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Washington Examiner — for the tax plan backed by President Trump, the most Democratic votes Sen. Mitch McConnell could hope for is three, attributable partly to the Democratic Party moving left on taxes as the Republican Party has moved right, as well as the greater influence of liberal Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren..
Forbes — Tax breaks are sometimes cast as bad policy for depriving the government of funding, but keeping that money in the private sector can lead to excellent outcomes that should not be ignored. Case in point: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
CNBC — A lucky winner in Illinois took home the $393 million Mega Millions jackpot. Of course, that lucky winner won't walk away with the full amount. If the winner opts to take the $247.3 million lump sum, lottery site USAMega.com estimates the federal tax withholding would be a little more than $61.8 million, with Illinois state taxes taking another $12.2 million.