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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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By TIME The road to more bipartisanship in Congress might be paved with good intentions. Two Texas lawmakers drew praise from both sides of the aisle after they successfully completed a 1,600-mile drive to Washington, D.C., in a Chevy Impala…

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By ROLL CALL With a major winter storm on the East Coast canceling flights across the country, two congressmen decided to have a bipartisan adventure on their way back to Washington. Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Will Hurd rented a…

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By Olivia Lovenmark, The Huffington Post The world is becoming more partisan, and we can understand why this is happening when you look at the consistency of global events that encourage impassioned and extreme points of view. Events like financialization and…

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By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Americans are spending a lot of time talking politics these days, and one clear consensus amid the partisan strife is that most want compromise from the government in Washington. In a new CNN/ORC poll, 72% say…

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By David Wasserman, FIVE THIRTY EIGHT President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was among the narrowest in history, and the country is deeply split on his job performance so far. But if you feel like you hardly know anyone who…

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By Sylvan Lane, THE HILL The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday that the federal government’s borrowing authority would likely run out this fall if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. The United States is expected to hit the legal…

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By FORBES I was reminded of The Endless Summer when Treasury Secretary Mnuchin in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal stated that he looked to having tax reform completed by Summer. Then, Secretary Mnuchin quickly amended that statement,…

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By CNN President Donald Trump reached for poetry and conjured a vision of common national purpose Tuesday during his first address to Congress, shifting his tone from the dark, searing approach of his previous big speeches to the nation. Trump…

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By USA Today Congress returns from recess Monday to tackle an ambitious agenda to replace Obamacare, lower taxes, fund a Southwest border wall, boost military spending and approve up to $1 trillion to rebuild the nation’s aging roads, bridges and…

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By John W. Schoen, CNBC After a 15-month hiatus, Congress is once again warming up for another round of self-inflicted budget “crises” that have become all but standard operating procedure when the Treasury needs to raise the limit of its…

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