Tax reform falters despite Trump's claims
Wall Street Journal lead story, "GOP Bid To Rewrite Tax Code Falters," by Richard Rubin:
"The clear winner, so far, is the status quo. ... The only big revenue-raising provision with anything close to Republican consensus is repealing the deduction for state and local taxes, and that idea faces objections from blue-state lawmakers in the party."
"[A] fruitless revenue quest may lead the GOP to second-tier options. ... One possibility is a temporary tax cut that would expire to comply with rules preventing long-run deficits."