Five Things To Know for Today on the national front

As we start our Wednesday there are plenty of things go on from a national perspective that is of interest to our readers. We know today a new tax plan will be introduced from the White House. We know that there will be no health care bill voted on in Congress this week or anytime soon.

It does look like we will not have a shutdown of the United States government at the end of the week and there is more headlines to review.

1. WHO STANDS TO BENEFIT MOST FROM TRUMP TAX CUTS

An official says the top corporate tax rate would be reduced from 35 percent to 15 percent, while small business owners would see theirs go from 39.6 percent to 15 percent.

2. LITTLE CHANGE ON RACE IN BOSTON POLICE STOPS

The gap between how often minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police than their white counterparts doesn’t appear to be improving in the city, an AP review finds.

3. LEADING GOP MODERATE OPPOSES PLAN TO MOVE HOUSE HEALTH BILL

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., says the changes would cut too deeply into the Medicaid program for the poor and leave many people unable to afford coverage.

4. SOUTH KOREA SAYS THAAD DEPLOYED

The announcement that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed comes as North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.

5. TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDER SWATTED AGAIN

A U.S. district judge in San Francisco cites statements by Trump in a ruling that blocks the president’s order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

This is the 9th District Court where the Trump Administration has had issues in the past with their immigration bill. Not once but twice, however in this matter they have used the law in a far more conservative way, that may make it all the way to the Supreme Court.

 

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