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Tax law limit on deductions looms large in some House races
September 19th, 2018  9:35 AM

One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall, especially in California and New Jersey

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Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register
September 18th, 2018  7:12 PM

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon is instead using Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register
Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks
September 18th, 2018  4:16 PM

As Georgia's top elections official seeks to become the state's governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled for too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks
5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt
September 18th, 2018  8:29 AM

5 ways in which Trump's tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports could be felt

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Business Highlights
September 14th, 2018  5:37 PM

Business Highlights

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Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments
September 14th, 2018  4:33 PM

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico is disclosing personal financial interests in the cannabis sector

Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments
Debate on new tax cuts undercut by GOP election pressure
September 13th, 2018  5:59 PM

House lawmakers are debating a Republican proposal to expand the new tax law by making permanent the individual tax cuts now set to expire in 2026.

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Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown
September 13th, 2018  5:25 PM

The House has approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans' programs and the legislative branch, a day after the Senate passed the measure. It now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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Trump scoffs at 'nervous mess' Dimon, says he's not smart
September 13th, 2018  1:46 PM

President Donald Trump is scoffing at a claim by Jamie Dimon, the JPMorgan Chase CEO, that he could beat Trump in an election

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Trump tariffs put Missouri Senate candidate Hawley in a bind
September 13th, 2018  1:33 PM

A Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs is putting Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between support for Trump and concerns the plant could close

Claire McCaskill
US business leaders with political aspirations
September 13th, 2018  1:29 PM

A look at some notable US business leaders who have had political aspirations

Franklin Jefferson Adams
Ad firm worked for Cordray's agency, then governor campaign
September 13th, 2018  11:05 AM

An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray gave government work while he was a federal official is now doing political work for him

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Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown
September 12th, 2018  9:18 PM

As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections

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Correction: Carbon Fee-Washington story
September 12th, 2018  2:38 PM

Correction: Carbon Fee-Washington story

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Jamie Dimon says he could beat Trump, walks back comment
September 12th, 2018  1:02 PM

The nation's most powerful banker, JPMorgan Chase's Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, said he would be able beat President Donald Trump in an election, but immediately walked back his comments

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Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot
September 11th, 2018  4:24 PM

Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change

Jay Inslee
Republicans lack votes _ and appetite _ to end 'Obamacare'
September 11th, 2018  9:52 AM

Arizona's new Republican senator says he'd vote to repeal former President Barack Obama's prized health care law, but GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed despite years of trying to demolish it

Republicans lack votes _ and appetite _ to end 'Obamacare'
House Republicans seek permanent tax cuts as elections loom
September 10th, 2018  7:52 PM

House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026.

Kevin Brady
The Latest: Germany calls Swedish vote a 'turning point'
September 10th, 2018  7:29 AM

A senior German official is describing the Sweden's election, in which the governing party lost ground and a far-right party made gains, as a "turning point" for Sweden and Europe

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The Latest: Sweden faces uncertainty after close election
September 10th, 2018  6:23 AM

Sweden is facing weeks of political uncertainty after the country's two rival blocs failed to secure a governing majority in elections that saw a boost for a far-right party amid growing discontent with large-scale immigration

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