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Back in Business

The passage of a temporary spending bill has re-opened th efederal government.

The federal government is back in business this morning. Congress passed a stopgap funding measure yesterday and the president signed into law last night, ending a three day shutdown. Republicans clearly see the end of the shutdown a as a win. Some think Democrats may have simply caved, but Democratic leaders think they moved the ball forward on immigration reform…

Tax Reform Ready

President Trump and the GOP are celebrating their first major legislative victory.

  Republicans said they’d do it, and they did, successfully overhauling the United States tax code. The bill offers permanent tax cuts for businesses, and smaller, temporary cuts for individual tax rates. Reaction to the reform bill is mirroring how the vote went. Democrats ask how republicans explain adding to the deficit, when the GOP typically favors fiscal conservatism. Republicans…