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Trump tweets that 401(k) tax incentives 'safe' in tax plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Monday there will be “no change” to tax incentives for the popular 401(k) retirement programs. “This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!” Trump tweeted. The president appeared to be responding to a...


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The Energy 202: Perry's power grid proposal nabs some union backing

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. When Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants for reliably supplying electricity to the power grid, he scrambled the usual alliances that exist on energy issues. Oil and gas representatives teamed with solar and wind lobbyists...


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Trump rejects idea of new caps on 401(k) savings in tax plan

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump said there will not be changes to tax-deferred retirement savings plans under his proposed tax plan, shooting down reports that House Republicans were considering tweaking or capping one of the most popular breaks. “There will be NO change to your 401(k),...


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States to ask judge to keep health subsidies cut by Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The top lawyers for 19 states will urge a federal judge Monday to force President Donald Trump’s administration to pay health care subsidies he abruptly cut off earlier this month. State attorneys general, led by California Democrat Xavier Becerra, argue the monthly payments...


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Pennsylvania woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has celebrated her 94th birthday by going skydiving along with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Williamsport resident Eila (AY‘-lah) Campbell says she figured she might not “make it for another year” at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot (3,048-...


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Fallen soldier's widow: 'Nothing to say' to Trump

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MIAMI (AP) — The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier on Monday contradicted President Donald Trump’s account of his phone call about her husband’s death and said what he told her “made me cry even worse.” Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that Democratic Rep....


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Trump pledges 'NO change to your 401(k)' in his tax cut plan

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that his tax cuts plan would not include any changes to tax-deferred retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, following reports last week that House Republicans were weighing a sharp reduction in the amount of income...


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'It made me cry': Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Trump's condolence

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Nineteen days after her husband’s death and two days after his wrenching burial, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said she has “nothing to say” to President Donald Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national controversy....


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'It made me cry': Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Trump's condolence

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Nineteen days after her husband’s death and two days after his wrenching burial, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said she has “nothing to say” to President Donald Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national controversy....


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The Daily 202: The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump celebrated Sunday that his campaign to delegitimize the free press is working. The president touted a Politico-Morning Consult poll published last week that found 46 percent of registered voters believe major news organizations fabricate stories...


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