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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2017 - 2:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, a lone woman walks the trail along Lake Michigan at Chicago' North Avenue beach. President Donald Trump’s administration says it’s time for state and local governments to pay for cleanups of iconic but polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. The proposed federal budget for 2018 would eliminate $427 million for regional water restoration initiatives. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 24, 2017 - 1:38 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill. Supporters...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, a lone woman walks the trail along Lake Michigan at Chicago' North Avenue beach. President Donald Trump’s administration says it’s time for state and local governments to pay for cleanups of iconic but polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. The proposed federal budget for 2018 would eliminate $427 million for regional water restoration initiatives. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 24, 2017 - 1:38 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill. Supporters...
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Graphic shows highlights of proposed Trump federal budget; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
May 23, 2017 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local): 10:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget plan is drawing rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for its politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net...
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May 23, 2017 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to the program, which is designed as a temporary...
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May 23, 2017 - 7:28 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that would deregulate the business of African-style hair braiding, which practitioners say is a cultural tradition and art form that shouldn't be subject to cosmetology rules. The House unanimously passed the...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Adam Maleski waits to begin his shift in the kitchen a tavern in White Sulphur Springs, Mont. Maleski hasn't decided whether he will cast a ballot in the May 25 special election to fill Montana's vacant U.S. House seat. He has no health insurance, he said, because he can't afford it. He is still paying off thousands in dollars in medical bills after he rolled his car nearly two years ago. He was not insured at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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Former CIA Director John Brennan is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 23, 2017 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence...
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks to the staff at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Haley is meeting with Turkish officials and will visit the refugee camps at Turkey-Syria border. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, Pool)
May 23, 2017 - 5:21 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador visited a UNICEF center providing emotional support for Syrian refugee children and asked how the U.S. could better care for their needs. Then her boss proposed ending all U.S. funding to the organization. Trump's 31 percent budget cut...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 23, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan's jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net...
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