Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms

The pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote and a mood of uncertainty among employers has hit household budgets, creating a tough economic backdrop for Theresa May’s snap election, a Guardian analysis shows. The prime… Read More

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Republicans sound alarm on Trump’s troubles ahead of 2018

Donors, leaders and potential candidates begin to worry about an election that will be a referendum on the president’s performance. Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP… Read More

Trump’s Watered-Down Ethics Rules Let a Lobbyist Help Run an Agency He Lobbied

President Trump’s executive order on ethics also cites a section of the law that doesn’t exist. by Justin Elliott ProPublica Geoff Burr spent much of the last decade as the chief lobbyist for a powerful… Read More

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Congress has the power to obtain and release Trump’s tax returns

George K. Yin is a professor of law and taxation at the University of Virginia and a former chief of staff of the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Though our new president may not realize… Read More

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Trump Seems to Embrace Key GOP Tax Proposal

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump appeared to endorse a key House Republican tax proposal as he continued his opening-week charm offensive Thursday, also telling GOP lawmakers he stands “shoulder-to-shoulder” with them.   And the new chief executive,… Read More

First on CNN: Trump’s cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it – CNNPolitics.com

Washington (#CNN)Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health… Read More