Fact Check: Take Claims About State and Local Tax Deductions With a Grain of Salt

Republicans claim that conservative-leaning states “subsidize” liberal-leaning states through deduction, while Democrats say repealing it will hurt middle-class families.

Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in Office and Houston Under Water

As he prepares for re-election next year, Senator Ted Cruz faces a challenge in helping millions of people — in his hometown, Houston, and beyond — rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

‘Give Me a Chance,’ Trump Associate-Turned-Housing-Official Says

Critics see Lynne Patton’s appointment to lead a regional housing office as nepotism, but she sees it as giving residents an advocate with unprecedented access to those in charge.

House Leaders Seeking Health Care Votes Eye New York Republicans

By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR March 20, 2017 WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, trying to lock down the votes of wavering upstate New York Republicans, inserted a last-minute special provision in their health care bill that would shift...