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Hours after trashing Democrats on taxes, Trump says he wants their help on a tax bill

“One of those bills, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, would expand access to the Earned Income tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, something Democrats believe would help working and low-income households” reports washingtonpost.com. Hopefully, all Senate Republicans will vote for the largest Tax Cuts in U.S. history.” Trump has taken numerous public positions on whether the Democrats will support his tax bill.Hours after proclaiming on Twitter that Democrats are interested only in increasing taxes, President Trump on Wednesday told a group of senators that he wants Democrats’ help in…

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Trump Backs Away From Senate Deal on Obamacare Subsidies

“Ending the subsidies, which are called cost-sharing reduction payments, could create chaos in the 2018 health insurance markets set up under Obamacare” writes Min Read for reuters.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mixed signals and the speaker of the House indicating no interest in taking it up. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse

“His documents alarmed other White House officials, who worried that such unverified information could end up steering White House policy, the two administration officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the internal documents, which were not released publicly” writes Damian Paletta for sun-sentinel.com. Two administration officials gave differing accounts of Navarro’s memo, which was prepared and shared last month. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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House Democrats seek documents on Michael Flynn

“WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for a congressional committee to issue subpoenas to the White House and three companies for documents about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn” writes Nathan Layne for aol.com. The committee has been probing whether Flynn fully disclosed payments from foreign sources and overseas trips when he renewed his Top Secret security clearance last year. Source: aol.com Share This:

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House Challengers Build War Chests

“House candidates across the country are raking in cash ahead of the pivotal 2018 midterm elections, with Democrats looking to make a play for the House majority” reports thehill.com. He’s just shy of $2 million cash on hand.Cathy Myers, a local school board representative also running in the Democratic primary, has only $20,000 cash on hand. Source: thehill.com Share This:

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Top Republicans are starting to question when the Russia investigation will finally end

“Democrats on the House intelligence committee are trying to head off calls to end the investigations” writes Mary Clare Jalonick for businessinsider.com. He took over the investigation after the GOP chairman of the intelligence committee, California Rep.The head of the House intelligence probe, Republican Rep.In the Senate, Burr has worked closely with the top Democrat on the intelligence panel, Virginia Sen. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump just made a huge move that could blow up Obamacare

“Some health-policy experts have said that without the payments, the individual insurance exchanges could be devastated as insurers leave and premiums skyrocket” writes Bob Bryan for businessinsider.sg. After multiple failures by Republicans to pass legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, Trump has pursued measures to undermine the stability of the ACA, the landmark healthcare law also known as Obamacare.The Trump administration has kicked the can down the road on the appeal and appropriated the payments on a monthly basis, attempting to use them as leverage in multiple negotiations with…

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GOP health insurance plan for feds part of larger assault on compensation

“After repeatedly failing in their cynical efforts that would cut millions from health insurance rolls, congressional Republicans now are attacking the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)” reports washingtonpost.com. Currently, the government pays about 70 percent of federal health insurance premiums, while enrollees pay 30 percent.The House plan would further deteriorate federal employee compensation by, in the words of the proposal, “basing Federal employee retirees’ health benefits on length of service.Under the House plan, that could flip, Simon said, with employees and retirees paying 80 percent of their health insurance…

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This stat forecasts doomsday for Congressional Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections

“Congressional Republicans could be in for punishing losses in the 2018 midterm elections, so long as these key poll numbers holds steady” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. A CNN poll published Tuesday found Democrats with a 14-point lead on the generic congressional ballot — a statistic election analysts use to forecast the number of seats a party will win in congressional elections.If that number holds, election forecasters say Republicans could see double-digit losses in the number of House seats they hold in the 2018 midterm elections — losing their current House majority…

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