Despite the high U.S. corporate tax rate, deductions and credits help push down businesses' total tax liability, meaning that many companies end up paying far less than the statutory rate.
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People attending Rep. Rod Blum's town hall event in Dubuque, Iowa, this week held up red sheets of paper to show disagreement with what the Republican congressman was saying and green to show they concurred. The GOP health care bill was a major concern of many.
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President Donald Trump speaks on the Oval Office telephone in January, as a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson hangs in the background. In an interview published Monday, Trump wondered aloud about whether the Civil War would have happened had Jackson been alive in the 1860s.
President Trump, seen crossing the South Lawn on March 2, has criticized his predecessor for his "weakness" in Syria — though Trump as a private citizen warned against action in the country repeatedly in 2013.
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President Trump salutes as he disembarks Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday. Trump signed a new executive order on travel and refugee resettlement on Monday.
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Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, seen on Capitol Hill in 2013, delivered the Democratic Party response to President Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday night.
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