It was a big week.
It was the kind of week where a convicted war criminal drinking poison in open court on live television ended up lost in the shuffle. The kind of week where former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reaching a plea deal with Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors doesn’t quite make the weekly roundup cut because we don’t know what cooperation he’s offered.
It was, in short, a big week. A week where, most of all, Donald Trump scored his first really big legislative win and outlined a plan to master the national security apparatus during his second year in office.
Here’s what you need to know.
Senate Republicans are on track to pass their tax cut
After an extremely chaotic 24 hours, Senate Republican leaders rounded up the votes needed to pass a version of the GOP tax plan by offering Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) a substantive concession on the deductibility of property tax payments and offering Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) what seems to be a meaningless promise to consult him on a potential fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
- It’s not done yet: A broadly similar plan already passed the House of Representatives, but Read More Here