Government budgets

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 03, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softer tone that comes as their march to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters. GOP lawmakers insist they haven't abandoned...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Republicans voted Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, to send to the full Senate the nomination of Pruitt to lead the EPA. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 02, 2017 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans suspended Senate committee rules Thursday to muscle President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency toward confirmation after Democrats boycotted a vote. It was the latest sign of political hostilities on Capitol Hill as Senate Democrats used...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2107 file photo, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, the Senate confirmed Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil, to be President Donald Trump's secretary of state. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 01, 2017 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees (all times local): 7:18 p.m. President Donald Trump is swearing in former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. Trump says in the Oval Office that it is "time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs...
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions member Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. listens as left as fellow committee member Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, during the committee's executive session for Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 01, 2017 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees (all times local): 3 p.m. The Republican-led Senate has confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump's secretary of state. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson's nomination to be the nation...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump's nomination of Tillerson for secretary of state is headed toward Senate confirmation after several Democrats crossed party lines to back the former Exxon Mobil CEO. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 01, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The top Democrat on a Senate panel responsible for advancing President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office says she needs time to examine the results of a routine FBI...
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A Security man stands guard as a worker unloads sacks containing federal budget documents for the year 2017-18, that will be distributed to lawmakers at the parliament house in New Delhi, India Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The budget is being keenly watched as it comes months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a massive demonetization exercise that impacted all sections of India's economy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 01, 2017 - 4:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister pledged relief for middle class taxpayers and small and medium-sized companies on Wednesday, saying the government would spend billions of dollars to double farmers' incomes, upgrade ramshackle infrastructure and provide cheap housing. In presenting to...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, right, speaks during a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 31, 2017 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he has been asked to lead a presidential task force on higher education reform. Falwell told The Associated Press he spoke with Steve Bannon, President Donald...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with pharmaceutical industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 31, 2017 - 9:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity. A White House official said Tuesday that the order will charge the head of the Office of Management and Budget...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s refugee ban is likely to turn on whether the president has the authority to control access to America’s borders and whether targeting people from a particular region in the world violates the Constitution. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 31, 2017 - 2:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump has staunchly defended his order temporarily banning refugees and nearly all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. But in a statement Sunday and tweets Monday, Trump misstated the facts multiple times. What Trump...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The legal fight over President Donald Trump’s refugee ban is likely to turn on whether the president has the authority to control access to America’s borders and whether targeting people from a particular region in the world violates the Constitution. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump has staunchly defended his order temporarily banning refugees and nearly all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. But in a statement Sunday and tweets Monday, Trump misstated the facts multiple times. What Trump...
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