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  • White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's budget Mar. 16 in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
    March 16, 2017  

    Unveiled today, President Trump’s first federal budget embodies stark changes in federal spending priorities. The more-than $1.1 trillion proposal would cut funding to the EPA and the State Department by almost a third, while boosting spending for the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. John Yang takes a closer look. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they’ve seen no indications to prove President Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama. Also, the House Budget Committee narrowly approved the Republicans’ replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged that parts of the legislation are subject to change. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2017  

    From strong support to condemnation, President Trump’s new budget proposal has garnered an array of reactions on Capitol Hill. Judy Woodruff gets two views from Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., who both sit on congressional budget committees. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2017  

    A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday blocked parts of President Trump’s revised executive order that would have barred refugees as well as nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Hours later, a federal judge in Maryland issued his own block. Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to explore those rulings and what’s next for the embattled order Continue reading

  • March 16, 2017  

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet President Trump for the first at the White House on Friday. What’s at the top of the agenda? NATO’s response to a resurgent Russia and the stability of the European Union after Brexit. Judy Woodruff speaks with Peter Wittig, Germany’s ambassador to the United States, about what to expect from Friday’s meeting. Continue reading

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds a briefing Mar. 14 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
    March 16, 2017  

    Watch Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer addressed President Donald Trump’s budget proposal in a Thursday briefing. Continue reading

  • Dealing with skepticism from conservatives and moderates alike, the White House is considering changes to the bill that might reassure conservatives, all in an effort to muscle through the GOP-backed health care plan in the House next week. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, two Russian intelligence officers and two cyber hackers have been charged in a Yahoo data breach that compromised 500 million accounts. Also, the Federal Reserve announced that short-term interest rates are going up again, for the second time in three months. Chair Janet Yellen promised more rate increases to come this year. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2017  

    Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee cast fresh doubt on President Trump’s claim that then-President Obama illegally wiretapped Trump Tower, granting the Justice Department an extension to provide any evidence. Are lawmakers getting adequate cooperation from the intelligence community? Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., about the Russia investigation and more. Continue reading

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks Mar. 15 at the American Center for Mobility for American Manufactured Vehicles in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    March 15, 2017  

    How important is it to get to the bottom of President Trump’s allegation that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower? Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Democratic strategist Karine Jean-Pierre join Judy Woodruff to discuss the state of investigations related to Russia, as well as political friction for the Republican health care bill and Mr. Trump’s 2005 tax return revealed. Continue reading