House Republicans are voting for a budget plan that's crucial to President Trump's large-scale tax cuts. The goal is a full rewrite of the inefficient, loophole-laden tax code in hopes of lower rates for corporations and other businesses and to spur economic growth.
The Internal Revenue Service admits delays and heightened scrutiny for conservative groups was wrong when determining tax-exempt status in 2013.The US Justice Department has since settled two lawsuits by conservative groups regarding the claims.
President Trump is expected to formally declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency this week. But advocates say the effort requires long-term funding in order to create efficient infrastructure for substance abuse treatment programs.
A move by President Trump will once again allow refugees to enter the United States. The reopening comes with the condition that all applications go through stricter scrutiny. However, the new screening measures could further complicate an already lengthy process.
As Republicans scramble to find new revenue sources to pay for anticipated tax cuts exceeding $1 trillion, President Trump says the popular 401(k) retirement savings program will be untouched.
Trump personally implored House GOP members to adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he describs as historic tax cuts.
Coming back to the political arena after nine months, Mr. Obama rallied with Democratic candidates for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, elections seen as an important bellwether for the strength of the Democratic Party.
This month, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that tax-free housing for clergy is unconstitutional, while in Texas, a federal judge ruled that the governor infringed on an atheist group's constitutional rights when he removed their 'winter solstice' nativity. Dan Barker is the former Evangelical behind both cases.
President Trump reverses remarks he made earlier in the week and backs off support for a bipartisan health care deal, putting passage of the legislation in jeopardy.
Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, among other moderate Republicans, search for a bipartisan path forward on health care after President Trump abruptly halted federal payments to insurers.