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President Donald Trump kisses a printed example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tax overhaul from House Republicans (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A provision in the House Republican tax bill is igniting a battle over abortion. The measure explicitly lets people designate "unborn children" as beneficiaries of 529 accounts. The language defines...
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President Donald Trump holds an example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With fanfare and a White House kickoff, House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan Thursday that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy's every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and reduced personal taxes for many with fewer deductions...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on tax policy with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2017 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would leave intact current tax rules on retirement accounts popular with middle class Americans and maintain a top income tax rate for million-dollar earners as negotiators scrambled to finalize the first major overhaul in three decades. The legislation is a long...
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November 01, 2017 - 5:27 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire businessman Ken Griffin is donating $125 million to the University of Chicago's Department of Economics. The university announced Griffin's gift Wednesday, saying it's the second-largest in school history and brings his personal donations to the school to nearly $150...
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The Capitol is seen at dawn as the Republican-controlled Congress prepares for a hectic week unveiling and promoting its tax-cutting plan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 30, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another deep crack opened in support for President Donald Trump and the Republicans' tax-cutting plan on Monday, as a powerful lobbying group in the housing industry withdrew its blessing for the GOP's top legislative priority just as its details are set to be revealed. The move...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. The Associated Press has learned the Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges. That would mean abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of fully erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of students deceived by now-defunct for-profit schools had over $550 million in such loans canceled completely. The possible change could leave many students scrambling after expecting full forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 30, 2017 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, a huge "Vote!" flag waves above Interstate 35 as motorists pass, in San Antonio. Texas voters are being asked to approve or reject seven proposed amendments to the state constitution in upcoming elections. They deal with everything from property tax exemptions to looser home equity loan rules to sports raffles and savings accounts that offer prizes for opening them. The Legislature had proposed 673 constitutional amendments, with 491 approved by voters, 179 defeated and three failing to make the ballot for "reasons that are historically obscure," according to the Texas Legislative Council. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 29, 2017 - 5:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No statewide offices are up for grabs on this year's ballot and congressional and legislative races elections are still a year away. But Texans are being asked to vote on seven amendments to the state Constitution — which has already grown to among the nation's longest thanks...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. Oct. 25, that the government does not have to immediately resume paying "Obamacare" health care subsidies that President Donald Trump cut off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2017 - 7:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help. State attorneys...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Brady says he’s discussing the 401(k) issue with President Donald Trump, who earlier this week shot down the possibility of changes to the popular savings program. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 25, 2017 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with the president insisting the middle-class favorite will remain untouched and lawmakers open to revisions. Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 23, 2017 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement savings program will be untouched. Still, the head of the House's tax-writing...
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