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Trump issues 1-page outline of his tax plan

It calls for lowering rates, getting rid of some breaks

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed an overhaul of the tax code, calling for sharply lower rates for individuals and businesses, and eliminating key tax breaks. Continue reading...

N. Korea focus of day

Senate told nonmilitary action plan for now

Subscriber only President Donald Trump's administration told lawmakers Wednesday in a White House briefing that it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear-weapons program, tamping down talk of military action. Continue reading...

Ruling again wields Trump words

Block on sanctuary-city order cites threat to pull U.S. funding

Subscriber only For the third time in two months, a federal judge used President Donald Trump's own words against him in blocking an immigration order. Continue reading...

Trump orders review of monuments

He derides designation as ‘land grab’; some sites seen at risk of losing protections

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, calling the protection efforts "a massive federal land grab" by previous administrations. Continue reading...

Office to aid migrants' victims

Homeland chief unveils agency, focuses on crimes of illegals

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by migrants, an action that critics say gives the false impression that migrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born U.S. citizens. Continue reading...

Trump targets NAFTA, then says U.S. to stay in

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. Continue reading...

N.C. judges-bill veto overridden

Subscriber onlyThe North Carolina Legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a Republican bill that would reduce the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals. Continue reading...

Mexico: Wall plan hostile act

Not paying, insists its chief diplomat

Subscriber only Mexico's foreign-relations secretary on Tuesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall an "unfriendly, hostile" act, adding it is a "bad idea" that will further aggravate increasingly tense relations between the longtime allies. Continue reading...

House Freedom Caucus endorses latest health plan

Subscriber onlyAn influential group of House conservatives threw its support behind a new Republican plan to revise the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, shifting political pressure onto GOP moderates to determine the effort's fate. Continue reading...

Treasury secretary: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters. Continue reading...

Trump proposes large tax cuts for big, small companies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small Wednesday in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his plan alarmed lawmakers who worry about ballooning federal deficits. Continue reading...

Paul Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill

WASHINGTON — A proposal to revive the stalled Republican health care bill is gaining support, Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday, but he stopped short of saying the plan has garnered the votes the GOP would need to finally push the high-profile measure through the House. Continue reading...

GOP forgoes border wall in outlay bill

Lawmakers’ step follows Trump’s retreat on issue

Subscriber only Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday. Continue reading...

Russia's payment not listed by Flynn

2 lawmakers say law likely broken

Subscriber only The lead Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight Committee rebuked former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after seeing private information that confirmed he failed to disclose foreign income from Russia and Turkey. Continue reading...

Germans groan at Trump praise

Daughter Ivanka faces queries on first official overseas trip

Subscriber only Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser. Continue reading...

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