House approves $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill

WASHINGTON — Congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill Wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord that will keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, but that President Donald Trump initially criticized for failing to include his administration’s priorities. The House easily approved the measure, 309-118, and the Senate was expected to swiftly… Please follow and like us:

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Trump speech to emphasize military, Obamacare. Stocks trade flat

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2017 – The online edition of Fortune has run an AP report indicating that President Donald Trump’s Tuesday evening address to a joint session of Congress will emphasize big boosts to defense spending and law enforcement, commensurate big cuts to most areas of the President’s upcoming budget-particularly aiming at the EPA, but at… Please follow and like us:

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McCain, Thornberry Decry Trump Pentagon Budget Boost

President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is pledging “an historic increase in defense spending” of $54 billion to $603 billion for the fiscal 2018 budget, but neither Congressional Republicans nor defense budgets experts were very impressed at first glance. “Such a budget request would represent an increase of $18.5 billion above… Please follow and like us:

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Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump

Even though US President Donald Trump has been criticised by “true” conservatives for his past liberal positions on social issues and his denunciations of trade pacts, his February 24 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was widely applauded. His comments, and those of his chief adviser, Stephen Bannon, suggest that he aims to take… Please follow and like us:

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