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Barack Obama's Tuscan bike tour will inspire your next Italian getaway

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Barack Obama's Tuscan bike tour will inspire your next Italian getaway

- As Travel + Leisure reported Monday, Barack and Michelle Obama are on yet another luxurious vacation, this time splitting time between work and pleasure in Italy. The duo landed in Milan on Friday, where the former president will participate in a global sustainable food summit and deliver a speech to a sold-out crowd. However, the pair are certainly making a lot of time for fun, too

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Donald Trump Arrives In Italy To Meet Pope Francis, Italian Leaders

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Donald Trump Arrives In Italy To Meet Pope Francis, Italian Leaders

- Rome: U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Italy on Tuesday ahead of meetings with Pope Francis and Italian leaders, on the third leg of his first international trip since taking office. Trump's meeting with the head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on Wednesday comes after the pair sparred at a distance on issues including migration, climate change and Islam

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Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents

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Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents

- SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concerned about worker safety at the former nuclear weapons production site. Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year

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Congressional Republicans see Trump's defense budget hike as insufficient

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Congressional Republicans see Trump's defense budget hike as insufficient

- Washington (CNN)The Pentagon unveiled President Donald Trump's defense budget request Tuesday, which seeks billions in extra funds for the military -- but falls well short of what some Republican lawmakers have sought. The total amount being requested is about $639 billion, including $574.5 billion for the base Pentagon budget and $64.6 billion for contingency operations, like the current missions in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

- ROME: U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump's meeting at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem

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Trump: No, really, “the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace”

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Trump: No, really, “the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace”

- Fact check: half true, at least when it comes to leadership. Donald Trump seems convinced he can cut a yuuuuuuge deal that will change the score to completely true, and mark his place in the history books. “I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas,” Trump said earlier, “and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace

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President Trump's budget proposal could strain healthcare providers

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President Trump's budget proposal could strain healthcare providers

- Alabama hospitals are concerned about a new proposed federal budget. President Donald Trump is proposing a cut of $800 billion out of Medicaid over the next ten years. It's a part of the president's $4.1 trillion budget for 2018. Many hospitals in Alabama take in Medicaid patients for care. Cutting those funds will put additional strain on those healthcare providers. "Cuts in Medicaid, cuts in services means you potentially have more uninsured patients going to these hospitals

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Former White House photographer continues Trump mockery with hand-holding photo of Obamas

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Former White House photographer continues Trump mockery with hand-holding photo of Obamas

- Published 2:33 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Pete Souza, it seems, has a photo for every occasion. The former White House photographer, who captured all eight years of the Obama administration, has cultivated post-Obama fame for his frequent Instagram posts subtly mocking President Donald Trump. The latest burn comes in the form of a photograph of Michelle and Barack Obama holding hands at an event in Alabama

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The Pope and President Trump: A tale in 10 tweets

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The Pope and President Trump: A tale in 10 tweets

- Donald Trump and Pope Francis are not the first president and pontiff to tweet. But they are the first to use the social media platform so prolifically, and pointedly. Francis -- or, rather, Vatican staffers -- maintain papal Twitter accounts in nine languages, with more than 32 million followers. Trump boasts more than 30 million followers in his personal account and nearly 18 million more in the official @POTUS handle

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Trump proposes $120 million cut to Hanford budget despite incidents

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Trump proposes $120 million cut to Hanford budget despite incidents

- SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former nuclear weapons production site. Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and it now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year

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Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

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Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

- WASHINGTON (AP) — Education advocates say President Donald Trump's budget contradicts his campaign pledge to make college more affordable with its proposed elimination of subsidized student loans and cuts in other programs that help students pay tuition. The 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, slashes discretionary funding for the Education Department by 13.5 percent and overall funding by 46.9 percent. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement that it "reflects a series of tough choices we have had to make when assessing the best use of taxpayer money

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Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details

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Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details

- By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump used his centerpiece Holy Land speech on Tuesday to reaffirm his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but he offered no new details on how to achieve a goal that has eluded U.S. leaders for decades. Rounding out a 28-hour stay in Jerusalem, Trump praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas alike, saying both were ready for peace

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Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

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Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

- By Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path." Brennan, who headed the agency until Trump became president in January, also told a congressional hearing that he personally warned the head of Russia's FSB security service in a phone call last August that meddling in the election would hurt relations with the United States

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Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

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Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

- JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past," as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable disputes

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Hands on Wisconsin: Scott Walker tries to trump the Legislature

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Hands on Wisconsin: Scott Walker tries to trump the Legislature

- Just like President Donald Trump would do, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took to twitter to threaten the Legislature with a veto of the entire budget if they didn't cave to his demands.

