Marco Rubio says he won’t vote for the GOP tax bill unless he gets what he wants

One of Congress’ most spineless senators has thrown a wrench in the Republican Party’s plan to overhaul the tax code before Christmas.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is a no on the GOP tax bill unless the child tax credit (CTC), for which he has previously advocated, is extended to lower-income families.

Rubio has hinted he might vote against the bill in the past.

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Congressman announces cancer diagnosis months after characterizing illness as a personal failing

During a speech on the House floor on Wednesday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) announced that he has prostate cancer.

“Don’t ever, ever, take your health or family for granted. During the holidays, enjoy your family, because no one, no one, is promised tomorrow,” Brooks said, adding that he learned he has cancer following a doctor’s scan in October.

Martha and I are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support for our family during this difficult time a...

Doug Jones could kill the GOP tax bill. Here’s how Mitch McConnell can stop him.

A wave of their own incompetence is about to come crashing down on the Republican Party.

After barely passing a tax bill costing $1.4 trillion — cutting taxes for corporations and most rich people, hiking taxes for the poor, and destabilizing health insurance markets — Senate Republicans discovered a $250 billion drafting error in the bill. One Republican, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) already opposed the bill. Another, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is now wavering on the bill R...

Obamacare enrollment is winding down. How successful was Trump’s sabotage?

People who don’t have health insurance through work have two more days to sign up for coverage if they purchase plans on HealthCare.gov. The deadline is December 15 at 3 a.m. for all residents, except for those in areas impacted by hurricanes and those in 11 states and Washington, D.C., who have longer sign-up periods.

About 4.7 million people have signed up for coverage so far, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Over a million people signed up ...

The Trump Organization and the White House have merged

Earlier this year, Donald Trump Jr. posted on Instagram: “Well done Mr. President! Congratulations on an amazing 100 days, and I look forward to many more years of you fighting for America. Keep it up.”

Eric Trump appeared on Fox News in June and said his father “has been in office for 150-something days and I think he has accomplished more than any president, arguably in history, has over that same period of time.”

These are strange sentiments to hear...

The Trump administration’s long-awaited analysis of the GOP tax plan has bad news for Republicans

On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department finally released its analysis of the GOP tax plan: a single page report that essentially concedes the analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation is correct.

According to the Treasury analysis, the tax plan will cost an estimated $1.5 trillion dollars, while raising only $408 billion in revenue, leaving the country $1 trillion in the hole. This eviscerates any notion that the GOP plan will pay for itself, as previously suggested by administrat...

With Roy Moore in hiding, Doug Jones makes his final pitch to black voters

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — With two days to go until Election Day, Doug Jones visited three black churches in Birmingham on Sunday to make a final pitch to African American voters. Roy Moore, who hasn’t made a public appearance in days, didn’t attend his own church services.

Flanked by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Terry Sewell (D-AL), Jones spent the day working to convince black voters in the state’s biggest city that he is the only candidate who will represe...

Man pleads with Jeff Flake to vote down the tax plan and save his life

One of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)’s last major votes before retirement could be a death sentence for tens of thousands of Americans. One of them is Ady Barkan, a 33-year-old California father living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who, during a Thursday night flight from Washington D.C. to Phoenix, Arizona, asked Flake to cast a vote to save his life.

“I was healthy a year ago. I was running on the beach,” Barkan told Flake on the flight, according to video footage of the exch...