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Defiant Trump defends unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping and proposes "America first" budget

March 17, 2017
Trump doubles down on claims Obama wiretapped Trump Tower despite no evidence found by Congress.
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Mulvaney defends proposed cuts to climate research and poverty programs, deeming them wasteful or ineffective

March 17, 2017
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
The White House strongly defended President Trump's budget, which proposes deep cuts to domestic spending, including programs aimed at aiding the poor.
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In Trump’s blueprint to reorder the federal government, echoes of Reagan ’81

March 16, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
President Trump’s governing blueprint represents the most ambitious effort to cut domestic spending since former President Ronald Reagan came to Washington in 1981.
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CBO: Millions Could Lose Insurance Under GOP Health Bill

March 14, 2017
Alexis Simendinger, James Arkin | Real Clear Politics
As many as 24 million fewer Americans could have health insurance in a decade under Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.
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Massive cuts to HUD budget, Huntsman tapped as ambassador to Russia and Trump's new travel ban

March 10, 2017
Housing and meal assistance to be eliminated in $6 billion cuts to Housing and Urban Development.
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Lawmakers take up Obamacare revision without an independent scorekeeper

March 9, 2017
Karen Tumulty, Max Ehrenfreund | The Washington Post
Two committees in the Republican-led House have begun drafting sweeping health legislation without the benefit of an objective estimate of its impact from the CBO.
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Trump Touts Defense Buildup, But Numbers Fall Short

March 4, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Trump said the Navy “is going to soon be the largest it’s been” if Congress approves “one of the largest defense spending increases in history.”
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