Senate Republican tax plan clears hurdle with help from two key GOP holdouts

President Trump addressed senators in a closed-door lunch meeting hours before the tax bill moved to the Senate floor. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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McConnell Looks Closer to Solving Tax-Deal ‘Rubik’s Cube’

For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the tax debate is a chance to prove he can get the Republican conference on the same page. Or, in his own words, solve the Rubik’s Cube that is an ideologically fractured GOP. Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

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A botched sting with a phony Roy Moore 'accuser' was supposed to discredit the media. Like similar schemes, it did the opposite.

A Project Veritas plot designed to embarrass the media by exposing recklessness demonstrated the media’s care, instead. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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The Daily 202: Trump keeps giving in-kind contributions to Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign-in-waiting

In an interview, the senator decries Mick Mulvaney’s takeover of the CFPB as unlawful and dangerous for the consumer. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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How to persuade people that climate change is real

Now you’ll be ready to talk climate at the holidays. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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The Finance 202: Trump antagonists and Arizona senators are key to tax plan's success

It’s unclear how GOP Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will vote on the Senate bill. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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On Capitol Hill, pressure grows for more transparency in harassment cases

Confidential payments are under particular scrutiny as lawmakers in both chambers face allegations. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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GOP Senators Seek to Placate Three Groups in Fight for Landmark Tax Overhaul

GOP senators seek to placate three groups in fight for landmark tax overhaul, and more in the newsletter. Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

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Ashford University veteran-students caught in bureaucracy battle

(link to post) Veterans enrolled in an online university are caught in an escalating dispute involving the school, the Department of Veterans Affairs and state regulators in what school officials say is a campaign by Obama administration holdovers in Washington and their liberal allies to undermine for-profit universities. Ashford University announced this month that it…

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Ashford University veteran-students caught in bureaucracy battle

(link to post) Veterans enrolled in an online university are caught in an escalating dispute involving the school, the Department of Veterans Affairs and state regulators in what school officials say is a campaign by Obama administration holdovers in Washington and their liberal allies to undermine for-profit universities. Ashford University announced this month that it…

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