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May 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the president's budget at a Tuesday night event in New York City hosted by the...
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May 23, 2017 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to the program, which is designed as a temporary...
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A police officer carries a floral tribute close to the Manchester Arena, the morning after a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen people as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester England Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 8:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer. The City Council Budget Committee on Tuesday approved a $1 million donation by the World Series...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 8:23 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 8:01 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, then-Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made. Acosta, President Donald Trump's new labor secretary, said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the department has decided not to delay the rule while it seeks public input on how to change it. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 23, 2017 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made. Wall Street and...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 23, 2017 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth. His indictment glosses over significant differences in...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Adam Maleski waits to begin his shift in the kitchen a tavern in White Sulfur Springs, Mont. Maleski hasn't decided whether he will cast a ballot in the May 25 special election to fill Montana's vacant U.S. House seat. He has no health insurance, he said, because he can't afford it. He is still paying off thousands in dollars in medical bills after he rolled his car nearly two years ago. He was not insured at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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Graphic shows highlights of proposed Trump federal budget; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
May 23, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Congressional Democrats are harshly criticizing President Donald Trump's budget for 2018, saying it contradicts many of the promises he made on the presidential campaign...
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May 23, 2017 - 1:29 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators approved legislation to keep state government running if legislators can't agree on a budget before the fiscal year starts. The Senate approved the continuing resolution 40-0 Tuesday without debate. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman says it's "...
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