Kevin Brady

A Shutdown This Week? Because Of Trump, Definitely Possible

One of the less-discussed consequences of Democrat Conor Lamb’s victory in last week’s special election in Pennsylvania is that a <i>congressionally-caused</i> government shutdown when the current continuing resolution expires this Friday is now far less likely.<p>House and Senate Republicans won’t want to …

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The Funeral Murders: unpicking one of the darkest chapters in the Northern Ireland conflict

On the afternoon of March 6, 1988, the SAS shot dead one woman and two men in Gibraltar. Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Daniel McCann were members of the IRA and were planning to bomb a parade of the Royal Anglian Regiment in the centre of the peninsula two days later. When they were killed, the …

Women's News

Republicans open to targeted China tariffs despite steel flap

Republican lawmakers who broadly shunned President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Six TV shows to watch this week

It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month with Trailer Park Boys and Hardy Bucks

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.<p>Early …

U.S. Politics

Trump advisor Kevin Hassett: President is 'very serious' about tax plan 'phase two'

President Donald Trump and the House Ways and Means Committee chair, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, are "very serious" about implementing a second phase …

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The best jazz gigs this week: Maarja Nuut graces Little Museum

Wax On’s fifth instalment of listening club in Workman’s focuses on Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

Louisiana Republicans lobby Trump to pare back tariffs, but shy from direct showdown

<b>WASHINGTON —</b> President Donald Trump’s announcement of new tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum caused concern and some alarm among Louisiana’s …

Jeff Flake

Trump may not know the details, but open trade opens opportunities for Americans

Anyone who argus the president of the United States doesn't know what he is talking about on trade got fresh evidence from an unlikely source …


Trump promotes tax cuts, campaigns for GOP in Missouri

Trying to turn attention back to tax cuts and away from the staffing turmoil in his administration, President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that …

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Tax cuts 2.0: What we know so far

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are seeking to implement a second phase of tax cuts after the successful passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.<p>“We’re now going for a phase two, we’re actually going for a phase two, which will help, in addition to the middle class, will …

Gary Cohn

GOP divided on how to use tax cuts to match Democrats' anti-Trump enthusiasm in 2018 midterms

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Conor Lamb won in Pennsylvania's special congressional election because both candidates "ran as conservatives." But he said Lamb's win was unique and not something Democrats will "see a repeat of." (March 14) AP

Orrin Hatch

'Phase Two' of Tax Cuts? What Is Trump Talking About?

GOP source: Lighthearted or not, president's idea is going nowhere<p>A second Republican-crafted tax overhaul bill? In a highly competitive midterm …


Backed by Kudlow, GOP Dares Democrats With Phase Two of Tax Cuts

Republicans are looking to act a lot faster than originally expected to keep the new individual tax cuts from expiring in 2025, daring Democrats to …


Drunk driver overturned Audi sports car in the snow

<b>A drunk driver crashed and flipped his sports car onto its roof while four-and-a-half times the legal limit.</b><p>Thomas Cherry, 41, crashed the Audi A3 Sport FSI while driving in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 21 January.<p>He admitted charges of careless driving and drink-driving and was sentenced to 250 …

Social Work

Tax reform can't stop, won't stop

President Trump raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he suggested Republicans would take another stab at tax cuts this year. Head of the tax-writing …

New York Times

Mornings with Maria

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, on working with President Trump for “phase 2” on tax cuts.<p>FBI’s Andrew McCabe has asked DOJ not to fire him right before his retirement. Former assistant FBI director Chris Swecker with more.<p>PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel in a wide-ranging interview on President Trump’s …

Peter Thiel

Get ready. Republicans want to cut taxes again.

Just months ago, Republicans got away with a massive upward redistribution of wealth, raiding $1.5 trillion from the Treasury and sticking future generations with the bill.<p>Now, they’re going for more.<p>On Wednesday, President Trump touted his ginormous, sloppily drafted, deficit-financed tax cuts, …


Trump looks ahead to ‘Phase 2’ of his tax-cut plans

Republicans didn’t just approve massive tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations because they believed the policy would be good for the …

Donald Trump

Trump: I’ve Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription Is More Tax Cut

At the beginning of the year, Republicans were hailing their tax cuts as the elixir that would rescue their flailing party. But in the special …

Jonathan Chait

Larry Kudlow, Trump’s New Economic Adviser, Is a Longtime Advocate for Low Taxes and Free Trade

On Thursday, economist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow was named the new director of the National Economic Council at the White House. Kudlow is a …


Trump is solidifying his administration around his world view: Varney

Now, more than ever, it’s all about the president. He dominates. And he's launching a flurry of new policy moves.<p>Mr. Trump has again talked about "phase two" of tax cuts. On this program chief tax writer Kevin Brady told us he's already working on it. Here comes another tax deal.<p>Larry Kudlow is the …

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Deal reached to fix unintended tax break for certain farmers

MINNEAPOLIS — Congressional committees and farm groups have crafted language to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unintended tax advantage to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives instead of other buyers. Both sides now hope to include it in a massive spending bill.<p>The …

Orrin Hatch

5 stories you need to know today

Thursday's News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions considers firing FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Plus, Republicans eye a second phase of tax cuts this …

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Openreach to hire 3,500 new engineers as it accelerates superfast broadband rollout

Openreach, which owns the majority of Britain's broadband infrastructure, will today announce plans to hire 3,500 new UK engineers.<p>The largest …


US challenges India's export subsidy schemes at World Trade Organisation; says it harms American workers - Firstpost

<b>Washington:</b> The United States, on Wednesday, challenged Indian export subsidy schemes at the World Trade Organisation, saying these programmes harm …

World Trade Organization

Who Benefits From the Toys R Us Demise? Amazon: Market Recon

<i>"Guys never really get over their toys."</i><p>- Michael Keaton<p><b>Toys R Us Kids</b><p>Oh, the joy of walking through a large cavernous toy store. Lots of inventory. …

New York Times

Donald Trump's 'phase two' will build on the economic success of his first tax cuts: White House

President Trump's "phase two" tax cut plan includes making permanent the lower personal income tax rates and possibly slashing capital gains rates, a …

Donald Trump

House panel begins evaluation of expired tax breaks

The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday began the process of evaluating tax breaks that expired at the end of 2017.<p>A hearing of the panel’s …

The White House

Cramer: On China trade, 'there's no distance between' Trump and Kudlow now

Larry Kudlow will be all on board with President Donald Trump's stance on trade with China, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday.<p>Kudlow is "going to …

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