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GOP ready to increase deficits to get tax cuts

House Republicans are focusing squarely on tax cuts rather than deficit discipline as they look to shoehorn a GOP budget plan through the House. Passage...

Can Trump deliver on ‘Harvey’ promises?

President Donald Trump’s hiring and budget plans are raising questions about whether he can deliver the “better-than-ever” recovery he’s promised after Hurricane Harvey devastated...

Ryan can’t escape GOP failures

With a dysfunctional Congress on recess, House Speaker Paul Ryan has turned his focus back home, touring flood-damaged areas and visiting local businesses in...

Republicans offer more Medicare cuts

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts...

Trump budget WILL cut Medicaid

Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program...

Trumpies hit Capitol to defend budget

Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism...

Trump’s budget faces skeptics

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of...

Trump backs off as budget pact nears

Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to...

Trump demands funds for border wall

Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill...

McConnell dumps on Trump’s budget

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...