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Trump Aides Copy Bush ‘Red Team’ Strategy in Tax Fight

  • White House turns to tighter organization after Obamacare loss
  • Weekly meetings, calls with allies mark changed approach
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Republicans Seek Way Forward With Hybrid Tax Plan

The White House is reaching back to the Bush administration for a strategy to get a tax code overhaul passed, as President Donald Trump’s advisers try to avoid the missteps that doomed the effort to repeal Obamacare.

To take on a task that hasn’t been accomplished in Washington in three decades, senior aides are adopting a tightly orchestrated process and walking away from the improvisational approach that’s been the Trump administration’s hallmark.