Politics P.M.: House Republicans look to answer basic questions on their tax overhaul

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House Republicans look to answer basic questions on their tax overhaul
The party faces a choice between the steepest cuts and a balanced budget
Trump plans to meet incoming French president Macron in Brussels later this month
The president personally congratulated Macron in a phone call on Monday.
Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as national security adviser, officials say
Obama apparently delivered his warning on Nov. 10, two days after the election, in a private conversation with Trump.
 
Analysis
Meet @Trumphop, retweeting Trump’s old tweets on the date and time he first posted them
The effect is often jarring.
 
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President Trump’s revised travel ban faces new legal challenges
The 4th Circuit considers the legality of the entry ban that opponents say discriminates against Muslims.
 
Democrats launch ads against pro-AHCA Republicans
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched 15-second Web ads in 10 at-risk Republican districts.
Analysis
A lot of Republican rhetoric on health care this weekend may haunt the party in 2018
Attempts to minimize the effects of an unpopular bill.
 
The Daily 202: Ivanka Trump’s life of privilege undermines the credibility of her new book’s message
A lack of self-awareness highlights the decline of the American meritocracy
 
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Analysis
In Texas, almost all non-voters have a photo ID — but few understand the voter identification rules
The Texas law has spawned a lot of confusion.
 
Perspective
The “Sammies” — therapy for feds’ during tough times under Trump
 
Analysis
Why did Trump win? More whites — and fewer blacks — actually voted.
New data showed who voted — and who didn’t — in key battleground states.
 
Democratic lawmakers such as Amy Klobuchar start making 2020 moves — and the base starts making demands
In the words of one longtime party leader, “It’s never too early, unfortunately,” to start thinking about the next presidential election.
 
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