GOP nears Senate OK of tax bill after flurry of final deals

By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans used a burst of eleventh-hour horse-trading to edge a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill to the brink of Senate passage Friday, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a step toward giving President Donald Trump one of […]

Political fault lines form for 2018 – reform versus establishment – while liberal radio show host Smerconish puts foot in mouth

Montgomery County, Austin, and Washington, October 28 – The political fault lines are forming for the 2018 political season, as citizens are leading the charge to take back the heart and soul of the United States, reject corruption, and bring the leadership of the Republican Party sharply towards the conservative beliefs of the activists who […]

National policy debate ensues, 2017 style

Washington, D.C., October 8 – The Tweets between Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, and Bob Corker, United States Senator from Tennessee and the Chairman of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, signify the style of political discourse and policy discussion Americans have come to enjoy in 2017. Sadly, Trump and […]

GOP may keep Obama tax on wealthy in bid to save health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans may try preserving a tax boost on high earners enacted by President Barack Obama in a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul. The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things […]