House Republicans are plotting a $1.7 billion tax increase aimed at America's most elite colleges and universities, reports Ira Stoll. The tax increase is buried on page 879 of Rep. Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) 979-page tax reform bill. Camp is chairman of the powerful, tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, Stoll notes, and his draft legislation is likely to provide a road map for tax reformers in years ahead.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
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"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
Instead of $12.5 billion in new agriculture purchases exports to China this year, the USDA expects less than $4 billion.