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    Paying for the Tax Cut Free Lunch

    A new report from the Tax Policy Center starts with a simple premise: There’s no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to tax cuts, which are eventually paid for with higher taxes or lower...

  • It’s Official: No Government Shutdown – for Now

    President Trump signed a short-term continuing resolution today to fund the federal government through Friday, December 22. Bloomberg called the maneuver “a monumental piece of can kicking,” which is...

  • FILE PHOTO: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters ahead of the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

    Could Susan Collins Flip Her Vote on the Tax Cut?

    The odds still very much favor the passage of the Republican tax bill, but there are questions about one of the Senate’s pivotal votes. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has concerns about the bill’s...

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    Probably No Shutdown, at Least This Week

    The House passed a government funding bill Thursday to keep the doors open for a few more weeks, and the Senate is expected to approve the measure as soon as tonight. Earlier in the day, the Big Four...

  • FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    GOP Tax Plan Not Doing Well at the Polls

    A CBS News poll released Thursday confirms what other surveys have been saying for some time: The Republican tax plan is not popular with the general public. While most Republicans support the tax...