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Trump pops a congressional Republican trial balloon about how to pay for tax cuts

Trump says “no change” to 401(k)s, after reports of Republicans’ proposals to change them.<p>President Donald Trump conducted tax reform negotiations over Twitter Monday morning, assuring Americans that there would be no change to how they save for retirement.<p>On an early Twitter tear Monday, seemingly …

Politics

FOX NEWS FIRST: Obama-era Russian uranium deal investigation widens; B-52 bombers on alert on North Korea

<b>TOP OF THE MORNING</b><p>Welcome to Fox News First. Not signed up yet? Click here.<p>Developing now, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017:<p><b>Obama-era Russia uranium deal investigation widens</b>• <b><br>Trump warns House Republicans of midterm trouble if they don't pass tax reform</b>• <b><br>Bernie Sanders seeking Senate reelection as independent,</b> …

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Trump Says 'No Change' to 401(k) Under Tax Overhaul -- Update

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump vowed on Monday to protect a popular retirement savings program, pledging to leave it untouched in the forthcoming Republican tax overhaul plan.<p>Mr. Trump, in a tweet, shot down an idea that had been circulating in Washington policy circles and worrying the …

Retirement

Million dollar bracket in the works for GOP tax plan

The Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee — engaged in a high-pressure, high-stakes tax policy rewrite — are currently exploring not …

Politics

Republicans Use Past Democratic Tax Proposals as Ammo

Supportive Democrats eyed for current tax effort<p>Senate Republicans have a new strategy to attack Democrats on a still developing tax measure: using …

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The Republican Who Left Congress to Drain an Actual Swamp

Former Representative Candice Miller gave up a senior post in the House to manage the drains and sewers of Macomb County, Michigan. She has no regrets.<p>The typical career path for senior members of Congress who give up their seats is to cash in and take richly paid jobs as lobbyists or consultants. …

Politics

A Trump priority: Keep Grassley happy

A senior administration official joked to me last week that the real EPA Administrator comes from Iowa, and his name is Chuck Grassley. The source …

Politics

State of the Fed race

<b>STATE OF THE FED RACE</b> — No big changes from Friday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and others within the department still want and expect to get Jay Powell. Conservatives in the Senate and places like the WSJ edit page continue to push for a big change with John Taylor or Kevin Warsh.<p>President …

Economy

Capitol Hill uncertainty on tax reform includes senators' health, legal woes

The only certainty about tax reform is uncertainty. That’s the recipe for the next few weeks on Capitol Hill.<p>Congress is entering a sprint to finish tax reform -- and it’s barely started. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants to wrap up tax reform before Christmas. But House Freedom Caucus …

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BREAKING: Donald Trump Vows No Changes to Your 401(k)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to push back against a report that Republicans were planning on making a serious alteration to …

Conservative View

Patrick skeptical of need for new House committee on Texas economy

DALLAS — Count Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick among those skeptical of House Speaker Joe Straus' new push to look into Texas' business climate after the …

U.S. Congress

Trump urges House GOP to adopt Senate budget

President Trump on Sunday pressed House Republicans to adopt their Senate counterparts' budget so that they can start moving tax r...

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Senators Are Stunned To Discover We Have 1,000 Troops In Niger

The death of four soldiers has opened eyes to that mission. It's also raised a question: How can our presence there be justified by a law passed in 2001?<p>The death of four U.S. Special Operations Forces troops in Niger has generated a raucous conversation about how presidents should comfort bereft …

War

House also probing Obama-era Uranium One deal, DeSantis says

The House Oversight Committee has started its investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S., Rep. Ron DeSantis told Fox News on Sunday, adding that he’s spoken with the federal government’s “confidential informant” on the …

Corruption

“The president’s wingman”: Absent in the West Wing, Bannon stays close to Trump

WASHINGTON – In the two months since Stephen Bannon was shunted from the White House and returned to the helm of Breitbart News, the former chief …

Donald Trump

Trump says he'll release JFK assassination papers pending 'the receipt of further information'

10:20 a.m. ET<p>After the Senate on Thursday approved the GOP budget plan 51-49, House Republicans are considering whether to pass the Senate version …

Robert Mugabe

Wall Street furious over proposal to slash 401(k) limits

Wall Street pushed back hard on Friday against a report that congressional Republicans are weighing a plan to severely limit the amount of money …

Business

Donald Trump Planning War? Fears Rise Over Executive Order Recalling Retired Service Members To Active Duty

Donald Trump is stoking fears that he could be preparing for war after he issued an executive order that will allow the Air Force to recall up to …

Donald Trump

Trump White House confounds, confuses transparency advocates

Data purges and secrecy confounding transparency advocates.

Government

Paul Ryan says tax overhaul will include a bracket aimed at the wealthy

<b>By Jim Puzzanghera</b>, <i>Los Angeles Times</i>WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Friday that the Republican tax overhaul will include a fourth …

Retirement

There’s talk of capping 401(k) contributions at $2,400 per year - MarketWatch

Proposals floating around Washington to cap the amount that Americans can contribute before taxes to 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts …

Retirement

Republicans are considering a proposal that would radically change the way you save for retirement

• <b>Republicans are reportedly considering a cap on the amount people can put into a traditional, tax-deferred retirement account.</b>• <b><br>One proposal would cap the amount at $2,400 annually and force people to use a Roth account for anything over that.</b>• <b><br>The plan would help pay for the GOP's massive tax overhaul</b> …

Retirement

Paul Ryan's Friends in Congress Are Abandoning Ship

The list of establishment Republicans washing their hands of Washington continues to grow.<p>At the white-tie Al Smith dinner in New York on Thursday night—an annual affair at which speakers traditionally roast high-profile politicians—House Speaker <b>Paul Ryan</b> engaged in a bit of self-deprecation in …

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Trump’s War Authorization Powers Will Be Reviewed by Senate Panel Hearing With Mattis, Tillerson

The president retains broad powers to wage war around the globe thanks to an agreement in the wake of 9/11.

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Juan Williams: Trump is becoming a failed president

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

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Republicans could now unexpectedly try to 'steamroll' Trump's massive tax plan through Congress

• <b>The Senate passed its budget resolution Thursday night, setting up the path to tax reform.</b>• <b><br>Indications from the GOP leaders is that Congress may speed up the process to pass tax reform sooner rather than later.</b>• <b><br>Challenges still lay ahead, and a tax code overhaul is not guaranteed.</b><p>Republicans hit high …

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Republicans' process for passing a tax plan looks strikingly similar to that for healthcare — but they say this time will be different

• <b>Republicans are set on using reconciliation to bypass the 60-vote threshold for their tax plan.</b>• <b><br>GOP senators say an increased number of hearings opens the process as much as possible.</b>• <b><br>Democrats still say they feel left in the dark and unable to contribute to the first tax-code overhaul in 30 …

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Trump's opioid commission turns to the role of health insurers in addiction crisis

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Mine safety nomination follows history as coal executive

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by Republican President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine plagued by safety violations in 2010 and 2011 where …

Business

Trigger Warnings

In mid-October, President Trump was due to make a certification to Congress on four conditions about its nuclear deal. He has repeatedly said this …

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