BREAKING MONDAY MORNING: A device exploded at the entrance to the Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square in New York City [New York Post].
Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-mongering radio show in 2011 where he said many of the problems in America could be solved by eliminating constitutional amendments after the Tenth [CNN].
Republicans are choosing speed over diligence as they rush to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions [Washington Post].
The Senate’s tax bill could impose a marginal tax rate on some business owners of more than 100%. Lawmakers are working to change that [Wall Street Journal].
The last time Congress cut taxes on the middle class, most of them didn’t notice it. Will they notice a tax cut this time around? [Bloomberg]
The White House is targeting January to begin the push to sell President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure overhaul [Wall Street Journal].
Following Senator Al Franken‘s decision to resign in the wake of multiple women alleging he sexually harassed them, three Senators have called on President Donald Trump to resign [Washington Post].
Special counsel Robert Muller is reportedly trying to piece together what happened during the time in the White House before former national security adviser Michael Flynn was fired on Feb. 13 [NBC News].
President Donald Trump reportedly watches between four and eight hours of TV daily and consumes up to a dozen cans of Diet Coke [New York Times].
President Donald Trump and conservatives have been blasting several media outlets for errors in their reporting [The Hill].
President Donald Trump is taking credit for killing hundreds of federal regulations that were actually eliminated before Trump took office [Bloomberg].
Alabama GOP Senator Richard Shelby refuses to vote for fellow Republican Roy Moore [CNN].
The wildfires in California are burning an area larger than New York City and Boston combined [CNN].
On this day in history:
1792 – King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
1815 – The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the Senate Committee on Finance.
1816 – Indiana becomes the 19th state.
1941 – Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. In turn, the U.S. declares war on those countries.
1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the moon.
2008 – Bernie Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.