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Sen. Paul makes pitch to gut Obamacare with GOP tax bill, testing party unity

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His push could spur the first major intraparty GOP fight over the tax bill in the Senate.
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Tech start-ups fight Senate plan to change the way stock options are taxed

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Senate Republicans have touted their tax bill as business-friendly, but technology start-ups - including Hyperloop One, Airbnb, Uber and Vimeo - are fuming over a provision that would make a major change to how stock options are taxed. A key tool for start-ups to attract employees, stock options...
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Affordable housing could lose big in Republican tax plan

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The House GOP tax plan cuts a type of bond that is used to finance at least half of the nation's affordable rental apartment buildings.
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Why commercial real estate owners will salivate over the Republican tax plan

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There's a lot to love in the GOP tax plan for the commercial real estate industry. Commercial property owners would see several benefits under bills from both the House and Senate, including lower taxes on their profits and the ability to avoid a 30 percent limit on interest expense deductions, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Senate bill would also lower the commercial property depreciation period from 39 to 25 years. “If the bill...
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A $10 billion provision in the House tax plan is really bugging the AARP - and one expert thinks that's enough to kill it

A $10 billion provision in the House tax plan is really bugging the AARP - and one expert thinks that's enough to kill it

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The House Republican tax reform bill includes the repeal of an itemized deduction related to medical expenses, a measure that costs the federal government $10 billion.
The repeal, which is in the Senate version of the bill, would impact people who spend heavily on certain healthcare expenses like long-term care or fertility treatments.
T he AARP isn't happy with the plan's removal of the deduction, calling it a "health tax," and experts don't expect it to make it to the final bill.
"Never bet against the AARP," says Craig Garthwaite, a professor of strategy at the Kellogg School of...
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House GOP set to pass tax bill on Thursday

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House Republican are set to pass their tax reform bill Thursday, as President Donald Trump returns from Asia to focus on the high-profile issue. With many Republicans calling it a “make-or-break” moment for their majority, House GOP leaders and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady expressed confidence that they'll have the needed 218 votes for passage - if they don't already. Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry headed into a whip meeting Monday night saying he felt “very good” about the whip check while Brady said, “we do and will have the votes for passage.” About half-dozen deputy whips...
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Quiet Californians will make the difference for GOP tax bill in the House

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Of the 14 Golden State Republicans in the House, only one has come out against a bill that could leave California taxpayers paying higher bills.
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Your words have been 'pathetically weak': Marco Rubio gets an earful at CNN...

Your words have been 'pathetically weak': Marco Rubio gets an earful at CNN town hall on Parkland shooting

The father of a Parkland school shooting victim criticized Rep. Sen. Marco Rubio during a CNN town-hall event. Rubio appeared to agree with the idea of enacting new gun... Read more ...

Students, parents, educators, politicians, and the NRA engage in a heated...

Students, parents, educators, politicians, and the NRA engage in a heated discussion on gun violence

Students, parents, educators, and the NRA gathered under one roof on Wednesday night to talk about how best to move forward one week after a mass shooting at a Parkland... Read more ...

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Russian bots zeroed in on a survivor of the Florida school shooting who's been targeted by far-right conspiracy theorists

Russian bots targeted David Hogg, a survivor of the Florida school shooting. Hogg has been the target of a number of far-right conspiracy theories. An expansive network of... Read more ...

Trump ends extraordinary White House session on school shootings by...

Trump ends extraordinary White House session on school shootings by endorsing more guns in schools

President Donald Trump on Wednesday advocated for providing teachers and other school staff with licenses to carry concealed weapons. Two parents whose children were killed in... Read more ...

Trump administration says it's 'concerned' about opioid crisis that...

Trump administration says it's 'concerned' about opioid crisis that 'exploded' under Obamacare

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A software developer says Google fired him because he spoke out against...

A software developer says Google fired him because he spoke out against harassment

A former Google employee is suing the company, saying he was fired after speaking out about purported harassment and in favour of diversity. It comes after another ex-Googler... Read more ...

Twitter wants to shield survivors of the Parkland shooting from online...

Twitter wants to shield survivors of the Parkland shooting from online harassment as conspiracy theories spread

Twitter announced it will be using "anti-spam" and "anti-abuse" tools to protect survivors of the Parkland shooting from harassment on its platform, along with verifying... Read more ...

Monster Hunter: World helps Capcom own January in the U.S

Monster Hunter: World helps Capcom own January in the U.S

Capcom likes January. The company was the top-performing publisher in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Monster Hunter: World was the... Read more ...

Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sales are all on fire

Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sales are all on fire

Hardware sales doubled year-over-year in January, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all benefited from that spending. “Hardware... Read more ...

Devin Nunes asked Russian bots to help make an article discrediting the...

Devin Nunes asked Russian bots to help make an article discrediting the Russia investigation 'go viral'

Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here . Rep. Devin Nunes, the author of a controversial memo on alleged misconduct at the FBI and Department of Justice, sent... Read more ...