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Trump aims to achieve congressional balancing act on taxes
President Donald Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a GOP-crafted tax overhaul, but negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turnoffs for the GOP.
The Latest: Chief says 10 officers hurt in St. Louis protest
Interim chief: 10 law enforcement officers injured during protests in St. Louis after judge acquits white former police officer in shooting death of black man
Sanders, GOP push banner health care bills
Both parties are ready to roll out health care bills that make statements but have little chance of quickly becoming law
Gov. Greitens rappels into Professional Bull Riders event
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens rappels into Professional Bull Riders event in Springfield
The Note: A more disciplined Trump lays tax overhaul at Congress' feet
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence travel to Texas , where they are expected to meet today with storm survivors and survey damage . "I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress." President Trump is calling on Congress to pass a tax cut plan into law
Trump pushes tax reform 'vision,' pressures Congress to deliver
In an address kicking off his administration's push to overhaul the U.S. tax system, President Donald Trump outlined a broad set of proposals Wednesday, including lower rates and a reworking of the tax code, and placed pressure on Congress to deliver on the pledges to help the Republican party
Senators seek stability in health insurance market, amid Trump threats to end payments
While Senate Republicans’ efforts to overhaul the health care system failed last week, lawmakers are still working on short-term reforms, most notably to keep insurance premiums from skyrocketing next year. Led by Chairman Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn, the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions
16 more indicted in Turkish embassy brawl
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 16 people for allegedly assaulting protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited last month. The incident was caught on camera and caused a diplomatic crisis, with Turkey and the U.S.
House Speaker Paul Ryan declares 'An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us'
Members of the House of Representatives gathered at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., today after the shooting at a Virginia park that injured five people, including U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. Democrats and Republicans held hands and prayed together at the start of the briefing, and
Top Dem says NSA leak offers 'verified info' linking Russia to election hacking
While condemning the leak of classified information, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee today said that because a secret NSA document was posted online yesterday "we now have verified information" showing that Russian intelligence services were in fact behind last year's