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CIA ex-chief cites signs of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia

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CIA ex-chief cites signs of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia

- WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he does not know whether President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia but that he saw "information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation."

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AP Interview: Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran
AP Interview: Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan says U.S. President Donald Trump should reach out and talk to Iran, which by signing the nuclear deal with six major powers and re-electing President Hassan Rouhani is trying to reach out to the world. Annan, who heads a group of former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela called The Elders, said if he had the chance he would tell Trump his antagonistic policy toward Iran, including labeling it the enemy and a purveyor of terrorism, isn’t going to do anything to bring peace to the Middle East   Read More ...
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Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the president's budget at a Tuesday night event in New York City hosted by the Children's Health Fund. Earlier in the day, the Trump administration released a budget plan that calls for a drastic rollback of programs for the poor and disabled   Read More ...
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Trump administration stands by budget despite 'egregious accounting error'
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Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty
By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton proclaimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who recently declared herself part of the Trump resistance, lashed out at the Republican president's spending plan in aggressive terms after being honored in New York City by the Children's Health Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps provide health care to poor and homeless children   Read More ...
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Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the president's budget at a Tuesday night event in New York City hosted by the Children's Health Fund. Earlier in the day, the Trump administration released a budget plan that calls for a drastic rollback of programs for the poor and disabled   Read More ...
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Trump called Kim Jong Un a 'madman,' praised Duterte's handling of drug problem in call
Trump called Kim Jong Un a 'madman,' praised Duterte's handling of drug problem in call President Donald Trump labeled North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a "madman with nuclear weapons" during a private phone conversation with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last month, just days before stating publicly that he would be "honored" to meet with Kim. In the April 29 call, Trump sought Duterte's input on whether Kim is "stable or not stable" and expressed some satisfaction in North Korea's recent failed missile tests, noting that "all his rockets are crashing   Read More ...
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Barack Obama's Tuscan bike tour will inspire your next Italian getaway
Barack Obama's Tuscan bike tour will inspire your next Italian getaway As Travel + Leisure reported Monday, Barack and Michelle Obama are on yet another luxurious vacation, this time splitting time between work and pleasure in Italy. The duo landed in Milan on Friday, where the former president will participate in a global sustainable food summit and deliver a speech to a sold-out crowd. However, the pair are certainly making a lot of time for fun, too   Read More ...
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A heinous act of evil in Manchester
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For Russia probe, Trump hires lawyer who represented him in Trump University, other cases
For Russia probe, Trump hires lawyer who represented him in Trump University, other cases President Donald Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in last year's election, according to people familiar with the decision. Kasowitz, who has known Trump for decades, has represented Trump in numerous cases, including on his divorce records, real estate transactions and allegations of fraud at Trump University   Read More ...
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The leakers who revealed Israel as intell source did more damage than Trump: Marc Thiessen
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Seth Meyers Trolls Trump Over Middle East Trip Flubs
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Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand
Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand It’s likely unintentional, but Melania Trump has yet again snubbed her husband, President Donald Trump, as he attempted to hold her hand on Tuesday. The moment happened when FLOTUS and POTUS arrived in Rome for their first audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. It’s the couple’s third stop in the administration’s first international tour; they were in Saudi Arabia over the weekend and Israel earlier this week   Read More ...
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Colbert Won’t Ever Have ‘Lasting Peach’ With Trump After This Burn
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Judge allows recall vote over post-Trump-victory resolution
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AP Interview: Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran
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Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
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 safety net for Americans who find themselves unable to adequately feed themselves or their families   Read More ...
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Donald Trump Arrives In Italy To Meet Pope Francis, Italian Leaders
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AP Interview: Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan says U.S. President Donald Trump should reach out and talk to Iran, which by signing the nuclear deal with six major powers and re-electing President Hassan Rouhani is trying to reach out to the world. Annan, who heads a group of former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela called The Elders, said if he had the chance he would tell Trump his antagonistic policy toward Iran, including labeling it the enemy and a purveyor of terrorism, isn't going to do anything to bring peace to the Middle East   Read More ...
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Poor, disabled losers in Trump budget; military wins
Washington — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner. Trump’s plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The proposal also includes big cuts in Social Security’s disability program. Defense spending and border security would get significant boosts   Read More ...
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FCC won’t punish for late-night host Stephen Colbert’s Trump joke
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Coats won't comment on report that Trump asked him to deny evidence of collusion
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Trump budget plan would increase burden on Montana food banks
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Raw: Trump arrives in Rome
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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican
Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican ROME (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump's meeting at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem   Read More ...
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Trump to Retain Private Attorney Marc Kasowitz in Russia Investigation
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Trump expected to retain private attorney
