Free College for Seniors at 31 Schools, Tax Code Revamp, Abortion Ban on Trial: Your Friday Morning News Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.☀️ Weather: Mostly sunny and a bit cooler. High: 79 degrees.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.House GOP unveils sweeping tax revamp, pitching rate cuts for businesses and most individualsHouse Republicans on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's tax system for the first time in decades, pitching tax cuts for businesses and many middle-income families in exchange for the elimination of longstanding tax breaks.The GOP — following the lead of Texas Rep. Kevin Brady — touted the $1.5 trillion legislation as long-overdue relief. And though the 429-page bill provides the most dramatic boost to the corporate world, top Republicans sold the proposal as a boon to average Americans."It's tax cuts. It's tax reform, and we added the word 'jobs' because it's jobs," said President Donald Trump, explaining the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act."Now the hard part begins, as Washington whips into a frenzy over the GOP's plans to deliver the tax bill by the end of the year.Texas politics: Is Donald Trump the reason two powerful Texas lawmakers are retiring?2016 presidential election: Before she was her party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton was given control over Democrats, ex-party chair Donna Brazile says.  Continue reading...

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