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It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.
All of this is taking shape at such extraordinary velocity, absent the usual analyses and hearings, that even the most savvy Washington lobbyist cannot be fully certain of ...

Trump Feuds With Democrats Ahead of a Possible Government Shutdown
Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer hope to use the negotiations to help undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children and to provide financing for the Children’s Health ...

In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip
If the bill passes the Senate, lawmakers will still need to resolve key differences between the House and Senate bills, including whether to make the tax cuts for ...

The Republican Tax on the Future
It is not surprising, then, that just one of 38 prominent economists surveyed by the University of Chicago agreed that the Republican tax cut would substantially lift the ...

When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage
Photo Protesters rallied outside the Capitol last week. Credit Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency Though their ham-fisted attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in September, Republican lawmakers ...

Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan
In addition, the tax plans would increase the time it took homeowners to qualify for an exclusion from capital gains taxes owed when they eventually sold their homes. ...

Blast From the Past: The Current Political World Mirrors 2009
Republicans sensed eight years ago that Democrats were well on their way to political disaster. And in Massachusetts, they were seeing convincing evidence of a sea change in ...

Maurice D. Hinchey, Congressman and Environmental Advocate, Dies at 79
Although he had an unassuming demeanor and kept a relatively low profile, Mr. Hinchey came to be known as a reliable Democratic vote and wielded influence with a ...

Pennsylvania Congressman Is Under F.B.I. Scrutiny, Court Records Show
Photo Representative Robert A. Brady, Democrat of Pennsylvania, at a news conference in Philadelphia in September. He has denied that he paid a political opponent $90,000 to drop ...

If 2018 Is Like 2017, the House Will Be a Tossup
Assume, for the moment, that next year’s midterm elections go exactly like this year’s special and general elections. What would happen? The Democrats would post sweeping gains. They ...