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Meet the Guy Tasked With Hearing Your Tax and Trade Complaints

Meet the Guy Tasked With Hearing Your Tax and Trade Complaints

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new top economic policy aide has a complicated checklist: oversee implementation of the new tax law and mitigate the damage of impending trade disputes.
White House Not Actively Weighing Capital Gains Tax Change, Source Says

White House Not Actively Weighing Capital Gains Tax Change, Source Says

The White House isn’t actively considering the Treasury Department’s push to issue a rule that would slash tax bills for investors who have investment income, according to a person familiar with the
In New Round of Tax Cuts, Retirement Changes Seen as Most Likely to Pass

In New Round of Tax Cuts, Retirement Changes Seen as Most Likely to Pass

Republicans are promising a comprehensive second round of tax cuts -- but tax changes affecting retirement savings may be the only measures with enough political support to make it through Congress
McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

Amid a bipartisan uproar over President Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Russia against meddling again in U.S. elections and said his chamber
Republicans Call Trump Summit Remarks ‘Shameful’ and ‘Bizarre’

Republicans Call Trump Summit Remarks ‘Shameful’ and ‘Bizarre’

A growing number of Republican lawmakers harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s performance at a Monday news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying
Senate Sends Trump Message to Slow Down on Tariff Escalation

Senate Sends Trump Message to Slow Down on Tariff Escalation

The U.S. Senate took President Donald Trump to task on trade but fell short of curtailing his power to impose tariffs.
Trump’s Tariff Barrage Pushes China Fight to Point of No Return

Trump’s Tariff Barrage Pushes China Fight to Point of No Return

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing his trade conflict with China toward a point where neither side can back down.
China Vows Retaliation Against Trump's $200 Billion Trade Threat

China Vows Retaliation Against Trump's $200 Billion Trade Threat

China vowed to fightback against the Trump administration’s plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
Trump Has Made Decision on Supreme Court Nomination, Sources Say

Trump Has Made Decision on Supreme Court Nomination, Sources Say

Donald Trump has decided who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the president prepares to make a prime-time announcement of a choice that could
Trump Weighing Senator Mike Lee for Supreme Court Vacancy, Sources Say

Trump Weighing Senator Mike Lee for Supreme Court Vacancy, Sources Say

President Donald Trump has asked advisers their opinions about nominating Utah Senator Mike Lee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the
IRS Nominee Says He’s Never Had a Client Under Audit for a Decade

IRS Nominee Says He’s Never Had a Client Under Audit for a Decade

Charles Rettig, a tax lawyer who is Donald Trump’s pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers Thursday he’d never represented a client who has been under a continuous agency audit for a decade, as is the
Democrat Helps Trump Block Move to Limit Tariff Power

Democrat Helps Trump Block Move to Limit Tariff Power

A Republican-led effort to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to impose tariffs based on national security grounds was scuttled for a second time this month, after the president got some help from
Left-Wing Challenger Takes Out Top Democrat in New York Primary

Left-Wing Challenger Takes Out Top Democrat in New York Primary

A top member of the House Democratic leadership was blindsided by a New York City primary loss at the hands of a fresh-faced candidate who raised one-tenth as much money and now becomes a
GOP Leaders Want to Celebrate Tax Cuts, But Few Are Listening

GOP Leaders Want to Celebrate Tax Cuts, But Few Are Listening

Republican leaders wanted to tout the six-month anniversary of their tax cuts this week. The rest of Washington was too busy to join the fanfare.
Venezuelan Autocrat Maduro Attempts a Public Relations Coup

Venezuelan Autocrat Maduro Attempts a Public Relations Coup

After winning re-election in a vote derided as a sham, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is embarking on a more difficult task: persuading everyone who labeled him a ruthless autocrat that he’s
Trump's Tariffs Anger U.S. Manufacturers, Business Groups

Trump's Tariffs Anger U.S. Manufacturers, Business Groups

Manufacturers and business groups slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.
U.S. Allies Hit Back as Trump Revokes Steel Tariff Reprieve

U.S. Allies Hit Back as Trump Revokes Steel Tariff Reprieve

America’s closest allies plan to slap billions of dollars in tit-for-tat tariffs on U.S. goods after the Trump administration announced it’s imposing steel and aluminum duties on them.
Jailed U.S. Citizen Visits White House After Venezuela Release

Jailed U.S. Citizen Visits White House After Venezuela Release

President Donald Trump pledged to soon bring home more Americans held overseas during a meeting at the White House with a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 who was released after
Trump Says U.S. Prisoner Released by Venezuela After Pressure

Trump Says U.S. Prisoner Released by Venezuela After Pressure

An American citizen imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 is on a plane back to Washington, where he’ll meet with President Donald Trump, after being released in response to pressure from the U.S.
Trump Willing to Wait for Good Nafta Deal, Whatever That Is

Trump Willing to Wait for Good Nafta Deal, Whatever That Is

With about two weeks left until what may be the final deadline for a new Nafta this year, Mexico and Canada are signaling there’s a deal to be had -- if President Donald Trump wants one.