Morning Briefing 11/03/2017

Happy Friday!

What an eventful week it’s been, Trump’s former campaign manager was indicted on 12 counts, the Russia investigation took out one of Trump’s nominees for the Agriculture Department, House Republicans unveiled their plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code, and tragically Manhattan experienced its first terrorist attack with fatalities since 9/11.

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House Republicans Unveil Sweeping Tax Overhaul

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House Republicans on Thursday released their long-awaited legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax code, proposing major cuts to corporate and individual tax rates.

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Sam Clovis Withdraws Name From Consideration From Agriculture Post Amid Russia Probe Scrutiny

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist has withdrawn his name from consideration after his name appeared in court documents from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

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Report: Prosecutors Consider Charging Russians In DNC Hacking

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The Department of Justice has identified at least six Russian government officials who participated in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, the Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday.

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Morning Briefing 11/02/2017

Good Thursday morning!

Here’s your Morning Briefing:

Tax Reform Legislation Set To Be Unveiled Today

Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code today. On Tuesday night, Republicans announced that they would delay the release of the legislation as they admitted they were still struggling to reach a consensus on the bill.

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The DNC’s Toxic Brand And Dystopian Fear Tactics Might Cost Them Another Election

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It’s time to talk about next week’s Virginia Gubernatorial election. Democratic Ralph Northam was running miles ahead Republican candidate Ed Gillespie for weeks until an interesting phenomena happened. 

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Morning Briefing 11/01/2017

Good Wednesday morning!

Here’s your Morning Briefing:

Manhattan Terror Attack:

The FBI is investigating an “act of terror” after  29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rental truck from Home Depot onto a bike path in lower Manhattan and killed eight people, just blocks away from the World Trade Center memorial.

Saipov was born in Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010 and has since became a permanent resident.

After Saipov was named as the suspect, President Trump tweeted that he ordered more “extreme vetting” procedures.

How’s That Tax Reform Going?
After months of pitching tax reform as an easy win, Congressional Republicans have been forced to admit they’re having trouble reaching a consensus on how to overhaul the nation’s tax code.

Republicans now say they will release their tax reform bill on Thursday — a day later than originally expected.

While Republican leadership were very optimistic about tax reform, analysts were quick to say “not so fast,” and pointed out that there are sharp difference between fiscal conservatives and other factions of Congressional Republicans.

Latino Group Pulls Controversial Anti-Gillespie Ad

After the terrorist attack in Manhattan, a Latino group in Virginia announced it had pulled a controversial ad showing an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker, the Republican candidate for the governor of Virginia, on a truck chasing minority a children.

In a statement, Cristobal J. Alex, the president of the Latino Victory Fund  the group responsible for the ad, said:

“We knew our ad would ruffle feathers. We held a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don’t like what they see. We have decided to pull our ad at this time. Given recent events, we will be placing other powerful ads into rotation that highlight the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders in Virginia”