The Latest: Trump lauds deal on GOP tax cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 3:24 p.m. President Donald Trump is explaining how the tax-overhaul plan working its way through Congress would cut tax bills for middle-class families. Speaking in the grand foyer of the White House, Trump called on...


Fear Compromises The Health, Well-Being Of Immigrant Families, Report Finds

Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also here illegally, have already made plans in case they are arrested by immigration police: The couple, who...


Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate....


Tillerson says US open to possible talks with NKorea


WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has softened America’s stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it “unrealistic” to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table ready to give up a weapons of mass destruction program that it invested so much in developing....


AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach agreement in principle on sweeping tax package.

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach agreement in principle on sweeping tax package.


Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat

Alabama Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama’s Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly. Moore’s defeat Tuesday in Alabama — as stalwart a Republican state as they come — left Trump...


Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

Trump Sexual Misconduct Gillibrand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, who’s up for re-election next year and is...


Moore defeat in Alabama deals Trump a rebuke ahead of 2018 races

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The defeat of Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race by Democrat Doug Jones was a stunning rebuke to the GOP’s anti-establishment wing led by Steve Bannon and a major political embarrassment for President Donald Trump. Moore’s candidacy was the opening gambit in...


College coaches' salaries increase despite threat of new tax

Tax Bill College Coaches Football

WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn’t deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches. Football powers aiming for a national title have continued to pay the market rate for proven coaches, topped by the 10-year, $75 million...


Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost evenly divided between those who supported it and those who opposed it. They still are. The November monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family...

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