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‘Message of Change’: 16 Rebel Democrats Vow to Oppose Pelosi

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ImageRepresentative Nancy Pelosi has expressed supreme confidence that she will reclaim her old job as House speaker.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — A rebellious group of 16 Democrats went public on Monday with their opposition to electing Representative Nancy Pelosi speaker when the new Congress convenes in January, taking the first formal step in a… Read More

Did a Tax Increase Tucked Into Trump’s Tax Cut Come Back to Bite Republicans?

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Republicans capped a popular deduction for state and local taxes to pay for the tax bill. That may have hurt some House Republicans in the midterms.ImagePresident Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax cut into law last December. The law capped a popular tax break used by high-earning taxpayers in high-tax states.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesPresident… Read More

New York Today: New York Today: El Chapo’s $14 Billion Empire on Trial

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New York TodayImageCreditCreditAlfredo Estrella/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images (Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) It’s Tuesday. ⚡️ “Officials say a squirrel is to blame for power outages that affected thousands of people in upstate New York.” Weather: Enjoy the relative warmth of a 44-degree high with a passing morning shower,… Read More

The Conversation: For a Second There, We Stopped Talking About Trump

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The conversationWhat else does the Democrats’ new House majority portend?ImageFuture freshman members of the 116th Congress posing for a group photo on Capitol Hill last week.CreditCreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesGail Collins: Whole new world, Bret. Got a new Congress coming in, and a new … Well, there are some new governors. Same old president.… Read More

Khashoggi killing complicates Saudi rescue bid for South African arms firm

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1 / 2FILE PHOTO: Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) hold placards during their march to the ministry of public enterprises in Pretoria, South Africa, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoBy Alexander Winning and Joe BavierJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Loss-making South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights… Read More