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First GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

| | Nov 16 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party’s tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year.

  1. | Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 1:34pm

    WASHINGTON — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code’s biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative triumph for President Donald Trump and the GOP after 10 bumpy months of controlling government.

  2. Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 12:06am

    GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

  3. | Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 5:40pm

    WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church.

  4. | Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party’s tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year.

  5. Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Police: ‘madman’ had illegal guns before killing rampage

  6. | Posted: Nov 16 2017 - 12:05am

    President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour “tremendously successful” as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he lands late Tuesday he’ll arrive with few concrete accomplishments in hand.

  7. | Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 9:00pm

    Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

  8. | Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 9:00pm

    RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire “without provocation” in a tiny, rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said.

  9. | Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 4:28pm

    President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour “tremendously successful” as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he landed at the White House late Tuesday he arrived with few concrete accomplishments in hand.

  10. | Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8M

  11. | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 9:50pm

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

  12. | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a series of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war.

  13. Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Canadian Mounties arrest 5 naked suspects after kidnapping

  14. Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills more than 140

  15. | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    HANOI, Vietnam — Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing former U.S. intelligence officials as “political hacks” and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage relations between the two countries.