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  • VP Pence to flex fundraising muscle for Republicans

    Vice President Mike Pence went home to Indiana on Friday to pressure the state's lone Democratic senator to support a GOP tax overhaul. He'll bounce to Alabama on Monday, campaigning for President Donald Trump's pick in a special Senate election.

  • Trump after 'lock her up chant:' Talk to Jeff Sessions

    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform while meeting with Democratic and Republican members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House Sept. 13, 2017, in Washington, DC.

  • Energy leads stocks mostly higher

    A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn't support the latest Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

  • President Trump visits Huntsville in support of Luther Strange

    President Donald Trump visited Huntsville on Friday night to offer support for Senator Luther Strange. "I feel like I'm from Alabama," Trump said to loud applause and cheers from the crowd.

  • Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

    The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The bill proposed Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, would ease requirements for deducting individual property losses and allow people to draw on their retirement funds without penalty.

  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber for a vote, at the ...

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber for a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

  • GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow

    Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

  • Pence making tax reform case in Indiana with eye on Donnelly

    Vice President Mike Pence will make the Republican case for a federal tax code overhaul during a speech Friday in his home state of Indiana. His choice of venue, the struggling former General Motors town of Anderson, is no coincidence.

  • After Equifax, public shaming but GOP wary of new rules

    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have strived to curb government's influence on businesses, arguing that regulations stifle economic growth.

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