Congressional Committees

Questions every Republican must answer after Trump’s meltdown

After President Trump’s meltdown in Phoenix, more Americans are likely to conclude that he is seriously unwell. One need not be a doctor nor provide a medical diagnosis to know that Trump cannot control his impulses, accurately recall his own behavior, rationally assess what is in his own best …

Senate Committees

Tax Reform Could Help The Working Class. Republicans Don't Seem Interested.

The tax code offers powerful tool for boosting wages, which Republicans and Democrats have expanded in the past. That may be changing.<p>WASHINGTON ― Republicans have said a lot about how they want to reform the tax code this year ― repealing taxes on large inheritances, cutting the number of tax …

Social Justice

GOP leaders hope for green light to release more tax plan details next month

They’re wary of releasing a detailed plan only to have it shot down by fellow Republicans.<p>Republican leaders aim to release more details next month about their tax reform plans, but they want some rank-and-file lawmakers to weigh in first to avoid a repeat of the Obamacare debacle.<p>The leaders plan …

Senate Finance Committee

Trump vented with multiple GOP senators over Russia: report

President Trump privately voiced frustration on Russia-related matters in phone calls with two GOP senators.<p>Politico reported Wednesday that Trump …

U.S. Congress

Baker to testify on Obamacare before Senate committee

​Gov. Charlie Baker will testify on Capitol Hill next month before a Senate health committee alongside four other governors from both parties about …

Senate Committees

GOP teams up with UPS, AT&T & Boeing in pro-growth tax reform push

Republican lawmakers and American business leaders are teaming up in a pro-growth tax reform effort ahead of Congress’ final push to secure a major legislative victory before year’s end.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) have a full …

Business

Trump widens rift with key Republican leaders

In a fiery speech in Arizona Tuesday night in which he implicitly attacked members of his own party, the president took a step into uncharted waters …

U.S. Congress

Sierra Leone: Rep. Bass Urges USAID To Increase Aid for Sierra Leone

press release<p>Los Angeles — <b>Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, and 11 of her colleagues sent a letter</b> …

Disease

GOP Leaders Are Courting Corporate America in Trump's Absence

Republicans aren’t about to let go of their self-proclaimed title as the party of big business.<p>When dozens of America’s most visible chief executives …

Business

GOP Senator Predicts Tax Reform on Christmas Eve

Heller expects debate on tax code overhaul will run into December<p>A Republican member of the Senate Finance Committee thinks an overhaul of the tax …

Senate Finance Committee

Watch Paul Ryan talk tax reform at Intel facility in Oregon

<i>[The stream is slated to start at 12 p.m., ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]</i><p>House Speaker Paul Ryan is set …

U.S. Congress

Controversial work-for-the dole-program a disaster, Senate told

A Senate committee looking into the Government's controversial Community Development Program in WA is told the work-for-the-dole scheme is driving up …

Senate Committees

Tory, Liberal Senators join chorus opposing justice minister’s drunk-driving proposal

Senators across party lines, including Ottawa’s former police chief, are criticizing a proposal from the federal justice minister to lower the …

Senate Committees

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson tells employees to call Congress to push for tax reform

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson threw his weight behind a Congressional proposal to slash corporate taxes and rewrite the nation's tax code Wednesday, …

News (U.S.)

Ambassador Romualdez confirms Trump PH visit in November

United States President Donald Trump plans to visit the Philippines in November to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meeting, …

Philippines

As tax debate heats up, Republicans tweak business interest plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans, seeking to address the complaints of small businesses, are floating changes to their controversial proposal to eliminate business tax deductions for debt interest payments, business lobbyists said on Tuesday.<p>A top U.S. Republican on tax policy …

Business

Finally, US appears ready to battle China's rampant IP theft

Last week, President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on …

Robert Lighthizer

GOP Enlists Corporate America to Rally Support for Tax Plan

Where things stand.<p>A week after President Donald Trump's shrugging response to racism had CEOs fleeing his orbit, Republican lawmakers are trying to …

Politics

Analysis: Why Recent Tax Overhaul Efforts Failed And This One May, Too

Republicans taking tax message on the road this week without details<p>The last time Republican tax writers unveiled legislation for overhauling the tax …

U.S. Congress

The Latest: Trump notes frustration with long Afghan war

Print<p>WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT):<p>9:10 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump says he shares …

Canadian News

Senate health panel sets bipartisan hearings on Obamacare

A Senate committee has scheduled hearings for early September over how to cushion the blow of planned double-digit rate increases on premiums for …

Senate Committees

Microsoft, Apple cough up MEEELLIONS after Australian tax audits

Nice work if you can get it: Microsoft has told Australia's Senate committee into Corporate Tax Avoidance that it's negotiated how much of its …

Senate Committees

OPINION | Welcome to Nikki Haley's era of American diplomacy

OPINION | The former South Carolina governor has emerged as a strong voice in U.S. foreign policy.

Foreign Policy

Media Blames Trump's Family For Secret Service Woes...Quickly Silenced By 10-Year-Old Truth

Advertisement - story continues below<p>After a new media report blamed the size and traveling habits of President Donald Trump’s family for the fact …

Conservative View

Susan Collins becomes first Republican in Congress to say Trump may not be GOP nominee in 2020

The Maine Republican senator says it’s "too difficult to say" if Trump will be 2020 Republican nominee<p>Susan Collins, the Maine senator who has become an intraparty thorn in President Donald Trump’s side, became the first GOP elected official to openly question whether he should be chosen to …

Liberal View

Trump’s Afghanistan plan set to spark fresh congressional debate

President Trump’s decision to announce expanded U.S. military operations in Afghanistan but disclose few details is set to spark fresh congressional debate about the future of the United States’ longest war and whether it is time for lawmakers to approve a new use-of-force law.<p>Senior Republicans …

U.S. Congress

McConnell says there is ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that there was “zero chance — no chance” Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling by late September, although he offered no clues about how he hoped to persuade lawmakers to back such a measure.<p>McConnell spoke during a public event in …

U.S. Congress

Lawmakers praise and condemn Trump's Afghanistan plan

U.S. lawmakers were divided today on President Trump’s plans to increase the presence of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, with the House speaker …

Afghanistan

Fly Charts: The Deflating Trump Bubble and the Hidden Price of ETFs - Bloomberg Gadfly

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only email from Gadfly; sign up here. From MS drug outrage to Calpine's less-than-energetic …

Business

Donald Trump to lay out US strategy for Afghanistan

<b>Bridgewater, New Jersey:</b> President Donald Trump will announce a "path forward" on military strategy in Afghanistan on Monday night, US time, offering …

Australian News