How Republicans Rallied Together to Deliver a Tax Plan

The rushed timeline of the bill resulted from the failure of health care legislation over the summer — and a collective decision to block out bad news.

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Have You Ever Felt Sorry for the I.R.S.? Now Might Be the Time

Already struggling with its workload, the agency must start adapting systems to the new tax code while processing returns under the old one.

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G.O.P. Pushes to Avoid Government Shutdown, but the Path Is Tricky

A two-week stopgap measure would provide more time to negotiate, but obstacles loom on both sides of the aisle as lawmakers push their own priorities.

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Heading Toward Tax Victory, Republicans Eye Next Step: Cut Spending

With Republicans’ new ambitions, the bill heading toward completion is not just a tax cut, but the first step toward a long-held vision to undo the New Deal and Great Society.

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Senate Passes Sweeping Republican Tax Overhaul Bill

Senate Republicans made major changes to their bill and picked up the votes to push it through the chamber 51-49 early Saturday morning.

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News Analysis: Debt Concerns, Once a Core Republican Tenet, Take a Back Seat to Tax Cuts

The party, which criticized the growth of the federal debt under President Barack Obama, has rallied behind a tax cut that would send it to new heights.

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Trump Sells Tax Plan as ‘Rocket Fuel’ as Economy Strengthens

President Trump says the country needs a tax cut to boost economic growth, but the economy already is humming, unemployment is low and inflation may be picking up.

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit

President Trump wants to cut taxes and reduce the nation’s trade deficit, two goals that stand in direct conflict with each other.

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