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Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

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Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

- By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month. Trump's discussion with Rodrigo Duterte is likely to reinforce the impression that Trump is sidelining human rights concerns in his foreign policy

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The Pope gives Trump something to remember, and a little homework

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The Pope gives Trump something to remember, and a little homework

- For world leaders, meeting the Pope might feel something like being sent to the principal's office. They've all earned a few demerits, after all, and popes are known to have almost impossibly high moral standards. Even Francis, who has made mercy and forgiveness his mantra, can scold with the best of them. So if President Donald Trump, who has famously feuded with the Pope, had sweated like a schoolboy on Wednesday morning, it would have been understandable

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Democrats Target Health Care Bill in Montana’s Special Election

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Democrats Target Health Care Bill in Montana’s Special Election

- After the presidential election last November, Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway argued that Hillary Clinton lost because she focused too much on trying to disqualify Trump , instead of speaking to voters' concerns. "There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you," she said. That's a lesson that Democrats seem to have taken to heart in a special election for an open House seat in Montana Thursday

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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

- BIZELJSKO, Slovenia -- Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. As Melania Trump approached and shook hands with the pontiff on Wednesday, Francis asked in Spanish through his interpreter and pointed toward President Donald Trump: "What do you give him to eat? Potica?" She looked puzzled at first, as did reporters, apparently thinking the pope was talking about pizza

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

- White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put “taxpayers first.” Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went “line by line” through the federal budget and asked “Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?” Mulvaney’s appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump’s budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs

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Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor: Washington Post editorial

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Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor: Washington Post editorial

- The Washington Post Editorial Board. President Donald Trump released a proposal for fiscal year 2018 discretionary spending - the "skinny budget" - two months ago, and the $1.1 trillion plan garnered deservedly poor reviews. In a nutshell, Trump would have gutted the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and similarly crucial domestic agencies to fund a big boost in defense spending and border security

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'We can use peace': Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet

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'We can use peace': Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet

- VATICAN CITY -- President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol

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Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

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Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

- Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. And Trump's Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfill the GOP vow to repeal "Obamacare

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Trump's budget cuts 'clean coal' research he praised in campaign

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Trump's budget cuts 'clean coal' research he praised in campaign

- President Donald Trump promised his administration would bring about "clean coal," but his budget proposed slashing research the industry says it needs to make that a reality. The Energy Department has spent more than $200 million a year on research into ways to capture and store the carbon dioxide emitted when coal is burned to make electricity. Under Trump's proposal released Tuesday that would be cut to $31 million, an 85 percent reduction

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Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome

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Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome

- The daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who as a White House adviser is seen as having increasing influence, met the women while accompanying her father on his first foreign trip. On her way to the closed-door encounter, Trump said she was looking forward to hearing how the 11 women, originally from Nigeria and the Horn of Africa, had rebuilt their lives

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Georgia 6th: Why Jon Ossoff rarely mentions Donald Trump | Political Insider blog

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Georgia 6th: Why Jon Ossoff rarely mentions Donald Trump | Political Insider blog

- Pelosied Jon Ossoff is Nancy Pelosi in drag. Every voter is only too aware of that. Heck, would Political Insider be acting as his campaign's press agent if the truth were anything less? consumedconsumer guess we'll see if you're still the majority you used to be or if less than 6 months of Donald soured folks on the GOP brand

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

- White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put “taxpayers first.” Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went “line by line” through the federal budget and asked “Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?” Mulvaney’s appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump’s budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs

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U.S. House Democrats seek info from Deutsche Bank on Trump accounts

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U.S. House Democrats seek info from Deutsche Bank on Trump accounts

- Democrats on a U.S. of House of Representatives panel have asked Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) to provide information on whether any accounts connected to President Donald Trump have ties to Russia, adding another dimension to probes into connections between Moscow and Trump. Democrats on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Wednesday they had sent a letter the previous day to Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer John Cryan seeking details of internal reviews to determine if Trump's loans for his real estate business were backed by the Russian government

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David Letterman Unloads: Donald Trump 'Makes Me Sick'

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David Letterman Unloads: Donald Trump 'Makes Me Sick'

- Former CBS “Late Show” host David Letterman had some harsh words for President Donald Trump, telling GQ that he was sickened by the election of his onetime frequent guest. Letterman, who retired in 2015 after 33 years on late-night television, said he didn’t regret having Trump on his show so often. “No, no reason to regret it,” he said. “I’m disappointed that this man is representing me and my country

