This remarkable, angry exchange between senators unmasks the GOP’s tax-cut lies

November 17th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

This remarkable, angry exchange between senators unmasks the GOP’s tax-cut lies
THE MORNING PLUM: Late last night, just before the Finance Committee passed the Senate’s version of the tax bill slashing taxes on corporations and the rich, a remarkable moment unfolded that perfectly captured the GOP’s whole handling of the tax debate — in all its dishonesty, misdirection and bottomless bad faith. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) engaged […]

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November 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Amy B. Wang, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, and Lindsey Bever report that the latest man to face accusations of sexual misconduct is Al Franken: Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Al Franken “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, two years before the Minnesota Democrat’s election to the […]

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The GOP tax plan is moving forward. It’s a big scam on Trump’s base.

November 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The GOP tax plan is moving forward. It’s a big scam on Trump’s base.
If you’re one of those white working class voters who propelled Donald Trump into the presidency and gave Republicans total control of Washington, the GOP has a message for you: Sucker! Today the House will pass its version of a tax reform bill, and if and when the Senate passes its version, the two will […]

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GOP’s tax cuts will likely lead Trump to break another big promise

The GOP’s Roy Moore nightmare just got worse. It could infect the battle for the Senate.

November 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The GOP’s Roy Moore nightmare just got worse. It could infect the battle for the Senate.
THE MORNING PLUM: Even as a new round of stories alleging inappropriate conduct have just landed with a thud on Roy Moore, Senate GOP leaders are floating yet another scheme to deal with this problem: postponing the election. But in an interview with an Alabama news outlet, the governor of the state has shut down that plan, […]

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GOP’s tax cuts will likely lead Trump to break another big promise
The GOP tax plan will be a massive political nightmare for Republicans

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November 15th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Damian Paletta and Mike DeBonis report that a lot of people on Capitol Hill are disgusted with the latest Republican tax plan: Senate Democrats exploded on Wednesday over late-night changes that Republicans made to their tax cut bill, saying the new GOP plans would further punish the middle class. The GOP additions to the […]

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GOP’s tax cuts will likely lead Trump to break another big promise

November 15th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

GOP’s tax cuts will likely lead Trump to break another big promise
The day Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he proclaimed he would save Medicare — and I mean that literally. He would, he told us, “Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts.” He continued this line throughout the campaign. “We will not cut Medicare or Social Security benefits,” he told CNN at […]

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The GOP tax plan will be a massive political nightmare for Republicans

November 15th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The GOP tax plan will be a massive political nightmare for Republicans
The Republicans’ theory about their tax cut bill goes like this. We absolutely have to pass it, or else our base will be disgusted and our donors will abandon us. The substance doesn’t matter — we’ll get it past complex Senate rules, and even if some provisions look troubling, after it passes we can have […]

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The Roy Moore problem is now squarely on Donald Trump

November 15th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The Roy Moore problem is now squarely on Donald Trump
THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump, back in Washington today after a dozen days abroad, will soon have to make a very tough decision: What is he going to say about Roy Moore? With Republicans searching for a solution to having an Alabama Senate nominee who is accused of molesting a teenager, Roll Call’s David Hawkings […]

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Jeff Sessions just offered the Trump team’s latest spin on Russia
A special counsel to probe Clinton? That puts us in very dangerous territory.

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November 14th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta have the latest horror to be added to the already horrific Republican tax bill: Senate Republican leaders are adding a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a major change as they now try to accomplish two of their top domestic priorities […]

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Jeff Sessions just offered the Trump team’s latest spin on Russia

November 14th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Jeff Sessions just offered the Trump team's latest spin on Russia

Unlike his boss, who claims he possesses “one of the greatest memories of all time,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a man who gazes into the past and sees only a fog of out-of-focus associates and half-remembered events. But in his testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions may have hit on the new […]

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Why are Republicans rushing tax reform through? So voters don’t find out who loses.