Trump said there was a middle-class tax cut coming before the election. There’s no way that’s happening.

Trump said there was a middle-class tax cut coming before the election. There’s no way that’s happening.

Instead of running on the tax bill they already passed, Republicans are trying to convince voters with a new (nonexistent) one. It’s been about two weeks since President Donald Trump said Republicans would deliver a 10 percent tax cut to the middle class before the 2018 midterm elections. Of course it was never going to happen. The president has been pulling out all the stops in an effort to get his base fired up ahead…

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The Pentagon reportedly rejected Trump’s request to give troops extra power at the border

The Pentagon reportedly rejected Trump’s request to give troops extra power at the border

The president’s troop mobilization is a lot tamer than he would have wanted. In the run-up to deploying over over 5,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, the Trump administration went to the Pentagon and asked whether or not those soldiers could basically serve as law enforcement along the border. The Pentagon wasn’t having it. CNN’s Ryan Browne and Nicole Gaouette reported Friday that military leaders rebuffed the Department of Homeland Security’s request that the troops…

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Remembering Grim Fandango: this week in tech, 20 years ago

Remembering Grim Fandango: this week in tech, 20 years ago

You can find a lot of Halloween-themed coverage on The Verge, but this week also marked the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos — and the 20th anniversary of Grim Fandango, the classic adventure game that was heavily inspired by it. Grim Fandango was one of the last games from the acclaimed studio LucasArts, and its clever blend of noir pastiche and folklore has earned it acclaim since the very beginning, when GameSpot praised its “great…

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