Stories tagged: republicans
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
When Senate Republicans introduced their tax bill in the middle of last month, they faced competing interests: Some senators thought it wasn’t generous enough for working families. Others thought it …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
There should be no net increase in budget deficits; indeed, other taxes (a carbon tax?) should be gradually increased to help close the long-term gap between federal spending and taxes.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
The corporate tax cuts – which would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy – are permanent. Which tells you exactly where the Republicans’ values lie and whom they’re trying to serve.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Steve Bannon is telling people he’s not coming after mainstream Republicans in the House the way he’s targeting senators with anti-establishment disrupters in primaries. Many in the House are looking …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Property taxes are how cities and towns pay for police, schools and roadwork. Doing away with their deductibility would hurt local governments’ ability to raise revenues to cover such services.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama’s GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Two of President Donald Trump’s leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Republicans made corporate tax cuts permanent, while the tax cuts for working stiffs are temporary. It’s a payoff for the GOP’s big-money donors, and a scam to hide what the …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
House Republicans want to look strong on expanding domestic energy independence, but a bill that would give them those bragging rights could face backlash from environmentalists in their own party.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and profit – and cause money to trickle …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Republicans in the Oregon Senate have chosen Sen. Jackie Winters to be their new leader.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning the country’s largest red state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who could prove even more conservative and willing to buck …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Amid pressure from within the Republican Party to step aside, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore on Sunday night called a newspaper report carrying allegations he had sexual contact with a …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
In a decade that has seen a resurgence of American political polarization, two-thirds of all state governments now will be fully controlled by either Democrats or Republicans. That rivals the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Republican lawmakers have successfully expanded the scope of Montana’s special session next week to vote on cuts proposed by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and consider additional fund transfers as the …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey – their first of the young Trump era – mark the beginning of an anti-Trump …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
You cannot band together with other aggrieved parties and go to court, even if there’s a demonstrated pattern of abuse by the corporations affecting millions of customers.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Remember the extraordinary public clash this week between two Republican senators and President Donald Trump? House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that people aren’t interested.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
The Trump administration has agreed to a “very substantial” payout and is apologizing to tea party groups to settle lawsuits over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Two top Republicans announced a bill Tuesday restoring federal subsidies to insurers that includes tough conditions sought by the White House. Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it, but …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
In a furious exchange of tweets and counter-tweets, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Republican Sen. Bob Corker “couldn’t get elected dog catcher,” and the senator fired back that Trump …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump’s choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls. The president promised southwest Virginia voters in a tweet, “Ed Gillespie will never …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Empowering ATF to ban firearms devices without explicit authorization from Congress is a far greater threat to the Second Amendment than any legislation Congress could pass.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But in California on Friday, he’s in a state that Trump …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party’s politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
The center is all but gone. We have become a country dominated by its extremes.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: “Nobody can run and hide.”