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No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

What remains to be seen is whether anyone in Congress will push the White House to explain why a budget proposal that claims to restore fiscal responsibility-according to Mulvaney, it balances in 10 years-does so without reforming the two largest entitlement programs , Medicare and Social Security . Read More »

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

He says he looks forward to working with Budget Committee leaders to "pass a balanced budget". The NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, led by Sister Simone Campbell, cited the pope and the Gospel in its condemnation of a budget plan that also reflects a tax overhaul proposed by Trump that would benefit the wealthy. Read More »

Trump pushes for Mideast peace

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Palestinians had been holding a protest outside the Church, the celebrated birthplace of Jesus Christ, in solidarity with over 1,500 prisoners now on hunger strike in Israeli jails. "Once again we reassert to you our positions: accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a state of Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem alongside Israel... Read More »

Wal-Mart earnings dip but sales rise at U.S. stores

Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, Friday, May 19, 2017, as traders look over a mixed bag of earnings reports. Wal-Mart Stores rose 3.2 percent and L Brands climbed 2.7 percent after both reported better earnings than analysts were expecting. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

Citing current and former officials, the Post said the national intelligence director, Dan Coats, and the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. It also sheds new light on why Flynn, who pleaded the Fifth yesterday in response to a Senate Intelligence Committee inquiry, has been so eager to cut an immunity deal with federal prosecutors in exchange for his testimony in the Russian Federation scandal. Read More »

Trump's Budget: "Compassion for Taxpayers"

DHS received no additional money for new wall construction in 2017 but did get approval from Congress to use $20 million originally marked for other purposes to fund construction of prototypes for a future wall project. Mulvaney said Tuesday that "sustained, 3 percent economic growth " is the foundation of Trump-enomics that everything the administration does is based on. Read More »

White House Budget Thin On Support For Border Wall

McCain called the budget "illegal" because it exceeds spending caps set up in the Budget Control Act of 2011, which led to across-the-board spending cuts to most federal agencies and programs. Mulvaney announced Tuesday that the document also funds initial plans for Trump's long-promised border wall between the United States and Mexico . Read More »

White House Budget Plan Released

Harold Rogers, who represents a poor district in eastern Kentucky. "The budget will not pass in its current state, but people will keep an eye on any sort of indication of corporate tax reform as well as infrastructure spending", said Nadia Lovell, US equity strategist at J.P. Read More »

The biggest broken promises of President Trump's proposed budget

House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year prioritizes "American taxpayers over Washington bureaucrats" while strengthening the military. He seeks to balance the budget by the end of the decade, according to the plan. So how does team Trump explain his new position? In keeping with his campaign promise, Mr. Read More »

President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

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Clashes broke out near a checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah involving several hundred stone-throwing youths and Israeli soldiers who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, leaving at least one wounded. Following a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin, he said Arab nations shared "common cause" with Israel against "the threat posed by Iran". Read More »

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

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It also proposes tax reductions on American businesses and people in order to meet the target of 3 percent annual economic growth. Funding for Medicaid , the health care program for low-income and disabled Americans, would be cut by more than 800 billion US dollar over 10 years, while the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , which provides benefits to about 44 million people, would be cut by about 193 billion dollars, according to the budget. Read More »

The meeting of the presidents

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The US considers the land subject to negotiation but Israelis and Palestinians do not, and neither group is very flexible about the holy territory-which is one reason why it's normally avoided by touring presidents despite its cultural significance. Read More »

Manchester Arena Bomber Identified as 22-Year-Old Salman Abedi

Ms May said the threat level remained severe, meaning a "a terrorist attack remains highly likely". Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for what it called a revenge attack against "Crusaders". Read More »

Manchin, Brown both comment on President Trump's proposed FY 2018 budget

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The budget also includes other initiatives meant to lure private investors, such as a removal of the $15 billion cap on tax-exempt bonds issued to private builders by the DOT. Trump's budget would cause disproportionate pain in the rural communities he promised to help - including those in Southern and Southwest Virginia and the Valley - by eliminating the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Economic Development Administration, and clean coal research that could help revitalize Southwest ... Read More »

How Trump's Budget Cuts Will Devastate Low-Income Children

These extreme cuts - 21 percent at NIH, 31 percent at FDA and 17 percent at CDC - will imperil the health of millions of Americans by delaying medical research and access to life-saving treatments and endangering biomedical security both here and overseas. Read More »

Oil down as White House proposes selling US oil reserves

The decision pushed prices back above $50 U.S. per barrel, giving a fiscal boost to major oil producers. The talks in Vienna are closely followed elsewhere as they can affect everything from the share price of Exxon Mobil to the Brazilian real and Nigerian sovereign bonds. Read More »

Real Madrid Crowned La Lig Champions

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You [the media] say things about Cris without knowing the truth", said the World Player of the Year. "They always throw stones at me when I talk, like I'm the devil himself which is really odd because I have never claimed to be a saint". On Monday, Zinedine Zidane and his players arrived at the Madrid headquarters, where they were handed the coveted La Liga trophy. We are counting on all of your support. Read More »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Meetings with Saudi Arabia's Leaders

In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, he said: "You can t solve terrorism just by giving your people s money to a superpower". The three men were photographed Sunday with their hands on a glowing orb at the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia . Read More »

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

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Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget Director, said the budget was written with taxpayers in mind. The administration sees roughly $550 billion of that offset coming from "assumed economic growth ", says Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Read More »

All-Star race shows Coca-Cola 600 could be a long slog

When asked if he should have been, Larson said no. I can't say enough about (crew chief) Adam Stevens and the guys on this pit box. Why you should care: While there was some exciting racing in the pack all night long, the battles for the lead were short and uninspiring. Read More »

Trump Arrival Ceremony in Israel

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The president went on to state that " we have a rare opportunity to bring peace to this region ", adding that " we love Israel and we respect Israel ". Various reports, quoting anonymous officials, have said Trump did share classified information with Russian diplomats about the threat posed by the Islamic State group, and several have said that information came from Israeli intelligence. Read More »

Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue

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CORNISH: You know, President Trump has been saying on this trip that Israel and Arab nations have common cause in the threat posed by Iran. Human rights was not a primary focus of President Trump's talks with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . Read More »

Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill

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The real story about the Trump budget may be how little of Trump is in it. At the same time , the blueprint boosts spending on the military by tens of billions and calls for $1.6 billion for a border wall with Mexico that Trump repeatedly promised voters the USA neighbor would finance. Read More »

Snap shares plummet 22% after first earnings report since IPO

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But while the company was expected to report a heavy loss, investors were dismayed by slower-than-expected user numbers. Snap emphasized on a call with analysts Wednesday that its users were spending more time than ever on Snapchat , as it seeks to convince investors that loyalty to its products matters more than the size of its user base. Read More »

Chelsea's Antonio Conte named manager of the year

However, once Spurs move back into their impressive new home which is rapidly taking shape at the Northumberland Development Project, you wonder if it may be some while before the Gunners can once again look forward to celebrating St Totteringham's Day.... Read More »

Congressmen Call On Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As The Israeli Capital

Things were so hopeful thanks to Trump's goodwill, but they bombed innocent women and children while Israel was earnestly trying to make peace! Trump will next meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday. " Words fail to capture the experience ", he said ahead of dinner at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence. White House aides have moved to downplay expectations of significant progress on the peace process during the two-day visit. Read More »