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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell hailed the ruling. "The

People would be allowed to deduct up to $10,000 in property taxes, a demand of Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. That matched a House provision that chamber’s leaders included to keep some GOP votes high-tax states like New York, New Jersey and California.Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Live: Senate leaders announce bipartisan two-year budget deal

The agreement is likely to be added to a stopgap spending bill that passed the House on Tuesday, aimed at averting government shutdown Thursday at midnight. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York called the Senate agreement “a genuine breakthrough.”Pelosi, however, took the temperature of House Democrats at a Wednesday morning meeting, and emerged to announce her opposition to the budget plan that lacks a promise for a floor debate on immigration.

Aides in both parties said the budget measure may also contain a provision to raise the government’s $20.5 trillion borrowing limit. Legislation to increase the debt ceiling is always a headache, especially for House GOP leaders whose rank and file have used past votes to register objections to deficit spending.Houston Public Media is supported with your gifts to the Houston Public Media Foundation and is licensed to the

While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates shadowy Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, another vital element of democracy is being dangerously manipulated for all to see. It’s not being done by Russians. It’s being done by Republicans who are undermining the legitimacy of the courts at the federal level and in North Carolina.Judges, lawyers, law professors and lawmakers must make a major to preserve and protect the Constitutions of the United States and North Carolina by prese

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