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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 [email protected].

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President Trump was largely absent from recent negotiations on tax reform during his trip to Asia, but the president's team says he will now take a much more active role. (Associated Press)

Returning from Asia, Trump at forefront of tax reform

President Trump was in Asia while all the heavy lifting on the tax bill was going on in Washington. But now he's back in the saddle, ready to swing deals and rein in wavering lawmakers as both the House and Senate begin to take consequential votes. Published November 15, 2017

President Trump's daughter and chief adviser Ivanka Trump has sided with the House Republicans' compromise on tax deductions, providing a strong indication of where the White House comes down in the dispute between the two chambers in Congress. (Associated Press/File)

Trump team's tax cut message falls flat among middle class

President Trump's team is working overtime to convince Americans that the Republican tax reform plans, which tilt decidedly toward lowering rates for businesses, will be a boon for middle-class families. Published November 13, 2017

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, a building is demolished on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) ** FILE **

U.S. tightens restrictions on travel, trade with Cuba

The Trump administration announced stronger restriction on trade and travel with Cuba, further rolling back former President Barack Obama's normalization of relations with the communist country just 90 miles from U.S. shores. Published November 8, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a state banquet at the Akasaka Palace, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Tokyo. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump wants $5.9B more to beef up missile defense against North Korea

President Trump asked Congress for $5.9 billion of emergency spending for missile defense Monday to counter the threat from North Korea, making the request as he travels across Asia to build support for confronting the nuclear-armed dictator Kim Jong-un. Published November 6, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the opening of a state banquet hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)

Trump extends 36-year state of emergency with Iran

President Trump notified Congress Monday that he was extending the national emergency with Iran that has been in place since the 1979 hostage crisis, saying relations with the Islamic regime have not normalized. Published November 6, 2017