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Secret Service Budget Asks for $25M to Protect Trump Tower

Secret Service Budget Asks for $25M to Protect Trump Tower

By Jack Gillum | May 29
The Trump administration is asking for more money to protect President Donald Trump's signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and strengthen security at the White House.

Trump Budget Worries HIV, Hepatitis Advocates

Trump Budget Worries HIV, Hepatitis Advocates

By Liz Highleyman | May 28
President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal released this week includes major cuts to medical research and health services for low-income people that would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV, advocates said.

AP FACT CHECK: Budget Chief Slams Obama Growth Forecast

AP FACT CHECK: Budget Chief Slams Obama Growth Forecast

By Josh Boak | May 25
Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth.

Why Trump's Budget Plan Wouldn't Likely Accelerate Growth

Why Trump's Budget Plan Wouldn't Likely Accelerate Growth

By Josh Boak | May 24
The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year - a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years.

Food Stamps, Medicaid on Chopping Block in Trump's Budget

Food Stamps, Medicaid on Chopping Block in Trump's Budget

By Andrew Taylor | May 23
President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.

Comey Firing Latest Headache for Republicans' Town Halls

Comey Firing Latest Headache for Republicans' Town Halls

May 14
Over the past few weeks, constituents mostly complained about the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. But then the story of James Comey's dismissal exploded.

U.S. Prosecutors Told to Push for More, Harsher Punishments

U.S. Prosecutors Told to Push for More, Harsher Punishments

By Sadie Gurman | May 13
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison.

Question of Special Prosecutor Still Splitting Congress

Question of Special Prosecutor Still Splitting Congress

May 13
Comey's firing has prompted a rare bipartisan agreement, but not about a special prosecutor.

White House Rewrites the Story of Comey's Firing

White House Rewrites the Story of Comey's Firing

May 12
President Trump said that he would have fired former FBI Director James Comey regardless of the advice he received from the leaders of the Justice Department. That contradicts the White House's original assertion.

AP FACT CHECK: No, Manufacturing and Coal Are Not Rebounding

AP FACT CHECK: No, Manufacturing and Coal Are Not Rebounding

By Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard | May 10
Manufacturing, coal mining and construction were little more than bit players in last month's employment growth, contrary to White House claims that those sectors led the surge.

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