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Precision sacrificed for speed as GOP rushes ahead on taxes

December 11, 2017
Erica Werner | The Washington Post
Republicans are moving their tax plan toward final passage at stunning speed, blowing past Democrats before they’ve had time to fully mobilize against it but leaving the measure vulnerable to the types of expensive problems popping up in their massive and complex plan.
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Americans Give Trump Higher Grades on Economy Than Overall

December 11, 2017
Eli Stokols | The Wall Street Journal
Although President Donald Trump’s overall approval ratings have dropped to the lowest point of his presidency, he is getting significantly higher marks in one important area: his handling of the economy.
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A closer look at the GOP tax plans

December 5, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The House bill makes the new lower tax rates permanent while the Senate bill allows them to sunset in 2025, and House Republicans like that the Senate bill repeals the individual health insurance mandate, which would allow the GOP to finally chip away at Obamacare. But Democrats say Republicans are rushing and making mistakes.
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GOP holdouts appear to inch closer to voting 'yes' on tax bill

November 29, 2017
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Republican lawmakers remain focused on gaining support to pass a bill on tax reform.
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Trump pushes skeptical Republicans on tax plan

November 28, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Trump goes to Capitol Hill Tuesday in a new push for his biggest domestic priority: the tax overhaul. Senate Republicans hope for a vote this week on a bill, but it's not clear if they will have enough support for it to pass.
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Senate tax debate gets heated

November 18, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
One day after House Republicans passed a tax overhaul bill, the Senate version cleared a key committee today on a straight party line vote. This followed 25 hours of debate that got heated at the end.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill

November 17, 2017
The panelists discussed the status of the Mueller investigation and where Sessions stands with President Donald Trump.
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Senators get into heated dispute over GOP tax plan

November 17, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
A shouting match erupted in the Senate over the Republican tax overhaul, with Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and Utah Republican Orrin Hatch arguing Thursday night over who benefits from the GOP plan. The heated exchange came after Republicans successfully voted to move the bill to the Senate floor.
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