National budgets

FILE - In a March 23, 2017 file photo, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, departs after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," March 26, 2017, Priebus made clear that President Donald Trump would be seeking support from moderate Democrats for upcoming legislative battles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 26, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:33 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing the Republican proposal on health care as "a great plan," ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House. The president tweeted Friday that "After seven horrible years of...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. left, and director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney arrive for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2017 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local): 7:50 a.m. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney says he has "a lot of confidence" in President Donald Trump's ability to salvage a congressional Republican health care plan, but warns that Trump "also wants to move on" if the deal...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 22, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cajoled House Republicans at the White House Wednesday as party leaders revved up pressure on balky lawmakers and the hours ticked down to a crunch time vote on their health care overhaul bill. Outnumbered Democrats condemned the measure as a transfer of...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2017 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party's health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can't afford to lose. A day before the House planned...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 22, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders are revving up pressure on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party's health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can't afford to lose. A day before the House planned votes on...
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March 21, 2017 - 3:12 pm
SENATE-SUPREME COURT Gorsuch: No one is above the law WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch says no one is above the law when pressed about President Donald Trump and national security issues. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy asked Gorsuch if the president has the right to authorize torture if it violates...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. answers reporters questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
March 21, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump's budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research. "Every president sends up a budget, and with all due respect to the current president, I can't...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:44 pm
TRUMP-RUSSIA-FBI FBI chief confirms probe of Russia contacts WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director confirms that the agency is looking into possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of Donald Trump. It's part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the...
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