Government Spending

'Trumponomics': Cut Programs for Poor Americans, Boost Defense Spending
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President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget includes sweeping cuts to programs for low-income Americans, including entitlements that he promised to protect as a candidate, while boosting defense spending and lowering taxes. It also assumes a level of economic growth mainstream economists view as unrealistic. After giving a preview to reporters Monday, the White House will unveil […]

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Here's what Comey will do next
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Few reporters know deposed FBI Director James Comey as well — or have been covering him as long — as CNN’s Eric Lichtblau. Lichtblau, a new CNN’er after spending 15 years at The New York Times, has been reporting on Comey for more than a decade — all the way back to the infamous 2004 […]

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Trump’s Immigration Proposals ‘Conspicuously Absent’ From Spending Bill
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Lawmakers from both parties rejected key elements of the president’s proposals to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively.

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Speaker Ryan Touts 'Game-Changer' Spending Bill
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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday defended the spending bill Republicans negotiated, touting it as a “game-changer,” and he highlighted the departure from previous concessions the GOP had to make under former President Barack Obama, The Washington Times reported.

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Winners and Losers of the Spending Deal (Spoiler Alert: Trump Lost)
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The deal reached by congressional leaders was a rare act of compromise, and some parties — coal miners, Planned Parenthood — clearly came out ahead.

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Capitol Hill lawmakers finding common ground on $1 trillion plan to keep gov't open
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sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through Oct. 1.

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GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance
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Spending bill that would deny President Trump’s request for immediate funding on the Mexican border wall is under negotiation

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