Pat Toomey

GOP Senator Toomey Absolutely Destroys Democrat Lies About Tax Reform Bill

With many Democrats claiming the the GOP’s tax overhaul will not help all Americans, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania looked to set the …

Conservative View

Senate tax bill would cut taxes of wealthy and increase taxes on families earning less than $75,000 by 2027

The tax bill Senate Republicans are championing would give large tax cuts to the rich while raising taxes on American families earning $10,000 to $75,000 over the next decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’s official nonpartisan …

Social Justice

Pat Toomey predicts Republicans will lose House, Senate without major legislative reform

Sen. Pat Toomey said Thursday that Republicans will face big loses in the 2018 midterms if they don’t pass either tax or health care reform.<p>“If we …

Senators near bipartisan deal on gun control, sources say

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators are close to a deal on legislation that would improve background checks for gun sales, three Senate sources familiar with the effort said Wednesday.<p>The bill would incentivize states to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check system to …

Gun Control

Fighting Multiple Fronts, Comcast Awaits Patent Decision That Could Raise Prices

Comcast cable television customers should pay higher monthly fees for the right to schedule DVR recordings from their smart phones, according to a complaint filed with the International Trade Commission.<p>Rovi Corp., dubbed a “patent troll” by some observers, claims it holds rights to the invention, …

Law

This Democrat Is About To Give Payday Lenders A Big Boost

A bill from Sen. Mark Warner envisions a future when anyone could get a predatory loan at 380 percent interest.<p>A little over a year ago, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) addressed a small audience of political insiders at the Brookings Institution, one of the most prestigious think tanks in the nation’s …

News (U.S.)

GOP senators meet to discuss repealing ACA mandate in tax bill

Senate Republicans are actively discussing whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate in their tax bill. Sens John Thune and Pat …

U.S. Politics

These Unruly GOP Tax Factions Will Put Senate's Plan in Question

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to face a legacy-defining test of whether he can keep his unruly caucus in line to deliver President …

U.S. Congress

New Roy Moore accuser expected to allege sexual assault

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A new woman is expected to come forward Monday to accuse Senate candidate Roy Moore of assaulting her as a minor in Alabama.<p>The …

Roy Moore

Monday's Morning Email: An American Sickness: How Domestic Violence Often Underpins Mass Shootings

Most mass shooters target their loved ones or have a history of family violence.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY</b> How America’s mass shooting crisis is rooted in its domestic violence problem. The Texas church shooter’s ex-wife said she …

News (U.S.)

What's the Republicans' Game Plan for 2018 Elections?

Click here for reuse options! With the recent election results, Republicans will have to reevaluate their kowtowing to Trump.It profits a man nothing …

Liberal View

De Blasio, Schumer lead Dems in rally against GOP tax overhaul

Mayor de Blasio and New York’s congressional Democrats rallied at City Hall to bash the GOP tax overhaul making its way through Congress.

U.S. Congress

Sen. Toomey: ‘Thug’ Putin Hasn’t Been Punished Enough For 2016

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a dangerous man and a thug" and said Russia has not been adequately punished for its attempts to meddle in last year's presidential election.<p>“I think we have to raise the cost to Putin for the outrageous …

U.S. Politics

ObamaCare Tax Relief

Killing the individual mandate can serve the cause of tax and health-care reform.<p>Republicans in Congress are plowing ahead on tax reform, and one obstacle is the complexity of Senate budget rules that limit how much taxes can be cut. The good news is that for once Washington’s fiscal fictions could …

Health Care

With The Democrat Winning In Alabama Republican Calls Grow For Roy Moore To Drop Out

Republicans have seen the polling, and with Democrat Doug Jones leading the Alabama Senate race, Senators like Pat Toomey (PA) are calling for Moore …

Liberal View

Since When Did Chuck Todd Give a Dang About the Deficit?

I do not know why I watch <i>Meet The Press;</i> I suppose that I have some latent sense of self-loathing that emerges every Sunday morning when I sit down …

Conservative View

GOP Sen: Timing of Sexual Abuse Accusations Against Roy Moore 'Raises a Question About the Credibility'

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning where he was promptly grilled by host Chuck Todd about Republican reaction to …

Roy Moore

2 GOP senators say the allegations against Roy Moore are more credible than his denial

Sens. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) both said Sunday they find the sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama Senate candidate …

Roy Moore

GOP senator to Roy Moore: Step aside

News (U.S.)

This is your brain on conservatism: Alabama edition.

I’m pretty sure by now everyone and their mother has heard the shocking (hahaha soooo not shocking) allegations about Alabama Asshat Roy Moore’s …

Equality

GOP test: Expiring tax cuts would mean little bang for buck

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have run into a problem with their proposed tax cuts: Under Senate rules, the cuts would expire after 10 …

Economics

Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power 11/10/2017

November 10th, 2017, 10:22 PM UTC<p>Guests include: Rep. Leonard Lance, a New Jersey Republican, Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, and Ross …

Business

Carried Interest Break Likely to Change in Senate, Toomey Says

The carried interest tax break for investment managers is likely to change in the Senate, even though the chamber’s current tax proposal doesn’t call …

Business

Sen. Toomey: House, Senate Tax Plans Aren't Far Apart

November 10th, 2017, 4:57 PM UTC<p>Sen. Pat Toomey, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and a Republican from Pennsylvania, discusses the tax reform …

Business

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:<p>ABC's "This Week" — Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chairman; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.<p>NBC's …

Entertainment

Donald Trump says Senate hopeful Roy Moore should step aside if claims of sexual encounter with 14-year-old are true

US President Donald Trump would expect Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from an upcoming vote if allegations that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl were true, the White House said on Friday.<p>Senior Republicans are calling for the controversial Alabama Republican to pull out of …

Donald Trump

What we know — and don’t know — about the Senate’s tax plan

Senate Republicans are unveiling a tax plan wildly different than the House’s.<p>The Senate has a tax reform plan — sort of.<p>On Thursday, as House Republicans continue to debate their tax reform bill in committee, top Senate Republicans briefed the GOP conference on their own plans for tax reform: a …

Politics

A year after Trump's election, a primal scream outside City Hall

Vashti Bandy sipped her coffee, cleared her throat, clenched her fists and readied her lungs. Five people had showed up to scream at the sky outside …

Philadelphia

White House Digs In on Trump Nominee for Trade-Finance Agency

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is pressing Senate Republicans to support Scott Garrett, its embattled nominee to head up the Export-Import Bank, saying failure to confirm him would leave the bank unable to approve significant transactions for an indefinite period.<p>Marc Short, the White House …

News (U.S.)

GOP Lawmakers: Roy Moore Should Drop out if Report of Sexual Contact with Teenager Is True

The <i>Washington Post</i> published a thoroughly reported story this afternoon in which a woman says that Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in …

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