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Here’s Why the Chances of a Government Shutdown Just Went Up

April 21, 2017
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann | NBC News
This could be the story that drives the weekend and next week: The chances of a government shutdown just increased.
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Republican leaders appear willing to extend government-shutdown deadline, sources say

April 20, 2017
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Republican leadership appears willing to extend the April 28 deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

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.

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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