Trump's proposal to eliminate the Social Security payroll tax may be his worst idea yet

President Trump’s tax reform agenda is in trouble. That’s not news, but one proposal that his team has floated as a way, ostensibly, to cut taxes on the middle class is. According to the Associated Press, they’re toying with the idea of eliminating the payroll tax, which funds Social Security and part of Medicare, or cutting it drastically.

All of California's GOP House members voted to pass the Obamacare repeal bill

After intense days of pressure from constituents and House leaders, all 14 California House Republicans joined their colleagues Thursday to vote for a GOP rollback of the Affordable Care Act. The American Health Care Act, which government estimates have said could lead to 24 million fewer Americans with health insurance and could substantially affect both those on Medicaid and those with employer-provided insurance, passed the House 217 to 213. It will now move on to the Senate, where it is expected to face multiple stumbling blocks.

Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employees

The Supreme Court  is poised to deal a sharp blow to the unions that represent millions of teachers and other public employees, announcing Thursday it will consider striking down the mandatory fees that support collective bargaining. The justices will hear the case of Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who objects to paying fees to the union, which represents 35,000 state workers.

Trump’s ‘pro-life’ administration just killed a program on children’s health

more than 20 years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and
National Institutes of Health have partnered to fund a unique nationwide
program studying environmental impacts on children’s health. No
more. The Trump administration is zeroing out the EPA contribution to
the program, forcing many of the 13 university-based research centers to
curtail their multiyear projects and leaving the NIH to scramble for a
rescue plan.