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

- White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put “taxpayers first.” Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went “line by line” through the federal budget and asked “Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?” Mulvaney’s appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump’s budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts

- White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put “taxpayers first.” Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went “line by line” through the federal budget and asked “Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?” Mulvaney’s appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump’s budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs

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Trump records call for Montana special election

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Trump records call for Montana special election

- Republican Greg Gianforte is challenging Democrat Rob Quist in the special election on May 25 It's a race to replace Ryan Zinke, who joined Trump's Cabinet Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Montana special election this week with a robocall in support of Republican candidate Greg Gianforte. "Hi, this is President Donald Trump and I know what the people of Montana really want and really care about," Trump said in the robocall

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The tale of Donald Trump's visit with Pope Francis, in 2 pictures

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The tale of Donald Trump's visit with Pope Francis, in 2 pictures

- (CNN)President Donald Trump has bifurcated the country. You either love him or you hate him. And you see absolutely everything through that love-or-hate-Trump lens. If you hate him, you are ready to believe every negative thing on the Internet that even touches him. If you love him, you see only the positives. What that phenomenon has produced is this: You can now live in two entirely different worlds -- even when it comes to a single event

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Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight
Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month. Trump's discussion with Rodrigo Duterte is likely to reinforce the impression that Trump is sidelining human rights concerns in his foreign policy   Read More ...
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Trump has done what Obama didn’t: Scare NATO into closer tracking of defense spending
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Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. Stand for Children is a group that supports charter schools and is sometimes at odds with teachers unions. Now it says it's going to collaborate with a teachers union to oppose Trump's plan. Some states have voucher and scholarship programs, but the federal government has never done anything like this for K-12 students   Read More ...
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Former Trump campaign adviser Page to testify in Russia probe on June 6: ABC News
WASHINGTON Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, will testify on June 6 before a House committee investigating alleged efforts by Russia to influence the U.S. election, ABC News reported on Wednesday. ABC News, which said Page had told it about the scheduled testimony, also cited a letter the former Trump adviser wrote to the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation in which he said witnesses the panel had already heard from had presented "one biased viewpoint   Read More ...
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U.S. interest rates may pose risk to Trump budget's optimistic assumptions
WASHINGTON If President Donald Trump's budget does touch off an economic boom that pushes growth up to 3 percent a year as it assumes, the government's borrowing is likely to cost much more than has been factored into the administration's fiscal proposals. Along with costing the government more, rising rates could crimp spending among households and companies, cutting into the very growth that the administration is counting on to eliminate government deficits over the next decade   Read More ...
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US President Donald Trump Calls North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un 'Madman' Who Cannot Be Let On The Loose-Transcript
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Trump commits $300 million to fight Africa famine
Trump commits $300 million to fight Africa famine Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | US President Donald Trump told Pope Francis on Wednesday he was committing more than $300 million (270 million euros) to help prevent or tackle famine in Yemen and several countries in Africa. Trump, meeting the pontiff for the first time, said he had “renewed” the US “commitment to fighting global famine”, with the United Nations warning that about 20 million people across Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk   Read More ...
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Trump team eyes asset sales to pay for infrastructure
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Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net
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Exclusive - Hate the tweets, love the agenda: U.S. Senate's McConnell on Trump
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President Trump, Pope Francis Meet at Vatican
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World War 3: Donald Trump Orders Nuclear Submarines To North Korea, Says Kim Jong-Un ‘Could Be Crazy’
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Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net
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Democrats Target Health Care Bill in Montana’s Special Election
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54% of Americans Believe President Trump Is Abusing His Power
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Democrats flip 2 state legislature seats in Trump districts
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Voters are getting a phone message from President Trump in Montana, where robo-calls are illegal
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Trump budget director defends social safety net cuts
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President Trump, Pope Francis meet in private
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GOP turns to familiar foil amid Trump woes: Pelosi
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Despite vow, Trump Organization not tracking all profits from foreign governments
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No increase in civilian deaths under Trump: US general
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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?
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Despite vow, Trump Organization not tracking all profits from foreign governments
