Government Spending

Trump friend casts doubt on Priebus
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One of Donald Trump’s friends, after recently spending time with the President, cast doubt on White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’ ability to do his job Sunday.

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Democrats face their powerlessness
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Democrats are spending the opening weeks of the Trump administration trying to flex their muscle any way they can — boycotting confirmation hearings, refusing to work with Republicans on Obamacare and pondering a filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

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GOP Congress eyes supplemental appropriations bill for Mexico wall — a 13th to the 12 annual spending bills
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Twelve is an important number when it comes to Congressional spending. And when it comes to President Trump’s border wall with Mexico, the number 13 could emerge as even more crucial.

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How Republicans came to support Trump's wall
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When President Donald Trump first proposed spending billions of dollars to build a massive wall on the US-Mexico border, Republican leaders weren’t immediately thrilled with the prospect.

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States Vie to Be Part of Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Spending Sprees
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Governors, both Republican and Democrat, are eager to get their hands on money for infrastructure projects. Everyone has a list, and a need.

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Fed Officials See Faster Economic Growth Under Trump, but No Boom
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Minutes of its December meeting offer more evidence that the central bank sees itself as a counterweight to campaign promises on tax cuts and spending.

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On Washington: House Republicans Fret About Winning Their Health Care Suit
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The lawsuit, challenging the Obama administration’s spending of billions on subsidies, could have consequences that entangle Republicans and the incoming Trump team.

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