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Top stories on the Huffington Post this week: * On Thursday, The HuffingtonPost published an article titled “This Is Why We Need More Kids” about the impact of a proposed $1.1 trillion tax plan that Republicans are attempting to push through Congress.
The article argues that the tax plan will disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans and would lead to higher taxes for middle- and lower-income families.
* On Friday, The New York Times published a story titled “The Latest on the Senate’s plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code.”
The article reports that Republican lawmakers are proposing to lower the top individual income tax rate to 35 percent, eliminate the estate tax, and reduce the tax on capital gains and dividends to 10 percent.
* Last night, The Wall Street Journal published an editorial titled “What You Need to Know About the GOP Tax Plan.”
The editorial argues that Republicans would increase the number of millionaires by eliminating the estate and capital gains taxes, and by lowering taxes on business profits.
* Finally, this morning, The Washington Post published an op-ed by two prominent conservatives: “What the Tax Plan Really Means for America.”
The op-eds argue that the GOP tax plan would raise taxes on the wealthy, and it would result in lower taxes for most Americans.
* What you need now: Here are the top stories on The Huffington, as of this morning: * 1:30 a.m.
— The White House says President Donald Trump will speak about tax reform at 2:00 a.l.m., a White House official tells CNN.
* 2:10 a.h.
— Trump tells the nation on Twitter that his administration has “done a great job” on tax reform and he is pleased to announce that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is “working out well.”
* 3:40 a.p.
— In an interview with The Associated Press, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he will be releasing the details of the House’s tax bill this week, and says he expects the tax bill to pass.
Ryan said the tax legislation has been drafted well and that it will be voted on this week.
* 4:10 p.m.: Trump will sign an executive order on tax policy and tax reform, according to The Washington Times.
The executive order, which will set out what the tax code would look like, was released Thursday afternoon.
Trump will also unveil his first budget.
* 5:20 p.i.
— Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says that if the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is approved by Congress, he will “be happy to fight it tooth and nail.”
Giuliani, who is considered one of the party’s most vocal critics of Trump, said Thursday he will work to pass the repeal.
“I think it is a disaster for the country,” Giuliani told the AP.
“And the way I look at it is, I will fight to the end, I promise you that.
But, yes, I think it’s a disaster.
I think they are trying to kill it.
And the way to fight back is to fight tooth and nose.”
* 7:45 p.l.: Trump says that he will sign a tax reform bill by Wednesday.
Trump is scheduled to release his tax reform plan, which would be structured in a way that it would not include a repeal of the ACA.
The plan would have to be approved by both chambers of Congress.
* 8:15 p.c.
— A day after a day of high-profile arrests and protests across the country, President Donald J. Trump announced that he would sign an Executive Order directing federal agencies to reduce the number and nature of civil disobedience.
“Today, the Executive Order I am signing today will end the practice of civil disorder, reduce the size and scope of civil protests, and create new rules to combat the dangers of the new civil disorder,” Trump said in a statement.
* 9:45 a.i.: The White Houses Office of Management and Budget says the House and Senate will begin drafting the details on a tax bill on Wednesday.
* 10:45 am: The Trump administration says it will cut the number by one-third in 2019.
The reduction in the number is part of the budget that Trump will release later this week on what he called a “balanced plan” to overhaul his tax code.
* 11:45: The House Ways and Means Committee has released its proposed budget, which it says will be more in line with what President Donald Donald J., Trump, and their team have advocated for.
The House proposal would cut corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent and lower the estate taxes to 25 percent.
The budget proposal would also slash the corporate tax rate from 35 to 15 percent, and eliminate the capital gains tax, as well as repeal the tax credits that help the middle class pay for college.
* 12:15: The New Orleans Saints,