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GOP eagerly awaits tax reform debate

Politics | Republicans seek to flip the drama-filled White House narrative
by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/24/17, 01:24 pm

WASHINGTON—Republican lawmakers desperately want to show unity following weeks of bad headlines focused on President Donald Trump, and they’re hoping tax reform will do the trick.

Last month, party leaders in the House and Senate released an optimistic joint statement with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and national economic adviser Gary Cohn, outlining their tax reform plan. After Republicans failed to coalesce around healthcare legislation, party leaders are feeling the pressure to chalk up a substantive legislative victory—the first under the Trump administration.

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Database management or voter suppression?

Politics | The Supreme Court will decide whether Ohio can purge inactive voters from its election rolls
by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/17/17, 04:17 pm

WASHINGTON—If you don’t exercise your right to vote, should you keep it indefinitely?

That’s one question the U.S. Supreme Court will consider during its next term. The high court plans to review Husted v. Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute to determine whether Ohio can purge voter rolls of those who fail to cast a ballot during a six-year period and do not respond to mailed requests to confirm their voter registration.

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The Democratic Party’s abortion identity crisis

Politics | Party leaders are split on the role of pro-lifers
by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/10/17, 01:54 pm

WASHINGTON—Pro-life Democrats received a lifeline last week, but their future in the party remains uncertain.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman, told The Hill Democrats would not withhold campaign funds from pro-life candidates.

Luján’s comments were significant for the few pro-life Democrats left seeking office but also presented a rift in the so-called “big tent party.”

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