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A budget deficit challenge for Trump’s tax plan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent,...

It’s Tax Day and refunds are up, audits down

WASHINGTON — Tuesday is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing federal tax returns. But...

Democrat ends all-night speech as Supreme Court clash nears

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator yielded the Senate floor Wednesday morning after talking through the night to highlight his party's opposition to President Donald...

White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews

WASHINGTON — Republicans were entertaining a White House offer Tuesday to revise the party's failed health care bill, as the GOP tried to resuscitate...

Schumer seizes on Trump team’s offer to work with Dems

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader...

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing...

McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign...

House GOP releases bill replacing Obamacare

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama's health care law, a package that would scale...

US rig count increases 2 this week to 756

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 756. A year ago,...

An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days...

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