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Trump Celebrates Tax Cut, Media Predict Doom for Republicans

Trump Celebrates Tax Cut, Media Predict Doom for Republicans

Ultimately, Republicans didn't need Democratic support in the House , with Republicans supplying 217 votes that would have allowed them to pass the bill on their own. No Democrats voted for it, and they were joined by 12 Republicans. The measure was the most extensive rewrite of the tax code in at least a generation and its passage Wednesday marked the first major legislative achievement for Trump and the GOP.


Separatists Win Catalan Election; Travel Outlook Unclear

Separatists Win Catalan Election; Travel Outlook Unclear

Puigdemont's party - Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia ) - won 34 seats in Thursday's vote. The Citizens Party , led by Ines Arimadas, receives 36 seats in the 135-seat Catalan Parliament , showing official results from data processing by almost 100 percent of the polling stations.


Warnings as more wintry weather forecast

Warnings as more wintry weather forecast

There may be cancellations to trains. Some rural communities are likely to become cut off and power cuts are probable, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Over Scotland, winds generally should be lighter, but here you'll see snow rather than rain, with heavy, falls possible in the central and northern areas depending on the depressions track.


Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on 'The Post'

Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on 'The Post'

General Security - in addition to controlling Lebanon's borders - is responsible for censoring films, plays, and books. "Screening of the film " The Post " has been banned", said the official from Lebanon's General Security authority. Other films banned in recent years include Spotlight , for fear that its storyline, critical of the Catholic Church, will offend Lebanon's Christians; True Lies , which was deemed to contain offensive representations of Arabs; and a number of film depicting ...