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Democrats Find a Weapon in the Senate Tax Billand the decision to sunset tax cuts for middle-class families, while allowing c
Slate / Posted 3 days ago
and the decision to sunset tax cuts for middle-class families, while allowing corporations to keep them in perpetuity. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. The new provisions made for a chippy morning in the Senate Finance Committee. Oregon... Read more
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The Cynical Trick That Could Save the GOP Tax Planin the past couple of weeks, here’s one not-minor detail to keep in mind: Neith
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
in the past couple of weeks, here’s one not-minor detail to keep in mind: Neither bill, as written, can pass Congress. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. I’m not talking about vote-counting issues, a wholly separate field of land mines. At... Read more
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Democrats Breathe Sigh of Relief After Virginia Victorytightening polls in the week before the election, the room at GMU seemed design
Slate / Posted 10 days ago
tightening polls in the week before the election, the room at GMU seemed designed, at best, for a sigh-of-reliefparty. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. What Democrats got was a broad victory and a blowout party, after Northam won easily,... Read more
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Democrats Sharpen Their Attack Against the GOP Tax Planmake the lucrative leap to K Street. “I didn’t know you did tax!” one suit said
Slate / Posted 12 days ago
make the lucrative leap to K Street. “I didn’t know you did tax!” one suit said to another. Right now, everyone does tax. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. So began the first day of markup on House Republicans sweeping tax reform plan, a... Read more
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Trump’s Unpopularity, a Fox Experiment, and Why Democrats Won’t Talk Impeachmentword: Democratic leaders will not talk about impeachment, even as their constit
Slate / Posted 15 days ago
word: Democratic leaders will not talk about impeachment, even as their constituents (and donors) are obsessed with it. Jim Newell writes that they really, really want to concentrate on 2018 races instead. War: Jeff Sessions' DOJ is now trying... Read more
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Republicans Celebrate as Their Tax Bill Isn’t Killed on Its First Dayof “dials” through the nights this week, they released a tax reform bill that d
Slate / Posted 16 days ago
of “dials” through the nights this week, they released a tax reform bill that did not prompt immediate, open revolt. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. Unlike the debut of the House’s first health care bill in March, most GOP members,... Read more
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Slate
Republicans Senators “Can’t Imagine” Trump Would Fire Muellerand the indictments seemed to increase the odds that Trump might fire Mueller b
Slate / Posted 19 days ago
and the indictments seemed to increase the odds that Trump might fire Mueller before he could complete his work. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. Is it time for Congress, then, to do something to pre-emptively protect the special... Read more
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How Flake and Corker Derailed a Day of Unity in the Senateunity. Senate Republicans had a turbulent Tuesday morning. But nothing, they h
Slate / Posted 25 days ago
unity. Senate Republicans had a turbulent Tuesday morning. But nothing, they hoped, that a good luncheon couldn’t solve. Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer. Retiring Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, had gotten into it with the president again, saying... Read more
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