Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump meets with Senate Republicans on tax reform

President Donald Trump began talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers.

Trump has asked his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass a package of tax cuts, including a deep reduction in the corporate income tax, by year’s end.

But hours before he was to promote the tax plan at a weekly lunch for Republican senators on Capitol Hill, Trump engaged in a distracting tussle with one of those lawmakers: Bob Corker, a leading fiscal hawk and the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Continue reading “Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump meets with Senate Republicans on tax reform”

Thur, Mar. 16, 2017: Trump speaks at St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at Capitol

President Trump lauded the contribution of Irish immigrants Thursday during St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Washington, but he and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny also wrestled with thorny questions about the administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

Mr. Kenny has been pressing U.S. officials for special treatment for the estimated 50,000 Irish illegal immigrants in America, most of whom overstayed visas and remain in the country for years. Continue reading “Thur, Mar. 16, 2017: Trump speaks at St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at Capitol”