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  • U.S. corporate alternative minimum tax should be removed: House Republican

    December 4, 2017 1:40 PM 20

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The alternative minimum tax on corporations, which had been included in the U.S. Senate’s tax bill, should be eliminated in the final legislation, Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said on Monday. “I think that has to be eliminated because that would destroy R&D,” McCarthy said in an interview

  • White House open to small changes on corporate tax rate: budget chief Mulvaney

    December 3, 2017 4:30 PM 19

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is willing to consider a small increase on the corporate tax rate if it is needed to finalize the bill in the U.S. Congress, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday. Mulvaney made his comments after President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that the corporate tax rate could end up at 22 percent

  • Disputed CFPB acting director plans to seek preliminary injunction: filing

    December 2, 2017 1:24 AM 25

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The disputed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a court filing on Friday that she plans to seek a preliminary injunction against rival acting director Mick Mulvaney and the Trump administration by Dec. 5. President Donald Trump named Mulvaney, the White House budget director, as acting director

  • U.S. remains committed to Libyan political agreement: State Department

    December 1, 2017 6:20 PM 18

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States remains committed to the Libyan Political Agreement, the State Department said in a statement following U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Friday. “Attempts to bypass the UN-facilitated political process or impose a military solution to the conflict would

  • Congressman Andre Carson Rooting for Jay-Z to Run for President

    December 1, 2017 3:49 PM 20

    Jay-Z should give Donald Trump a run for his money in 2020 ... so says Congressman Andre Carson. We got the distinguished gentleman from Indiana in D.C. Thursday, and asked him if he enjoyed Hova's 4:44 tour stop at the Capital One Arena. Carson gushed about the show ... and then took his praise one HUGE step further. Check it out ... Rep. Carson -- who grew up in a similar

  • Anthony Scaramucci and Wife Reconcile, Divorce Dropped

    November 30, 2017 10:50 PM 44

    Anthony Scaramucci and his wife are giving marriage another try ... Deidre Ball has dropped her divorce petition. Scaramucci tells TMZ they are "absolutely" back together. He says they are back living under the same roof. You'll recall, Deidre, his wife of 3 years, filed to end the marriage last July. There were reports she was fed up with his D.C. ambitions

  • Pelosi calls for Conyers to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations

    November 30, 2017 4:17 PM 28

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign, amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against the nation's longest-serving congressman. At her weekly press briefing, Pelosi, D-Calif., called the allegations against Conyers “serious and disappointing.” “I pray for Congressman Conyers, however, Congressman

  • Republican McCain to support 'far from perfect' Senate tax bill: statement

    November 30, 2017 4:08 PM 33

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Thursday he will support the tax legislation under consideration by the Senate, saying he believes it will directly benefit all Americans. “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support the Senate tax reform bill. I believe this legislation, though far from perfect

  • Senate to vote on motion to proceed on tax bill: lawmaker

    November 29, 2017 5:11 PM 24

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a motion to proceed on a Republican tax bill on Wednesday, a Republican lawmaker said, an action that could allow the chamber to vote on whether to adopt the tax-cut legislation as early as Thursday. “Today we have a pretty good vote, motion to proceed on our tax reform,” Senator Dean Heller

  • Al Franken Smiles and Poses for Photo with Students Amid Harassment Allegations

    November 28, 2017 7:36 PM 22

    Al Franken's still Mr. Popular in D.C. ... at least to a group of students eager to take a picture with the Senator. We got Sen. Franken on Capitol Hill Tuesday looking to be in good spirits as he posed for a photo with some happy students from Virginia. His smile faded away, though, as we tried to ask him questions about allegations against him ... and got rebuffed