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U.S. tax cuts don’t pay for themselves: Republican-appointed official says

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U.S. tax cuts don’t pay for themselves: Republican-appointed official says By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new Republican-appointed director of the Congressional Budget Office delivered some bad news on Tuesday to the party’s “Reaganomics” devotees: Tax cuts don’t pay for themselves through turbocharged economic growth. Keith Hall, who served as an economic adviser to former President George W. Bush, ...

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Florida fight over congressional maps goes back to court

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Florida fight over congressional maps goes back to court By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida legislators, stymied in repeated efforts to draw congressional districts that meet a constitutional anti-gerrymandering rule, took their standoff before a circuit judge Tuesday. Florida’s congressional map was invalidated in July by the state Supreme Court, creating political uncertainty across much of Florida heading ...

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Senator Murray says will support Iran nuclear deal

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Senator Murray says will support Iran nuclear deal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Patty Murray, a senior member of the U.S. Senate, on Tuesday added her name to the list of Democrats who say they will support the Iran nuclear deal reached between world powers and Tehran in July. “I will be voting to support the agreement to prevent Iran from developing ...

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How Trump plans to turn gawkers into hardcore supporters

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© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York By James Oliphant DUBUQUE, Iowa (Reuters) – Thousands of people are expected to stream into an events center here on the banks of the Mississippi River on Tuesday to see Donald Trump. When they do, his presidential campaign will be waiting, ...

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Pennsylvania attorney general ordered to face perjury trial

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© Reuters. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane congratulates Governor Wolf following his inauguration ceremony in Harrisburg By David DeKok NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s attorney general, accused of illegally leaking grand jury information to embarrass a political foe and then lying about it, was ordered on Monday to stand trial on perjury, obstruction of justice and other corruption charges. Capping a ...

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