Zachary Piaker  //  1/14/18  //  Topic Update


President Trump vastly overstated the size of the tax cuts passed by Congress in a speech to farmers in Nashville, Tennessee (NYT).

  • In the speech, the President also said he wanted a “better” NAFTA (WSJ; Politico).
  • The GOP failed to sell its tax reforms to the American people via social media messaging, writes Matt Salisbury at the Wall Street Journal.
  • Comcast reportedly fired about 500 salespeople, despite claiming that it would create thousands of new jobs in exchange for a big tax cut (ArsTechnica).

The Trump Administration is opting for speed rather than accuracy in implementing the new tax law (WaPo).

A probe into the Treasury Department’s role in the Trump Administration’s tax plan found no evidence of political interference (NYT).

The now-eliminated tax deduction for college football season-ticket holders’ mandatory “gifts” was a microcosm of the wacky federal subsidies going to the ivory tower, opines Neal McCluskey (Cato).

With the release of a new IRS guidance for employers, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin promises that employees will see greater take-home pay (The Hill).  

  • The Trump Administration is asking employers to implement the new tables by Feb. 15 (Politico).

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/21/18  //  Daily Update

The week began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ended with a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School