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‘Canary in the coal mine’: Republicans fear Democratic wins mean more losses to come

November 9, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
A wave of Democratic victories ignited a ferocious debate across the Republican Party on Wednesday over whether President Trump’s un­or­tho­dox behavior and polarizing agenda are jeopardizing the GOP’s firm grip on power in Congress, governors’ mansions and state legislatures.
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Voters Deliver a Big Win for Democrats, and a Blow to Trump

November 9, 2017
Molly Ball, Philip Elliott | TIME
The Trump backlash has begun. One year after their stinging defeat, Democrats bounced back in the off-year elections on Nov. 7 with a surprise sweep from coast to coast, delivering an ominous rebuke to an unpopular President and his party.
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In China, Trump Places His Bets on Flattering Xi Jinping

November 9, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
President Trump heaped praise on President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday, blaming Mr. Trump’s own predecessors for China’s yawning trade surplus with the United States and saying he was confident that Mr. Xi could defuse the threat from North Korea.
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Senate bill to unwrap with tax cuts, end to local deduction

November 9, 2017
Erica Werner, Marcy Gordon | Associated Press
The Senate version of the Republicans’ high-stakes tax overhaul is set to be unveiled with billions in tax cuts for people and corporations, repeal of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, and a likely compression of the personal income tax brackets from seven to four.
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In hard-line speech, Trump warns North Korea: ‘Do not underestimate us’

November 8, 2017
Ashley Parker, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday warned against the threat posed by “a country ruled by a cult” in a hard-line speech aimed at rallying international pressure against North Korea over its escalating nuclear weapons program.
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Trump to Democrats: the tax plan is bad for me

November 8, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Trump to Democrats: the tax plan is bad for me
When Trump rang in, Cohn put him on speaker. The president said the tax bill was awful for rich people, and repeated a line he has used about his accountant telling him it's a bad bill for him. The meeting went well enough that the group plans to meet again next week.
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