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By CNN A group of 40 congressional Democrats and Republicans said Monday they will support a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown if that budget comes without any partisan strings attached. Read more…

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By Jonathan Nicholson, BLOOMBERG Lawmakers should not forget the nearly $20 trillion national debt as they craft policies on big-ticket items like overhauling the tax system or making changes to the health-care system, according to recent polling commissioned by an…

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By THE WALL STREET JOURNAL With April 18 nearly here, U.S. taxpayers are likely asking themselves: Where exactly are my tax dollars going? Read more…

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By POLITICO Democrats say they will make funding for a key Obamacare program a top priority in the next spending bill after President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to stop it, raising the possibility of a government shutdown threat over…

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By THE HUFFINGTON POST Without question, the two major parties are estranged in partisanship greater than I have seen in my lifetime, reflecting in part the divisions in the country. This schism has been greatly exacerbated by President Trump’s tendency…

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By Chris Cillizza, CNN It’s no secret that Congress doesn’t get much done these days. And that partisanship and polarization are at record levels. Read more…

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By Cristina Marco, THE HILL House Republicans are heading back to their districts without much to brag about. At the beginning of six consecutive weeks of work, many GOP lawmakers had anticipated a productive stretch of legislating that would put…

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By Alan Murray, FORTUNE For those of you who still think a major tax reform is possible this year, I call your attention to a piece published this weekend by my former co-conspirator Jeffrey Birnbaum, with whom I covered the…

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By Judy Kurtz, THE HILL Starbucks is providing a jolt to political discourse, giving away free cups of coffee to customers who chat it up with someone on the other side of the aisle. With help from Boston-based startup Hi…

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By THE WALL STREET JOURNAL President Donald Trump and GOP leaders enter their next big battle facing stubborn opposition in both parties that increases Republicans’ worries that they will need more Democratic support than previously expected to avert a government…

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By Former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) THE HILL I want to be optimistic about tax reform in this Congress. Reducing tax rates, simplifying the tax code, and making it more fair is long overdue. But as I watch things unfolding…

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By BUSINESS INSIDER After the unraveling of the GOP’s plan to revamp the American healthcare system, Republican leaders have turned their attention to other legislative matters. Read more….

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