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Trump sends to Congress $4.1 trillion budget plan

As we pointed out in this space yesterday , reforming welfare programs in ways that encourage more people to join the workforce - and as a result, cut costs - w...


Trump affirms peace is "possible" between Israel and Palestinians

Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he is not optimistic that a major peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is near, despite recent comments made by P...


The biggest broken promises of President Trump's proposed budget

Ryan says "President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy". "We are no longer going to measure ...


5 healthcare groups weigh in on Trump's $4.1 trillion budget plan

There are other assumptions and omissions in the president's budget that Goldwein finds problematic: One is that it assumes non-defense spending will continue t...


Flood fears spread to Carolinas as rain pounds the South

Updates can be see here. At 3:43 p.m., Doppler radar indicated heavy rain causing urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Some strong to sever...


Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

The trend against Republicans on health care also tracks with President Donald Trump's own stumbles following House GOP action on the issue . "By not choos...


Russian Federation 'brazenly' meddled in USA election, says ex Central Intelligence Agency boss

There was enough intelligence tying members of President Donald Trump's election campaign to Russian intelligence officers to worry former CIA Director J...


Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia to stay out of election

While Brennan said , "I don't know" whether there was collusion, he said he was "aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions ...


Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion

As special counsel, Mueller is "authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters", according to the Justice Department o...


GOP Lawmakers Delay Vote On UW Budget

Scott Walker , Republican legislative leaders and the leader of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus announced the formation of a new public policy and ...


"Further attack may be imminent" in United Kingdom following Manchester bombing

The prime minister said soldiers would be placed in key public locations to support armed police in protecting the public. He ushered his little brother t...


Trump asked 2 US intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion

Trump's unabashed attempts to thwart the FBI would precisely echo Watergate, in which President Richard Nixon's instructions to the Central Intelligence Age...


Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

The bill previously passed the state House. "How many other bills were held hostage by the Texas Senate?" Critics contend the measure backed by the Republic...


Iran's Rouhani slams Trump's Saudi summit

Iran's coalition of reformists and moderates has swept to power in major cities across the country, results showed Monday, redrawing the political map and ampli...


President Trump Condemns Islamic Extremism in Saudi Speech

Without naming Pakistan , the US President said "every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil". Trump , speak...


Trump Budget: More for the Military, Less for the Poor

Speaker Ryan's (R-Wis.) famous budgets from several years ago had numerous same warts, though Ryan was, perhaps, better at hiding them than President Trump is...


Trump Asked Intel Heads to Counter FBI Investigation

Trump's requests to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers came after then-FBI Director James Co...


Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Harold Rogers, R-Ky. Several GOP lawmakers also complained that the administration made little or no effort to consult with them before putting forward a ...


Federal Bureau of Investigation agents concerned about future of Russian Federation probe

November 6, 2016: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", desp...


Trump $603Bln Budget Proposal for Pentagon Inadequate - McCain

U.S. Senators from both West Virginia and OH have mixed reactions on President Trump's proposed federal budget . During the presidential campaign, Trump prom...


Here's why people should care about the Russian Federation controversy — Former CIA director

House investigators are particularly interested in finding out more about how Russia conducted its election attacks inside the U.S. and who Russian spies attemp...


Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Those cuts follow a partial plan from March that targeted domestic agency operations and foreign aid that were quickly dismissed by lawmakers. "No question,...


United States anti-ISIL envoy Brett McGurk should be changed, Ankara says

Washington police were initially overwhelmed but quickly drafted in reinforcements, quelling the fight and making two arrests, but not before 11 people includin...


Workers' comp changes could face Illinois Senate vote

It's now been 692 days since IL had a state budget. And because the state's structural spending problems had gone unaddressed, and despite the $ 32 billion in ...


KFF: AHCA could increase premiums for 6.3M people with pre-existing conditions

Early predictions (and the hope of some House moderates) had been that the Senate's health care bill would quickly move to the left when it moved to the upper...


Pres. Trump cuts down Medicaid, increases Military, Security spending in United States budget

According to budget tables released by the administration, Trump's plan cuts nearly $3.6 trillion from an array of benefit programs, domestic agencies and war...


High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. Then, when they decide that the law no longer suits their objective, they issue a court decision eff...


United States chief mum on possible Donald Trump pressure on Russian Federation probe

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by U.S. Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between t...


French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

All 577 seats in France's National Assembly will be up for grabs. Mr. Macron is a former banker and federal economics minister, but it is not clear that he ha...


Trump's $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

The government hasn't run a surplus since the late 1990s when a budget deal between Democrat Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans combined with the long...


Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Expected To Pass In Texas

Supporters described limiting the scope to schools as "middle ground" and hinted that it could soften the kinds of costly boycotts that hit North Carolina aft...


White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

The hearing will be scheduled after the 29 May Memorial Day holiday, the committee's statement said . The White House originally pointed to a recommendation ...


Donald Trump denounces Manchester attack perpetrator as 'evil loser'

Trump added that "I will call them from now on losers because that's what they are". President Trump on Tuesday condemned Monday night's deadly bombing i...


Warwick district council pay respects to victims of Manchester attack

At least 22 people, including children , were killed in the attack and more that 50 others suffered injuries, authorities said. Details of the arrest were not ...


What we know about North Korea's latest missile test

In a White House statement released Sunday, Spicer said: "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the Pr...