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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Kyle Peterson discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every weekday. Send your feedback to pwpodcast@wsj.com

4541 - Trump vs. Biden on Taxes. Who's Better?
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  • 4541 - Trump vs. Biden on Taxes. Who's Better?

    Whoever wins the presidential election will have a chance to rewrite American tax policy in 2025, as Donald Trump's individual tax cuts that passed in 2017 are set to expire. Biden wants to raise taxes by $5 trillion over 10 years, while Trump says he wants to cut them further. Will that difference matter as the campaign goes on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mon, 24 Jun 2024
  • 4540 - The Supreme Court, Gun Rights, and a 'Credible Threat'

    The Justices uphold a law that prohibits gun possession by people who are subject to certain restraining orders for domestic violence, with an 8-1 majority in U.S. v. Rahimi saying that this does not infringe the Second Amendment. Plus, the High Court rules on a tax case, Moore v. U.S., that critics say could open the door to a progressive wealth tax on unrealized gains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fri, 21 Jun 2024
  • 4539 - Joe Biden’s ‘Convicted Criminal’ Strategy to Defeat Donald Trump

    As the first presidential debate nears, the Biden campaign spends $50 million on an ad calling Donald Trump a convicted criminal. Is it working? A new poll shows Biden in the lead for the first time in months, and how will that influence the debate strategy for both candidates?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thu, 20 Jun 2024
  • 4538 - Joe Biden’s Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

    The president takes executive action to offer legal status to 500,000 people who entered the country illegally but married U.S. citizens. How much does Biden's order weaken deterrence for future migrants, is it vulnerable to legal challenge as an abuse of discretion, and does such "pen and phone" governance make real immigration legislation less likely, by letting Congress off the hook? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • 4537 - Tax-Free Tips? Monumental Tariffs? Trump Ponders Both

    Donald Trump's recent musings on tax policy include proposals to exempt tips, impose huge tariffs to replace the current income tax, and cut the corporate tax rate to 20%, from today's 21%. What of this is good tax policy, versus a political effort to win swing voters, and how does it compare with Joe Biden's ideas, including his recent proposal to raise the corporate rate to 28%? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tue, 18 Jun 2024
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