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For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failureThe most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing their tax bill through Congress next week may well be what it averts _ another big GOP legislative failure in the age of Trump
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On Trump turf, GOP still seeks North Dakota Senate candidateRepublicans in North Dakota, where Donald Trump won last year by one of his largest margins, are struggling to line up a big-name challenger in a prime opportunity to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Nevada governor and wife separating, plan to divorceNevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he and his wife, Kathleen, have decided to separate and plan to divorce after 27 years of marriage
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Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 racesBoth Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights
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Trump calls wife of hospitalized Sen. John McCainPresident Donald Trump has called the wife of John McCain as the Arizona senator is hospitalized for cancer treatments
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Donald Trump listens people speak in support of Republican tax policy reform, during an event in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Washington. Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under TrumpAmericans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close
The Associated Press4 hours ago
AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he metAP FACT CHECK: Trump has denied ever meeting women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances, but an Associated Press Fact Check finds that claim is implausible at best
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, arrives at his office in the Capitol as House Republicans prepare to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax dealRepublicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Health law sign-up deadline extended for some peopleAfter a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act
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GOP Tax Bill Scraps Alimony DeductionsAmerica's biggest tax law overhaul in more than 30 years contains a provision that some experts say is going to make divorce a more difficult process—especially for lower-income couples. The final version of the Republican tax plan removes the tax deduction for alimony payments, which are support payments generally...
Newser5 hours ago
For the CDC, These 7 Words Are Off LimitsThey're not exactly on par with George Carlin's famous list , but the CDC now has a list of forbidden words all its own. That is, the White House has told the health agency not to use the words in any budget documents being prepared for next year, reports the Washington...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE- In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Midland City, Ala.  Moore is telling supporters “the battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race as he asks for campaign donations and any reports of voting irregularities. Moore in a Friday, Dec. 15, fundraising email asked supporters to contribute to his “election integrity fund” and tell them of any problems at the polls. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate raceRepublican Roy Moore is telling supporters "the battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race as he asks for campaign donations and any reports of voting irregularities
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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