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Tax plan threatens University of Missouri tuition waivers

The University of Missouri System's tuition waivers for employees would be jeopardized under some versions of the tax overhaul plan being debated in …

Business

Conyers expulsion would be rarity for House Ethics Committee

CLOSE<p>Here's what we know about allegations against Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers.<p>WASHINGTON — With the House Ethics Committee …

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Congressman apologizes after nude photo hits Twitter

DALLAS — Texas Congressman Joe Barton is apologizing after a nude photo of him circulated on social media.<p>Barton released a statement Wednesday …

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9 reasons not to be thankful for the GOP’s tax plans

Let us pause, as we prepare to consider gratefully the blessings and bounties of life, to review what’s to dislike and fear about the various Republican plans to reshape the tax system.<p><b>9. They’re anti-education.</b><p>The House plan eliminates the deduction for student loan interest and the exemption for …

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Tax Loopholes for Wall Street's Wealthiest Loom in House Bill

Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street’s wealthiest than they realize.<p>Investors …

Finance

Tax Bill Loopholes May Benefit Wall Street's Wealthiest

November 21st, 2017, 9:15 PM UTC<p>Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street’s …

Business

Republican businessman Pensler runs for Senate in Michigan

Detroit-area business turnaround expert Sandy Pensler joined the U.S. Senate race Monday, saying he will spend millions of his own money to try to …

Business

Donald Trump Impeachment: Michael Moore Says It’s Go Time

Filmmaker and progressive activist Michael Moore is urging his two million-plus Facebook followers to sign a petition calling for the impeachment of …

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Issa crossed party lines, leaving Hunter as the only San Diego representative in favor of GOP tax bill

Four of San Diego County’s five members of Congress voted against a GOP tax overhaul bill, with Republican Darrell Issa crossing party lines to side …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren slams GOP tax plan

BOSTON -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Friday slammed the Republican-proposed tax overhaul as "a body blow to small businesses and working …

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Eliminating teacher tax deduction a 'slap in the face,' educators argue

During her 15 years teaching at Farmington Public Schools, Colleen Stamm would typically start each year with a trip to the store, where she would …

Michigan

What most CEOs won't tell you about GOP tax plan

CLOSE<p>Republicans celebrate before TV cameras after they rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the …

Social Justice

Realtors are worried about Trump's tax plan. California homeowners should be too

If President Trump and congressional Republicans have their way, homeownership in California will become less attractive. And that really worries Realtors and builders.<p>And, of course, it also should greatly disturb home buyers.<p>The real estate and home building lobbies have historically supported …

Real Estate

U.S. House passes sweeping tax legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives took a major step toward the first U.S. tax overhaul in a generation on Thursday, by passing a comprehensive package of tax cuts for businesses and individuals.

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The House just passed its big tax bill. Here's what is in it and what deductions vanish.

President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican plan to boost the U.S. economy. No Democrats voted for the bill. Ryan could lose 22 GOP votes, but in the end, he only lost 13.<p>The …

Retirement

Divorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deduction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For over a decade, Charles Crenshaw has been paying his ex-wife tens of thousands of dollars annually in alimony. The now-retired engineer is hoping to renegotiate the agreement for lower payments, but he's waiting first to see what comes of a tax reform proposal in …

U.S. Politics

Former Pa. Gov. and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge in critical condition in Texas hospital

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge was in critical condition in an Austin hospital Thursday after undergoing an …

Philadelphia

Democratic Wave Begins Forming Off Political Coast

In theory, wave elections are very exciting for political analysts and aficionados. They tend to feature lots of upsets, which unfold in cascading …

Elections

Texas wind energy projects worth about $11 billion threatened by U.S. House tax vote Thursday

The wind energy industry is warning that $10.9 billion worth of Texas projects could be threatened by a U.S. House vote Thursday.<p>The House is …

Texas

U.S. House Democrats join growing congressional concern about State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chorus of concern in the U.S. Congress over the potential national security threat of State Department staff cuts grew on Thursday when every Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee signed a letter asking for a briefing.<p>Secretary of State Rex …

Government

Tax reform is vital for our competitiveness around the globe | Opinion

<b>By Dominic J. Caruso</b><p>As a New Jersey-based company that employs 9,000 workers across the state, Johnson & Johnson commends our leaders in the U.S. …

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Trump, GOP leaders ready for tax reform victory in U.S. House

With the outcome seemingly in hand, President Donald Trump will go to Capitol Hill on Thursday morning to meet with House GOP lawmakers, as …

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NH Primary Source: Jasper not a ‘slam dunk’ for Commissioner of Agriculture post

<i>New Hampshire Primary Source covers breaking and behind-the-scenes news and analysis on all things political in the Granite State. John DiStaso is</i> …

Politics

‘Trump Dossier’ Firm’s Founder Vouches for It in House, Sources Say

The founder of the firm that assembled a political dossier alleging ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign defended its …

Fusion GPS

McCaskill slams tax bill as giveaway for businesses, the wealthy

The evolving Republican plan to cut taxes is losing whatever chance it had of winning the support of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.<p>In a telephone news …

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U.S. House foreign affairs committee approves bill cutting U.S. funds to Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee approved on Wednesday the "Taylor Force Act," a bill that would cut U.S. funding …

Palestinian Authority

A few Democrats move to impeach Trump over FBI firing and hotel income, but quest is doomed

WASHINGTON - A small group of liberal Democrats in the U.S. House filed articles of impeachment Wednesday in a bid to remove President Donald Trump, …

Texas

US STOCKS-Gains in Wal-Mart, Cisco lift Wall Street

* Cisco, Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) shares boost Dow, S&P<p>* Tech stocks rebound<p>* Viacom slumps after weak forecast<p>* Indexes up: Dow 0.77 pct, S&P 0.76 pct, …

Markets

Paul Ryan Announces That U.S. House Will Mandate Sexual Harassment Training

“Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution."<p>WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday announced that members of the House of Representatives and staff will have to undergo mandatory training …

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