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April 21, 2017
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Mnuchin vows tax overhaul by year-end
Mnuchin vows to complet tax overhaul by year-end
Mnuchin (Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)
The Trump administration is confident an overhaul of US tax law will be finished by year-end, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says. "Whether health care gets done or doesn't get done, we're going to get tax reform done," he said.
Bloomberg (4/20),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (4/20) 
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The Business & Politics Poll
Should Trump release his tax returns?
President Donald Trump needs to open up his tax records, according to 61% of the participants in this week's poll. Of those taking a position, only 15% said the data should be made public. A national Bloomberg poll shows Americans largely split on the issue. New poll Monday.

Yes  60.75%
I don't care  22.55%
No  15.11%
I don't know  1.02%
None of the above/other  0.57%
Agenda Items
US to press charges against WikiLeaks founder
US to press charges against WikiLeaks founder
Assange (Carl Court/Getty Images)
US officials are preparing to press formal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for his website's release of classified documents. Assange's lawyer, Barry Pollack, said the Justice Department has not yet informed Assange of any charges, and that he believes the site should be under the same First Amendment protection as any other news outlet.
CNN (4/20),  Fox News/The Associated Press (4/20) 
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Friday Fact Check
FDR, Obama lead Trump on early accomplishments
FDR, Obama lead Trump on early accomplishments
(Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
As President Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he congratulated his administration on the work they had accomplished, saying that no other administration had done more during their first 90 days. However, both Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama passed legislation to end an economic crisis during their first days in office, while Trump's infrastructure and tax overhaul plans have yet to reach Congress.
San Jose Mercury News (Calif.)/The Associated Press (4/20) 
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Daily Diversion
Ill. town chooses mayor based on coin toss
Ill. town chooses new mayor based on coin toss
(US Mint)
After a two-way tie in which both candidates received 11 votes, a coin toss decided the results of the Colp, Ill., mayoral election. Candidate Tammy O'Daniell-Howell beat out her opponent, Bryan Riekena, when she called heads during the official quarter toss on Thursday.
U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press (4/20) 
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Whether health care gets done or doesn't get done, we're going to get tax reform done.
Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, quoted by Bloomberg
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