Previously the administration said it would be fine to leave some of the law in place.
The Trump administration on Monday adopted a more extreme position on a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act: Instead of asking the federal courts to throw out just one part of the law, as it had done previously, now the administration wants the courts to throw out the entire thing.
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And Sen. Chuck Grassley said refunds are a “stupid” way of judging the GOP tax law.
Several million households may be getting a surprise tax bill this filing season because of the new GOP tax law, but Republicans insist nobody should be mad.
The law’s authors argue that people should not evaluate the new tax code based on the size of their... Read more
Average tax refunds were down last week 8.4 percent for the first week of the tax season over the same time last year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Dipping refunds are inflaming a growing army of taxpayers stunned by the consequences of the Trump administration’s tax law — and the effects of the partial government shutdown.
The average refund check paid out so far has been... Read more
President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening — his first such speech since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives.
What were the main takeaways?
Trump lashed out at investigations
The White House had previewed Trump’s speech as an attempt to reach across the aisle and encourage “comity” — a term that senior counselor... Read more
President Donald Trump lashed out at his favorite network on Sunday, accusing two Fox News journalists of having “less understanding” of his proposed border wall than the “fake news” at his usual media targets, CNN and NBC.
Trump specifically called out the network’s chief White House correspondent John Roberts and Washington correspondent Gillian Turner:
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Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less... Read more