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Can My Boss Make Me Pay The Tax On My Great Health Plan? Maybe Yes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:17pm

Since Congress hasn't passed a fix, employers who offer generous health care plans may look to shift the tax burden to employees if the so-called "Cadillac tax" kicks in.

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Can My Boss Make Me Pay The Tax On My Great Health Plan? Maybe Yes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:17pm

Since Congress hasn't passed a fix, employers who offer generous health care plans may look to shift the tax burden to employees if the so-called "Cadillac tax" kicks in.

(Image credit: Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images)

Trump Cites 'Grandstanders' After Another Executive Leaves His Business Council

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:17pm

"I'm resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it's the right thing for me to do," said Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

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CEOs Cut Ties With Trump

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:06am

What does the White House business council do anyway?

What Can I Do To Stop Hate Groups?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:06am

How can we contain these threats and still preserve everyone's First Amendment rights?

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Trump Didn't Get First Charlottesville Remarks Right, Rep. Cole Says

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:34am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about why the three CEOs who resigned from President Trump's business advisory council might not want to work with the president.

3 Prominent CEOs Distance Themselves From President Trump

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:34am

By the end of the day Monday, three CEOs had announced they were leaving Trump's American Manufacturing Council: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Under Armour's Kevin Plank and Intel's Brian Krzanich.

Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's Job May Be In Jeopardy

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk, who runs the publication "American Greatness," who knows Steve Bannon well and speaks to him regularly. Should Bannon be looking for another job?

Charlottesville Mourns Deaths Of Counterprotester, 2 State Police Officers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The state of Virginia is rethinking how it issues permits for demonstrations following the deadly violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. And, local police are defending their response.

Ala. Senate Primary Pits Establishment Republicans Against Trump Loyalists

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

There's a primary election in Alabama in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP candidates represent warring factions within the Republican Party.

Morning News Break: Political Fallout From White Nationalist Rally

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump on Monday delivered a statement directly calling out the hate groups behind the violence in Charlottesville, Va. And, 3 CEOs resigned from Trump's advisory council on manufacturing.

Trump's Fuzzy History Of Denouncing White Nationalism

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:00am

The president's statement on Monday calling out racist groups, including the KKK, for violence in Charlottesville, Va., fits a pattern of how Trump has responded to such groups in the past.

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Twitter Account Names and Shames Far-Right Activists At Charlottesville

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:59am

The "Yes! You're a racist" Twitter account uses crowd sourcing to help identify white supremacists. But sometimes it get things wrong. And not everyone is happy about efforts at public shaming.

Surprise, Trump's Education Ideas Are Polarizing

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am

A new national poll shows public opinion swings on vouchers, charters and more.

Trump Turns To 43-Year-Old 'America First' Trade Law To Pressure China

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:47pm

President Trump asked his top trade adviser to determine whether to launch a probe into Chinese trade practices, particularly those forcing U.S. companies in China to turn over intellectual property.

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Charlottesville Violence Highlights Republican Party's History Of Far-Right Factions

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sam Tanenhaus, who studies the conservative movement, about how the Republican Party has historically grappled with far-right wing factions.

'Racism Is Evil': Trump Denounces The KKK, Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:33pm

On Monday President Trump called the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists "repugnant." On Saturday, he initially failed to specifically denounce the groups in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., violence.

Trump Administration Extends Deadline For Insurers To Decide On Obamacare Markets

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:10pm

The extension leaves time for President Trump to decide whether to continue crucial payments to insurers and for insurers to figure out how they would operate without them if they were to disappear.

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Trump Calls Out KKK, White Supremacists After Charlottesville: 'Racism Is Evil'

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:04pm

Almost 48 hours after violence engulfed Charlottesville, Va., President Trump called out white nationalist groups by name. He had been criticized for not doing so in his initial remarks on Saturday.

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