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Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

Added: 25.02.2017 4:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed "America first" policies. Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Record-Setting Stock Rally Faces Test in Trump Speech

Added: 25.02.2017 2:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump's planned economic agenda has fanned the flames forWall Street's record-setting run, but some investors worry that his first major address to Congress next week risks dousing it if his plans look slow to execute or are overly vague.

Overhaul of Medicaid expansion could cost states $32 billion: report

Added: 24.02.2017 23:11 | 6 views | 0 comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday.

Arkansas Sen. Cotton on facing angry constituents at home

Added: 24.02.2017 22:11 | 6 views | 0 comments

Many members of Congress are facing heated questions from constituents at town hall meetings in their districts. More than 2,000 people showed up for Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's meeting this week. Cotton joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the "strong passions" he witnessed, Trump's foreign policy and whether the media is the "enemy of the American people," as the president said on Twitter.

Majority Say Congress Should Probe Contact Between Trump, Russia: Poll

Added: 24.02.2017 22:02 | 4 views | 0 comments

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 53 percent of Americans believe that Congress should investigate whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contact with the Russian government in 2016, while a quarter say that lawmakers should not probe the issue. Meanwhile, 54 percent of Americans believe that Congress should look into Russian interference in the election generally.

Ivanka Trump pushes $500 billion child care subsidy plan: Who would benefit?

Added: 24.02.2017 18:57 | 5 views | 0 comments

First daughter Ivanka Trump is asking Congress to rein in child-care expenses – but at a hefty price. According to a report from Bloomberg News, Ms. Trump met with members of Congress in the White House’s Roosevelt Room last week to discuss her plans for a child care tax benefit which could cost as much as $500 billion over 10 years. Ms. Trump's proposal is very similar to the plan proposed by Mr. Trump in September: Child-care expenses for individuals earning less than $250,000 annually (or couples earning less than $500,000 annually) would be deductible from income taxes.

Senator discusses the angry constituents he faced at a town hall

Added: 24.02.2017 18:24 | 6 views | 0 comments

Cotton held a town hall in a 2,200-person venue in Arkansas this week as Congress is on a week-long recess


The Takeout: What to expect from Trump’s first joint address to Congress

Added: 24.02.2017 17:40 | 6 views | 0 comments

CBS News’ Margaret Brennan joined Major Garrett and Steve Chaggaris to talk over the president’s challenges in his first address to Congress, as well as the troubles he’s having with his foreign policy teams


Exclusive: Trump says Republican border tax could boost U.S. jobs

Added: 24.02.2017 17:10 | 1 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spoke positively about a border adjustment tax being pushed by Republicans in Congress as a way to boost exports, but he did not specifically endorse the proposal.

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