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Top Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end Oct 22 2017

WASHINGTON The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. | Video

Election 2016 Oct 21 2017
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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.

Election 2016 Oct 21 2017

Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

Election 2016, U.S. Oct 21 2017
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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

NEW YORK President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

Election 2016 Oct 20 2017