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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., updates reporters on the GOP tax bill following their weekly policy meeting, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rateA massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted.
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Graphic shows results of Alabama special senate race; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upsetDemocrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upsetDemocrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upsetDemocrat Doug Jones is going to the U.S. Senate after pulling together an unusual alliance in a Deep South state dominated by Republicans
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
File - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, state Rep. Dean Westlake, D-Kotzebue, talks with another legislator during a break in the opening session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. The rural Alaska lawmaker has refused calls that he resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior from seven women. Westlake issued a statement Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, 2017, saying he plans to stay in office. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claimsAn Alaska lawmaker accused by several women of inappropriate behavior has bucked his party's leadership and refused to quit. State Rep. Dean Westlake announced late Tuesday in a statement that he will not resign from office
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a hearing of the Federal Reserve Board Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Investors may not be sure about what the central bank might have in store for 2018, and they’ll look to Yellen’s final news conference as Fed chair Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, for clues. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday3 things to watch for from the Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Alabama elections chief: 'Unlikely' Senate outcome changesAlabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy Moore looks to a possible recount
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Doug Jones speaks at a news conference in Dolomite, Ala. Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state’s new U.S. senator. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)
Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug JonesThings to know about Doug Jones, a Democrat who won a special election against Republican Roy Moore to become Alabama's next U.S. senator
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, Minnesota Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks to attendees at the North Star Ball in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Lt. Gov. Smith. Dayton was expected to make the appointment Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, nearly a week after Franken announced his plan to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacementMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to name his pick to replace Sen. Al Franken.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Trump Congratulates Jones; Moore Won't ConcedePresident Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on winning the Senate election in Alabama Wednesday night—but that wasn't a step Roy Moore was willing to take. After the race was called for Jones, the Republican refused to concede, saying he believed the margin of victory could fall below the 0....
Newser3 hours ago
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