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  • U.S. President Trump sits at his desk before signing bills at the White House in Washington

    Tax Overhaul Gaining Support

    The public is slowly warming to the Republican tax overhaul, according to a new survey from The New York Times . Approval has risen to 51 percent, up from 46 percent in December, likely driven at...

  • Trump’s Historic Shift on Medicaid

    Requiring able-bodied adults to work for their Medicaid is just part of the Trump administration’s drive to remake the decades-old health insurance program for the poor. The administration signaled...

  • Mulvaney listens as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with members of the Republican Study Committee at the White House in Washington

    Can Mick Mulvaney Still Call Himself a Deficit Hawk?

    Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, may have just put out a budget proposal that never reaches balance and that projects more than $7 trillion in deficits over...

  • Delaware’s Tax Cut Gold Rush Is Coming to an End

    Since late 2017, hedge fund and private equity executives have created thousands of shell companies in America’s most forgiving tax jurisdiction in what appears to be an effort to game the Republican...

  • FILE PHOTO:  Fannie Mae headquarters is seen in Washington, DC, U.S. on February 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

    Fannie Mae Whacked by New Tax Rules

    The Republican tax overhaul took a big bite out of Fannie Mae, the mortgage giant that has been managed by the federal government since the 2008 financial crisis. The new tax rules forced Fannie Mae...

  • How Trump’s Budget Would Cut the Social Safety Net

    As a candidate, President Trump said he would not cut Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. But his 2019 budget proposal seeks to reduce spending on all three programs and other parts of the social...

  • The 5 Key Parts of Trump's Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

    The White House budget released Monday includes a number of ideas for lowering the cost of prescription drugs: Passing on discounts and rebates negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers to seniors...