Bob Corker

General's comments on 'illegal' nuclear launch by president sparks debate

Just a day after the U.S.’s top nuclear commander said he would resist President Trump’s order if he called for an “illegal” nuclear launch, a fiery debate emerged about the president’s authority to order the firing of a warhead.<p>Brian McKeon, a senior policy adviser in the Pentagon during the Obama …

U.S. Politics

H.R. McMaster reportedly thinks Trump is an “idiot” with the brain of a “kindergartner”

The national security adviser isn’t the only member of Trump’s war cabinet who seems to feel that way.<p>National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster unloaded on President Trump at a private dinner in July, according to an explosive new report in Buzzfeed, referring to his boss as an “idiot,” a “dope” and …

H. R. McMaster

Republicans' favorite argument for tax cuts just got demolished by a new analysis

• <b>A new analysis from the Tax Policy Center shows small economic gains would result from the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.</b>• <b><br>House Republicans passed the tax bill last Thursday, and the Senate is slated to vote on their companion bill next week.</b><p>The Republican tax bill recently passed by the …

U.S. Politics

Donald Trump is playing zero-dimensional chess (again)

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday night, President Donald Trump attacked Jeff Flake on Twitter.<p>It went like this:<p><i>"Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on 'mike' saying bad things about your favorite President. He'll be a NO on tax</i> …

U.S. Politics

The Latest: Trump promises 'huge tax cut for Christmas'

WASHINGTON – The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):<p>12:15 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is promising to give Americans "a huge tax cut for Christmas."<p>Trump said Monday before a Cabinet meeting that a tax overhaul "will bring urgent to relief to hardworking families." Trump …

Mick Mulvaney

What’s Behind Donald Trump’s Impulse to Sabotage Himself?

On Monday morning, Potus put out a catty tweet about a senator whose vote he needs on tax reform. Why does he do this? The simplest explanation is …

Jeff Flake

Foreign policy journalists are questioning a report claiming Trump's national-security adviser said he has the intelligence of a 'kindergartner'

• <b>White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly disparaged President Donald Trump at a private dinner this summer.</b>• <b><br>McMaster's positions have made him a target of Trump loyalists.</b>• <b><br>The report about his remarks is only the latest of officials' reported mocking of Trump.</b><p>White House …

U.S. Politics

Dear senators: Don't bankrupt our country

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dear Sens. Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski:<p>I fear for the future of our country. I know that you do as well. You are patriots first and partisans a distant second.<p>We are at a defining moment in our history: The tax cuts just passed by the …

Economics

McMaster calling Trump a "kindergartner" makes him latest official questioning the president's intelligence

President Donald Trump just can't get Washington to respect him, with his national security adviser H.R. McMaster becoming the latest person in the …

Donald Trump

How Trump Is Driving Democrats and Republicans Together

It’s not just Bob Corker feuding with Trump. His Democratic wingman Ben Cardin says the rest of the Foreign Relations panel is on board to take on the president.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>President Trump has notched at least one big …

Politics

Will the tax bill pass Senate? Here are seven Republicans who could kill the whole thing

House Republicans were able to pass their tax bill with no votes from Democrats and thirteen dissenters on their own team, but the bill faces an …

Lisa Murkowski

Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday.<p>The new plant in Humboldt will produce pre-packaged trays …

Money

Military officials are pushing back against Trump’s nuclear threats

Yet another military official pushed back on President Donald Trump’s nuclear ambitions this weekend, saying he would resist any “illegal” decision …

Liberal View

Trump's nicknames for rivals, from 'Rocket Man' to 'Crooked Hillary'

President Donald Trump is known for giving his political opponents and critics nicknames, especially on social media.<p>Read on for a list of Trump's most iconic nicknames.<p><b>Jeff Flakey</b><p>Like Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, Trump and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake have been feuding for quite some time. In …

Elections

Give Trump a Chance, Alexander Says

Tennessee Republican strikes tone of harmony as Senate GOP tries to pass tax code overhaul<p>President Donald Trump was elected by the American people …

Politics

Kellyanne Conway: Trump needs Roy Moore to cut taxes - Salon.com

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway provided the surest sign yet of worsening prospects for the Republican tax bill in the U.S. Senate when she effectively endorsed the scandal-plagued Roy Moore in a Monday appearance on "Fox and Friends."<p>Conway's comments reflect a shift from the earlier White …

Liberal View

Why it would be nice to have a functioning State Department, Part LVXII

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has spent some time in 2017 pointing out Rex Tillerson’s many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many flaws as secretary of state. In the month since the last time I bothered to point this out, things have not gotten any …

Robert Mugabe

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The House and Senate tax plans, rolled out in October and earlier in November, vary slightly in their details, but in general, they revolve around …

Liberal View

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed …

Tracee Ellis Ross

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:<p>1. SEVERAL GOP SENATORS REMAIN TAX BILL …

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Business group to target key GOP senators over tax plan deficit spike

Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, a coalition of small business leaders, will launch a six-figure TV campaign to oppose the GOP tax bill on the …

U.S. Politics

Axios Sneak Peek

Welcome to Sneak Peek, our weekly lookahead for both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. I'd love your tips and feedback: jonathan@axios.com. And please …

Robert Lighthizer

Mulvaney’s Bold Promise: Middle Class Won’t See Tax Increase

Mick Mulvaney, who may soon take over a consumer protection agency he wants to eliminate, appeared on CNN’s <i>State of the Union</i> Sunday morning to …

Politics

Donald Trump is losing his base support, new poll finds

Donald Trump is losing grip of his party’s support as he returns from his first Presidential tour of Asia, a new poll has found.<p>The latest survey …

Elections

No Victory Dance Yet for Trump After House Passes Tax Bill

Posted: Nov 19, 2017 12:01 AM<p>When the GOP House voted to repeal Obamacare in May, President Donald Trump invited supporters to the Rose Garden to …

Conservative View

Week In Politics: Taxes And Sexual Harassment

Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight, joins NPR's Lulu-Garcia Navarro for a roundup of the latest political news.

Politics

The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

The Republican Party seems to have backed itself into a corner on tax policy.<p>After the failure of their health care plan, President Trump and congressional leaders have understandably decided that they need a win. If they somehow fail to pass a tax cut, they will anger their base and their donors …

Opinion

Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

AUSTIN, Tex. — For nearly a decade, meetings of the Republican Governors Association were buoyant, even giddy, affairs, as the party — lifted by enormous political donations and a backlash against the Obama administration — achieved overwhelming control of state governments.<p>But a sense of …

Politics

Sen. Alexander pledges to work with Trump, even when he disapproves of his style: 'Let's give him a chance'

Sen. Lamar Alexander sat down with CNBC to discuss a range of topics, including his view of President Donald Trump. What follows is an edited, …

Lamar Alexander

Can US foreign aid be made 'smarter'?

White House reporter<p><b>Senator Bob Corker wants the US to manage its global affairs in a smarter way - but he's at odds with a president who wants to cut foreign aid drastically.</b><p>Sitting in a wood-panelled room on Capitol Hill, the Republican from Tennessee hardly looks like a rebel. He has puffy white …