by Gary Cohn

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and we have a Republican Congress that wants to get it done. This is something that Democrats should support too because it’s good for the American people.

The President is going to seize this opportunity by leading the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 – and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history.

The President has focused on three things since his campaign: job creation, economic growth, and helping low and middle-income families who have been left behind by this economy. He understands that there are a lot of people in this country that feel like they work hard and still can’t get ahead. They are sick of turning their paychecks over to Washington and having no idea how their tax dollars are spent. They are frustrated by a tax code that is so complicated that they can’t even do their own taxes.

By Spc. Derrik Tribbey

AL ASAD, Iraq — The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Operation Inherent Resolve conducts aerial assault missions daily in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

U.S. Army Pfc. Joseph Thury, an unmanned aerial systems maintainer with Company D, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, and deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, guides the MQ-1C Gray Eagle onto the runway prior to a flight , April 1, 2017. Prior to each flight, the crew systematically goes through multiple check to ensure each Gray Eagle is ready to fly. The Coalition is enabling partnered forces to defeat ISIS by providing air support on the battlefield. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (Photo Credit: Spc. Derrik Tribbey)

In order to maintain a high tactical advantage, the maintainers with Company D, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, service MQ-1C Gray Eagles, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), constantly and consistently.

The Prime Minister’s Residence
Seoul, Republic of Korea

ACTING PRESIDENT HWANG: (As interpreted.) Good afternoon. First of all I would like to wholeheartedly welcome Vice President Pence on his first visit to Korea, and I would also like to extend my warmest welcome to his family and delegation.

Vice President Pence’s late father was a Korean War veteran who had devoted himself to the defense of our freedom and democracy during the Korean War. And this morning, Vice President Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone to inspect our stalwart combined defense posture and reconfirm our strong will to deter North Korea. This symbolizes not only a special personal tie, but also the depth and sturdiness of our alliance that has lasted over 60 years.

In particular at this time when the security situation on the Korean Peninsula is dire due to North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations, Vice President Pence’s visit to Korea as his first destination in Asia since taking office shows the firm stance of the new U.S. administration on developing our alliance and responding to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. As such, I believe Vice President Pence’s visit is timely and meaningful.

Jalalabad - A U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter crew chief assigned to Task Force Flying Dragons, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division scans below while flying near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, April 5, 2017. The Flying Dragons are preparing to assume their mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission. Photo By: Capt. Brian Harris

Al Asad - The MQ-1C Gray Eagle is a long-endurance platform able to fly for nearly 27 hours at a time at speeds of up to 150 knots while carrying up to four AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. U.S. Army Soldiers with Company D, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, provide air fire support to the Combined Joint Task Force -- Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (Photo Credit: Spc. Derrik Tribbey)

Justin Ramsey permanently banned from robocalling individuals, calling numbers on the Do Not Call Registry

The FTC has obtained a settlement order with Justin Ramsey, the ringleader of telemarketing operations that blasted illegal robocalls to consumers and called phone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. The order bans Ramsey and his company, Prime Marketing LLC from placing robocalls to individuals to sell goods or services, initiating sales calls to numbers listed on the DNC Registry, and selling data lists containing phone numbers listed on the Registry. This settlement resolves the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against Ramsey.

KABUL, Afghanistan — At 7:32 p.m. local time today, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release.

ISIS-K, also known as the Khorasan group, is based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and is composed primarily of former members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban.

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