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Tax Plan Trepidations

Trump administration officials are struggling to line up votes for the tax plan.

  It may be a holiday on the hill but Trump administration officials are gearing up for a tight vote on the new tax plan. Several Republican votes have shied away from the plan, unimpressed by what they see for a variety of reasons. Some want bigger breaks for small businesses, and some don’t like the end of the Obamacare…

Finishing Overseas

President Trump is on the final stop of an extensive trip to Asia.

  It’s been the longest international trip so far for President Trump. He has been touting the U.S. economy and American trade deals overseas and also tackling some thorny international issues, including a meeting with the controversial President of the Philippines- Rodrigo Duterte, often criticized for his strong-arm tactics going after his country’s drug dealers and users. President Trump also…

Conference in China

The U.S. and Chinese Presidents meet face-to-face, discussing business, trade, and North Korea.

  Aside from immigration, the U.S.’s relationship with China has long been one of President’s Trump’s top issues, both as a private citizen and as an elected public official. The two countries signed some new business agreements, worth more than 200 billion dollars. The deals affect the manufacturing and sales of a variety of products. North Korea has also been…

Trump Talks Asia

President Trump continues his 12-day Asia tour in South Korea.

  President Trump’s first visit to Asia as Commander-in-Chief will now bring him to South Korea for a meeting with President Moon Jae-In. Air Force One left Japan early this morning. Today’s visit may be to the south, but it’s the north that will likely dominate discussions. South Korea’s president favors more engagement with Pyongyang, while President Trump has taken…

Tax Plan Presented

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress unveiled their big tax plan.

    The President and Congressional Republicans pulled the wraps off their tax cut and reform plan, hoping to get it done by December 25th. There would be fewer brackets to follow and the top one would remain at nearly forty percent. The standard deduction goes up, as does the child tax credit.Corporations get a big cut with the tax…

Russia Probe Arrests

Three people have now been charged in the ongoing probe looking into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates have both plead not guilty to multiple charges of money laundering and failures to register as foreign agents for their work in Ukraine. The charges m are serious but appear to be unrelated to last year’s presidential campaign. Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos has admitted to lying to the…

Accusatory Apologies

Comments between General John Kelly and Representative Frederica Wilson continue to draw ire from Congress.

  More than 15 members of the congressional black caucus are demanding the chief of staff apologize to rep. Wilson, for claiming she took credit for securing funding for an FBI field office in Florida. However, video of Wilson speaking at that office dedication does not appear to show her taking any credit. General Kelly first made his comments while…

Legislative Limbo

Both parties believe they have the votes to pass a bipartisan health care plan, but the President's support is in question.

Both parties have managed to work together to reach a deal on health care, but President Donald Trump has flip-flopped a few times on the Alexander-Murray deal.The bipartisan plan resumes payments to insurance companies, for discounts offered to low-income Americans as part of Obamacare. Lawmakers are worried about premiums rising if those payments are not restored. The President ended those…

Switching Stances

President Trump's stance on a bipartisan health plan appears to have flipped.

  President Trump is no longer supporting the bipartisan health plan in the senate. The Alexander-Murray Proposal is set to restore reimbursements to insurance companies for Obamacare discounts. President Trump signaled his opposition just one day after comments that suggested he could back the proposal. The legislation resumes payments that were cut off by the President himself just last week,…

Taking Action on Taxation

Congress may start voting today to lay the groundwork for a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system.

  President Trump appeared before the conservative Heritage Foundation last night, and promised tax cuts to spur the economy. The President’s plan would reduce individual income tax rates and the number of tax brackets as well as usher in a big cut to the corporate income tax. Republicans cleared a big hurdle yesterday when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) voted to…