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Insuring Coastal Cities Against the Next Hurricane Harvey

September 2, 2017
Greg Ip | The Wall Street Journal
Americans don’t like being forced to buy flood coverage, but it may be the best way to protect the booming economies most at risk
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Trump's tax speech: light on substance, heavy on populism

August 31, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
You won't learn anything new about the secretly-negotiated details of the Republican tax plan, when President Trump visits a manufacturing company in Springfield, Missouri.
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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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