POLITICO Playbook: TAX REFORM IS HAPPENING

Good Tuesday morning. TAX REFORM is expected to be on the floor in both chambers today, and in all likelihood, it’s going to pass, and PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP will be able to sign it before Christmas. Republicans will get their holiday season signing ceremony, where...

POLITICO Playbook: COUNTDOWN: FIVE DAYS to shutdown

Good Monday morning. FIVE DAYS until the government runs out of money. CONSIDER THIS: Republicans have held the majority in Congress for three years, routinely promising to normalize government operations. Yet it’s Dec. 18 and the government is slated to shut down...

POLITICO Playbook: TRUMP plans 2018 campaign BLITZ

SHOT — NBC’S MARK MURRAY (@mmurraypolitics): “New NBC/WSJ poll on whom voters prefer to control Congress: Dems 50%, GOP 39% … 1st time since Sept ‘08 when Dems have hit 50% and been in double digits on this question in the poll”. The poll...

POLITICO Playbook: TAX REFORM happening in 2017

Good Saturday morning. OK, WE WERE WRONG. We said tax reform probably wouldn’t happen in 2017. It will. It’s a significant legislative victory for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SPEAKER PAUL RYAN and SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL. Republicans tell us that they have...