Senate GOP Reaches Tentative Deal For 10 Year, $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut
Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that they have struck a tentative deal for sweeping tax reform, with tax cuts totaling $1.5 trillion over 10 years. [1 Comment]

Report: Trump Strongly Supports Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill, Would Sign It
President Donald Trump is encouraging the Senate to pass a bill proposed by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) to repeal and replace Obamacare, and one administration official said Tuesday that Trump will sign the legislation if it makes it to his desk.

Paul Manafort spokesman: Wiretap report leaks are a 'felony'
Paul Manafort's spokesman condemned recent reports that his client had been surveilled by federal officials while serving in the Trump campaign and after the 2016 presidential election as well.

ISIS Calls for 'Lone Wolf' Attacks on Hurricane Victims at Relief Shelters
The Islamic State is calling for lone wolf attacks on hurricane relief centers in Houston and Miami.

St. Louis protesters return to streets after 120 arrested
A large crowd gathered outside the prison in St. Louis, Missouri, overnight to call for the release of protesters still in police custody. Earlier, several hundred people also marched peacefully through the city's downtown, while high school students in at least two districts also joined a demonstration.

Feds were wiretapping head of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign
U.S. government investigators were wiretapping the head of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, both before and after the election, CNN reported Monday night. [1 Comment]

Hurricane Maria rips into Caribbean and could sling Jose toward the US East Coast
Hurricane Maria made landfall Monday evening as an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm on the island of Dominica and is expected wreak devastation across the Caribbean over the next couple of days before making a turn north when it could dance around a meandering Hurricane Jose and send that storm flying toward the East Coast. [2 Comments]

Trump’s shift away from using the term radical ‘Islam’ rattles his base
As President Trump’s staunchest backers wonder why he has suddenly dropped 'Islamic' from two important war speeches, the mystery in the latter instance can be traced to the Pentagon, says an administration source.

Hurricane Jose staying off U.S. East Coast as Storm Maria forms
Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

Six Small Earthquakes Shake East San Jose
Six minor earthquakes rattled parts of the South Bay on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Society, and three of them were strong enough to be felt across the region.

Protests, Violence Continues For a Second Night After Officer’s Acquittal
Protests near St. Louis turned violent for the second night Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. [1 Comment]

Senate GOP tries one last time to repeal Obamacare
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide block grants to states, congressional and Trump administration sources said.

Trump slams Susan Rice: ‘What she did was wrong’
President Trump said Thursday that Susan Rice admitting that she unmasked the identities of Trump transition team officials caught up in national security surveillance was 'just the tip of the iceberg.' [1 Comment]

Trump meets with Hurricane Irma responders and victims in Florida
President Donald Trump met with emergency responders in Florida today, thanking them for what he called their 'incredible' work after Hurricane Irma hit the state over the weekend.

Trump says no DACA deal yet, doubles down on border wall
President Trump tweeted Thursday that he did not make a deal with Democrats for children brought to the U.S. illegally, but indicated he has no desire to deport them.

FBI reversal: Bureau will release more Clinton investigation docs
Weeks after saying there wasn’t enough public interest in Hillary Clinton’s email case, the FBI’s decision has been modified, and the bureau will publicly release more details of its obstruction of justice probe into the former secretary of state. [1 Comment]

Judge orders Maryland bar to investigate lawyers who helped Clinton delete emails
A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete her private emails. [1 Comment]

Antifa violence splits left as another major protest looms at Berkeley
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro is likely to escape unscathed from antifa protesters planning to wreak havoc during his speech Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley, but the left may not be so lucky.

Trump sends warning to gridlocked Republicans by meeting with Democrats
President Trump's decision to hold White House meetings with Democrats on key agenda items has sent a clear message to the GOP that it needs to get moving or he'll make deals with the minority party. [1 Comment]

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through August; Still Run $673.7B Deficit
The federal government collected record total tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through the end of August), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.