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National

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year. Republicans, who have vowed lockstep opposition to

Opinion

Opinion: Does Our Tax System Benefit the Rich on Purpose?

Who’s cheating Uncle Sam the most these days? Earlier this year, a pair of IRS researchers joined with economists from Carnegie Mellon, the London School of Economics, and the University of California at Berkeley to explore that question. Americans up and down the income ladder, these analysts found, fail to report all their income. But the level

Crime

Democratic donor convicted of offering drugs for sex; 2 died

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. Ed Buck, 66, was found guilty of all nine felony counts in federal court, which could lead to a life sentence. The verdict came exactly

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