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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses
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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.
November 6, 2017
Here's an Inside Look at McCain's Economic Advisers
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Here's an Inside Look at McCain's Economic Advisers

October 4, 2017
The Long Slog in Congress After Comey
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The Long Slog in Congress After Comey

Trump's firing of the FBI director ruffled congressional feathers, but not enough to spur an independent investigation into Russian meddling in the 20…
May 12, 2017
Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Faces Tough Challenges
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Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Faces Tough Challenges

A one-page outline isn't enough to satisfy a Congress interested in the details — and protecting constituents.
April 27, 2017
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What's Next For Health Care, Trump's Agenda?
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What's Next For Health Care, Trump's Agenda?

Don't be surprised if the president's other top priorities get pushed back to 2018 and beyond.
March 24, 2017

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Trump's Agenda and Challenges
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Trump's Agenda and Challenges

What lies ahead for the President-Elect.
November 12, 2016
E-Mail Blowup Unlikely to Derail Clinton
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E-Mail Blowup Unlikely to Derail Clinton

With millions of ballots already cast, news of renewed FBI interest in Hillary Clinton's e-mails may be too late to change the outcome.
October 31, 2016
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Clinton on Track to Win 2016 Presidential Election
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Clinton on Track to Win 2016 Presidential Election

Trump can win the White House, but faces an uphill climb.
September 2, 2016
New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year
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New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year

A change in salary threshold will make more workers eligible for extra pay.
August 26, 2016
Bumpy Road Ahead in 2016 Presidential Race
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Bumpy Road Ahead in 2016 Presidential Race

Trump will get a bounce after the Republican convention, but Clinton is poised to regain ground.
July 22, 2016
Nuclear Challenges Loom for Trump or Clinton
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Nuclear Challenges Loom for Trump or Clinton

No matter who wins the White House, North Korea and Iran will test U.S. policy, diplomacy.
July 22, 2016
Big Changes for Social Security? Don't Hold Your Breath
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Big Changes for Social Security? Don't Hold Your Breath

Proposals from Clinton and Trump will be helpful in shaping reform down the road.
July 20, 2016
Why Trump Will Win the GOP Presidential Nomination
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Why Trump Will Win the GOP Presidential Nomination

Republican leaders worry he will hand the White House to Hillary Clinton, but they waited too long to try to stop him.
April 25, 2016
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The Far-Reaching Impact of Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Death
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The Far-Reaching Impact of Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Death

What it means for Congress, business cases and the 2016 elections.
February 15, 2016
Boehner’s Resignation Makes Government Shutdown Less Likely – For Now
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Boehner’s Resignation Makes Government Shutdown Less Likely – For Now

Bigger fights over the federal budget are in store amid divided Republicans in Congress.
September 26, 2015
GOP Infighting Complicates Presidential Bid
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GOP Infighting Complicates Presidential Bid

Upshot of the first debate: The battle between the pro-business wing and tea partyers is likely to drag on, to the delight of Democrats.
August 20, 2015
Obama Regs Helping to Topple Coal Industry
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Obama Regs Helping to Topple Coal Industry

Also hurting the once dominant energy source: declining exports.
August 11, 2015
Are Big Changes Coming for Medicare, Social Security?
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Are Big Changes Coming for Medicare, Social Security?

Republicans will risk political pushback to put entitlement programs on the agenda during the presidential election.
July 1, 2015
What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits
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What the Marriage Equality Decision Means for Social Security Benefits

Retirees in these 13 states will prosper from the Supreme Court ruling.
June 27, 2015
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Health Coverage to Expand in Wake of Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling
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Health Coverage to Expand in Wake of Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

The mandate to provide adequate health insurance will soon include firms with 50 or more full-time employees. The Court’s ruling will also hasten the …
June 25, 2015
Eased Relations With Cuba Will Help U.S. Businesses, Cigar Lovers
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Eased Relations With Cuba Will Help U.S. Businesses, Cigar Lovers

Some companies will benefit quickly from Obama’s actions, but ending the Kennedy-era embargo will take at least a decade.
December 18, 2014
7 Top Challenges Facing the New Republican Majority
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7 Top Challenges Facing the New Republican Majority

Winning was easy. Now Mitch McConnell and the GOP have to figure out whether to work around or with President Obama.
November 5, 2014
Elections 2014: Marijuana, Minimum Wages, and Other Ballot Measures to Watch Today
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Elections 2014: Marijuana, Minimum Wages, and Other Ballot Measures to Watch Today

These measures will help drive voter turnout in some tight U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.
November 4, 2014
Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate
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Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate

Don’t be surprised if Democrats keep power. But either way, gridlock will remain.
October 2, 2014
3 Big Obamacare Changes That Employers Want – and One They’ll Actually Get
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3 Big Obamacare Changes That Employers Want – and One They’ll Actually Get

After looking at the downside risks, most companies will continue to offer their workers coverage.
June 9, 2014