In 2018, the lion's share of the benefit — $17.4 billion, or 44.3 percent of the total — will go to roughly 200,000 Americans making $1 million or more who claim the pass-through deduction, the committee said. Another $3.6 billion, or 8.9 percent, will go to a similar number of taxpayers who earn $500,000 to $1 million.
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Trump admin's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents
The cost of holding migrant children
who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent
cities" is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the
Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings.
Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said.
DHS transferred $169 million from other programs to ICE for migrant detention
The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million from other
agencies to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the detention and
removal of migrants this year, according to a document sent to Congress
I knew Brett Kavanaugh during his years as a Republican operative. Don't let him sit on the Supreme Court.
I used to know Brett Kavanaugh pretty well. And, when I think of
Brett now, in the midst of his hearings for a lifetime appointment to
the U.S. Supreme Court, all I can think of is the old "Aesop's Fables"
adage: "A man is known by the company he keeps." And that's why I want to tell any senator who cares about our democracy: Vote no.
Trump's tariffs have already cost Ford $1B; now it's planning layoffs
Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a
move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be leaner, have fewer
layers, and offer more decision-making power to employees, the company
Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud
A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card
holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday, cementing a
sentence of eight years in jail and a likely deportation. Ortega,
a mother of four, reportedly thought she was able to vote because she
was a permanent resident. She voted five times between 2004 and 2014 —
once for the attorney general, Ken Paxton, who later prosecuted her, according to her attorney. She also reportedly served as a poll worker.
State Dept. allowed foreign govts to lease luxury condos at Trump World Tower without Congress OK
The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to
rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump World Tower in 2017 without
approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with
the leases, a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution's emoluments