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Ivanka Trump scores win with Senate plan to double child tax credit

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Ivanka Trump notched a policy victory late Tuesday night when the latest revisions to the Senate tax bill proposed doubling the child tax credit. Trump, the president's older daughter and a top White House adviser, had been advocating for months for such a change - meeting with social conservatives to build a coalition, visiting Capitol Hill to talk with lawmakers and partnering on the issue with Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee, who first proposed this type of expansion in 2015. The Senate bill, with the new changes made public Tuesday night by the Senate Finance Committee, would...
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Trump's 'disruptive' leadership unlikely to get in the way of tax reform, ex-House GOP leader says

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President Trump will likely score his first major legislative victory with tax reform, former House GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Wednesday.
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7 ways rich people could benefit from Trump's new tax plan

7 ways rich people could benefit from Trump's new tax plan

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The House GOP's proposed tax reform bill will give a boost to the wealthiest in the country.
Repealing the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax are just two of the ways rich Americans could benefit.
Meanwhile, the typical American family will get a tax cut of $1,182.
House Republican leaders want Americans to know that tax reform is for middle-income earners, noting that the typical American family will get a tax cut of $1,182.
But the GOP's tax reform proposal also gives a few boosts to the wealthiest in the country, including the proposed repeals of the estate tax and the...
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Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.'s 20th-Century Tax Plan

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The Republican proposals promise a needed update, but instead will just leave America in the past.
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Poll: Biden leads Trump in prospective 2020 matchup

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Former Vice President Joe Biden would lead President Donald Trump in a 2020 general election, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Only 35 percent of voters would choose to reelect Trump in 2020, the poll shows - substantially fewer than the 46 percent who would vote instead for Biden, who said Monday that he is “not closing the door” on a third attempt at the presidency in 2020. One in 5 voters are undecided. Biden's 11-point margin is actually smaller than the poll's previous question, in which voters are asked whether they will vote to reelect Trump, or for a generic...
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Poll: Voters think Trump will benefit from tax plan

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Majorities of voters think President Donald Trump and the company he built will benefit from proposed changes to the tax code, but fewer than three in 10 expect those changes to help them. And voters still want to see Trump's tax returns before a tax bill moves forward. That's according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted last week, that also shows opposition to the plan continuing to increase modestly among voters familiar with it, even though a plurality support the proposal. Among those voters who have heard at least something about Republicans' plan to change the tax...
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Trump says he'll deliver answers to Mueller questions next week

Trump says he'll deliver answers to Mueller questions next week

President Donald Trump said he would deliver his written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller next week. "They're all done," Trump told reporters outside the White House... Read more ...

Woman survives California bar shooting, then her family home is destroyed by...

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Woman loses home to fire a year after her mother dies in another California...

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'It isn't that hard, guys': Tied with Alabama at halftime, The Citadel...

'It isn't that hard, guys': Tied with Alabama at halftime, The Citadel trolls LSU, Mississippi State

The Citadel's Twitter account savagely trolled a couple of Alabama's recent shutout victims after scoring a touchdown against the Tide. Read more ...

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Kyrie Irving scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors in OT

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It was the first time Irving has scored at least 40 points with 10 or more assists in a game. Read more ...

California wildfire now among the deadliest recent U.S. disasters

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Trump continues to blame fires on forest mismanagement even while traveling...

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President Donald Trump again blamed California's wildfires, which have left at least 74 people dead and over 1,000 missing, on forest mismanagement hours before was due to... Read more ...

Zverev's ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub

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LONDON - One of the biggest wins of Alexander Zverev's career was tainted by a ball boy interrupting a point during a crucial second-set tiebreaker. Read more ...