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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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"The wealthy Americans are not my priority. My priority are people in the middle class and that's where we are giving the big tax reduction," said President Trump. He dialed back his comments a day earlier about wealthy people paying more under his plan. (Associated Press)

Trump says tax overhaul won't force rich to pay more

President Trump said Thursday he doubts he'll have to hike tax rates for the rich in order to get a tax overhaul through Congress, dialing back his comments a day earlier that the wealthy could end up paying more under his plan. Published September 14, 2017

Trump says Rice was wrong to unmask staff members who met with UAE sheikh

President Trump on Thursday lashed out at President Obama's top national security aide amid reports she acknowledged to congressional investigators that she sought classified information on senior members of his staff during the presidential transition because of suspicions over a prominent Gulf sheikh's secret visit to Manhattan. Published September 14, 2017

President Donald Trump answers a question from the media as he arrives at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Washington. Trump is returning from Florida after viewing damage from Hurricane Irma. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump slams Susan Rice: 'What she did was wrong'

President Trump said Thursday that Susan Rice admitting that she unmasked the identities of Trump transition team officials caught up in national security surveillance was "just the tip of the iceberg." Published September 14, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, talk and hand out food to people impacted by Hurricane Irma at Naples Estates, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump tours storm damage in Florida

President Trump toured a neighborhood in Naples, Florida, Thursday that was ravaged by Hurricane Irma, telling residents trying to put their lives back together that the federal government was there for them "100 percent." Published September 14, 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, promised to deliver a tax reform blueprint to lawmakers the week of Sept. 25. (Associated Press)

Trump targets rich in tax reform, throwing Republicans a curveball

With President Trump demanding quick action on tax reform, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that they will release a full framework by month's end and hope to set an aggressive schedule that would put a massive package on Mr. Trump's desk by year's end. Published September 13, 2017

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., left, and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump declares Hispanic Heritage Month

President Trump on Wednesday declared a National Hispanic Heritage Month, citing the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions that they make to the U.S. Published September 13, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (right) was able to "speak New York" to President Trump, paving the way for an agreement last week to increase government borrowing and speed relief money to the hurricane victims, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who attended the meetings. (Associated Press/File)

Trump did more for bipartisanship than Obama, says White House

President Trump's recent outreach to Democrats is what voters want and why they elected him, the White House said Wednesday, crediting him with doing more to forge bipartisanship in Washington that President Obama ever did. Published September 13, 2017

In this photo taken Feb. 14, 2017, Hope Hicks, adviser to President Donald Trump, walks to her seat before the start of the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A White House official says Hicks will serve temporarily as White House communications director. Hicks, will work with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to help set White House messaging strategy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Hope Hicks, Mercedes Schlapp round out new White House press shop

President Trump has filled out the White House press shop, making officials the promotion of longtime adviser Hope Hicks to communications director and appointing former Washington Times columnist Mercedes Schlapp as senior adviser for strategic communications. Published September 13, 2017

President Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, spoke at the Pentagon Memorial on Monday, the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Associated Press)

As he remembers victims of 9/11, Trump takes more aggressive tone for war on terror

President Trump observed his first 9/11 anniversary as commander in chief Monday by vowing to pursue radical Islamic terrorists into the darkest corners of the world, underscoring his plans to send potentially thousands more troops to Afghanistan in the hope of stabilizing the country that served as the launchpad for al Qaeda's attack. Published September 11, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand as "Taps" is played during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump marks 9/11 at Pentagon: 'Our values will endure'

President Trump observed the solemn anniversary Monday of the 9/11 terror attacks at a ceremony at the Pentagon, paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 Americans killed that day and pledging unshaken resolve in the ongoing fight against radical Islamic terrorism. Published September 11, 2017