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Nation Jan 01Millions get a pay raise and other new laws kick in this year
From pay raises to marijuana legalization, the New Year brought a spate of new state laws. Reid Wilson, a reporter at The Hill newspaper, tells Lisa Desjardins about the major changes that went into effect.
Politics Dec 203 charts that show how the GOP tax bill will affect you
We now have a final estimate of how the GOP tax bill will affect different income groups at different points over the next several years.
Politics Dec 15Everything you need to know about the GOP’s final tax plan in 3 charts
On Friday, Republicans released what they say is the final version of their tax plan. Here's everything you need to know about the bill.
Nation Dec 07Send your questions: How will the tax bill affect you?
Republicans hope to pass a massive tax overhaul through Congress by Christmas. But significant confusion still remains over precisely what the Republican approach would mean for American individuals and businesses.
Politics Dec 05Read John Conyers’ letter to Congress saying he is retiring
"Given the totality of the circumstance of not being afforded the right of due process, in conjunction with current health conditions and to preserve my legacy and good name, I am retiring," Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wrote in his departure…
Politics Dec 01What we found in the new Senate tax bill
With just hours until an anticipated vote Friday, Republicans sent out their proposed final tax bill draft to members of the U.S. Senate. Here’s what stood out to us in our initial look at the new draft.
Politics Nov 30Susan Collins on taxes, health care and Trump’s mental health
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, touched on everything from taxes to health care to the possibility of a government shutdown to the president’s mental health at the Christian Science Monitor’s regular breakfast with newsmakers Thursday.
Politics Nov 29We asked every senator for their reaction to Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets
The PBS NewsHour on Wednesday reached out to every U.S. senator for their reactions to the anti-Muslim Trump retweets.
Politics Nov 28How the Senate tax bill affects rich and poor, in three charts
Lower-income people stand to lose the most in the Senate GOP tax plan.
Nation Nov 23The real story behind the White House turkey pardon ceremony
The presidential pardon is bestowed to one lucky turkey every year in November. But why has theatrical, annual tradition become part of our American holiday traditions? Lisa Desjardins has the answer.