“Tax reform: 9 key players and how they could stop the bill”


“Republicans are just a few steps away from accomplishing a decades-long dream — overhauling the tax code. But with the Senate hoping to vote on its tax bill in just days, at least nine Republicans may still need convincing about their party’s proposal.” MORE

“White House digs in on eliminating state and local tax deduction”


“The White House is maintaining a hard line on wiping out a deduction for state and local taxes as part of tax reform, despite efforts in Congress to negotiate a compromise on the issue.

“The president’s been clear about his position, and we’re moving forward with the framework that we’ve laid out,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today when asked whether the administration was open to negotiation.” MORE


“McConnell plans to pass tax bill with just GOP votes”


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed the GOP’s longstanding intention to shield any tax overhaul from a likely Democratic filibuster. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP

ROMNEY-RYAN TEAM? Do you really think Mitt Romney will outlaw TAX LOOPHOLES THAT MAKE HIM RICH? Get a clue!