Dec 03 2017
The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) just after 2 a.m. ET on Saturday, moving the USA one step closer to the biggest overhaul of the federal tax code in more than 30 years.
And even if Democrats went along with these measures as a way to help stabilize Obamacare, opening up spending bills to such legislation is going to inspire all sorts of demands from Republicans as well as Democrats under circumstances where one false step could shut down the government, possibly in the middle of the holidays.
Mr Trump wants that to happen before the end of the year, allowing him and his Republicans to score their first major legislative achievement of 2017, despite controlling the White House, the Senate and the House since he took office in January.
In a late night rewrite of the bill, the text of which has not yet seen the light of day, leadership won over a couple of other holdouts by making the tax break for so-called pass-through corporations more generous-up from 17.4 percent to 23. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee raised concerns about the staggering cost of the package and other provisions. Murkowski got the provision added earlier this week, but the initial version violated arcane Senate rules about which provisions can be added to the tax bill. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation released a report saying the legislation would add $1 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, even with tax-driven economic growth projections factored in.
Under the bill, the corporate tax rate would be cut from 35 percent to 20 percent.
Melania Trump Lashes Out At 'Salacious' Article
And the Christmas decorations are simply spectacular - the White House decorated with lots of red and green and gold. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a attractive woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait".
Why the Internet Thinks Kris Jenner Just Confirmed Kylie and Khloe's Pregnancies
Well, she definitely did not hint at her pregnancy by mentioning "babies" in her post as fans would have assumed. As Radar previously reported , selfie-queen Jenner just can't come to grips with her expanding body.
Bill Clinton faces fresh allegations of sexual assault by 4 women
The Democratic source says that the team is looking to "stop the women from filing charges and drag him through the mud". Their relationship is more business and familial when it comes to their children and grandchildren.
Throughout the House and Senate debates, the USA bishops have maintained that any tax reform must prioritize "care for the most vulnerable among us". The current Senate bill completely eliminates the federal deduction for state and local taxes, a popular deduction in the Democratic-leaning states of New York, New Jersey, California and IL as well as many wealthy suburbs nationwide.
Democrats derided the bill as a GOP gift to its wealthy and business backers at the expense of lower-earning people. "Because, basically, they voted against tax cuts". The party views passage as crucial to retaining its House and Senate majorities in next year's elections.
On Saturday, Bishop Frank Dewane, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, said further analysis and recommendations from the bishops would be forthcoming, but "Congress must act now to fix the fundamental flaws found in both bills, and choose the policy approaches that help individuals and families struggling within our society".
The legislation still has to be reconciled with the U.S. House of Representatives' version of the bill passed on November 16. That would give Republicans another chance to undo a health care law that withstood repeated repeal attempts while exacerbating the bill's consequences for those of modest means.
The changes added almost $300 billion to the tax bill's costs.
Dec 02 2017
Bhansali says Padmavati work of fiction, CBFC says will consult historians
MPs CP Joshi and M Birla had approached the parliamentary panel headed by Anurag Thakur to ensure that the movie is not released. Joshi also informed the panel that the CBFC would appoint a team of experts to look at the content of the film, said sources.
Dec 01 2017
Trump has plan to declare Jerusalem Israel's 'undivided' capital
Trump said during his presidential campaign that he would move the embassy to the disputed holy city. The officials weren't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and demanded anonymity.
Dec 01 2017
Dave Doeren turns down Tennessee offer, will remain at NC State
Tennessee athletic director John Currie met with Doeren on Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh to discuss the Volunteers' opening. State board of trustees is expected to approve a five-year contract, worth about $3 million per year, on Friday.
Nov 30 2017
Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up
Representatives of the authorities met in Brussels today to go over information Uber provided since the breach became public. If that penalty were applied to each of the affected drivers in Washington, it would total almost $22 million in penalties.
Nov 30 2017
Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sex Trafficking During Cannes 2014
Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances". Later, in Cannes , France, Weinstein asked Noble to come to his hotel room, under false pretenses of business.
Nov 27 2017
Bucs fall to Falcons in huge NFC South matchup
But on the positive side, the Falcons should be able to survive any challenge with Jones playing at the level he played on Sunday. Backup running back Terron Ward made up for what could have been a costly fumble by picking up some tough yards late.
Nov 27 2017
Flights disrupted as Bali volcano spews ash
Government officials are insistent that the island remains safe for now outside of the area immediately surrounding Mount Agung. ET) Saturday, Bali's Regional Disaster Management Agency said.
Nov 26 2017
Myanmar and Bangladesh have Reached an Agreement to Return the Rohingya Refugees
In late October, officials in Myanmar ordered the harvesting of fields that had been deserted in the Rohingya exodus. Almost one million Rohingya have been forced to leave their homes, many fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh .
Nov 23 2017
President Donald Trump Leads Turkey Pardoning At White House
Trump's first turkey pardoning is in keeping with a White House tradition of almost three decades. Minnesota produces 46 million turkeys each year.
Nov 21 2017
Former NFL WR Glenn dies in auto accident
Terry Glenn in 2000. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry's family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss". The 43-year-old was reportedly traveling with his fiancee, who was in the hospital as of Monday being treated in the ICU.
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