the authority" to do so through executive[...]

Sanders: Trump tax plan makes 'rigged' system 'worse'

Thursday  00:10,   27 april 2017
The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday railed against President Trump's proposed tax plan, saying it would make the "rigged economy" even worse. "At a time when we have a rigged economy designed to benefit the wealthiest[...]

How Trump’s tax plan could affect you

Thursday  00:01,   27 april 2017
MSN

President Trump's plan could cut taxes for some middle and high-income families, parents, and also reduce taxes for businesses large and small. The plan would also substantially increase the standard deduction, which reduces an[...]

White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

Wednesday  23:51,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation's nuclear threats and stern talk of military action, if necessary, from the[...]

Barack Obama’s $400,000 speech to Wall Street sparks liberal blowback

Wednesday  23:30,   26 april 2017
MSN

The former leader of the free world is suddenly facing intense criticism. Barack Obama has accepted a $400,000 speaking fee for a Wall Street conference that will be hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald LP, according to a report by Fox Business.This is[...]

Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

Wednesday  23:07,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education.Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to identify where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in [...]

Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

Wednesday  23:07,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education.Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to identify where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in [...]

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate

Wednesday  22:56,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on[...]

Tax Cut Would Cost B of A, Citi Billions. Here's Why They Still Win.

Wednesday  22:52,   26 april 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

A cut in the corporate tax rate would involve immediate pain for some big banks, namely Citigroup and Bank of America, but an eventual earnings boost should more than make up for that. A corporate tax cut from the current 35% to 15%, which the White [...]

The Latest: Senators arrive for extraordinary Korea briefing

Wednesday  22:51,   26 april 2017
Associated Press

Senators have arrived for an extraordinary briefing by the Trump administration on the threat posed by North Korea and U.S. options in dealing with it. All 100 senators were invited to Wednesday's classified briefing at a building next to the[...]

Trump's plan calls for the repeal of a tax that once cost him $31 million

Wednesday  22:35,   26 april 2017
Business Insider

Bill Pugliano/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump's administration unveiled a tax plan on Wednesday that proposes lower taxes across the board and a number of alterations to the tax code. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic[...]

Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' to release tax returns

Wednesday  22:35,   26 april 2017
The Hill

"I think the American population has plenty of information."When asked during a press conference if Trump will release his tax returns, Mnuchin replied that Trump already released "plenty of information" about his[...]

Analysis | Trump’s tax proposal: What it means for the rich, for the world and for you

Wednesday  22:26,   26 april 2017
MSN

The White House has laid out how Trump is going to approach the tax code -- but details were sparse and the remaining questions are massive.But Wednesday's release contained no legislative text, or even the kind of detailed outline that[...]

Poll: Majority says border wall funding not worth government shutdown

Wednesday  20:38,   26 april 2017
The Hill

A majority of voters says funding for the president's proposed wall along the country's southern border is not worth a government shutdown, according to a new survey. A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 61 percent of registered voters[...]

Circling Back to Voters, 100 Days Into Trump Era

Wednesday  19:55,   26 april 2017
The New York Times

No regrets, frustrated, inspired, somewhere in between: Voters who talked with Times reporters around the start of the Trump presidency describe how they feel now.Now, as President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, we wanted to circle back[...]