Albert R. Hunt

02/25/2017 - 3:00pm

    President Donald Trump has promised the most comprehensive overhaul of the tax system since 1986. That was when a Republican president joined forces with a Democratic House of Representatives and a Republican Senate to lower personal income-tax rates and simplify a messy and outdated tax system.

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12/22/2016 - 3:00pm

    Mainstream Republicans are buoyed by Donald Trump's appointments so far, convinced that strategically positioned top officials can freeze out those they consider extremists.

    On domestic issues, establishment congressional conservatives believe...

12/16/2016 - 8:00am

    Nobody on the conservative side has hounded Democrats, especially the Clintons, as relentlessly as the self-styled anti-corruption watchdog group Judicial Watch. It has loosed avalanches of lawsuits since its founding in 1994, most recently playing a major role in Hillary Clinton's e-mail...

12/14/2016 - 6:00pm

    As the still shell-shocked Democrats try to figure out what went wrong and what to do about it, Hillary Clinton's formal announcement of her candidacy in 2015 would be a good starting point.

    The beautifully produced two-minute video was replete...

12/12/2016 - 8:00pm

    Mike Morgan, an African-American judge, defeated a conservative incumbent last month for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Now conservative Republicans are trying to sabotage his election by packing the court, a move that would have racial and perhaps national political implications.

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12/12/2016 - 3:00pm

    Immediately after Inauguration Day, Republicans are planning to use their dominance in Washington to enact the most radical overhaul of spending and taxes in a half-century.

    Soon after the new Congress convenes next month, they plan to repeal some...

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