On Washington: Comey’s Firing May Imperil Republicans’ Legislative Agenda

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Spread the loveTweet Mr. Schumer also requested that Mr. McConnell call a closed-door and possibly classified all-senators briefing with top Justice Department officials on the state of the investigation. Such…


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A Republican Principle Is Shed in the Fight on Health Care

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Spread the loveTweet The health care law, said Thomas Miller, a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, has underscored how new entitlements inevitably become part of what he called…


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Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine

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Spread the loveTweet The outsize economic role of the American health care industry heightens the risks posed by the Republicans’ effort in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enacted…


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Public Health: The House Passed Its Health Care Bill. Now the Scorekeepers Will Weigh In.

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Spread the loveTweet During the debate over the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the budget office played a central role. Many Democratic lawmakers would not vote for the bill without…


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On Washington: Has the G.O.P. Kicked Open a Health Care ‘Hornet’s Nest’?

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Spread the loveTweet “Republicans kicked a hornet’s nest, and it is not too soon to begin saying goodbye to some of my Republican colleagues from moderate districts, because this will…


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On Washington: Trump Gets a Win He Wasn’t Counting On: He Saved the Filibuster

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Spread the loveTweet Majority Republicans then have a ready excuse for not taking actions pushed by the White House that senators of both parties might deem unwise: The Democrats will…


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Public Health: Republican Health Proposal Would Undermine Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

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Spread the loveTweet The ability to opt out of the benefit requirements could substantially reduce the value of insurance on the market. A patient with cancer might, for example, still…


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On Washington: Why Congress’s Bipartisan Budget Deal Should Make Trump Worried

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Spread the loveTweet By insisting on proposals that both parties on Capitol Hill knew could not pass — the border wall funding in particular — the White House took itself…


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Republicans’ Fiscal Discipline Wilts in Face of Trump’s Tax Plan

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Spread the loveTweetMr. Trump’s proposal, while short on details, calls for cutting taxes on corporations and individuals, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent and…


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5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump’s Tax Plan This Year

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Spread the loveTweetPhoto The Capitol dome. Opposition from Democrats and a lack of unity by Republicans are two of the problems facing the president’s proposed tax overhaul. Credit Doug Mills/The…


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