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Politics Feb 24White House unveils $2.5 billion emergency coronavirus request
The request could advance quickly through Congress and came as coronavirus fears are credited with a 1,000-plus point drop in the Dow Jones index and are increasingly seen as a potential political threat to President Donald Trump. …
Politics Feb 13Trump to transfer $3.8 billion from military to fund border wall
Thursday's move by the Pentagon angered not just Democrats but also GOP defense hawks.
Nation Feb 10Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2021 plan, to be released Monday, promises the government's deficit will crest above $1 trillion only for the current budget year before steadily decreasing to more manageable levels.
Politics Feb 09Trump budget to face skepticism, be overwhelmed by politics
President Donald Trump is preparing a budget plan that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts while leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched. Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget plan, expected to be released Monday, comes amid trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as…
Nation Feb 07House passes Puerto Rico aid despite Trump veto threat
The legislation would provide more than $5 billion in emergency appropriations, mostly for housing aid, rebuilding infrastructure, and repairing roads and bridges.
Politics Feb 04Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment
The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges. Just two or three undecided senators are even considering breaking with their party. The…
Politics Feb 04WATCH: McConnell blasts impeachment, will vote to acquit Trump
McConnell said the two impeachment charges against Trump — that he abused his power and obstructed Congress' ensuing investigation — are “constitutionally incoherent” and don't “even approach a case for the first presidential removal in American history."…
Politics Jan 30WATCH: Roberts declines to read GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s question on whistleblower
Paul, of Kentucky, has said he believes that the whistleblower may have conspired with House staff aides in writing the August whistleblower complaint.
Nation Jan 30WATCH: Roberts refuses to read Sen. Paul’s question concerning whistleblower
Chief Justice John Roberts has declined to read an impeachment trial question by Sen. Rand Paul. Paul, a Kentucky Republican, says he believes that a whistleblower may have conspired with House aides in writing the August complaint that eventually sparked…
Economy Jan 28U.S. budget deficit likely to break $1 trillion in 2020 despite strong economy
The Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several taxes used to help finance the Affordable Care Act.