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Politics Mar 08Why Cohn’s departure raises doubts on Trump economic agenda
Gary Cohn's announced resignation as President Donald Trump's top economic aide heightened doubts about the direction of the administration's economic policies just as Republican lawmakers were preparing for midterm elections against Democrats re-energized by their opposition to the White House.
Politics Dec 03Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it
Over the next decade, the Republican tax plan would add at least $1 trillion to the national debt on top of an additional $10 trillion in deficits over the same period. This borrowing spree would mark a sharp reversal for…
Economy Oct 27White House says tax cuts could add $1.2T to U.S. economy
President Donald Trump's top economist is doubling down on claims that corporate tax cuts would spark rapid economic growth and boost incomes.
Politics Aug 30WATCH: President Trump pledges to “bring back Main Street” with his tax plan
But the effort is already facing political headwinds. The White House and Republican lawmakers have not finalized a plan and the push comes amid an intense September workload for Congress.
Politics Jul 31Trump’s tax plan has aggressive deadline, but few details
The White House hopes to have the House pass a tax overhaul in October that the Senate could then approve in November, said Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs.
Politics Jul 17Trump wants new NAFTA deal to cut trade deficit with Mexico
The new NAFTA objectives, a requirement to begin talks on updating the agreement in the next 30 days, contain the first specifics for a Trump administration that has made bold promises on trade.
Politics Jun 29Trump plan would expand oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic
Trump says more steps are needed to "unleash" domestic reserves and remove government regulations that could prevent the U.S. from achieving global dominance in energy.
Politics Jun 15As deadline nears, White House without a debt ceiling plan
"It's fair to say we haven't settled on a final way to address the debt ceiling any more than the Hill has," Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney said.
Politics Jun 11Trump seeks pivot from Russia probe to job training
President Donald Trump is trying to change the subject back to his promise to make American job creation a top priority.
Economy May 02Trump says he’ll explore possibility of higher gas tax
Trump suggested an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan.