Science Nov 10

How the tax code overhaul could slam higher ed

The tax code overhaul pending in Congress is littered with provisions that would make it a lot harder for most Americans to go to college or grad school, writes Ted Afield, director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic…

Politics Nov 06

(L-R) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi look on during a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans of the Second World War on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RC12FD89CEA0
Debate over these bills could lead to a government shutdown

An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can't agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump's position can change with each lawmaker he talks to.

Politics Nov 03

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., testifies at a Senate hearing in 2012. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Female lawmakers allege harassment by House colleagues

WASHINGTON — For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he'd been thinking about her in the…

Nov 03

GOP tax bill would be broadest tax code rewrite in 30 years

WASHINGTON — With fanfare and a White House kickoff, House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy's every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and reduced personal taxes for many with…

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