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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 27, 2017 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, roiling Washington with brinkmanship less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown and President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. Majority Leader...
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Graphic shows highlights President Donald Trump’s tax plan; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
April 27, 2017 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it. CLAIM: TAX CUT IS BIGGEST EVER...
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In this March 31, 2017 photo, retired Santa Fe resident Sheila Hartney, 68, receives a pamphlet promoting a plan to tax sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages from a professional canvasser in Santa Fe, N.M. Voters in New Mexico's capital city have until May 2 to decide whether to levy a new 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary soda and other sweetened beverages. The citywide tax would pay to expand early childhood educational programs. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
April 27, 2017 - 2:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's being pitched as an educational lifeline for impoverished preschool-aged children and condemned as the latest example of local government overreach sweeping progressive cities from coast to coast. Voters in New Mexico's capital city have until Tuesday to decide whether to...
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Graphic shows highlights President Donald Trump’s tax plan; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
April 27, 2017 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it. CLAIM: TAX CUT IS BIGGEST EVER...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017, during a meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2017 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in tense negotiations on a spending bill to keep the government open, accusing them of trying to close national parks and jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops over demands to provide...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. It was the latest concession by the White House, which had...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, joined by National Economic Director Gary Cohn, center, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 26, 2017 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing. Yet the proposal so far remains short of vital details, including how it would be paid for. And based on the few...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes a question in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, where he discussed President Donald Trump tax proposals. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 26, 2017 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals — outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code rules...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, joined by National Economic Director Gary Cohn, speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 26, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his ambitious plan is alarming lawmakers who worry it...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017. The president is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 26, 2017 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. The White House on Wednesday was to release broad outlines of...
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