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  • President Donald Trump is presented by Brian Steorts, owner of Flags of Valor, an American flag made of wood, during a meeting with American business owners and their families in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Four Families Tell Trump They Like The Tax Bill

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on Congress and the budget (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has received an earful from four American families who favor the tax-cut legislation pending in Congress. An Indiana man who works in technology […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington. Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective _ averting some full-blown political disasters.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Congress Returns To Battles Over Health Care, Budget

    WASHINGTON — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective – […]

  • Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    AP FACT CHECK: Budget Not A Down-Payment On New Border Wall

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is seeking to defend its budget compromise with Congress, saying it’s a start to President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. But it claims more than the deal […]

  • VIDEO: What Hackers Really Want With Your Data – TestTube Daily Show

    VIDEO: What Hackers Really Want With Your Data – TestTube Daily Show

    For the 2016 fiscal year, President Obama officially proposed a $14 Billion dollar budget dedicated to protecting the government from cyber crime. Can the United States stop cyber crime?

  • Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, left, with  Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz, talks about President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, during a news conference in the White House complex in Washington, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.  Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations and eliminate tight federal spending caps to shower more money on both domestic and military programs. It would provide middle-class tax relief and fund an ambitious public works effort to rebuild aging roads and bridges. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Obama-GOP Overlap? Public Works, Corporate Taxes, Defense

    WASHINGTON — There are reasons President Barack Obama and his aides will argue that his new budget can be the start of a negotiation with the Republican controlled Congress. For one, some of his proposals are thematically in the same […]

  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Department of Homeland Security on his FY2016 budget proposal, on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Washington.  Obama warned congressional Republicans Monday that he won't accept a spending plan that boosts national security at the expense of domestic programs for the middle class.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama’s Record Budget: Tax The Rich, Help Middle Class

    WASHINGTON — Promising to help America’s middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the […]

  • President Barack Obama answers a question regarding the ongoing situation in the Ukraine during his visit to Powell Elementary School in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, where he went to discuss his fiscal 2015 federal budget proposels. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama’s Budget: Election-Year Themes To Rally Democrats

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama’s election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research. It also pulls back from controversial cuts to Social Security that had been […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The White House says President Barack Obama's upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    President Obama To Drop Social Security Cut From Budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will propose an election-year budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits, officials disclosed Thursday. He also will ask Congress to approve about $56 billion in new or expanded programs, […]

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, accompanied by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, urging their Senate colleagues to change the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for current and future military retirees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Year-End Agreement: Budget Heads To Final Passage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end legislation to ease Congress’ chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong Republican complaints about slicing into military retirement […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the continuing government shutdown from the White House Briefing Room in Washington, October 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama To Meet House Democrats On Budget

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama has invited House of Representatives Democrats to meet Wednesday to discuss the budget crisis and a looming debt deadline, the first of a series of talks with lawmakers of both parties, a White House […]

  • Budget Clash Intensifies Amid Hints Of Short Truce

    Budget Clash Intensifies Amid Hints Of Short Truce

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are increasing the pressure on each other to bend in their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown. Even as they do, there are hints they […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (C) smiles as he prepares to board Marine One to a Democratic fund raiser in San Francisco April 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama budget to offer program cuts, seek deficit deal

    By Mark Felsenthal (Reuters) | Fri Apr 5, 2013 3:01am EDT WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, […]

  • Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    By JOSH LEDERMAN 04/03/13 10:57 PM ET EDT – WASHINGTON — Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from […]

  • White House On Ryan’s Budget: Math Doesn’t Add Up

    White House On Ryan’s Budget: Math Doesn’t Add Up

    BY JOSH LEDERMAN, The White House says the new House Republican budget outlines the wrong course for the nation. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the math in Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan doesn’t add up. Carney says it will […]

  • Paul Ryan Budget Ax:

    Paul Ryan Budget Ax:

    WASHINGTON — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) offered up his latest budget proposal, a plan that promises to balance the budget in 10 years by repealing President Barack Obama’s “Affordable Health Care Act” and slashing Medicare, Medicaid and […]


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