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Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

The idea has aroused strong opposition from USA businesses, the White House has blown hot and cold , and few in Congress think it will be implemented. Deep c...


Trump budget reignites welfare reform battle

Trump's proposal slashes student loan programs, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program and other social safety net programs. The proposal aims to r...


Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

Updates can be see here. Heavy rain will be possible at times across the watch area. Since some areas received 1-3 inches of rain last weekend, soils are sa...


Congress hearings show no Trump campaign-Russia collusion: White House official

Brennan did not publicly confirm or deny whether US intelligence agencies believe Russian Federation has additional information on Clinton to disseminate. This ...


US Intel Chief: Collusion unclear but Russia, Trump contact alarming

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, prompting reports that the president tried to steer Comey away from Flynn and the Russian Federation...


New policy center at University of Wisconsin raises alarms

University of Wisconsin System students would save hundreds of dollars on tuition and campuses would have to compete for additional state dollars under provisi...


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

But Seliger also acknowledged that the proposed changes could have unintended consequences. It allows people who can not produce an authorized photo ID to show ...


United Kingdom bomber trained overseas, had Al Qaeda links

Britain's national terror threat level has been "severe", the second-highest of five levels meaning an attack is highly likely, since August 2014, and May said...


Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe

Coats and Rogers both deemed the requests to be inappropriate and did not comply, according to officials cited by The Washington Post , which first reported on...


Trump seeks "coalition of nations" in Middle East

The time has come for "honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism ", Trump said, calling on religious leaders to condemn extremist attacks. King...


Trump Weighing 11 Candidates for FBI Post

Capping a week in which Trump faced a slew of criticism for firing the man investigating his campaign's possible ties to Russia, Trump told James Comey there ...


Highlights of Trump's budget proposal

Mick Mulvaney , Trump's budget chief, rejected that idea on Tuesday. "We're no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of...


Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Deny Russia Evidence

The Washington Post first reported that the president made "separate appeals" urging both Rogers and Coats to "publicly deny the existence of any evidence of ...


Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Democrats have already voiced strong opposition to the plan, and even Republicans are wary of the political dangers in Trump's draconian cuts. Republican Rep...


GOP Lawmaker: Trump's Budget Proposal "Dead On Arrival"

Titled "The New Foundation of American Greatness", the plan sets funding levels for the State Department and the Agency for International Development - the ...


Chaffetz to Resign, Creating Key Committee Vacancy and Replacement Fight

Chaffetz's letter announcing his resignation did not mention the investigation, focusing exclusively on his decision about wanting to spend more time with...


Brennan says he had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign

He said he was concerned over the number of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign operatives. The hearing came a day after Trump's former ...


USA budget proposes allowing new toll roads, higher airline security fees

In agriculture, the proposed budget would limit subsidies to farmers, including for purchasing crop insurance, a move already attacked by farm state lawmakers...


Officials blame Erdogan security forces for 'brutal attack' on Washington protesters

The incident left 11 people injured, nine of whom were hospitalized. A senior Republican senator is calling for Turkey's ambassador to be thrown out of the co...


Bennett votes to raise Illinois income tax

Toi Hutchinson said there's little time left and the House must have a chance to debate the budget before the scheduled May 31 adjournment. The state's share...


American Medical Association: Millions could lose coverage in GOP health plan

Now watch this! On May 4, local Republican U.S. Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-9th) and Bob Goodlatte (R-th) voted along Republican party lines in the House...


Trump administration to reduce military aid to Pakistan

Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on the growth projections but also a variety of accounting gimmicks, including an nearly $600 billion peace divide...


High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

For this reason, although CD 12 was a crossover district in North Carolina's previous districting plan, there is no guarantee that it will be such a district in...


Ex-CIA Chief: 'Interactions' Between Trump Campaign, Russia

Pressed by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Coats said he didn't want to reveal private conversations with Trump. The Washington Post broke the story, which is...


Hollande, Macron chair celebration of "Victory in Europe" Day in Paris

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron waves at supporters as he arrives to deliver a speech in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7...


A Determined Texas Legislature is Intent on Punishing Trans People

A more sweeping measure, nearly identical to North Carolina's transgender bathroom bill, which would have prevented Texas residents from using bathrooms tha...


Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out Manchester terror attack

I will call them from now losers because that's what they are, and we'll have more of them. President Donald Trump delivered scathing remarks on the terro...


Putin says world needs to talk to North Korea not threaten it

But Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said Sunday's test may give Pyongyang "a regional nuclear deterrence" option, mea...


Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support

The North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programmes, even from its lone ally, China, has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear w...


Trump heads off to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

Security will be tight for President Trump's journey to Bethlehem , a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem but located across Israel's controversial separation...


US, Saudi Arabia ink $110 billion arms deal

He singled out Iran as fueling the fires of terrorism, saying it must be isolated. The president had previously campaigned for a new database to track Mus...


Tornadoes tear through Texas, Oklahoma Wisconsin: 2 dead

A short time later, while cooking supper with his wife, Black said the tornado picked the entire trailer about five feet off the ground before slamming it back ...


Royal Family Releases Statement After Ariana Grande's Concert Tragedy

The prime minister pointed out the many "acts of kindness" in the aftermath of the attack and she praised the first responders at the scene. The team commemor...


Trump's $4.1T Budget Relies on Deep Domestic Cuts

The proposal projects that this year's federal deficit will rise to $603 billion, up from the actual deficit of $585 billion last year. However, that goal dep...


Trump's flight to Tel Aviv made a little bit of history

The president is scheduled to give a speech at the Israel Museum before departing Tuesday afternoon for Rome, the third stop on a whirlwind five-stop journey ...