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Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

August 19, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
Before any hard battle, it's common to seek a little spiritual guidance. In preparation for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code, a group of House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee traveled this week to Rancho del Cielo — the ranch of former President Ronald Reagan outside Santa Barbara.
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Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

August 17, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
A group of Republicans gathered at former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.
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The Daily 202: Congress will have 12 working days to prevent a debt default and keep the government open

August 11, 2017
James Hohmann | The Washington Post
August is supposed to be a time when Washington recharges, relaxes and refreshes. But just beyond that happy hour cocktail or beach blanket is a looming fiscal battle over funding the government and raising the debt limit.
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Uncle Sam is about to redefine which Americans are rich — again

August 8, 2017
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Whether to raise taxes on the rich is one of the thorniest issues in tax reform. Underlying that debate is an even more fundamental question: Who exactly qualifies as wealthy?
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Democrats call for new 'outsourcing tax'

August 2, 2017
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Democrats are calling for harsh new punishments on companies that outsource jobs and a crackdown on currency manipulation, embracing a more populist economic agenda as they seek to win back control of Congress in next year's midterm elections.
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Wisconsin’s Lavish Lure for Foxconn: $3 Billion in Tax Subsidies

July 28, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Nelson D. Schwartz, Patricia Cohen | The New York Times
Foxconn’s plan for a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin is certainly good news for President Trump and Republican politicians Gov. Scott Walker and Speaker Paul D. Ryan, whose district the plant would call home.
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Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

July 21, 2017
Juliet Eilperin, Damien Paletta | The Washington Post
The White House has frozen or withdrawn hundreds of planned rules, a move aimed at bolstering the economy but that scraps proposed protections for workers and the environment.
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White House unveils ‘Made in America’ week, though many Trump products are made overseas

July 17, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump, whose company outsources the manufacturing of many of its products to overseas factories, is unveiling “Made in America” week at the White House to promote products made in the United States.
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