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NATO to join anti-IS coalition: diplomatic sources
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Hate the tweets, love the agenda: U.S. Senate's McConnell on Trump
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Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts
Mulvaney defends Trump budget’s social safety net cuts White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put “taxpayers first.” Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went “line by line” through the federal budget and asked “Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?” Mulvaney’s appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump’s budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs   Read More ...
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Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor: Washington Post editorial
Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor: Washington Post editorial The Washington Post Editorial Board. President Donald Trump released a proposal for fiscal year 2018 discretionary spending - the "skinny budget" - two months ago, and the $1.1 trillion plan garnered deservedly poor reviews. In a nutshell, Trump would have gutted the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and similarly crucial domestic agencies to fund a big boost in defense spending and border security   Read More ...
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'We can use peace': Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet
'We can use peace': Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet VATICAN CITY -- President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol   Read More ...
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Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net
Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. And Trump's Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfill the GOP vow to repeal "Obamacare   Read More ...
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The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices.
The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices. President Donald Trump has proposed selling off more than half of the U.S. emergency oil stockpile, potentially putting more crude on the global market, even as OPEC works to prop up prices.   Read More ...
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The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices.
The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices. President Donald Trump has proposed selling off more than half of the U.S. emergency oil stockpile, potentially putting more crude on the global market, even as OPEC works to prop up prices.   Read More ...
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Military pitches revised Afghanistan plan to Trump
Military pitches revised Afghanistan plan to Trump The U.S. military said it will offer recommendations on the war in Afghanistan to President Donald Trump within the next week. The announcement comes amid expectations of a request for thousands of more troops to break a stalemate with Taliban insurgents. Current and former U.S. officials said discussions revolve around adding three to five thousand troops. Those forces are expected to be largely made up of trainers to support Afghan forces and air crews   Read More ...
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Trump's budget cuts 'clean coal' research he praised in campaign
Trump's budget cuts 'clean coal' research he praised in campaign President Donald Trump promised his administration would bring about "clean coal," but his budget proposed slashing research the industry says it needs to make that a reality. The Energy Department has spent more than $200 million a year on research into ways to capture and store the carbon dioxide emitted when coal is burned to make electricity. Under Trump's proposal released Tuesday that would be cut to $31 million, an 85 percent reduction   Read More ...
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Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome
Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome The daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who as a White House adviser is seen as having increasing influence, met the women while accompanying her father on his first foreign trip. On her way to the closed-door encounter, Trump said she was looking forward to hearing how the 11 women, originally from Nigeria and the Horn of Africa, had rebuilt their lives   Read More ...
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Georgia 6th: Why Jon Ossoff rarely mentions Donald Trump | Political Insider blog
Georgia 6th: Why Jon Ossoff rarely mentions Donald Trump | Political Insider blog Pelosied Jon Ossoff is Nancy Pelosi in drag. Every voter is only too aware of that. Heck, would Political Insider be acting as his campaign's press agent if the truth were anything less? consumedconsumer guess we'll see if you're still the majority you used to be or if less than 6 months of Donald soured folks on the GOP brand   Read More ...
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Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition - | WBTV Charlotte
By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump's proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican skepticism. Mick Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman, told the House Budget Committee that he went line by line through the federal budget and asked, "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?" Trump's budget fulfills his campaign pledge to leave Medicare and Social Security benefits alone and boosts spending for the military and veterans   Read More ...
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Tillerson: Trump 'very forceful' with Netanyahu and Abbas to compromise
Tillerson: Trump 'very forceful' with Netanyahu and Abbas to compromise US President Donald Trump put "a lot of pressure" on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resume peace talks and make compromises, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Europe Wednesday. "There were very substantive discussions in Israel with both Netanyahu as well as Abbas." Tillerson stated that Trump was "very forceful" in his discussions with both leaders, adding that "everyone has to compromise   Read More ...
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The Story Behind the Viral Photo of Pope Francis and Donald Trump
The Story Behind the Viral Photo of Pope Francis and Donald Trump Did Pope Francis smile when he met President Trump? It depends on the picture. Trump is wrong pope is not like him. See the difference between Obama v/s trump visit. #donaltrump #pope pic.twitter.com/DzYpYseMCi. - Harpreet Makkar (@HarpreetMakkarr) The Pope does not look happy to be standing next to Trump, with whom he has publicly feuded in the past   Read More ...
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