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How do you feel about the GOP tax overhaul?

Long Islanders most likely will be forced to cope with an almost totally new federal tax code, one that even Republican congressional tax writers behind the legislation acknowledge creates winners and losers.

Long Island overall loses big, say local business leaders, lawmakers and economists, because the bill eliminates the full deduction for state and local taxes, called SALT — which is why every member of Congress who represents the Island said they will vote no on the bill Tuesday.

How do you feel about the GOP tax overhaul? Tell us below.

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Trump vs. Clinton: Relive the drama of election night 2016

Heading into election night 2016, Hillary Clinton seemed likely to make history as the first woman elected president of the United States. The Democratic nominee and former secretary of state had a resume tailor-made for the job, and faced an unpredictable newcomer to politics, Republican Donald Trump, who made his own rules on the campaign trail.

But the night became historic for a different reason, as Trump won several critical swing states and pulled off one of the biggest upsets ever in U.S. politics.

A year later, here’s a moment-by-moment look back at that dramatic night, as told through photos, videos and the social media feeds of Newsday staff, major news organizations including The Associated Press and the candidates themselves.

Social media posts are timed according to when they were posted.


8:10 p.m. Clinton the clear favorite

Early in the night, major election forecasters The New York Times and FiveThirtyEight heavily predict a Clinton win. The Democrat holds an Electoral College lead over Trump.


8:22 p.m.

Things are looking good for Clinton as the Times makes this forecast. A minute later, FiveThirtyEight says Clinton has a 75 percent chance of winning the presidency.


8:35 p.m.


8:42 p.m. Looking to make history

With slogans like “I’m with her,” Clinton’s campaign emphasized the historic nature of her campaign. On election night, thousands of her supporters stood under the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center’s actual glass ceiling, hoping their candidate would break the most significant glass ceiling of all, the presidency.


8:43 p.m.



9:14 p.m. Clinton takes New York


9:19 p.m.


9:35 p.m. Signs of trouble for Clinton

Trump hasn’t claimed any surprising wins by this point, but there are signs of trouble for Clinton as the race is closer than expected in some key states.



9:40 p.m. Trump gains ground


9:48 p.m.

Trump tweets a memorable election night photo of himself and running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, surrounded by family members.


9:54 p.m.

Financial markets fall in Asia as they react to the possibility of a Trump presidency, the AP reports. Asian shares lose early gains, tumbling as Trump gained the lead in the electoral vote count.


10 p.m. Democrats stay optimistic


10:33 p.m.


10:37 p.m. Trump begins breakthrough

Trump takes his first major battleground state — the perennial presidential bellwether of Ohio.


10:41 p.m. Clinton still trails

Even with this victory and another that would follow in Colorado, called by the AP at 10:43, Clinton trails Trump in electoral votes 168-131, according to the wire service. Trump has won 19 states to Clinton’s 12 plus Washington, D.C.


11:05 p.m. Part 2 of a 1-2 punch

Trump strikes another big blow with his win in Florida, called at 10:50. He adds its 29 electoral votes to his tally as the tide shifts.



11:11 p.m. Trump camp’s confidence grows

Fox projected Utah for Trump well before the AP would call the state for him, at 11:52 p.m.


11:12 p.m.

Trump takes another key state.


11:20 p.m.

At this point, six AP battleground states remain available on the map — Iowa, Nevada, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — and Hillary Clinton is trailing in electoral votes.



11:36 p.m. The idea of a President Trump emerges


11:42 p.m.


11:57 p.m.

Newsday’s first edition cover is sent to press.


12:11 a.m.


12:26 a.m. ‘Just shock’

After Tuesday becomes Wednesday, Trump claims Iowa while Clinton gets a victory in Nevada. But her prospects for the presidency are dimming.


1 a.m.


1:21 a.m.


1:23 a.m.


1:31 a.m. Nearing the presidency


1:50 a.m.

With Pennsylvania in his column, Trump just needs six more electoral votes to be elected president.


Just after 2 a.m. ‘She is not done yet’

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta makes brief remarks at the Javits Center but offers no concession. “She’s done an amazing job and she is not done yet,” he says of his candidate.


2:13 a.m.


2:31 a.m. Trump elected 45th president

Trump wins Wisconsin — a state that had not gone red in a presidential race since 1984 — and in turn the White House. The AP officially calls the presidential election for Trump at 2:29 a.m.


2:39 a.m.


2:40 a.m.

Newsday’s second edition cover is sent to press.


2:44 a.m. Clinton supporters mourn


Around 2:45 a.m. Trump appears before supporters

Trump addressed supporters for about 15 minutes. Watch his full remarks in this video from ABC News.


2:52 a.m.


2:58 a.m.

Many Clinton supporters remain in shock over the upset. Americans would eventually find out that Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.


3:22 a.m.

Newsday’s third edition cover — its last of the night, with a photo of President-elect Trump giving a thumbs-up after his victory — is sent to press.

With The Associated Press

Did Trump’s speech meet your expectations?

President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, where he addressed overhauling health care, increasing defense spending and investing $1 trillion in infrastructure upgrades. If you’re a Trump supporter, did he say anything that surprised you or that you did not like? Or if you’re not a Trump supporter, did he say anything that changed your mind or that you liked?

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Is Trump’s travel order good for America?