Trump expected to retain private attorney President Donald Trump is expected to hire attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him on matters related to the inquiry into his campaign's alleged ties to Russia, according to a senior administration official and a person close to Trump. Kasowitz has represented Trump on a "wide range of litigation matters for over 15 years," according to the biography posted on the website for his firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP   Read More ...
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Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents
Trump proposes $120M cut to Hanford budget despite incidents SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concerned about worker safety at the former nuclear weapons production site. Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year   Read More ...
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‘Unbelievable job’: Trump lauds Philippines President Duterte for drug war that’s resulted in 9,000 deaths
‘Unbelievable job’: Trump lauds Philippines President Duterte for drug war that’s resulted in 9,000 deaths During a call in April with Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump praised the Philippines president for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in his county. Since becoming president in 2016, Duterte has waged a bloody war on drugs that’s resulted in the extrajudicial deaths of thousands of people. “Many countries have the problem, we have the problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that,” Trump said, according to a transcript of the call published by Duterte told Trump drugs were the “scourge of [his] nation,” prompting Trump to criticize his predecessor, Barack Obama, whose administration withheld aid to the Philippines over concern for the country’s war on drugs   Read More ...
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Congressional Republicans see Trump's defense budget hike as insufficient
Congressional Republicans see Trump's defense budget hike as insufficient Washington (CNN)The Pentagon unveiled President Donald Trump's defense budget request Tuesday, which seeks billions in extra funds for the military -- but falls well short of what some Republican lawmakers have sought. The total amount being requested is about $639 billion, including $574.5 billion for the base Pentagon budget and $64.6 billion for contingency operations, like the current missions in Iraq and Afghanistan   Read More ...
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FCC: No punishment for late-night host Colbert's Trump joke
FCC: No punishment for late-night host Colbert's Trump joke There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert's risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received "thousands" of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as "standard operating procedure." It's the FCC's job to police obscene or indecent material on TV when it receives complaints. The agency found that the joke, which involved Trump, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and a crude word for penis, did not warrant punishment   Read More ...
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Even some Republicans say Trump's steep budget cuts go too far
President Donald Trump's proposal to cut federal spending by more than $3.6 trillion over the next decade - including deep reductions for programs that help the poor - faced harsh criticism in Congress on Tuesday, where even many Republicans said the White House had gone too far. While some fiscally conservative lawmakers, particularly in the House, found a lot to praise in Trump's plan to balance the budget within 10 years, most Republicans flatly rejected the White House proposal   Read More ...
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Trump administration reverses course on drug control funding proposals
Trump administration reverses course on drug control funding proposals The administration released President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget Tuesday, which boosts military spending but includes cuts to programs such as Medicaid. Overall, it seeks a $3.6 trillion spending cut over the next decade. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., was alarmed over reported cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Trump administration had indicated that its budget would slash the office's budget by 96 percent, her office said last week, eliminating two grant programs the office administers   Read More ...
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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican
Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican ROME: U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump's meeting at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem   Read More ...
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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican
U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump's meeting at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem   Read More ...
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Trump’s Riyadh farce exposed in Manchester
Trump’s Riyadh farce exposed in Manchester U.S. President Donald Trump has accomplished the impossible. After correctly diagnosing the ailment that afflicts the Muslim world, he has prescribed the wrong medicine as the cure, thus ensuring the epidemic will thrive. Speaking Sunday at a summit of over 50 Sunni Muslim-majority countries in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, Trump correctly called for “confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds   Read More ...
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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican
ROME U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump's meeting at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem   Read More ...
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State delegation blasts Trump’s budget blueprint
State delegation blasts Trump’s budget blueprint WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget drew predictable howls from Connecticut’s Democratic congressional delegation for its massive cuts to social programs, but it also evoked complaints that defense spending increases were insufficient. The 2018 budget, officially unveiled Tuesday, boosted defense spending $54 billion next year and projected $6.7 trillion over the long term — one of the few areas besides border security to get a boost   Read More ...
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Trump: No, really, “the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace”
Trump: No, really, “the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace” Fact check: half true, at least when it comes to leadership. Donald Trump seems convinced he can cut a yuuuuuuge deal that will change the score to completely true, and mark his place in the history books. “I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas,” Trump said earlier, “and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace   Read More ...
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Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget
U.S. President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to cut $3.6 trillion (2.7 trillion pounds) in government spending over the next decade, taking aim in an austere budget unveiled on Tuesday at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while boosting the military. Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and the federal purse strings - will decide whether to make politically sensitive cuts, and the proposal is very unlikely to be approved in its current form   Read More ...
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Trump proposes $120M budget cut at nuke site despite trouble
Trump proposes $120M budget cut at nuke site despite trouble SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former nuclear weapons production site. Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and it now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year   Read More ...
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