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Trump knocks down reports of big 401(k) squeeze in GOP tax plan: 'NO change'

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:24
President Trump on Monday adamantly denied reports that the Republican tax plan could drastically reduce the amount of pretax money Americans are allowed to contribute to their 401(k) plans, vowing “NO change” to the retirement account rules.

Trump says has not been asked for interview with special counsel

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has not been asked for an interview with U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump decries 'No leadership in NFL' after more anthem protests

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:21
President Trump slammed the lack of “leadership” in the NFL early Monday, after yet another weekend of national anthem protests.

Mattis in Philippines to Strengthen Ties with ASEAN, Discuss North Korea

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:19
Strengthening ties with allies, increasing defense capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and discussions about the threat of North Korea are among the topics Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will contend with on his trip to the region, he told reporters traveling with him.

Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:18
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran. 2017-10-22T21:13:00-04:00 2017-10-23T01:13:58-04:00

Donald Trump says 'no change' to 401(k) retirement plans

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:17

President Trump said Monday he won't allow Congress to reduce tax-exempt contributions to popular 401(k) savings plans, amid reports that lawmakers are considering such a move.

"There will be NO change to your 401(k)," Mr. Trump tweeted. "This has always been a great and popular middle class tax ...

Gambling laws: Labour MP admits party was wrong to liberalise

BBC POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:16
A Welsh MP admits the party did not foresee the impact of technology, especially in sport.

Trump says tax plan will not change 401(k) plans: tweet

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of limiting popular 401(k) retirement savings plans after a report last week said Republicans might consider capping such pre-tax contributions in order to generate more revenue.

Ivanka Trump to talk taxes in Pennsylvania

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is heading to Pennsylvania to promote the Republican tax overhaul plan. 2017-10-23T03:55:00-04:00 2017-10-23T07:55:50-04:00

Podesta Group now part of Robert Mueller's probe into Russian collusion: Report

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:01

Tony Podesta and The Podesta Group are now being investigated as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into collusion claims between the Trump campaign and Russia, NBC News reported.

The group became part of the probe after Mr. Mueller's team looked into former Trump campaign head Paul ...

‘It made me cry’: Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Trump's condolence call

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:53
Her interview with “Good Morning America” came two days after Sgt. La David Johnson was buried in Florida.

Donald Trump says feuding with lawmakers can be helpful in getting things done

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:39

After several feuds with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, President Trump said the fighting can be helpful in getting things done.

"Sometimes it helps, to be honest with you," Mr. Trump said in an interview on Fox Business that aired Monday. "Sometimes it gets people to do what they're supposed ...

McCain issues veiled criticism of Trump's Vietnam deferment

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:37

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war during Vietnam, issued a veiled criticism of President Donald Trump's medical deferments that kept him from serving in the U.S. military during the conflict.

In an interview with C-SPAN that aired Sunday, the six-term Arizona ...

New Jersey's Murphy echoes Sanders in Democratic bid for governor

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:11
EDISON, N.J. (Reuters) - Phil Murphy, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs investment banker, might seem an unlikely champion of the working and middle classes.

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

AP POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:08
CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan's defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level. 2017-10-23T02:42:00-04:00 2017-10-23T06:42:26-04:00

U.S. judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut

REUTERS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:05
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.

Democrat Joe Manchin wants Hillary Clinton to stay out of West Virginia as he vies for re-election

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:05
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018, said it "wouldn't be wise" for Hillary Clinton to campaign for him in his home state of West Virginia.

Melania Trump to address bullying in surprise trip to Michigan

CNN POLITICS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:04
First lady Melania Trump is making good on a promise she made earlier this year to combat childhood bulling, taking a surprise trip Monday to a middle school in a Detroit suburb.

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