President Donald Trump signed a new version of his travel ban that:

– Bars new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. The revised travel order leaves Iraq off the list of banned countries but still affects would-be visitors from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.

– Specifies that a 90-day ban on people from the six countries does not apply to those who already have valid visas or people with U.S. green cards.

– Shuts down the U.S. refugee program for 120 days.

– Religious minorities from those six countries, such as Christians, will not be prioritized.

Do you think the new travel order will be good for America?

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How do you think President Trump is doing?

Since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017, each day of his administration has brought a torrent of headlines.

Numerous executive actions, polarized hearings for key Cabinet nominees and the abrupt resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser have been seized upon by critics as examples of a White House in disarray. Supporters and Trump say the news media is focusing on the negative and misrepresenting examples of him delivering on his campaign promises.

What do you think has been the president’s biggest success? Biggest failure? If you’re a Trump supporter, is there something that would make you withdraw your support? If you oppose him, is there something that would make you become a supporter?

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Donald Trump’s inauguration

The 45th president

Donald Trump’s inauguration

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017.

As he was sworn into the nation’s highest office, the Republican billionaire businessman completed a journey that began in Trump Tower in June 2015, and ushered in a new era in American politics.

Confrontational and provocative, Trump triumphed in the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory. He took the same approach during the transition period, while promising great change for the country.

Trump's inaugural address: Now it's 'America first'

'The time for action'

Trump's inaugural address: Now it's 'America first'

President Trump echoed the populist and protectionist message that propelled his unexpected victory and promised to restore American jobs and greatness.

AP / Patrick Semansky

See a spectator’s view of the moment

360 view

See a spectator’s view of the moment

Get at the center of the action with a 360-degree video experience as Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become president.

Newsday / William Perlman

Editorial: Trump's clear, chilling speech

Stark words

Editorial: Trump's clear, chilling speech

The president's inaugural address was direct, stated clearly his vision, and laid out his goals. But he once again painted a dystopian vision of the country.

AFP / Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

Photos: Trump's inauguration ceremonies

Capturing the day

Photos: Trump's inauguration ceremonies

See photos of President Donald Trump and his family — including Melania, Barron, Ivanka and more — as they attended inauguration day events.

AP / Andrew Harnik

5 key issues Donald Trump is likely to face

What's next

5 key issues Donald Trump is likely to face

Trump has promised to bring jobs back from overseas, destroy ISIS and build a wall on the Mexican border, but he'll face obstacles.

AP

Protesters, police clash during inauguration

On the streets

Protesters, police clash during inauguration

Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against the rise of the 45th president with flashes of violence mixed with anger and frustration.

AP / Jose Luis Magana

Noteworthy tweets as president-elect

Making news

Noteworthy tweets as president-elect

See Donald Trump's noteworthy tweets since his election as the 45th president of the United States.

Getty Images / Drew Angerer

Behind the scenes of Trump's inauguration

Different views

Behind the scenes of Trump's inauguration

Take a look behind the scenes as Washington commemorated the inauguration.

AP / Alex Brandon

A look at Trump's picks for Cabinet, top jobs

Assembling his team

A look at Trump's picks for Cabinet, top jobs

His picks and possible choices for top posts are an eclectic mix of early backers of his campaign, business execs and conservative activists.

Getty Images / Alex Wong

Editorial: Trump still a president-in-waiting

A freewheeling show

Editorial: Trump still a president-in-waiting

Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect was bound to be highly anticipated, unusual and chaotic. It was all three.

Getty Images / Spencer Platt

The most controversial Trump campaign quotes

What he's said

The most controversial Trump campaign quotes

Donald Trump was an unusual candidate from Day 1. See one controversial quote from each month of his presidential campaign.

EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo

Cartoonists size up Trump

Drawing DJT

Cartoonists size up Trump

A collection of cartoons on the incoming 45th president.

The Indianapolis Star / Gary Varvel

From baby boy to TV celebrity

The early years

From baby boy to TV celebrity

See photos from Donald Trump's early years.

Donald Trump via Facebook

Who voted for Trump like Long Island did?

Breaking down the vote

Who voted for Trump like Long Island did?

Nassau and Suffolk voted for Trump in higher margins than any of the U.S. counties closest in size.

Getty Images / Tom Pennington

What 20 billionaires say about Trump

High-flying views

What 20 billionaires say about Trump

Warren Buffett, Peter Thiel and others sound off on Donald Trump.

Getty Images / Mark Wilson

Content

'The time for action'
Trump's inaugural address: 'America first'
360 view
Get a spectator’s view of the moment
Stark words
Editorial: Trump's clear, chilling speech
Capturing the day
Photos: Trump's inauguration ceremonies
What’s next
5 key issues Trump is likely to face
On the streets
Protesters, police clash
Making news
Trump's noteworthy tweets as president-elect
Different views
Behind the scenes of Trump's inauguration
Assembling his team
A look at Trump's picks for Cabinet, top jobs
A freewheeling show
Editorial: Trump still a president-in-waiting
What he’s said
The most controversial Trump campaign quotes
Drawing DJT
Cartoonists size up Donald Trump
The early years
Donald Trump: From baby boy to president-elect
Breaking down the vote
Who voted for Trump like Long Island?
High-flying views
What 20 billionaires have to say about Trump