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Tax Bill Update: Maybe 20% Won’t Fly?

Patrick Pleul/DPA via ZUMA Our story so far: Republican Deficit Hawks: We won’t vote for the tax bill if it increases the deficit. GOP Leadership: No problem. Lower taxes will supercharge the economy so much that it will cause revenue to go up. The tax bill will actually cut the deficit! RDH: Uh huh. Can…

The Environmental Disaster Tucked Into the Tax Bill

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)fazeful/Getty The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—recognized for its picturesque vistas and wildlife—has been a battleground for Democrats and Republicans for years. The 20-million-acre park sits above large oil and gas reserves, which Republicans, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), have eyed as a huge source of revenue for the state. Several…

Elizabeth Warren Just Sent a Scathing Letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin About His Tax Bill Charade

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a Senate Banking Committee hearing earlier this year. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Update: On Thursday night, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s office launched an inquiry into whether the department performed an analysis of the Senate tax bill. The Inspector General’s office counsel…