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  • FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump hosts a lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the White House in Washington

    Trump’s Border Wall: A Christmastime Clash Is Coming

    There won’t be much holiday cheer on Capitol Hill this year, Politico’s Playbook warns : “Over the last few days, we’ve seen a massive ramp-up of the ‘build-the-wall’ rhetoric from key Hill...

  • How GOP Rhetoric on Entitlements Has Changed

    The Washington Post’s David Weigel describes how Republicans have changed their tune on Medicare and, for this year at least, largely abandoned the idea of entitlement reform: “[O]ver eight years,...

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat

    The Trump Tax Cuts Still Aren't Popular

    With less than a month to go before the midterm elections, Americans still tend to disapprove of the Republican tax law passed last year — and still say that they haven’t seen an increase in their...

  • An April <a href="http://www.lung.org/press-room/press-releases/state-of-the-air-2011-pr.html" target="_blank">report</a> from the American Lung Association concluded that air quality in the majority of American cities with the most smog or soot pollution

    Killing Three Birds with One Stone: A Defense of the Carbon Tax

    Yale professor William Nordhaus won the Nobel Prize in Economics this week, prompting Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center to review one of Nordhaus’s most well-known ideas: a tax on carbon fuels...

  • U.S. Senator Susan Collins speaks at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Business Breakfast in Rockport, Maine, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Joel Page

    Senate Rejects Limits on Short-Term Health Plans

    Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump’s expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration’s plan to allow insurers to sell low-...