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Will tax bill help or hurt GOP in 2018?

It depends on who's talking; as Congress ends a year marked mostly by gridlock and dysfunction, a new, sharp divide has emerged between the two parties

Mr Trump and congressional Republicans celebrating the passage of the tax bill at the White House on Wednesday. Republicans believe they can save their House and Senate majorities by selling the president's first year in office as consequential and full of accomplishments.


A COUPLE with two children from Indiana, where Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly faces a difficult re-election next year, explain to the audience that with combined wages of US$73,000, they stand to save US$2,000 under the Republican tax cuts enacted Wednesday.

A single...