National budgets

April 03, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans run into a buzz saw of conservative criticism over a deficit-expanding new budget, GOP leaders and the White House are looking for ways to undo the damage by allowing President Donald Trump to rescind some of the spending he signed into law just 10 days ago. Rolling...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still angry about the budget deal he signed last week, President Donald Trump has floated the idea of using the Pentagon budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico, despite the fact that such spending would likely require approval from Congress. Trump raised the...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has raised the idea of using the Pentagon budget to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall he has vowed to build. Departments, however, have limited authority to reprogram funds without congressional approval. Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood referred...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 27, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is floating the idea of using the military's budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of...
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March 26, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years. The latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics projects that the economy will grow 2.9 percent this year. That...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, a early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. With passage of an enormous budget bill, Congress has all but wrapped up its legislating for the year _ in March. Now lawmakers have to run on what they’ve got: a tax cut bill, big spending increases and no fixes to immigration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
March 24, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another two years at the helm? In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They passed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, a early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. With passage of an enormous budget bill, Congress has all but wrapped up its legislating for the year _ in March. Now lawmakers have to run on what they’ve got: a tax cut bill, big spending increases and no fixes to immigration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
March 24, 2018 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress has all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another two years at the helm? In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already...
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President Donald Trump with, Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Once again, federal funding for the arts has been spared. The $1.3 trillion budget signed Friday by President Donald Trump continues support for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for...
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President Donald Trump with, Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, about the $1.3 trillion spending bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 23, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local): 1:46 p.m. President Donald Trump is warning Congress that he will "never sign another bill like this again," as he signs a $1.3 trillion spending bill. Trump calls the omnibus legislation a "ridiculous situation,"...
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