What is in the Republicans’ final tax bill

– Republicans in the U.S. Congress reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that, if approved, would be sent to President Donald Trump to sign into law. Formal language of the legislation has not been released. The following are known provisions on which House of Representatives and Senate tax writers have agreed, based on conversations with aides and lawmakers: BUSINESSES CORPORATE TAX…

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Breakingviews – Alabama voters put anger before economics

WASHINGTON ( Breakingviews) – Alabama voters ended up putting their anger before economics. Democrat Doug Jones won the U.S. state’s Senate race on Tuesday in a stunning upset. Rival Roy Moore has unique troubles, but President Donald Trump’s approval has also fallen, despite Alabama’s decreasing jobless rate this year. Trump’s message of economic achievements ought to be resonating with the Alabama electorate. It’s still one of the poorest states in the country but its fortunes…

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After Alabama upset, Democrats see new prospects in U.S. South

WASHINGTON – The solidly Republican South suddenly looks a little less solid. Tuesday’s upset win by Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama, coupled with last month’s Democratic sweep in Virginia, has given the party new optimism about its 2018 prospects in the South and other conservative, heavily rural regions where Republicans have dominated for decades. Jones, a former federal prosecutor, took advantage of the controversy over sexual misconduct allegations against his Republican opponent Roy Moore to…

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