• The Associated Press May 30, 2019 9:32 pm

    Baltimore: Ransomware Attack Will Cost at Least $18M

    Baltimore’s budget office has estimated that a ransomware attack that’s hobbled the city’s computer network will cost at least $18.2 million.

  • Donald Trump August 27, 2018 8:03 pm

    Top US Student Loan Official Resigning, Says WH Betrayed Americans

    The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market is resigning in protest, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the nation’s millions of student loan borrowers....
    Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan ombudsman at the end of the week, according to his resignation letter, which was obtained Monday by The...

  • WASHINGTON May 23, 2018 10:47 pm

    Former DC Water Board Member: Mayor's Plan to Ease Bills ‘Strikes Me as a Sham'

    Criticism is mounting for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to help ease rising water bills after a News4 I-Team investigation exposed how a growing fee is threatening churches, non-profits and other groups across the District.

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 6:01 pm

    Trump Admin Wants to Replace Food Stamps With Meal-Kit

    The Trump administration is proposing replacing a portion of the federal food stamp program with actual boxes of food delivered to recipients’ front doors, putting the U.S. government directly in charge of what goes on the dinner plates of about 17 million low-income households. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney likened the model to that of the dominant meal-kit delivery...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 10:27 pm

    Mulvaney Says Trump Budget Will Have Money for Wall

    President Donald Trump’s budget director says the budget that the administration sends to Congress on Monday will seek to move some of the billions of dollars in extra spending that Congress approved last week to areas that will reflect the president’s priorities. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the administration’s budget plan will include $3 billion for the wall...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 10:00 pm

    Trump's Team Grapples With Fallout of Aide's Resignation

    The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s failure to acknowledge the women who accused former staff secretary Rob Porter of domestic violence. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters that Trump and the entire administration take domestic violence very seriously. And she says the president believes that all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly. Sanders says she spoke...

  • Donald Trump January 21, 2018 11:55 pm

    Duckworth Slams Trump as ‘5-Deferment Draft Dodger' in Fiery Speech on Shutdown

    Sen. Tammy Duckworth slammed President Donald Trump over the federal government shutdown on Saturday, calling him a “five-deferment draft dodger” in a fiery speech on the U.S. Senate floor.

  • Governor October 31, 2017 9:08 pm

    Texas Gov. Abbott in Washington to Pitch $60B Harvey Recovery Bill

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is in Washington making the case to the White House and top Capitol Hill leaders for a $60 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package.

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2017 9:47 pm

    Trump Signs $36.5 Billion Emergency Aid Bill to Help Puerto Rico, Flood Insurance

    President Donald Trump signed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure on Thursday to refill disaster accounts, provide a cash infusion to Puerto Rico and bail out the federal flood insurance program. The president signed the bill after the Senate sent him the measure earlier this week to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico after a devastating string of hurricanes. The...

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2017 12:16 pm

    Senate Passes $36.5B Disaster Aid Bill; Trump Signature Next

    The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program. The 82-17 vote sends the measure to the White House, where President Donald Trump is sure to sign it.

  • Donald Trump October 5, 2017 10:30 am

    Trump Budget Chief Says No Bailout for Puerto Rico Debt

    President Donald Trump helped sink Puerto Ricans bond prices with talk of wiping out the U.S. territory’s debt but his budget director dismissed the idea of a bailout Wednesday as the bankrupt island fights to recover from Hurricane Maria. The federal government lacks the authority to simply do away with Puerto Rico’s staggering $74 billion debt, much of which is...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2017 5:07 pm

    Trump Team Stands by Budget's $2 Trillion Math Error

    President Donald Trump’s newly unveiled budget contains a massive accounting error that uses the same money twice for two different purposes, NBC News reported. Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent GDP, the president’s budget forecasts about $2 trillion in extra federal revenue growth over the next 10 years, which it then uses to pay for Trump’s “biggest tax...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2017 12:00 am

    Donald Trump's Budget Breaks These 7 Campaign Promises

    The White House took pains to insist that the 2018 budget blueprint is keeping campaign promises, NBC News reported. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the president is making good on his vow to save government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. However, the budget outlines deep cuts to many aspects of the American safety net that suggest Mulvaney...

  • Donald Trump May 23, 2017 5:15 pm

    Trump $4.1 Trillion Budget: More for the Military, Less for the Poor

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under attack by Democrats, and even some GOP allies deemed it a non-starter. The proposal is...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2017 3:53 pm

    Food Stamps, Medicaid on Chopping Block in Trump Budget

    President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions,...

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2017 8:13 pm

    Federal Budget Deal Would Spare Arts Agencies

    The new federal spending bill would spare — and even slightly increase — funding for three arts-related agencies that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. The agreement announced Monday calls for the CPB’s budget to remain the same, at $445 million. Spending for...

  • Donald Trump April 25, 2017 5:39 pm

    Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

    Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities. The administration just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed “Obamacare” subsidies. But a study out Tuesday from a nonpartisan group suggests that could backfire. Stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue...

  • Donald Trump April 21, 2017 10:47 pm

    Trump Budget Chief: Spending Bill Must Have Money for Wall

    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents....
    Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview that “elections have consequences” and that “we want wall funding” as part...

  • Donald Trump April 12, 2017 10:25 am

    Trump Administration Ending Hiring Freeze, to Outline Plan to Restructure Government

    The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday. But budget director Mick Mulvaney says many jobs will remain unfilled as the White House embarks on a government-wide effort to overhaul the executive branch and significantly reduce its work force. Mulvaney told reporters Tuesday at a White...

  • Donald Trump April 3, 2017 4:51 am

    Trump Takes up Health Care With Rand Paul on Golf Course

    President Donald Trump brought Sen. Rand Paul to his Virginia golf course on Sunday to talk health policy with the outspoken critic of the failed plan to repeal and replace so-called Obamacare....
    The outing to Trump National Golf Club came hours after Trump tweeted that talks on replacing the law have been going on and “will continue until such time as...

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