Wealthy seen snaring a $21 billion gift with Trump tax overhaul

Donald Trump

NEW YORK — Some of the wealthiest families in the U.S. are hoping for a $21 billion benefit from President-elect Donald Trump next year. They and their businesses are re-evaluating, or putting on hold, strategies for transferring money to heirs as the new administration could work with a cooperative Congress…

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Wait a minute … GOP rejoices over Pelosi win

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif.,

Nancy Pelosi had some unlikely fans celebrating her re-election as House minority leader Wednesday — loads of Republicans. Republicans — including members of President-elect Donald Trump’s team — gloated over Pelosi’s sweeping election over Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Wednesday. But it wasn’t because they think she’s a good choice for…

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Mike Pence and ‘Conversion Therapy’: A History

Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Since Mike Pence was chosen as Donald J. Trump’s running mate in July, he has faced complaints from groups critical of his record on gay and transgender rights, who said he has long been an opponent of the gains made by the L.G.B.T. community in recent years. Mr. Pence has…

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Trump’s takeover of the GOP is now complete

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney

For Republicans fearful of a Donald Trump presidency, Mitt Romney was their voice and conscience. The GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee became the unyielding face of the resistance to the party’s 2016 nominee. Then Trump won. One by one, Republicans who stood up to Trump or questioned his statements and antics…

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8 Big Changes Under Tom Price’s Obamacare Replacement Plan

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act who was just tapped by President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to head the Department of Health and Human Services, is a rarity on Capitol Hill: A Republican with a plan to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare. Price, 62,…

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