The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails. [ Read Entire Post: The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes... ]

Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough. [ Read Entire Post: Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.... ]

US housing starts surge to one-year high; permits up

U.S. home building jumped to a one-year high in October likely as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded. [ Read Entire Post: US housing starts surge to one-year high; permits up... ]

Mnuchin says only ‘million dollar’ earners will pay higher taxes—Tax Policy Center and others show otherwise

The GOP tax plan will place a higher burden on those who earn $1 million but provide a break to all others, Mnuchin says. [ Read Entire Post: Mnuchin says only 'million dollar' earners will pay higher taxes—Tax Policy Center and others show otherwise... ]

Roy Moore’s refusal to exit Alabama Senate race reflects diminished power of Washington

Senate leaders, including Mitch McConnell, have called on Moore to step aside. He hasn’t yet — and that could produce collateral damage for the GOP heading toward the 2018 midterms. [ Read Entire Post: Roy Moore’s refusal to exit Alabama Senate race reflects diminished power of Washington... ]

Roy Moore: Alabama voters will ‘see through this charade’ of sexual misconduct claim

In his first public speaking engagement since the sexual misconduct allegation, the Republican Senate candidate remained defiant, calling the report “fake news.” [ Read Entire Post: Roy Moore: Alabama voters will ‘see through this charade’ of sexual misconduct claim... ]

Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case

The nominee, Brett Talley, was approved by a Senate committee despite his unanimous “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association. [ Read Entire Post: Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case... ]

Bannon Put a Target on His Back. McConnell’s Answer: ‘Ha-Ha.’

President Trump’s former chief strategist wants him gone. His conference is fractious. But Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is pressing on to give Mr. Trump a legacy. [ Read Entire Post: Bannon Put a Target on His Back. McConnell’s Answer: ‘Ha-Ha.’... ]

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett have more wealth than half the population of the US combined

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies highlights the extreme inequality in America. [ Read Entire Post: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett have more wealth than half the population of the US combined... ]

Dick Bove: How 2 plans brewing in Washington could crush home prices, boost banks

Washington is becoming more hostile to homeowners, which could have devastating consequences, says analyst Dick Bove. [ Read Entire Post: Dick Bove: How 2 plans brewing in Washington could crush home prices, boost banks... ]