National budgets

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 22, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. It uses a budget gimmick to comply with Senate rules against adding to the federal government's long-term debt. Senate Republican...
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June 21, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him Wednesday they believe their concerns are falling on "deaf ears" at the White House and his policies are devastating to the millions of Americans in the nation's black...
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June 21, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on a key House panel have agreed on a budget outline that would give the military more money than President Donald Trump requested while paving the way for Congress to tackle an overhaul of the tax code this fall. The plan, sealed among conservatives who dominate the...
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Former President Bill Clinton gives the opening address to kick off a meeting of International Aid Groups at the InterAction Forum 2017 at the Washington Convention Center, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 20, 2017 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drastic reductions to the U.S. foreign aid budget would be "a bad thing" because the relatively small amount of money is well-spent, former President Bill Clinton told a coalition of U.S. humanitarian and development groups on Tuesday. "It's a bad thing if the government cuts US...
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Former President Bill Clinton gives the opening address to kick off a meeting of International Aid Groups at the InterAction Forum 2017 at the Washington Convention Center, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 20, 2017 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is warning that drastic reductions to the U.S. foreign aid budget would be a bad thing. He tells a coalition of U.S. humanitarian and development groups the aid is "a little bit of money doing an outsize amount of good." The Trump administration wants...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, the Senate side of the Capitol is seen in Washington. If Republicans can’t pass a budget, forget about a major overhaul of the nation’s tax code _ at least if they want a GOP-only approach with President Donald Trump that would avoid Democratic delaying tactics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 20, 2017 - 3:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans can't pass a budget, forget about a major overhaul of the nation's tax code — at least if they want a GOP-only approach with President Donald Trump that would avoid Democratic delaying tactics. Congressional Republicans are struggling to first figure out a budget,...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are preparing for problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 16, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they're considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing government...
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In this photo taken May 25, 2017, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The White House lacks a unified plan to increase the government’s borrowing cap as a likely September deadline is drawing near, said Mulvaney. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 15, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House lacks a unified plan to increase the government's borrowing cap as a likely September deadline is drawing near, said Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget. A failure by Congress to raise the debt ceiling could send dangerous shockwaves...
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June 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director says the administration lacks a unified plan to increase the government's borrowing cap as a likely September deadline is drawing near. A failure by Congress to raise the debt ceiling could possibly send dangerous shockwaves through the global...
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President Donald Trump, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, third from left, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, second from right, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, tour the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 13, 2017 - 6:19 pm
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — The man who parlayed a run on TV's "The Apprentice" into a winning presidential campaign said Tuesday the nation needs a stronger system of apprenticeship to match workers with millions of open jobs. "I love the name apprentice," President Donald Trump declared. He said he...
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