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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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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

- DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has stepped down and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has become the 43rd governor of Iowa, the first woman to hold the position. This transition of power happened because Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassasdor to China. The vote Monday afternoon was 82 to 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Branstad, who was selected in part because of his longstanding friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

- DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has stepped down and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has become the 43rd governor of Iowa, the first woman to hold the position. This transition of power happened because Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassasdor to China. The vote Monday afternoon was 82 to 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Branstad, who was selected in part because of his longstanding friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping

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Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Iowa |  Des Moines |  Polk | 

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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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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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

- DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has stepped down and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has become the 43rd governor of Iowa, the first woman to hold the position. This transition of power happened because Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassasdor to China. The vote Monday afternoon was 82 to 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Branstad, who was selected in part because of his longstanding friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping

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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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Pope Francis questions Melania about President Trump's diet: 'What do you give him to eat?!'

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Pope Francis questions Melania about President Trump's diet: 'What do you give him to eat?!'

- Pope Francis broke the ice with First Lady Melania at the Vatican on Wednesday by asking if a traditional Slovenian dish contributed to President Donald Trump‘s large stature. As Melania shook hands with the pope during the visit, Pope Francis said in Spanish through his interpreter pointing toward Trump, “What do you give him to eat?! Potica?” “Potica, yes,” the Slovenian-born first lady said with a laugh before stepping aside

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

- DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has stepped down and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has become the 43rd governor of Iowa, the first woman to hold the position. This transition of power happened because Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassasdor to China. The vote Monday afternoon was 82 to 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Branstad, who was selected in part because of his longstanding friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping

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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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Mich. Senate votes to allow dogs on restaurant patios

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Mich. Senate votes to allow dogs on restaurant patios

- Lansing — Michigan restaurants could legally allow patrons to bring dogs on their patios under legislation approved Wednesday by the state Senate that supporters argue will be good for business. would require restaurants to notify their local health department if they intend to allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas. A local government could choose to prohibit it. Sponsoring Sen. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, said loosening current restaurant restrictions on dogs could benefit owners and the state’s tourism industry

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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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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

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Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

- DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has stepped down and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has become the 43rd governor of Iowa, the first woman to hold the position. This transition of power happened because Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassasdor to China. The vote Monday afternoon was 82 to 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Branstad, who was selected in part because of his longstanding friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping

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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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    Kim Reynolds becomes Iowa’s first female governor

    , wcvb.com

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has stepped down and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has become the 43rd governor of Iowa, the first woman to hold the position. This transition of power happened because Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassasdor to China. The vote Monday afternoon was 82 to 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Branstad, who was selected in part because of his longstanding friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  Governors | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Iowa |  Des Moines |  Polk | 

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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

    , oregonlive.com

    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

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Politicians |  Donald John Trump | 

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