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  • FILE PHOTO - A man, wearing a hat with an embroidery of the U.S. flag, votes on election day at a polling station in Harlem, New York, U.S., November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Bria Webb/File Photo

    What the Exit Polls Revealed on Taxes and Health Care

    Here's what exit polls told us about some key issues: 45 percent: NBC News’ exit poll found that 45 percent of voters said the Republican tax cuts had no impact on their personal finances, compared...

  • FILE PHOTO: A combine drives over stalks of soft red winter wheat during the harvest on a farm in Dixon, Illinois

    Improving Odds for the Farm Bill

    The Farm Bill has been held up by a dispute over new work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, among other issues. House Republicans passed a bill that includes...

  • An unidentified voter casts his ballot at a local polling station in Miami

    5 Tax and Spending Takeaways from the Midterm Elections

    Tuesday’s election results changed the outlook for some key tax and spending proposals. Here are 5 takeaways from the midterm vote: 1. The GOP’s “tax cuts 2.0” effort is dead. The Republican plan to...

  • A Life-Saving Drug Could Come with a $4 Million Price Tag

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis hinted Monday that it is considering charging an eye-popping price as high as $4 million to $5 million for a life-saving new gene therapy to cure rare cases of a disease...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds a space astronaut toy as he participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive at the White House in Washington D.C.

    Why the Midterms Could Kill Trump's Space Force

    The fate of President Trump’s new military branch could depend on the outcomes of the midterm elections, says Joe Gould of Defense News. The Pentagon is working on a plan to create the Space Force,...

  • An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005. [U.S. Defense Secretary Donald..

    Pentagon’s Revolving Door in Full Swing

    The steady stream of top military officials moving from the Pentagon to defense contractors shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new report from the Project on Government Oversight (POGO),...

  • Chart of the Day: Who Voters Trust with Medicare

    Older Americans come out to vote — and they trust Democrats more than Republicans on health care, writes Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation at Axios . Advantage Democrats, right? Maybe, but...